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Now that you have the programmable thermostat, set it up for your schedule. Adjusting the settings to match your lifestyle with save you the most on your energy bill. The pre-programmed factory settings may not match your schedule. Learn how to program the programmable thermostat.

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Ever battle those packing peanuts used for packing? The plastic used in those plastic foam peanuts are used in air filters. These plastics maintain a static charge just sitting there. Electrostatic air filters attach dust in a similar fashion. An electrostatic air filter can help clean your house.

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One of the electrostatic air filters offers a built-in carbon monoxide detector. The results are in after a year of testing. The name of this air filter company and other manufacturers are provided.

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Electrostatic filter initial resistance comparison of some of the electrostatic filters available. The lower the number the better. Your HVAC system will work less and saves energy with the lower number filters. One filter offers carbon monoxide detection built-in.

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Geothermal energy heating and cooling systems are environmentally friendly. Geothermal heating systems are quiet and work best in moderate climates. Here is a comparison of various HVAC systems and geothermal heat pumps.

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There are many sources of information about Geothermal energy for heating and cooling. Contact these geothermal heating organizations or search the Internet for geothermal heat pumps. Some websites are very rich with information.

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Geothermal heat pump diagrams illustrates the difference between a house with a standard heat pump and one with the geothermal heating and cooling. The biggest difference is the absence of an exterior or outdoor compressor.

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Furnaces are expensive, but the newer ones are energy efficient. What is the payback period for the higher efficiency unit? Will you save money? Here are some simple energy bill calculations you can make.

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