Tag: Energy Efficient

Three Easy (and Cost-effective!) Ways to Go Green at Home

Want to make the world a better place and enjoy monthly savings? Implementing green practices at home can help improve the environment, which in turn will enhance your quality of life and reduce energy consumption. The best part? The following green initiatives are both simple and inexpensive: 1. Conduct a Home Energy Assessment – Did … Continue reading

DRAFTY HOME? TRY CAULKING YOUR WINDOWS.

Have you been noticing a drafty breeze in your home lately? With cooling temperatures throughout the Hudson Valley, you’ll want to ensure that your home is in top shape for heating season. Autumn is an ideal time to caulk your windows to prepare for the winter ahead, as caulk adheres best to warmer temperatures (above … Continue reading

SAVE ENERGY AND GREEN BY WINTERIZING YOUR A/C UNIT

With the fall season among us, the time has come to prepare your home for the winter ahead. While for some homeowners this means simply switching the thermostat from “cool” to “heat”, performing a few simple tasks will save you both energy and dollars. Additionally, taking the extra steps to ensure your A/C unit is … Continue reading

BREATHE A LITTLE EASIER WITH ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

The weather has begun to cool down and people across the Hudson Valley are gradually spending more time indoors. Fall brings with it not only crisp weather, but also an increase in seasonal allergens. For those of us that are sensitive to these allergens, bad indoor air quality can make for an uncomfortable experience. Maintaining … Continue reading

ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR THE FALL SEASON

With autumn on its way, now is the perfect time to think about the ways that you can preserve energy during the cool months ahead. With a little TLC and at little to no expense, you can ensure maximum energy and financial savings for the fall season! Here are some handy, energy-saving tips: • Did … Continue reading

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

A recent piece by 6sqft describes New York prior to the invention of air conditioning – a time which ranged from very uncomfortable to even deadly. Practical New Yorkers have always found ways to cope with the summer heat despite a lack of A/C – from sleeping outdoors to swimming in bodies of water to … Continue reading

END OF SUMMER HVAC CHECKLIST

It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-August! Parents are getting their children ready for back to school, with some preparing to leave home for the first time. Now is the perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the fall. Our end of summer maintenance checklist will keep your home in top shape! … Continue reading

SAVE BIG WITH A HOME ENERGY ASSESSMENT

During these hot and hazy summer months, people throughout the region turn to their air conditioning units to seek comfort. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, air conditioners use about 5% of all the electricity  produced in the United States, at an annual cost of more than $11 … Continue reading

IS A DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING UNIT RIGHT FOR ME?

Have you had enough of the summer heat? Ductless air conditioning systems can be a great option for adding permanent air conditioning to a living space that does not have duct-work installed. Ductless systems have two main components: an outdoor compressor and condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. Advantages of a Ductless System • Small … Continue reading

Rising Temperatures Could Lead to Rising Utility Bills

With temperatures rising this week in the Hudson Valley, it’s beginning to feel like summer! Memorial Day weekend is upon us, marking the unofficial start of the season. This time of year, backyards are put to good use as people throughout the region enjoy outdoor fun, barbeques and gatherings. It is important to consider that … Continue reading