Energy-Saving Solutions Potsdam NY

Consumer in Potsdam 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

Olympic Builders
(716) 447-7095
1224 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY
Gene Magistro Home Improvements Inc
(516) 694-3531
720 Main St
Farmingdale, NY
Fabian Construction Co Inc
(718) 894-9200
5905 59th Dr
Maspeth, NY
M I Boc Home Improvement
(631) 476-5400
1085 Route 112
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Bard Bldrs Inc
(845) 229-2116
24 Vanderbilt Ln
Hyde Park, NY
Sears Home Services
(888) 867-5309
6586 STATE HIGHWAY 56
Potsdam, NY
E & I Construction Nys Inc
(718) 332-1996
3092 Avenue X
Brooklyn, NY
B & A Home Improvement
(631) 207-1328
111 Traction Blvd
Patchogue, NY
Islander Home Improvements Inc
(516) 579-5200
14 Silversmith Ln
Levittown, NY
Artisan Interiors
(516) 921-2980
55 Jackson Ave
Syosset, 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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