How Will the R22 Refrigerant Phase-Out Affect Me?

Remodeling your home can be a smart move for the earth and for your pocket book. When you make sustainable choices such as sealing up leaks and investing in a high efficiency HVAC unit, you can retrofit your current space for cheaper energy bills and create a more beautiful, livable space (without having to make…

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Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans

Even if you have a home or business with air conditioning, energy efficient ceiling fans can do wonders to help circulate the air around a room (say goodbye to hot rooms) and keep you feeling cool and comfortable in the summer. Believe it or not, they’re also useful in the winter by eliminating cold pockets…

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How To Save Money On Electricity

Heating and cooling are a home’s most expensive systems, typically accounting for up to 48 percent of the utility budget, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). And since April is Earth month, our energy conservation experts have put together a few ideas on how to save money on electricity around the house without…

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Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating | Air Conditioners

Air conditioners adhere to a standard of efficiency rating called the seasonal energy efficiency rating (or ratio) to determine the performance of the equipment. Governed by U.S. law, the SEER is defined as the total cooling output (in Btu) provided by the unit during its normal annual usage period divided by its total energy input…

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Wintertime Energy Efficiency Tips

There are several things you can do around the house to improve energy efficiency; ultimately reducing your electric bills while putting less strain on the heating system. Scheduling a home energy audit is one of the best ways to see where you can save, particularly for homeowners in New Jersey who are used to harsh…

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Oil-Fired Boilers Should Be Certified By Energy Star

As a New Jersey homeowner, you are likely familiar with oil-fired boilers even if you do not own a unit. This warm, cozy, and cost-effective heating system is common throughout the United States but particularly in the Northeast. If you do not currently use oil heat or have an old unit that is not as…

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April has arrived! As has winter melted away and spring has made its entrance, it is worth pausing during Earth Month to consider how you can make your home more energy efficient. Energy Star appliances cost less to run and are much more efficient than standard equipment. If you are a New Jersey homeowner due…

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