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Top 5 Tailgating Food Recipes

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 5, 2017 9:58:35 AM

Nothing beats being outside the stadium on a crisp Fall afternoon sharing a mouthwatering feast of high-calorie foods with your buddies. The parking lot prior to game time is a Mecca for those who prefer their meats with a side of meat, and their veggies wrapped in bacon.

To kick off the new season we’ve put together a list of our Top 5 Tailgating Foods that will have you looking like a hall of famer at your next tailgate party. You're welcome!

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Topics: fall fun

Transform Your Basement Into an Awesome Man Cave

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 28, 2017 12:06:50 PM

Fall is quickly approaching which means colder weather, football, and more time inside. Do you want to create a space of your own to get the most out of the season — a space that truly showcases what you like and will be your retreat at the end of a long cold day? If so, you’re looking for a man cave.

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Topics: home tips

A Guide to Supplementing Heating Oil and Reducing Annual Energy Expenses

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 23, 2017 2:45:04 PM

For homeowners across the country, heating expenses climb as the mercury drops with the return of wintry weather. Seasonal heating expenses are largely dependent on the climate you live, the structural design of the building, your heating system's operating efficiency and what method of energy you choose to generate heat.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, energy tips

Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Aug 8, 2017 9:12:22 AM

Come summer time, the thermometer isn’t the only thing trending upwards. The humidity levels also start to climb. While it can have an influence on your comfort level, humidity can also cause damage to your home.

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Topics: heating systems, air conditioning, energy tips

How Long Is Heating Oil Good For?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 31, 2017 11:28:46 AM

Heating oil, or No. 2 oil as it is often called, continues to be a popular option for homeowners looking to heat their homes.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, energy tips

Your HVAC System And Asthma

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 26, 2017 4:14:13 PM

We often take the air we breathe for granted. If you’re asthmatic, though, you know every breath is precious.

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Topics: air filteration, heating systems, air conditioning

Important HVAC Questions to Ask When Buying a Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jul 11, 2017 9:23:57 AM

Buying a home is an exciting time. You often fall in love with the layout and aesthetics of the home, but it’s important to look at the mechanics of the home as well to avoid major problems. The HVAC system is an important part of keeping your home comfortable and safe. It’s an expensive system to replace, so having HVAC questions for the home seller ahead of time is a good way to find out if the system is in good shape.

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Topics: air conditioning, energy tips

How to Sanitize Your HVAC System and Prevent the Spread of Germs at Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 26, 2017 1:52:58 PM

Everyone wants to be healthy and keep their family healthy. However, not everyone realizes the risk that HVAC-borne germs can pose for their loved ones. Efforts to combat HVAC germs in hospitals have drawn media attention because antibiotic-resistant germs have begun to appear in the air in hospitals and because hospitals are designed to house people who are sick and thus contagious.

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Topics: air filteration, air conditioning

Don't Make These Common Home Cooling Mistakes

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 19, 2017 3:39:03 PM

For most of America, air conditioning has become the summertime standard. According to the Department of Energy, 75% of all American homes have air conditioning installed and use about 6% of all energy produced in this country at the cost of $29 billion annually.

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Topics: air conditioning, energy tips

Should I Turn My Furnace Off Over the Summer?

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 6, 2017 3:57:38 PM

It’s undeniable — residents of the northeastern United States love the reliability of their oil furnaces. Homes in the Northeast use around 87% of all the heating oil consumed each year across the U.S. And with the efficiency of oil furnaces, it’s understandable.

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Topics: heating oil, heating systems, energy tips

 

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