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Control Energy Costs With These 6 Efficiency Tips

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Living on a shoestring budget can cause a lot of stress, but there are many ways to make your hard-earned dollars stretch just a little further. These tips are designed to help you save on energy costs so you have a bit of extra money left over at the end of each month.


Water Heating Bills Are Second to Energy Costs -- Tips for Keeping Them Down

Thursday, July 04, 2013

On average, a household spends about $300 on water heating a year. Thankfully, there are some water heating tips and techniques that you can apply to start saving money in this area.


Maximize Your Home's Ceiling Fans This Summer for Comfort and Energy Savings

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Air conditioning technology may have come a long way in recent years, but the simple ceiling fan remains an important tool in home cooling. Ceiling fans are a great way to maximize energy savings while keeping your home comfortable. Fans create a windchill effect that makes your home feel cooler, even if the air conditioning is already running. And because they come in such a wide variety of styles, materials and colors, fans can add a charming touch to your home decor.


Cleaning Evaporator Coils: A Step-by-Step Guide

Friday, June 28, 2013

For many Chicago homeowners, air conditioner maintenance means little more than changing the air filters regularly and cleaning debris from the exterior unit. Proper maintenance also includes cleaning one of the most important parts of your AC: its evaporator coils. When you familiarize yourself with your AC system, cleaning its coils can become a do-it-yourself project that will save you money and extend the life of your air conditioner. DIY AC maintenance can also familiarize you with your system and help you spot strange AC behavior before it becomes a bigger problem.


What Causes an Air Conditioner to Freeze Up?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

  • If your air conditioner is frozen or, more accurately, you have a frozen AC coil, turn it off immediately. It's not cooling your house. Shutting off the unit helps homeowners avoid energy waste. It also protects the compressor (the most costly part of your cooling system) from damage. But what causes an air conditioner to freeze?