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    "I would like to express my appreciation for the careful work and attention to detail that has made my home update a virtually painless experience. We now have a very attractive and usable attic that was transformed so well by your expert staff. Thanks for a great job!"

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  • Saving Money On Heat

    On Heat

    Who wouldn't like to save money on heat this winter? For those of you who are looking to save more this winter on heat, take a look at some of these ingenious ways, courtesy of Construction Management Degree!

    1. Clean and inspect furnace filters, blades, and motors regularly : Making certain that every element of a furnace – from filters to casings – is in proper working order ensures that the machine heats a home as efficiently, comfortably, and safely as possible.

    2. Perform regular draft hood tests : Furnace draft hoods must especially undergo rigorous inspection and and testing on a regular basis to prevent carbon monoxide leakage and provide the best possible heating. Erie Insurance offers one method of testing draft hoods on furnaces.

    3. Don’t turn the thermostat up beyond a certain point : Winterization experts suggest keeping an occupied room between 68°F and 70°F and an empty one between 60°F and 65°F. Doing so will reduce the stress on a furnace and allow it to heat longer, more evenly, and more efficiently.

    4. Keep space heaters in the most-used rooms. : Any rooms needing a little extra heating if the recommended temperatures prove uncomfortable can be warmed up quickly with the addition of a space heater.

    5. Avoid using ventilation fans in the kitchen and bathroom : Ventilation fans remove some of the heated air from the room, and if left off can drain an entire house’s worth in around an hour.

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