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4 Tips to Building a Green Home

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There are many ways that a homeowner can lower energy usage as a way to help the environment, but building a green home is a bit more involved. There are four basic topics you must tackle – energy source, energy control, clean air, and water usage – and we’ve complied one tip for each to…

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Your Home Energy Efficiency Guide

Your Home Energy Efficiency Guide

It’s probably not news to you that increasing home energy efficiency will result in increased savings on your energy costs. But did you know that even if you seal those noticeable drafts around windows or doors, you’ll still not realize the considerable cost savings that a truly energy-efficient home provides? Your home also loses energy…

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Celebrate Earth Day by Making Your Home Energy Efficient

Celebrate Earth Day by Making Your Home Energy Efficient

Earth Day is a good time to think about how you can cut back on your energy usage. Since heating and cooling systems are one of the biggest sources of energy use in San Antonio homes, you should work on making your HVAC system more efficient. Keep the following energy efficiency tips in mind. Get…

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Be Cost-Effective Through Energy Savings

Be Cost-Effective Through Energy Savings

If you’re looking for a way to shave costs at home, look no further than energy savings you might be able to achieve with your air conditioning system. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, cooling and heating your home account for about half of your energy use each year. Everyone knows it’s easy to…

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Skylights: Pros and Cons for Energy Efficiency

Skylights: Pros and Cons for Energy Efficiency

Whether you have skylights in your home or are considering installing one, it’s helpful to know how they affect your home’s energy efficiency. The cost of heating and cooling your home adds up over the year and while skylights add to the enjoyment of your home, you can have the extra light without noticeably increasing…

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Ways Your Roof Affects Your HVAC System

Ways Your Roof Affects Your HVAC System

In this hot, sunny climate, the roof affects your HVAC system a great deal. The roof is on the frontline of all the weather the San Antonio area receives every day. The type of roof you have and the attic just beneath respond continuously to the outdoor temperatures, solar radiation and sometimes, rain. The three…

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Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Attic Safety Tips for Winter

Climbing up into that unfinished zone on the other side of your ceiling calls for a few attic safety tips. Most people spend as little time as possible in those cramped confines. Indeed, it’s a good idea to leave evaluation of attic insulation and/or checking for roof leakage to qualified professionals. Nevertheless, if you plan…

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Happy High-Tech Month: HVAC Products to Own

Happy High-Tech Month: HVAC Products to Own

There’s always a lot to look forward to when the new year arrives. This coming year,for instance, we’ve got the month of January to celebrate as High-Tech Month. So let’s talk a bit about high tech in regards to the HVAC industry. There are several HVAC-related gizmos on the market that can make a big…

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Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

When the weather turns cold, millions of homeowners see an uptick in their energy usage, which obviously leads to higher utility bills. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are some of our favorite techniques that will make energy savings a reality during these chilly months. Schedule an Annual HVAC Checkup You should…

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Locating Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

Locating Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

Although winters tend to be short and mild in our area, it still pays to make sure your home is energy efficient. One of the best ways to do that is to locate and fix cold air leaks. Finding Cold Air Leaks The best way to find places in your home where the heat may…

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