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Proper Home Ventilation Impacts Both Comfort and Energy Consumption

A hot, stuffy house is far from comfortable during a humid Chicago summer. You could blast the air conditioner to cool off, but your energy bills will climb as a result. Instead of turning to air conditioning, use home ventilation as your first line of defense against discomfort and high energy bills. Here are three ways to ventilate your home this summer.

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Remember Indoor Air Quality During a Home Remodel

Changes made during a home remodeling project can expose you to a variety of unhealthy substances, such as excessive household dust, hidden mold growth, bacteria, harsh chemicals or even extremely dangerous materials like lead paint or asbestos. Here are a few steps you can take to preserve your indoor air quality during a home remodel. Protecting IAQ While Remodeling Consult your remodeling contractor to determine a plan for controlling dust and other harmful materials before signing a contract. Make sure …
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Thermostats Are Just One Way to Save Energy Year Round

If you’re frustrated by high energy bills throughout the year, don’t despair. There are a number of simple ways to save energy that you may not be aware of. Here are some energy-saving tips that won’t strain your pocketbook.

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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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