Category Archives: Your Home

Refrigerator Seal Test

Could refrigerator seals be stealing your money? We don’t mean those adorable seal magnets you got on at the beach. The seals on your refrigerator help maintain the air barrier – and that air is what maintains the temperature. Seals get worn out with age and use, so it is a good idea to keep… Continue Reading

What Color is Your Gas Flame?

The color of the flame on your gas stove can tell you if you are wasting money.  When operating efficiently, a gas flame should be blue. If your gas flame is yellow, it is not operating efficiently. Call a licensed contractor to solve the problem. Every wasted molecule is coming out of your pocketbook, and that… Continue Reading

Keep the Freezer Full to Save Energy

All that air in your freezer may be costing you money. To save energy, keep your freezer tightly packed, and add bags of ice as needed to fill the empty space. Replacing the cold air with something colder than the air decreases the temperature, making your freezer run more efficiently and use less energy. Not an… Continue Reading

Keep Water in the Fridge!

If you like a tall cool drink of water, store your drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run every time. This will save water from going down the drain and comes with a little $omething $pecial. Keeping water (or other products in the refrigerator) will help it run more efficiently. Think… Continue Reading

Get your Furnace Tuned Up

200 lbs CO2 Per Year $70 Savings Per Year Short Description Sealing any leaks can reduce carbon monoxide output, as well as increase the efficiency at which it heats your home. Long Description Having someone look at your furnace and tuning it up for the winter is both a good idea for safety and for… Continue Reading

Cook Food With Less Fat and Water

200 lbs CO2 Per Year $60 Savings Per Year Short Description Making pasta with less water, or making lean meat can drastically reduce the time you spend cooking your meal. Long Description Food that has less liquid and less fat in it take less time to cook. Making pasta with less water, or making lean… Continue Reading

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