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Upgrading to a Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater

The Pros and Cons of Making the Switch For those with an electric water heater in their basement, this article is for you. The next upgrade in water heater technology is here. It is the energy star certified heat pump water heater, an efficient hybrid model designed to perform with great savings, greater rebates, and the greatest fuel efficiency. The difference between a hybrid heat pump water heater from an electric water heater lies is

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Controlling Phantom Power

Controlling Phantom Power As the Halloween season approaches, there is a spooky and costly monster that has been lurking on your electricity bill day in and day out, for the most part unknowingly. This monster eats a whopping 10-23% of annual household electricity usage according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. For the average household spending $115 on electricity a month, that can be $138-$317 of your yearly energy expenditures. This monster is called phantom

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The Science Behind Insulating Your Attic

To determine how much and what type of insulation your attic needs, our experts bring many factors into consideration. There is a certain middle ground to reach; too much attic insulation yields moisture trapping and mold issues, as well as a lack of airflow in the attic. Too little attic insulation results in uneven temperatures throughout the house, and soaring energy bills. This will be especially true this coming winter, as natural gas prices have

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Preparing Your Home for Fall

After another summer of heat waves, humidity, and sweat, we are due for a cool down in the DMV region. Before you start to crank that heat up and make fall plans, plan to prepare your home to withstand changing conditions with home energy efficiency in mind. Here are a few DIY steps you can take: Inspect furnace– The furnace needs to be routinely inspected and kept clean, especially before frequent use in the fall

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