Category Archives: Save on Energy

14 Ways to Save Money Doing Laundry

March 17, 2015

It’s starting to warm up here in Des Moines, IA and yesterday while driving home from work I saw several of my neighbors with laundry out on their clothes lines.  While drying your clothes on a line may add to your chore list a bit it saves on the energy cost of drying your clothes…

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Understanding HVAC SAVE Testing

February 19, 2015

If you’ve been looking into getting a new heating and/or cooling system within the past couple of years it’s likely that you’ve heard of HVAC SAVE Testing.  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Adjustment & Verified Efficiency (SAVE) is testing performed by a certified technician to verify that your furnace or air conditioner is…

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Understanding Furnace Efficiency

February 5, 2015

Every industry has its own language and dialect.  After starting work at Resource Services it didn’t take long before I started hearing things like “plenum”, “SEER”, and “manometer”.  Today we are going to investigate another one, “AFUE”.   It turns out that AFUE is actually pretty important, especially if you are in the market for a…

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Program Your Thermostat to Save Energy

February 3, 2015

Programmable thermostats are fantastic tools to help you save on energy costs.   In fact according to https://www.energystar.gov/  programming these settings properly can save you as much as $180* per year.  However, just like any other tool, unless it’s used properly it won’t get the job done as efficiently as it was designed to do.  A…

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