Category: Winter Energy Tips

How to Score Home Insulation Rebates in Connecticut Posted by Wattson on Feb 20, 2017

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Struggling to stay warm in your home this winter? Feeling like no amount of hot chocolate you drink will do the trick? You may have an insulation problem. Here's how to cash in on home insulation rebates available to Connecticut homeowners. Step 1: Schedule a home energy audit with an Energize CT partner. What is a home energy audit...

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CT Energy Efficiency Rebates You Need to Take Advantage Of (Now!) Posted by Wattson on Jan 26, 2017

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Can you guess what one of the top concerns of most Connecticut homeowners during the winter is? Energy bills. As you may know, Connecticut has one of the highest electricity rates in the country. But what you may not know is that your local utility companies, state, and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund have teamed up to empower ...

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7 Furnace Service Tips to Survive This Winter Season Posted by Wattson on Oct 19, 2016

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Your furnace is your best friend when the cold hits hard. But when was the last time you took a look at it? Furnace service is the key to your heating system's optimal performance. Regular maintenance will ensure that you'll have heat when you need it the most. Try these 7 tips to keep your furnace running like brand new. 1. Call ...

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8 Home Improvement Hacks to Make Your Home More Cozy Posted by Wattson on Oct 13, 2016

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Baby, it's cold outside. But it doesn't have to be cold inside. Heating costs can make winter one of the most expensive seasons. The good news is that there are plenty of affordable ways you can defend your home from Jack Frost while keeping your stylish decor. Try these 8 home improvement hacks to keep your home looking and feeling ...

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Weatherproofing a House: Your Winter Prep To-Do List Posted by Wattson on Sep 26, 2016

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It seems like fall just got here, right? It won't take long for winter to show up at your doorstep. Preparing for the winter takes both time and money, two commodities. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 affordable and quick ways to weatherproof your house: 1. Weatherproof your doors and windows. Warm air may be slipping through th...

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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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3 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill in Under an Hour Posted by Wattson on Mar 23, 2015

Have you ever sat in front of your bank statement at the end of the month and wondered where all your money goes? Have you ever gotten your electricity or gas bill and stared in disbelief at how much money you’re spending just to keep the lights on and your home warm? If so, this blog post is for you! Energy is expensive. The ave...

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Age Is Just a Number, Unless You’re an HVAC System Posted by Wattson on Mar 6, 2015

Did you know that the average household spends nearly $1,100 per year on a home’s heating and cooling costs? (Source: Energystar.gov1  )?  Homes with inefficient heating and cooling systems and energy leaks can see energy bills in excess of $3,000 per year.2   The sizable cost of keeping your home temperate is the reason it’s ...

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Humidity in Your Home – The Key to Comfort & Savings? Posted by Wattson on Jan 21, 2015

Staying comfortable in your home means more than just adjusting the thermostat. Humidity plays an important part when it comes to how comfortable you feel, and therefore how often you're running your heating and cooling systems. Ideal humidity levels can also help stop the spread of common viruses and bacteria while keeping allergies ...

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Burning up Your Bucks: Tips For Keeping Your Fireplace From Becoming an Energy Incinerator Posted by Wattson on Jan 12, 2015

The weather outside is frightful, but your fireplace might be making your energy bills less than delightful. Although a crackling fire is nice to cozy up to, a wood-burning fireplace actually sends most of its heat up the chimney (80%-90%). It can also suck warm air from throughout your home while sending harmful pollutants into the ...

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