Energy-Saving Solutions Niagara Falls NY

Consumer in Niagara Falls 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

Patrick Development & Homes
(716) 204-3100
8600 Transit Rd
East Amherst, NY
Home Improvement Corporation
(716) 803-8694
3110 Delaware Ave
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Hughesco Of Buffalo
716-691-HOME
140 Irwin Place
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Brett Baker
VIP Heating and Cooling

716-393-0847
6745 Old Beattie Rd
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Frederick Claus
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716-550-3897
37 Marilyn Drive
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Maracle Home Improvement
(716) 876-2189
6999 Samantha Ct
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Jurek Builders
(716) 741-7055
8272 County Rd
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Alan J. Opalka
(716) 873-0568
188 Zimmerman Blvd.
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Peter Friol
Weatherworks, LLC

716-362-7669
PO Box 152
Cheektowaga, NY
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RJM Contracting

716-595-2811
1604 E. Delavan Ave.
Cheektowaga, 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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