Tag Archives: efficiency

Your Lamp or Space Heater Could be Making Your House Colder

An incandescent bulb in the wrong place or a space heater can make a home uncomfortable for its occupants. Are you making these mistakes?… Read more

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9 Reasons Why “Smart Vents” Aren’t Smart

You can now invest in “Smart Vents” for your home. Here are nine reasons why you should not.… Read more

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Summer Rates: Why One Third of Your Power Bill Costs Twice as Much

RTAblog_2015_0806_ElectricityMeterYour air conditioner may not be the only reason your power bills are higher in the summer. Does your power company have seasonal rates for electricity?… Read more

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Bad, Better or Best: 3 Ways to Get Fresh Air in Your Home

RTAblog_2015_0304_WindowNoticeThere are three primary ways to provide mechanical ventilation to a home. The first is not good. The second is better but not great. The third is the best choice. Do you know your options?… Read more

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