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Home Energy Efficiency

Chicago Homeowners Can Save Money with Meters

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How much Chicago homeowners pay for their water can vary greatly from property to property. Why? Because some homes have meters and some do not. Those without may be paying higher bills than their neighbors with meters, even if the non-metered house is smaller and uses less water. How…

10 Ways to Make Your Home Greener and Save Money

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A number of inexpensive things can be done to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Keep in mind that many of these solutions are longer-term initiatives. The energy savings will be immediate while the true cost savings may not be realized for a couple years. The goal of this…

More Simple Ways to Winterize Your Home

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In the previous post you learned how to check your heating ducts and do minor repairs to make your central heating system more energy efficient. You also read about inexpensive ways to increase the insulating qualities of your existing windows – as an alternative to dropping dough to…

Simple Ways to Winterize Your Home

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If the snow flurries are any indicator, it’s safe to say winter has hit the Windy City. Time to ready your Chicago home for the upcoming months of freezing temperatures and harsh weather. The next few posts include useful winterizing ideas that will help you reduce energy waste,…