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While reading this e-book, please refer back to your Home Energy Report. This e-book is a companion to your Home Energy Report provided to you by your InterNACHI-certified home inspector. To access your Home Energy Report, please use the URL link provided by your inspector.  To find an InterNACHI-Certified Home Inspector who provides a Home […]

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Programmable Thermostats

You can save as much as 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10% to 15% for eight hours. You can do this automatically by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat. Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or […]

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Air Conditioners

Sizing is important for both room and central air-conditioning systems, which need to be sized by professionals. Buying a bigger room air-conditioning unit won’t necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months. In fact, a room air conditioner that’s too big for the area it is supposed to cool will perform less […]

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Solar Heating and Cooling

Using passive solar design techniques to heat and cool your home can be both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Passive solar heating techniques include placing larger insulated windows on south-facing walls, and locating thermal mass, such as a concrete slab floor or a heat-absorbing wall, close to the windows. In many cases, your heating costs could […]

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Ducts

One of the most important systems in your home, though it’s hidden beneath your feet and over your head, may be wasting a lot of your energy dollars. Your home’s duct system, a branching network of tubes in the walls, floors and ceilings, carries the air from your home’s furnace and central air conditioner to […]

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Heating and Cooling Systems

Although several different types of fuels are available to heat our homes, almost half of us use natural gas. Heating and cooling your home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home. Typically, 43% of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling. What’s more, heating and cooling […]

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