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Thermostat Settings for Fall Getaways

10 Oct
Thermostat Settings for Fall Getaways

You’ve probably heard that setting your programmable thermostat up or down a few degrees when you’re away from home is a good way to save on energy. So let’s take a look at fall getaways and see how lowering the thermostat settings could work in your home. Fall Temperatures in Monmouth County Since fall officially […]

Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans

21 Jul
Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans

A ceiling fan is one of your major tools for achieving energy efficiency. When the blades run counterclockwise, they help move cool air around, creating a wind chill effect so that a room’s occupants feel cooler as perspiration on their skin evaporates. In the winter, the blades should be reversed so that they can push […]

Energy Star Guidelines 101

13 Oct
Energy Star Guidelines 101

If consumers had an easy way to find quality, energy-efficient HVAC systems and other energy-using products, they could enjoy substantial savings in both money and comfort. Fortunately, the federal government has been running a program for nearly 25 years that does just that. A joint project of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of […]

Getting Rid of Energy Vampires

11 Oct
Getting Rid of Energy Vampires

You may not realize that many plugged-in items in your home are still devouring energy even when they’re not in use. These are known as energy vampires, and they account for up to five percent of annual electricity consumption in the average home. If you want to improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your […]

Reading the EnergyGuide Label

23 Aug
Reading the EnergyGuide Label

If you’re shopping for HVAC equipment, electronics, or other big-ticket appliances, you should be familiar with both the Energy Star label and the EnergyGuide label. These programs, under the wings of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, are intended to encourage energy savings to help you as the consumer and the environment. […]

A Breakdown of the Most Common Sources of Heat Gain in Your Home

04 Aug
A Breakdown of the Most Common Sources of Heat Gain in Your Home

When you’re running the air conditioner to keep your home cool, outdoor heat is always trying to flow inside. This is known as heat gain, and it most often occurs through leaks in the building envelope, conduction through poorly-insulated walls and ceilings, and solar radiation through glass surfaces. Here’s a breakdown of the most common […]

Tips to Get the Most Energy Savings From Your Programmable Thermostat

28 Jul
Tips to Get the Most Energy Savings From Your Programmable Thermostat

With four distinct seasons, maximizing energy savings when heating and cooling your New Jersey home can pose a challenge. Luckily, manufacturers have designed thermostats with programming features that can significantly lower your energy costs if used properly. The following tips will help you use your programmable thermostat for maximum benefit. Types of Programmable Thermostats Programming […]