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Why Is It Hot Upstairs and Cold Downstairs in the Winter?

Even if you have central air and heating, things will feel different around your home when winter arrives. If you live in a multi-level home, you could find that the basement feels colder than the upstairs. What gives? It’s not your imagination or your mind playing tricks on you. In the winter (and in the summer) the temperature can change when you walk up the stairs. There’s a good explanation… …
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How to Winterize a House in a Day

Winter is coming, and we’re not talking about a plotline from Game of Thrones. As the heater begins to hum away, you may be concerned about your next utility bill. One of the best things you can do to keep the electricity and natural gas bills from getting too high is to winterize your home.  You may have heard this term before. Winterizing means that you are sealing your home… …
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How to Check for Fireplace Safety

As the weather finally starts to cool off, your air conditioner will get a much-needed break. Instead of blasting cool air around the house, it’s time to start snuggling up next to a warm fireplace. While this is cozy and more cost-effective than turning up the heater, using the fireplace requires precaution. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) estimated that in 2014 alone there were 22,500 residential fires caused… …
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Which is Best: Natural Gas or Electric Pool Heaters?

As the fall season approaches, it becomes painfully clear that the lazy days floating in the pool are limited. Or are they?  A pool heater can turn your swimming pool into a year-round source of aquatic entertainment instead of a winter eyesore that requires extra maintenance with no benefit. If you’ve decided to invest in a pool heater, the real question is which type of pool heater you’re going to… …
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Community Solar Programs: What You Need to Know

Are you considering a community solar program? Wondering what a community solar program is? What is Community Solar? Community solar is a communal solar power plant that generates electricity for multiple properties. Roofless solar, solar gardens, and shared solar are all terms used to describe community solar. The US Department of Energy describes community solar as any photovoltaic system program that supports several consumers, such as residents, businesses, institutions, as well as other… …
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