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The thermostat is the key

Posted by Jason Haupt - Energy

This going to be the first in a series of entries that will focus on improving the efficiency of your home and, in turn, save you some money on your utility bills. By increasing the efficiency in your home, you can reduce the load on the current utility providers. This is much cheaper than building a new power plant, not to mention it is better for air quality as well. As I am sure you...

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A Little Efficiency Help

Posted by Jason Haupt - Energy

Being energy efficient can be a little expensive. All of the different ways to make your home more efficient can add up very quickly. For those that are Ameren customers there is a little help out there. Ameren has several rebate programs to help make your home more efficient. They have rebates for small projects like putting in a programmable thermostat to the big projects like improving your...

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This House has a Secrete

Posted by Jason Haupt - Air Quality

Summer is great. The days are longer, the sun shines, and you can be outside enjoying nature. Summer also means that utility bills are higher. Hot weather means that your air conditioner has to work overtime to keep you comfortable. So what can be done to help reduce your utility bills not only in the summer, but also in the winter? Reduce the air exchange rate in your home. There are several o...

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