Category: Summer Energy Tips

​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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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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How to Quickly Troubleshoot AC Not Blowing Cold Air Posted by Wattson on Jun 6, 2017

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When the hot, humid, and unpredictable New England summers settle in, homeowners depend on their air conditioners to keep homes cool and comfortable. Discovering an AC not blowing cold air can be frustrating, but we're here to help. Here are a few tips for troubleshooting an AC not blowing cold air. Start with the Simple Fixes In ma...

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Why An AC Repair May Not Fix Your Home Cooling Problem Posted by Wattson on Apr 4, 2017

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Springtime is here, which means that sunshine, swimming pools and air conditioning are right around the corner. Before we can fully embrace the warm-weather festivities, the majority of us will embark upon the age old tradition of spring cleaning. Performing an HVAC checkup is one of the many things that falls onto that laundry list o...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Hot Summer Posted by Wattson on Jun 23, 2015

Summer has finally arrived! Before you bust out the sunscreen and make for the outdoors, you'll want to ensure that your home is also ready for summer's heat. These ten home preparation tips will help your home stay cool without skyrocketing your energy bill. 1. Install a programmable thermostat. These nifty devices allow you to set...

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When to Replace A Central AC Unit Posted by Wattson on May 26, 2015

For some homeowners, a visit from a technician to repair a central air conditioning unit brings the news that it is time for a replacement. For others, however, the decision to replace a unit happens before it stops working completely. Don’t wait until you are stuck without air conditioning on a hot day. Use these five signs to help...

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When Should I Get an Energy Assessment for My Home? Posted by Wattson on Apr 23, 2015

An energy efficient home is not only better for the environment, it is easier on your checkbook, too. An energy assessment is a great way to find out where you can make improvements so you can maximize your energy savings. Although energy assessments are offered year round, we recommend booking your assessment in the spring or fall. ...

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You Don’t Need Tom Brady’s Budget to Have a Solar Powered Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 16, 2015

Did you know that football star Tom Brady's home is completely custom-built and includes Earth-friendly features like gray water collection, reclaimed and recycled construction materials, and solar panels that provide all of the home's electricity needs? While celebrities may have unlimited budgets for investing in sustainable energy...

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