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Spring is coming…time to get your house in order!

Spring is coming…time to get your house in order! Spring is almost here so it makes it the perfect time to start spring cleaning! Nothing feels better than a clean house in the springtime. ...

It’s tax time! Do you qualify for any home energy tax credits?

It’s tax time! Do you qualify for any home energy tax credits? With the close of 2016 behind us and tax time just ahead it might be a good idea to see if you qualify for any of the home energy tax ...

Great ways to save money and energy this year

Great ways to save money and energy this year For some, saving money is top priority, for others it seems like an extremely difficult task. With the new year here and resolutions made, why not add ...

Fun energy experiments to do with your kids over winter break

Fun energy experiments to do with your kids over winter break Anyone with children knows that it is sometimes hard to keep them entertained over the long winter break. Below are some fun, cool and ...

Wondering if you qualify for energy assistance?

Wondering if you qualify for energy assistance? With winter upon us and the fact that your energy bills are inevitably going to go up, do you know if you qualify for any energy assistance? There are ...

Holiday Tips to Save Time and Energy

Holiday Tips to Save Time and Energy Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, but it also can be a taxing time for energy consumption. Both you and your home get a serious workout on Thanksgiving. ...

Preparing your Vehicle for Winter Driving

Preparing your Vehicle for Winter Driving Winter is right around the corner and it’s that time to start thinking about being prepared for winter driving in the event of a breakdown or a nasty ...

Energy Saving Habits in Your Home

Energy Saving Habits in Your Home We’re all guilty of having some bad habits in life, whether it’s eating junk food, biting your nails, or even wasting energy around your home. Unfortunately, ...

Are Solar Panels Worth it?

Are Solar Panels Worth it? Chances are you’ve seen them, whether it be on your neighbors roof or on the roof of a large business. Solar panels are becoming very common in the United States due to ...

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter With the month of September just around the corner, the fall and winter seasons await. Many Santanna customers in the Midwest are aware of the severity of ...

Power Outage Safety Tips

Power Outage Safety Tips You’re sitting at home watching TV, and it’s starting to rain and get very windy outside. As the gusts of wind and rain hit your home, you begin to wonder: “Will this ...

Swimming Pool Energy Saving Tips

Swimming Pool Energy Saving Tips Summer is fully upon us here in the Midwest, which means it is time to get in the pool! Despite all of the fun and relaxation that a pool offers, there is also the ...

Install a Low-Flow Shower Head for Big Energy Savings

Install a Low-Flow Shower Head for Big Energy Savings Showering is one of the leading ways we use water in the home, accounting for nearly 17 percent of residential indoor water use. For the average ...

Recycling: Where Does It Really Go?

Recycling: Where Does It Really Go? Many homeowners wonder whether taking the time to recycle their trash is worth the effort. Are the materials actually being recycled or just dumped in a landfill? ...

Top 5 Ways to Ward Off Energy Vampires

Top 5 Ways to Ward Off Energy Vampires Did you know that unplugging unused electronics, otherwise known as “energy vampires” can save as much as 10 percent on your electric bill? According to the ...

Benefits of LED Light Bulbs

Benefits of LED Light Bulbs If you haven’t switched over to using LED light bulbs in your home, now is the time. LEDs are an easy way to save energy and money. Especially if you often find yourself ...

Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips

Air Conditioning Efficiency Tips Have you wondered when you should turn your air conditioner on and what the most efficient way to run it is? You may be wasting money and contributing to global ...

Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Energy Saving Tips for Small Businesses Starting and running a small business is undoubtedly a large undertaking. Every small business, even the most successful, should always look for ways to ...

Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

Getting Your Home Ready For Spring If Punxsutawney Phil, the Ground Hog’s winter forecast proves to be true, spring will be here on schedule this year. This makes now the perfect time to get a head ...

Using Natural Gas In Your Home Efficiently

Using Natural Gas In Your Home Efficiently Whether you live in a home or apartment, chances are you use natural gas to warm up or keep cool as the weather dictates. According to the Department of ...

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