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  • Save energy with these winterization tips

    Save energy with these winterization tips

    “With colder temperatures on the way, it’s about that time to winterize your home if you haven’t done so already. “In the winter, your heating system uses most of your energy so that’s the thing you want to pay attention to, at least right now,” said Dan Olmstead with Idaho Power. This includes the air heater. “Particularly change your filter.  Read More »
  • Tips for preparing your furance for winter

    Tips for preparing your furance for winter

    “Brace yourselves. Winter is coming. While this may be the time to binge watch our favorite television series and movies, it’s also the time to properly prepare our homes, and minds, for winter. Take advantage of the bit of Indian Summer we have left to ensure your furnace is running properly, safely and as energy-efficiently as possible. Here are 10  Read More »
  • How do you know when you need a new furnace?

    How do you know when you need a new furnace?

    “A furnace is a pretty basic piece of equipment. It heats your home, and is comprised of a blower motor to move air, a heating element to heat air, and a thermostat to tell the furnace when to turn on and off. There are several options available, however, that can increase efficiency and air quality. So, how do you know  Read More »
  • Getting your furnace ready for winter

    Getting your furnace ready for winter

    “It’s that time of year when air conditioners are turned off and furnaces come on. But before that cold weather hits, you want to make sure everything is running smoothly. Jason Gibson, a field Supervisor for A.B. May here in Kansas City, said checkups are very important. “You can catch issues like carbon monoxide leaks from your furnace or repairs  Read More »
  • Weatherization program for low-income residents

    Weatherization program for low-income residents

    “Every year, Prairie Five receives funding from the Department of Commerce, who in turn gets it from the US Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services, to help low-income households get their homes ready for the upcoming Minnesota winter. The program costs around $7,000, and includes work such as insulating attics and walls, air sealing, furnace and water heater  Read More »