Category: Home Energy Efficiency Tips

5 Ways You Are Wasting Electricity And Money At Home Posted by Wattson on Oct 24, 2017

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It doesn’t matter if you live California or Connecticut: energy costs can pile up if you’re not careful. Throughout our day-to-day routines, we have a hand (literally) in wasting electricity more than one might think. Forgot to turn off the lights after you left the room? It happens to the best of us. Left the faucet running whil...

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How Much Does Attic Insulation Cost? Posted by Wattson on Sep 25, 2017

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"Is it worth the expense of insulating my attic and how much will it cost?" Many homeowners have been asking this question, which prompted us to do some investigation. First: Consider the cost of NOT insulating your attic and the impact that will have on your monthly energy bills. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that a pro...

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​How To Cool Down a Room Upstairs Without Breaking The Bank ​ Posted by Wattson on Aug 31, 2017

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Hot, humid, stuffy, stale. If any of these words describe your upstairs in the summer, spending any time up there is miserable, and trying to sleep is out of the question. Cranking up the AC isn't always the answer if you want to cool down a room. For one thing, heat is always going to rise and make its way upstairs. The lower levels o...

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Summer Air Conditioning Tips For Connecticut Homeowners Posted by Wattson on Aug 10, 2017

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When the temperature climbs above 80 degrees, you need to keep your cool. You've got the air conditioner cranked, but you're still hot and sweaty in your Connecticut home. You need relief, and we have a few summer air conditioning tips that will help you not only stay cooler, but also cut back on your energy bills. But wait, there's mo...

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Conserve Energy with a Home Energy Assessment Posted by Wattson on Jul 27, 2017

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Climate change, increase in emissions, global warming...these are all very real issues in our world today. Many countries have made a major push toward clean energy resources and going green. However, there is still a long way to go and a lot more progress to be made. These are overwhelming issues, and it may feel like they are out of...

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Sustainable Tips for Green Summer Living in 2017 Posted by Wattson on Jul 20, 2017

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What is sustainable living, and why should you make an effort to live sustainably? For starters, many environmental issues are threatening our planet. Sustainable living involves making an effort to reduce our use of natural resources, and to stop creating so much waste. Even making small changes to the way we live can have a major ...

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How to Keep Cool Without AC: Wattson’s Top 10 Tips Posted by Wattson on Jul 7, 2017

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When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Many of us are excited and looking forward to beach days, vacation time, and warm weather. Maybe you're even excited for your new solar panels on these sunny days. But it isn’t all great; trying to keep cool during the summer can be a real problem in Connecticut for a whole lot of reason...

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How to Insulate Windows for Summer: Follow These Steps Posted by Wattson on Jun 26, 2017

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The unpredictable ups and downs of a New England summer can have you switching between your heating and cooling system all season long. While one day the temp soars above 90 degrees and humidity makes it feel even hotter, a few days later you're looking for your windbreaker and turning on the heat. Maintaining a steady indoor temperat...

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7 Simple Green Tips CT homeowners Should Try Today Posted by Wattson on Jun 20, 2017

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Taking care of the Earth and reducing our home's carbon footprint are common goals for many Connecticut homeowners. Sometimes, making small changes to our daily routines can make the biggest impact. We've collected this list of simple green tips so you can get started right away! 1. Address Your Electronics Most of the electronics i...

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Going Green: The CT Homeowner’s Painless Guide Posted by Wattson on Jun 13, 2017

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Taking care of the environment and our limited resources is everyone's responsibility. From momentous movements by major corporations to commit millions of dollars, to small children learning to shut the water off when they brush their teeth, when we all work on going green together, we can make an impact. We put together this guide t...

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