If you own a programmable thermostat, congratulations: You’re on your way to saving energy. These devices can help you significantly reduce your household’s energy consumption.
Home heating systems are the lifeblood of the home during harsh winters. In Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, the energy efficiency of a heating system is especially important to keep heating costs low.
Winter in Southwestern Michigan and Northern Indiana taxes energy budgets. When you’re looking for ways to curb your home’s energy use, you can start by taking steps to drain your water heater’s energy use.
Heat pumps offer efficient heating and cooling for homes in the South Bend area. The average life span of a heat-pump system varies a bit, depending on whom you ask. But you can usually expect your residential heat pump to last around 15 years or more — if it’s well maintained.
Now that the cold weather is rolling forward in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, you’ve probably closed your home to keep the cold drafts out and the heated air inside. While a tight home saves on your heating bills and keeps you more comfortable, it can also build the levels of indoor air pollution in your home.
When it comes time to upgrade your existing heating system, there are a number of factors that you should consider before deciding which type of system to purchase.
Taking care of your plumbing can add up to significant savings in your household.
Intense heat near flammable materials is a recipe for fire. Clothes dryers provide the right ingredients. But it isn’t so much the clothing that presents the fire hazard as the lint that accumulates in the filter and in the dryer venting.
“Hard” water is water with high concentrations of dissolved calcium and magnesium. A water softener uses ionization to remove the excess minerals.
Rising energy costs, coupled with concerns about natural-resource consumption, have homeowners looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy they use to heat and cool their houses. One option to consider is upgrading your boiler to a high-efficiency model.