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Category Major Systems

A Smart Add-On to Boost Boiler Efficiency by 15% or More
Major Systems

A Smart Add-On to Boost Boiler Efficiency by 15% or More

If an older boiler drives your heating system, there's a good chance you can achieve greater efficiency by augmenting the appliance with an outdoor reset control. Affordable and easily installed, the technology ensures that you spend no more than necessary to keep your home comfortable throughout the winter months.

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Solved! What Causes Power Outages

Q: Last night, the power went out and, luckily, came back on only an hour later-soon enough for the food in the fridge to stay fresh. What causes power outages like this one? Is there anything we should do to ensure it doesn't happen again? A: An outage, or “blackout,” occurs when something interrupts the flow of…
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Can a Whole-House Fan Keep Your Whole Family Cool?

Summer tests your ability to keep your cool-both literally as you cope with the heat and figuratively as you fume over the spike in your energy bills. With energy costs rising, running an AC unit around the clock can be a pricey proposition. This makes some folks wonder whether installing an energy-efficient whole-house fan could…
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The Speediest Way to Cut Your Summer Energy Bills

When you're trying to maintain a comfortably cool indoor temperature in the summer, your energy bills tend to rise with the mercury. Indeed, a small seasonal spike is inevitable when you're using a system that runs only when it's hot out. But you may unintentionally be driving up your energy costs. Uninsulated areas, such as bonus rooms, basements, and crawl…
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Amp Up Your Home Security with This (Affordable) No-Frills Device

I absolutely love tech gadgets for our home. Most recently, I set up a super simple security/notification system, the Guardline Wireless Driveway Alarm to watch over several areas around the house and to let us know if someone was on the property. In case you're unfamiliar, driveway alarms are notification devices designed to detect people or…
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