Smart home technology is advancing rapidly and it’s giving homeowners opportunities to vastly improve day-to-day convenience and comfort. Choosing innovative upgrades like the following can offer significant smart home savings on utility bills too:
A quick walk through your home might reveal plenty of energy vampires that waste your energy continually.
Understanding the load on your furnace is easy — it’s just the amount of energy that’s consumed to meet the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat. Lessening the load isn’t complicated either. You can do it by making targeted improvements that increase your home’s efficiency and curb energy consumption.
If your home has a damp and chilly finished basement, or upstairs bedrooms that get too warm in the summertime, you know exactly why using one thermostat to heat and cool a home comfortably and effectively is so difficult. This is especially the case with multi-story homes, or those with add-on rooms or big spaces […]
When colder weather has you running the heat in your Dayton home most of the time, your utility bills can increase significantly. You might have heard that closing the air vents in unoccupied rooms can reduce your heating costs and keep you feeling warmer during winter, but how accurate is this? Here’s a closer look […]
The two energy-hungriest appliances in your home during the winter are your heating system and water heater. It’s not difficult to improve their energy efficiency and address air leakage in your home’s envelope. The investment of time and money will pay you back in lower energy bills and increased comfort.
Energy efficiency and energy conservation might seem like the same thing, but they’re actually two very different concepts with the same end goal — saving more energy. An energy efficient home will save you more money, but you can reduce your bills even more by conserving as much energy as you can. Read on to learn about the […]
Planning a vacation can be as tiring as the job you’re vacationing from. Transportation, lodging and events to take in at your destination are just part of the planning. There’s also laundry, shopping and packing that need to be done before you leave. One of the most important tasks is making sure your programmable thermostat is […]
A ceiling fan can be an elegant design feature to a room, and can also help you save valuable energy dollars when used the right way. Read on to see how to best use ceiling fans and reverse your ceiling fan, if needed, to stay comfortable and save energy all summer long.
Is the air conditioner in your Dayton area home leaving you uncomfortable while costing you what seems like a small fortune in energy bills? Maybe it has broken, and now you’re left deciding if you should have it repaired, or just replace it altogether. When facing a possible repair of your system, remember to follow […]