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Didn’t You Hear? Saving Energy is Stylish and Sexy!

Dim lighting isn’t just about setting the mood — it’s about conserving energy, too! With a few changes around the house and a couple of upgrades, you can easily be more energy savvy and improve your home at the same time. You can go beyond the simple routine changes, like turning off lights and appliances when leaving a room, and add in Energy Star efficient items to help control the amount of power used throughout your home on a daily basis. Light fixtures and light bulbs using traditional bulbs can suck energy without you even giving it a second thought. By replacing standard or incandescent …

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Set and Save – Thermostats and Fans

Want to save money on your heating bills this year? Here’s an energy saving tip:  You can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply turning your thermostat back 10° to 15° degrees for eight hours?  You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat. Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. As a result, you don’t operate the equipment as much when you are asleep or when the house is not occupied. Programmable thermostats can store and repeat …

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Daylight savings – Dusk to Dawn Outdoor Lanterns

Every year, Daylight Savings reverts back to Standard Time at 2:00 AM local time on the first Sunday of November.  This year, we “Fall back” our clocks on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Now that our days are getting a little darker and shorter, it’s important to consider nighttime safety and outdoor lanterns that will brighten up your walkway from dusk to dawn.  Here at Friedman’s Home Improvement, we offer an assortment of outdoor lanterns to fit your needs. Try out our solar-powered lanterns along your sidewalks and pathways.  Installation is easy and powering the lanterns is free…even on cloudy days. If you’d like something that responds …

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