Energy Efficiency & Reducing Utility Bills

  • Cool Weather is Coming - Is Your Heating System Ready?

    9/16/2015 8:54 AM

    While we're still in the summer season, residents in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC have gotten a taste of cooler weather in the last few days.

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    Reduce Energy Consumption: Hot Water Heaters

    8/19/2015 6:40 PM

    With tighter home budgets and rising energy costs, many homeowners are looking for ways to cut their energy use.

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    Change Your Air Filters and Lower Your Cooling Bill

    6/16/2015 5:32 PM

    The temperatures are already heating up in the mid-Atlantic and it's not even officially summer.  With a few 90+ degree days under our belt already, it feels more like August in Maryland, Virginia,

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    Energy Efficiency with an Air Conditioner Tune Up

    5/21/2015 3:43 PM

    The brutal cold of this past winter seems almost a distant memory.  Everything outside has turned green, flowers are blooming, vegetable gardens are sprouting.  One thing is for sure about the Mary

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    How much do replacement windows cost?

    4/28/2015 2:35 PM

    Understand what you’re paying for when replacing your windows, and why

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    Do You Need a New Front Door?

    1/20/2015 2:07 PM

    Any opening in your home's exterior envelope - windows, entry doors, attic - has the potential to allow heated air to escape from your home. How is your front door holding up? Have you asked yourself, “Do I need a new front door?” The answer to those questions depends on several different factors.

  • Proper Insulation Keeps You Warm and Saves Money

    1/15/2015 6:24 PM

    We've already experienced some brutally cold weather for 2015 in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, and we're only a few weeks into the new year.  Earlier this month, the lows dipped into the single digits with wind chills at or below zero.  

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    This New Year, Resolve to Save Energy

    12/30/2014 4:17 PM

    The new year is upon us, and with that comes new year's resolutions. A great place to start is with your home.  Making changes to improve the energy efficiency of your home has many benefits, from making the environment cleaner to saving money.

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    Cold Temps Can Overwork Your Heating System

    11/19/2014 1:11 PM

    Records have been broken this week!  A 78 year old record low temperature was recorded at BWI Airport in Baltimore.  And Dulles Airport in Chantilly broke a 24 year record low!

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    Window Treatments to Keep You Warm

    11/17/2014 4:48 PM

    The colder temperatures of winter are fast-approaching.  Local meteorologists as well as the Old Farmer's Almanac are predicting colder-than-normal temperatures in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC this winter.