Energy-Saving Solutions Mahopac NY

Consumer in Mahopac concern over energy may have eased a bit with the fall in oil prices late last year, but cutting back on energy consumption is still a big priority. The good news is that many home energy-saving strategies are really easy to pull off.

Local Companies

Justice Construction
(203) 885-9385
38 Padanaram Ave
Danbury, CT
William O'Boy
Excavation Services

203-943-4537
10 Pell Mell Drive
Bethel, CT
Ben Fiering
Benjamin Fiering Construction Inc.

914-263-6148
306 Lafayette Place
Peekskill, NY
Kate McPartland
KMB Interior Design

203.644.7903
9 Bethpage Drive
Bethel, CT
CATHERINE SIMMS
ART A LA CARTE

203-329-8878
3043 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
BPC Green Builders
(203) 544-9708
P.O. Box 806
Georgetown, CT
Edward Mauro
Tomorrows Architecture

845-728-8751
156 Diddell Road
Wappingers Falls, NY
John Porco
VisionScape Landscape Design

845-849-1469
20 Bray Farm Lane
Wappingers Falls, NY
Jeffrey Molloy - Owner
Check Mark Services LLC

914-646-7141
Croton Lake Road
Mount Kisco, NY
Don
Millennium Wall Systems

914-382-1493
145 Barger Street
Putnam Valley, NY
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Source: McClatchy/Tribune
Publication date: May 18, 2009

Consumer concern over energy may have eased a bit with the fall in oil prices late last year, but cutting back on energy consumption is still a big priority. The good news is that many home energy-saving strategies are really easy to pull off. What's more, the ones that are pricey and/or labor-intensive are typically the ones that pay off the most in the long haul _ and make you feel like a responsible citizen. A few ideas to get you going from Woman's Day Specials Remodeling & Makeovers:

Replace windows : If your windows put just one sheet of glass between you and the outside, you should replace them. Double-glazed windows typically feature a low-emissivity (low-E) coating, and the gap between the sheets of glass is filled with an insulating gas (usually argon). These windows mitigate heat loss in cold weather, and depending on the region of the country, they usher in or ward off the sun's heat. If you have a double-glazed window and you see condensation between the glass, it means the seal has broken and you should replace that window.

Check the seal: Exterior air leaks _ around windows, doors, ventilation fans, etc. _ can force heating and air conditioning systems to work harder, using more energy. A home-energy audit performed by a professional technician can spot these air leaks, along with areas of inadequate insulation. While tending to the exterior, homeowners should also inspect heating and cooling duc...

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