Pro Tips

Thermostat Settings Matter -- Tips For Maximizing Energy Efficiency

November 17, 2011 Mike Behr 4 comments
If you're looking for a way to maximize your energy efficiency, ensure that your indoor environment is always comfortable, and reduce your heating and cooling costs, then
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When You Neglect Filter Changes, Your Furnace Efficiency Is Bound To Suffer

November 15, 2011 Mike Behr 3 comments
It won't be long before you turn on your furnace for the fall and winter heating season -- which means it's time to look at your furnace filter. It may be clogged with di
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Improve Comfort And Efficiency In Your Household With These Tips For Setting

November 10, 2011 Mike Behr 1 comments
In climates that have frigid winters, correct settings on your whole-house humidifier will improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, and even alleviate and/
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Has Hot Water Become An Issue? Try Insulating Your Water Heater

November 8, 2011 Mike Behr 1 comments
Are you looking to save significantly on your hot-water expenses? Did you know that as much as 25 percent of your energy costs are associated with you water heater? Well,
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If You've Been Planning An HVAC Upgrade, Make Your Move While 2011 Tax Credits Are Still In Effect

November 3, 2011 Mike Behr 1 comments
Have you been thinking about replacing your furnace or installing a central air-conditioning system? If you act by December 31, 2011, not only will you save money on your
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Buying A Boiler: Use AFUE To Determine Heating Efficiency

November 1, 2011 Mike Behr 3 comments
When it comes to boilers, size matters. But don't look for the biggest boiler. Look for the biggest number: that is, look for the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
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How To Size Your Replacement Water Heater

October 27, 2011 Mike Behr 1 comments
Winter is just around the corner, and when it gets chilly, you likely think that having a large-capacity water heater is the way to go. However, if you're in the market f
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Concerned About Your Indoor Air Quality? Ten Things You Can Do To Make It Better

October 25, 2011 Mike Behr 1 comments
Fear of poor indoor air quality is an understandable concern that can be remedied by following a few basic tips. Here are 10 tips to cleaner indoor air: Furnaces and wat
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A Guide To Trouble-Shooting Problems With Your Sump Pump

October 20, 2011 Mike Behr 22 comments
If your basement has a tendency to flood during heavy rain, you probably have a sump pump that helps prevent water damage. Just a few inches of rainwater can cause thousa
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Check Out Your Furnace Before You Have To Start Using It

October 18, 2011 Mike Behr 1 comments
Cool, clear weather is on tap most of the year in mid-Ohio, but winter does eventually come around. When it does, you'll need your furnace in top-top shape. Here are f
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Drawing Up A Strategic Energy-Saving Plan For This Winter And Beyond

October 13, 2011 Mike Behr 2 comments
The best way to ensure that you conserve the most energy possible this winter is to develop a strategic plan that enables you to trim your energy use in several ways. Thi
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Is It Time To Upgrade To A High-Efficiency Heating System? Do The Math

October 11, 2011 Mike Behr 1 comments
If your heating bills the last few winters have left you a little hot under the collar, it may be time to upgrade to a high-efficiency furnace or boiler. Furnace and boi
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