Tag: Save Money

Fun Summer Ideas to Prevent Wasting Water

The summer has finally arrived and your children are eager to play outside, but there are some things that should be avoided at all costs to make sure you are not wasting water during the season. Avoid using water balloons. Although this may seem like a bummer for the kids at first, there are other options … Continue reading

Keeping Your Home Warm This Winter (While Saving Money)

A warm house during the winter is a feeling like no other, yet sometimes turning up the heat can start to dig into your pockets more than you would like. Here are some ways to stay nice and toasty during the cold season while also saving money: Move your furniture away from the radiator. Although … Continue reading

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

Prep Your Home for a Winter Vacation

With chilly temperatures throughout the region, many people make plans to escape and find warmer weather. Whether your big trip is in a few weeks or a few months, make sure you plan ahead to prevent a plumbing or HVAC emergency while you’re away. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a relaxing vacation to … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Each year, one in three people will commit to a resolution for the New Year, with the goal of self-improvement. In the spirit of this tradition, adding in some HVAC related resolutions to your list can help give you peace of mind throughout the year. Consider the following … 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

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

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