3 Ways Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency

Window treatments help boost energy efficiency in most houses. Windows often present a major gap in a successful home energy plan. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 75% of the sunlight entering through standard window glass converts to heat inside the house that offsets your air … [Read more...]

End-of-Spring Energy Savings

It's always a relief when spring comes around and we can finally turn off the heating system for the season. For a brief time, before the weather heats up and we need the air conditioner, we can cut back on energy use. End of spring is also a great time to plan for summer savings. Here are some ways … [Read more...]

Achieving Efficiency: How Pet Doors Affect Your Bills

That small opening in your exterior wall where your pet door is located may not seem like much of an energy waster, but if it could be costing you plenty in utility bills. The best pet doors lock conditioned air in and keep unconditioned air out so they don't compromise your home's efficiency. … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency: A Room-by-Room Guide to Savings

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency helps you save energy dollars and prolongs the life of your home’s major appliances. Besides saving money, you’ll be lowering the demand for energy resources, which helps keep their cost down for everyone. All Around the Home Turn the water heater … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency: A Room-by-Room Guide to Savings

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency helps you save energy dollars and prolongs the life of your home’s major appliances. Besides saving money, you’ll be lowering the demand for energy resources, which helps keep their cost down for everyone. All Around the Home Turn the water heater … [Read more...]

What Temperature for Pets is Ideal in the Fall?

As the weather gets cooler in the Indianapolis area this fall, it’s important to think about your pets and home heating. If you’re usually gone most of the day, you’ll need to make sure that the temperature inside your home is comfortable for them. When you leave your home for the day, what’s the … [Read more...]

Items That Affect Your HVAC Costs

If you’re a homeowner, it’s good practice to be familiar with factors that can drive up HVAC costs. That way, of course, you’ll be better equipped to adjust those factors to reduce the costs for you and your family. Some of the most common factors or circumstances that can increase your HVAC costs … [Read more...]

Reducing Your Energy Bills with Summer Savings

As a savvy homeowner, you want to save energy dollars this summer, but you want to be cool and comfortable, too. Achieving both home comfort and energy savings takes a concerted effort to modify energy habits and to take steps to help your air conditioner run better. Here's what you need to know … [Read more...]

These Little Changes Could Mean Big Energy Bill Savings

Saving money on your monthly energy bills can seem like a daunting task to any homeowner, but it doesn't have to be that way. By making small changes to the way you do things, you'll be able to see your costs drop immediately. Here are a few tips for you to follow: Turn Up the Thermostat You … [Read more...]

Home Electrical System: Everything You Need to Know

We’re more dependent than ever on our home electrical system. The count of electronic devices that support our 21st century lifestyle has multiplied exponentially in recent years. This fact becomes abundantly clear if even a brief power interruption occurs: a home without electricity quickly becomes … [Read more...]