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  • Moonman
    The Moonman Cometh
    Once there was a person named Milky the Clown, then along came Ronald McDonald, and now Moonman. Huh? What’s that you say? I said Moonman. The people around Elkton, Maryland know exactly what I’m talking about – but probably not...
  • Quick ways to stop cold air drafts in old windows
    Quick ways to stop cold air drafts in old windows
    Cold winter winds can sneak into your home around old windows, making your house feel chilly and drafty. If you have ever walked past a window and started to shiver, chances are your old windows are letting some of winter's icy chill in. If...
  • Mayor Gray encourages residents to stay inside from freezing cold
    Mayor Gray announces more emergency aid in the freezing cold for the homeless
    Mayor Vincent Gray encourages residents to stay indoors and announces additional measures to help the homeless in freezing weather. In response to the freezing cold, Gray has marshaled all necessary government services to ensure the safety of the...
  • This is ClassicFlame Martha's Vineyard for a corner setting
    ClassicFlame fireplace is a decor plus for most any room
    Yes, the temperature is sailing downward and these are the times we look to sources of warmth and a feeling of well-being—something we often get from a fireplace. This year we tried a Twin-Star ClassicFlame fireplace. This is a small, energy...
  • Infrared Heater
    Infrared Heaters, Are They A Smart Purchase?
    In Upstate New York we have to be prepared for any type of weather. Fall in the Southern Tier can be unpredictable. One day we can have 70 degrees with sunshine and another day it can be so cold that we want to turn the heat on.This gets us...
  • Heating
    Saving money on energy costs
    Are you aware that 42 percent of home energy costs come from heating and cooling? By replacing your old heating system with a new one, you can conserve energy and save money. Most homes in the U.S. use furnaces or boilers to heat their homes, but...
  • SEMIACCA
    Linkedin poll: Why do you call a service contractor?
    When you need service on a system in your home – i.e. heating & cooling, plumbing, electrical, roofing, remodel & replace – who do you call? I asked that question of consumers at my most recent poll at Linkedin.com. There was...
  • Venstar T5800 ColorTouch Digital Thermostat w/ Skyport Wi-Fi Key
    Venstar T5800 ColorTouch Digital Thermostat w/ Skyport Wi-Fi Key
    The Venstar ColorTouch Thermostat is a touch screen thermostat with online capabilities using the SkyPort Wi-Fi Key so you can adjust your homes heating and cooling from anywhere you can get cellphone or internet service.Ease of Use, Performance:...
  • Masonry Heater
    Options for heating with wood fuel
    Homeownershave a large selection in wood-burning heating options, but determining which method is best for a particular home can be a daunting task. Research is necessary, but the information found on the internet is not always accurate. The...
  • Ways to make your home energy efficient for fall/winter
    Ways to make your home energy efficient for fall/winter
    If your home or apartment is consuming more energy than your thinning wallet can afford, experts say now is the time to prepare your greedy abode for those costly fall and winter months.According to the U.S. Green Building Council, homeowners...
  • Tri-County Heating Keeping You Comfortable
    Tri-County Heating Keeping You Comfortable
    It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. –Henry FordSince 1981, Tri-County Heating has been building a clientele almost exclusively by word-of-mouth. In fact, customer...
  • Count Rumford
    1700's Rumford fireplace makes a comeback
    John and Sylvia Skistimas in Grain Valley, Missouri wanted an open wood-burning fireplace that would be efficient, so they consluted with Gene Padgitt from HearthMasters, Inc. in Independence, Missouri. Gene told the Skistimas' about how Count...
  • solar array
    Different types of solar power
    Solar power isn't new, it has actually been around for thousands of years. While the first records may show that is started around the 7th century B.C., Native American tribes, as well as tribes around the world have used solar for drying out...
  • Hot tub
    Spa solutions
    Depending on their size and use, spas can be big energy users. Usually spas come in two varieties: electric heated or gas heated. A standard size spa typically has a 1.5-2 horsepower (hp) motor for the jets and/or filtering. Electrically heated...
  • Barack Obama's $1.1 trillion budget cut
    Obama proposes $1.1 trillion dollar cut
    Barack Obama's proposed budget cut reaches Congress today, and is being viewed for the first time. However, facts about it have leaked out already. For starters, it isn't enough. As Reason magazine writes: 'the president outlines a...