Tag Archive for: energy bill

WARNING: It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity


With the exception of having annual maintenance performed on your air conditioner, this is the best advice we can offer you this sumer as you find a balance between turning on your air conditioning and opening windows.

We all have a breaking point with the summer heat when we finally breakdown and turn the air conditioning on. Before that happens you may use solutions like fans, opening the windows, or standing with your face in the freezer.

But once you start using the air conditioning regularly you have to remember this one important tip. This tip is crucial because it will keep your system from running all the time and will result in saving you lots of money. Read more

Smart Thermostat: Home Comfort on Demand (Updated)


This was originally posted on December 8th. It has been updated to included more details on the ecobee thermostat we recommend to all homeowners.

There are times throughout the year when you’re traveling, visiting family and friends, and celebrating the holidays in your home. In the midst of decorating the tree and baking cookies (hint: we love Christmas cookies) sometimes we forget to make sure the furnace is ready to handle the weather.

A great option for any home is a wifi smart thermostat. This addition gives you complete control of your home whether you’re there or in Florida escaping the cold. Read more

Cruise Control: Your Home’s Key to Big Energy Savings


Cruise Control

The cruise control we’re used to seeing in our cars has been around for over 60 years. It’s a handy little feature that’s great for long drives on the freeway. Pick a speed that is ideal for you and your car will maintain that speed. Rain or shine. Up hill or down. There’s even a resume button we can press if we have to disengage the cruise control for some reason.

Cruise control is more than just a luxury. It improves your car’s fuel efficiency and saves you money.

And we all like saving money.

Did you know that furnaces have cruise control too?  Read more