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Your Home Temperature's Effect on Sleep

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Sep 5, 2018 6:41:00 AM

More than one in three Americans suffer from sleep deprivation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you're among the more than 30 percent of individuals who aren't getting the optimal amount of shut-eye you need each night, it could affect your health. In fact, the Sleep Research Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommend a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night for adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years old to promote good health and well-being.

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Topics: home tips

Home Propane Safety

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Jun 5, 2018 11:58:06 AM

Propane is clean, efficient and economical. Every year, an increasing number of Americans are making the choice to switch to propane. When home builders construct new houses, they are more likely to build them to run on propane.

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Topics: propane, home tips

Choosing the Best Air Conditioner for Your Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 14, 2018 8:42:59 AM

You need air conditioning.

Maybe the window units you've been using don’t provide enough cooling anymore or your older air conditioning system isn’t giving you the cooling power you want. Perhaps you’ve decided to equip your house with a central air conditioning system. Deciding what system to use, how much cooling power you need and how much energy efficiency can you afford are all important questions.

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Topics: air conditioning, home tips

What to Know When Buying a Home With Propane Heat

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on May 1, 2018 2:41:40 PM

Are you looking to buy a home with propane heat? If you're like millions of Americans, you probably have no idea what heating with propane entails. You might have used it to fire up the grill, but you've never incorporated it into your home — until now. That can be a little bit intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.

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Topics: home tips, propane

Heating Oil Payment Options Explained

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Apr 9, 2018 1:29:40 PM

In the 21st century, there are lots of ways to pay for something, including heating oil. From cash on delivery to a payment plan, how do you know which option is best for you?

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Topics: heating oil, home tips

Comfort Foods to Help Keep You Warm in Winter

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Mar 20, 2018 11:38:00 AM

Winter is the time of year to throw on a cozy oversized sweater, grab a bowl of homemade mac and cheese, and enjoy the comforts of home. We all love the aroma of fresh-baked bread from the oven or mom's famous chicken soup cooking on the stove. Winter weather is the perfect excuse to embrace all that is gooey, cheesy and warm.

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Topics: home tips

How to Extend the Life of Your Oil Furnace

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 12, 2017 7:59:35 AM

For a heating furnace to operate at full capacity, it must be balanced in its setting, which requires proper installation. To extend furnace life during the time you occupy a residential property, you must deal with any problems promptly and clean vents and ducts as needed.

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Topics: home tips, heating oil, heating systems

Detecting and Preventing Air Leaks In Your Home

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Dec 6, 2017 4:07:06 PM

Detecting air leaks can be an easy or difficult process, depending on where the leak is located. The signs of warm air leaking from your house are sometimes physically felt, but they often go unnoticed as you crank your heat up higher and higher. Therefore, knowing how to inspect for air leakage is important for your personal comfort, as well as for the energy efficiency of your house.

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Topics: energy tips, home tips

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes During Winter

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Nov 10, 2017 10:20:01 AM

There’s nothing funny about frozen pipes. Cold weather can be bad enough, but having water pipes freeze is something no homeowner needs. Every winter, thousands of homes suffer from frozen pipes that cost thousands of dollars of damage per building. That’s a terrible loss, but the really sad thing is that almost all repair costs of frozen pipes are preventable.

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Topics: heating systems, home tips

How To Save Money on Heating Oil

Posted by Smart Touch Energy on Oct 5, 2017 12:10:14 PM

Winter is coming just as it always does. Are you ready to fight back against the cold?

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Topics: heating oil, energy tips, home tips


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