Are you in the market to improve your home’s energy efficiency? Air sealing is an excellent starting point.Your home’s heating and cooling system can account for roughly 43 percent of your monthly energy bill, so you can save a lot of money by ensuring that as much of your conditioned air as possible remains inside… Read more »
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Do you have one room in your house, such as your bedroom or basement, that always seems to be colder or hotter than the others? Temperature inconsistencies are one of the most common issues many homeowners have to deal with. At Minnick’s, we help Maryland homeowners solve for temperature imbalances all the time and we… Read more »
Do you have a room in your home that’s ten times warmer than the rest of your home? Perhaps it’s your laundry room or a bedroom. If it’s a room you don’t use a lot, you probably think it makes sense to close the air vent. After all, why heat a space you don’t use?… Read more »
During the winter, most Maryland homeowners heat their homes to 70-degrees or more. It’s inevitable that some heat will escape through the walls, ductwork, roof, windows, doors, chimney, vents, and floor. The more your house leaks, the more money you’ll pay to stay comfortable. We’re showing you 15 ways to lower your winter heating bill.
Is your air conditioner running full blast this summer, pushing your Maryland electric bill into an uncomfortable zone? Americans spend $11 billion on air conditioning costs, according to the Department of Energy. The seven steps you can take to feel comfortable at home while lowering your summer utility bills.
Has your heating and cooling equipment ever failed you? Often it’s at the worst time — when it’s hot or freezing. Smart Maintenance takes the worry out of HVAC ownership. It’s possible to make your HVAC system smart and enjoy more comfort for just the price of a cup of coffee!
Tired of high utility bills? Save energy and save money with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. The latest program offers increased incentives, up to $7500 or 75-percent of your project. BGE, Pepco, DPL, SMECO, & Potomac Edison customers are eligible to save energy, save money, and increase Whole-Home Comfort.
You hear it all the time. Turn down the heat and turn on the ceiling fan. It will help you save money on your monthly energy bills. But will it really? Is a ceiling fan really an energy efficient option? BREAKING DOWN THE EFFICIENCY OF CEILING FANS Air flow is measured in cubic feet per… Read more »
Heating and cooling accounts for roughly 56% of a home’s energy use, making HVAC the largest energy expense for most homeowners. And your ducts play an important role in this statistic. Are flex ducts, ones that are flexible rather than rigid, the answer to energy efficiency? It depends.
UPDATED 1/15/2018 In the winter months, it’s possible to stay warm without skyrocketing heating bills. If you have cold or drafty rooms, uneven temperatures, or overall discomfort during the winter it’s time to find out why. A home energy audit is the secret to lower winter heating costs. It provides you with problems and solutions.