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Turning off Air Conditioning for Savings

By Hannah McKenzie | April 11, 2013

Q: Should I turn off my air conditioning when I go on summer vacation? A: Shutting off your air conditioning will save money on your electric bill, but there is also a reasonable chance you will have to spend a[…]

Electric Blankets for Water Heaters

By Hannah McKenzie | March 30, 2013

Q: I just read a money saving article that says I can save “up to $200 a year” by installing an insulation blanket around my electric water heater. I’ve seen these for sale at the local hardware store for about[…]

Managing Window Condensation

By Hannah McKenzie | February 21, 2013

Q: How can I address condensation on my windows? Are energy-efficient windows a good idea? A: In North Carolina and most of the U.S., you can expect window replacements to pay for themselves with energy savings in 40 to 80[…]

Guidelines to Good Motor Repair

By Kristi Brodd | March 17, 2010

A good motor repair is a two-way street. It will help if you can provide the following information or answer the following questions: Complete nameplate information including manufacturer, horsepower, speed, voltage, phase, enclosure, catalog, part and/or model number, frame size[…]