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4 Ways to Stay Warm on a Budget

When winter arrives in the Chicago area, many homeowners crank up the heat to stay warm. Instead of juggling excessive energy bills this winter, try these four ways to stay warm on a budget. Winterize Entrances You can lose more heat than you might realize through your home’s windows and doors, where cold air can seep in while warm air leaks out. To stop energy loss, add weatherstripping around the frame, and add a door sweep to the bottom of …
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Heating and Cooling Performance Starts in Your Attic

You’d be surprised at how much influence the attic has on the home’s energy efficiency and heating and cooling performance. A well-designed and maintained attic can help keep your Chicago area home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, plus ease the strain on your checkbook. However, a poorly insulated and leaky attic, without proper ventilation, will force the furnace and A/C to work harder to keep you comfortable year round. Learn how you can improve attic and energy …
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