Can You Save Energy on Your Appliances Without Upgrading to New, Energy-Efficient Appliances? (Yes, and we have three hacks to prove it!)

When you search for ways to save money on your energy bills, it’s common to run across the same advice over and over: Upgrade to new, energy-efficient appliances.

Of course, that is good advice. Energy-efficient appliances can make a huge difference in your energy bill. But it’s also a significant expense up front. What if upgrading appliances isn’t in your budget right now? Can you still save energy on the appliances you have now?

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What are the Quickest, Easiest, Cheapest Ways to Lower Energy Bills?

Grab your phone.
Set a timer for ten minutes.
And get ready to lower your energy bills.

No, you don’t have to huddle in a dark, cold house all winter to do it. (We’re in Minnesota so we know how Important it is to stay warm through a long winter—and to stay cool through a hot, humid summer!)

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Top 5 Ways You Can Save Energy in Your Home
Top 5 Ways You Can Save Energy in Your Home

October is recognized as National Energy Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Energy spreads awareness about the impacts of excessive energy consumption and promotes initiatives to reduce individual energy use. During this month and the rest of the year, it’s important to start thinking of ways you can improve your home energy consumption habits. Below,

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Start Your Career with Bonfe

Did you know? There is a major labor shortage in the United States right now and this includes the HVAC industry. Are you wondering why this is not only happening but also why it’s happening right now? Let us tell you!   Labor Shortage: Let’s go back in time. Historically, for people growing up in

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how to handle a holiday hvac emergency
How to Handle a Holiday HVAC Emergency

There’s no good time to have an HVAC, plumbing, or electrical emergency, but perhaps the worst time is on a holiday. An emergency interrupts your festivities, and it’s not easy to find an HVAC repair company willing to send someone out on a national holiday (at least not for an exorbitant holiday rate). As a

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The surprising facts about thanksgiving energy use
The Surprising Facts About Thanksgiving Energy Use

With all the cooking and baking that happens on Turkey Day – not to mention the football watching – you would expect Thanksgiving energy use to be higher than normal and might go looking for tips to help you use less energy on Thanksgiving. In fact, the opposite is true. Across America, energy usage actually drops

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Top 10 Energy Wasting Habits

October is National Energy Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the goal is to raise consciousness about the impact of excessive energy consumption and to empower people to make a difference by minimizing home energy use. Many people start the process of becoming more energy-conscious by installing energy efficient appliances in their home. It’s a big investment and

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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Electrician

If you’re not an expert about things like electrical panels, wires, outlets, and all the other electrical jargon, you should not attempt to make electrical repairs. While there are some home repairs that you can attempt yourself, such as fixing a leaky faucet, electrical repairs are not included in that list. You should hire a professional electrician

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Quick & Easy Guide to Electrical Wire Color Coding

Have you ever encountered a rainbow-colored jumble of electrical wires and not known what how to tell them apart? Electrical wires are color-coded according to purpose. Understanding the electrical wire color coding system and knowing the function of each wire is important to make sure you are using them appropriately and safely. Color code your wires

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How to Fix Broken Christmas Lights: An Easy DIY Checklist

Nothing is more frustrating than untangling your holiday lights and painstakingly wrapping them around the tree, only to discover when you plug them in that…there are lights (or whole strands) that aren’t working. If there’s a light on your tree that won’t light on one side, don’t send it back to the Grinch’s workshop. Use

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