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Is Your Insulation Working? Find Out with an Energy Audit.

Winter's coming. It's already heating season. So how do you save money on heating costs? You've got to own your heat. Simple as that. You've paid for all that warm air already, so it doesn't make much sense to waste it now.

A simple enough premise - it's the application that gets complicated. We (and most building science experts) strongly recommend air sealing and insulation as high priority measures to make your home use less energy, make you more comfortable, and make the planet happy.

Video: What is a Home Energy Assessment?

Good synopsis of what to expect during a home energy assessment.

Video: How Hot Are Your Lights?

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As you struggle to keep your house cool through the summer, keep in mind that there are hidden heat sources within your home that make it that much more difficult (and expensive) to cool with your air conditioning system. One of the biggest culprits is lighting.

This short video from Energy Circle takes a look at the heat being released by various light sources, and may shine some light on how to keep your home more comfortable this year.

Remember Supreme Home Services can help you make your home more efficient and comfortable.

Video: Choosing Energy Efficient Lighting Based on Lumens.

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If you're interested in reducing your energy consumption by switching to energy efficient lighting, but aren't quite sure how to pick the right energy efficient lighting for your fixtures or your home, watch this short video from the Department of Energy explaining how to choose lighting based on lumens instead of watts.

Video: Energy Efficiency in 90 Seconds.

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This clever video from the Natural Resources Defense Council explains how energy efficiency in the home can help save the planet, while saving homeowners money in the process.

Infographic: The Facts About Fuel Prices

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This infographic from Heating Oil Shopper details fluctuations in oil prices, where oil is being produced and consumed, and offers a wealth of other useful information about oil costs.

Video: Stop Drafts with a Homemade Door Sweep

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This video from Fine Homebuilding explains how to make a homemade door sweet to stop drafts in your home, create a more comfortable indoor environment and save some money on your energy bills this winter.

HOME ENERGY FACTS AND INTERACTIVE RESOURCES

LEARN ABOUT  HOME PERFORMANCE with ENERGY STAR 

Learn about the Home Performance Project by Energy Star with this informational video

And...Try your hand at the INTERACTIVE HOUSE.

Infographic: Everything You Need to Know About Water Heaters.

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This handy infographic from the Department of Energy explains everything you need to know about home water heaters -- including solar water heaters, tankless water heaters, heat pump water heaters and more.

Read more from the Department of Energy.

HEAT PUMPS DO WORK!

If you heat your home with a air source heat pump, set the temperature and leave it alone.  If necessary put a lock on it so no one else can change it. Often those who don't pay the bill want to switch the thermostat to emergency heat, they don't realize the system knows when to make that switch.  Emergency heat cost double or more then allowing the unit to work the way it is designed.