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2023: New Year, New Energy

23 Energy Tips for 2023 In the blink of an eye, 2022 has come and gone. With the new year upon us, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions for 2023. Have you been thinking about approaching energy efficiency and sustainability from a new angle? Add one or two of these resolutions to your own list this year! Make One Change: Sustainability and energy efficiency is a lifestyle, and with each new habit,

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Sayonara Sooty Santa

Keeping Your Chim-Chiminey Clear A couple weeks ago we shared how chimney dampers affect your home’s energy efficiency. However, your chimney’s cleanliness, fireplace type, and the wood you burn can all have a huge impact on your home’s energy efficiency as well as your safety. In this blog we’ll discuss the following questions: How often should chimneys be cleaned, and why? How can I keep my chimney clean? How do chimneys affect energy efficiency? I

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Winter Energy-Saving Tips- Part Two

‘Tis the season to be jolly- and if you need ideas on how to keep your home merry and bright, here are some new energy-saving tips!  Need more tips? Check out Part One! Basics Layers: A tried and true method, the more layers you have, the warmer you are. Try to combine inner layers made of wool, cotton, silk, or synthetic blends with outer layers made of down or polyester. Always prioritize your head, feet,

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Don’t Let Your Chimney Put a Damper on Your Holiday

There’s no better way to ward off the winter chill than by getting cozy around the fireplace. However, that same haven of warmth could also be part of the problem. The culprit? Your chimney’s damper. What is a chimney damper? Chimney dampers are doors above the fireplace that help control airflow. They are designed to allow fire smoke and carbon monoxide to escape when open and keep outside air from getting in when closed, thereby

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