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Generators

Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Reliable protection from power outages. Whole house, fully automatic, standby, natural gas powered generators with user friendly digital controls. Emergency power finally affordable for the average home. We provide COMPLIMENTARY PROPOSALS and 0% interest up to 4 years with approved credit.

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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Honest, quality service with reliable products at a fair price. We carry all brands. Completely independent, no subcontractors. COMPLIMENTARY PROPOSALS not driven by incentives from manufacturers. 90 Trucks for fast service, 0% interest financing & same owner for 45+ continuous years.

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Insulation

The Insulation Man

Air sealing, thermal imaging, blower door testing, energy audits, existing homes, new construction homes.

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Deck Care Fast & Easy book

Glenn Haege's Deck Care Fast & Easy explains what to do and what to buy for that four letter word that lives in your backyard; your deck!  This book walks you though selecting between woods and man made decking, deck maintenance, brightening, stripping, sealing and staining. It’s free!

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Publication date: 12/28/2010

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Lowering a thermostate can create heating bill savings

Dear Glenn: I recently purchased my first home. It is 1,400 square feet. I have a programmable thermostat, and I work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. I was wondering how beneficial it is to reduce the temperature of my house from 66 to 60 degrees during the day and bring it back up to 66 at 5 p.m.

I would like to keep my heating bills as low as possible, so I am open to any input you have here.

Dear Darin: Congrats on being a new homeowner. It is beneficial to lower the thermostat when you are gone during the day. Set it even lower when you are away longer, and you will see the savings each month.


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