How a programmable thermostat saves money

How a Programmable Thermostat Helps Save Money

According to Energy Star, the average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills? Additionally, homeowners spend about 50% of their energy costs on heating and cooling needs. Fortunately, programmable thermostats help maintain energy consumption, which helps save about $180 a year by properly setting and maintaining a programmable thermostat. In particular, regions…

How does an emergency generator keep your family safe?

Prepare For Wild Weather With An Emergency Generator

April showers bring May flowers…and sometimes those showers are strong enough to knock out power to your home. April’s sometimes volatile weather heralds what’s to come during the summer in the Capital District, like intense rain and severe thunderstorms that can cause electrical outages. Now is the time to prepare your home for wild weather…

19 Simple Winter Weather Solutions to Protect Your Home

19 Simple Winter Weather Solutions to Protect Your Home

Winter weather stinks. In particular, Mother Nature hits the Capital District hard. From frigid temperatures to significant snowfall, homeowners must prepare their homes for the onslaught. For example, many homeowners find peace of mind with standby generators. Why? A home backup generator protects your home by offering a constant flow of electricity during severe storms…

home heating safety tips to consider every winter

Home Heating Safety Tips to Consider This Winter

Snow, sleet, ice, and frigid temperatures are facts of life for residents of the Capital District during the winter. Practicing home heating safety is necessary to ensure a healthy, happy winter. Read on for ways to heat your home as safely and efficiently as possible. Home Heating Safety Tip #1: Exercise Caution With Alternative Heat…

R Factor Insulation remains the secret to a warm home

R Factor Insulation Keeps Your Home Warm

We all know that insulation helps make our homes warm. But why? And how? The secret to the success of insulation is simple. The R-value! But what is r-value and how does you home achieve the right the r-factor insulation? What is R Factor Insulation? First, we understand that home insulation works by blocking external…

What Energy Audit Questions Should You Ask?

11 Energy Audit Questions to Ask a Home Energy Auditor

Are you interested in saving money in energy costs, but have a few home energy audit questions on your mind? You’ve come to the right place. A.Johnson regularly performs comprehensive whole house energy audits, helping homeowners in the Capital District pinpoint solutions to lower their home energy consumption – and their utility bills – over time.…

Learn about the top home energy savings solutions

Top 10 Home Energy Savings Solutions

Winter temperatures are coming! What can homeowners, particularly in the Capital District, do to keep their homes warm and wallets full? Yes, cold temperatures mean uncomfortable homes. However, many home energy savings solutions provide homeowners with options! For example, mind the details. Why? Plenty of small energy savings tips add up and create a warm…

Lightning Protection Helps Keep Homes Safe During Storms

Lightning Protection Keeps Homes Safe in Stormy Weather

There is a reason that September is National Preparedness Month – this time of year is prone to natural disasters like hurricanes and other severe weather like thunderstorms, excess rain and flooding, and more. It’s a good time to take stock of your home’s emergency preparedness, and that includes lightning protection. Direct lightning strikes cause more than…

13 ways to lower your summer energy bills

13 Ways to Lower Your Summer Energy Bills

Summer means lazy days spent by the pool, family vacations, a break from school, and ice cream cones that melt before you get the chance to eat them. For homeowners, the season of fun occasionally becomes the season of astronomical energy bills. Constantly running the central air conditioning unit combined with daily energy consumption frequently…