Category: Outdoor Energy Efficiency Tips

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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Top 5 Environmental Issues CT Homeowners Should Care About Posted by Wattson on May 2, 2017

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The science is in: climate change is real. Rising temperatures and sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking glaciers, extreme weather events and ocean acidification are here to stay. Too many people think that the idea of environmental issues only applies to oceans, forests, and parks, but Connecticut homeowners are also affected by the ...

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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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Sunny Springtime: The Perfect Time to Install Solar Panels Posted by Wattson on May 20, 2015

Renewable energy and protecting the environment are important considerations when thinking about how to power your lifestyle. We all know that resources like coal and oil damage the earth both when they are removed from the ground, then again when they are burned for energy. Solar energy, on the other hand, is clean and becoming more ...

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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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5 Easy Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into an Energy Saving Success Posted by Wattson on Apr 9, 2015

Spring is a great time to refresh your home after a long, buttoned-up winter. While making your usual spring cleaning rounds, consider these tips for tidying up your home's energy usage. 1. Improve Air Flow While you are cleaning baseboards, don't forget to make sure that air vents are clean and not blocked by furniture, draperies, ...

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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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Digging Out: The Guide to Energy Efficiency After a Brutal Winter Posted by Wattson on Mar 16, 2015

It’s fair to say that the winter of 2015 has been particularly rough. It has been egregiously cold and snowy. Children have missed school. States have declared emergencies, and the bread aisle in the grocery store has never looked more threadbare. This winter hasn’t just been trying for us mere mortals; it’s also been tough for your...

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Chill Out: 4 Ways to Prevent Costly Ice Dams Posted by Wattson on Jan 5, 2015

Those icicles hanging from your roof look pretty you say? Maybe so, but there's really nothing good about buildups of ice on the edge of your roof.  Not only are dangling icicles dangerous, but the buildup of ice and melted snow along the roof's edge could mean damage to your roof, insulation, walls and ceilings. Repairs can be costl...

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Fix Your Home Energy Leaks First! Posted by Wattson on Jul 31, 2014

Are you considering upgrading your home's heating and cooling equipment to a more energy efficient model? Before adding a new furnace or water heater to your home, you'll need to determine your current home energy efficiency and the status of any significant air leaks in your home. Air leaks are a common problem both in older construct...

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