March Newsletter
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Spring is here and it is time to get our homes ready for warmer temps. There are many things we can do to become more energy efficient and help our laboring air conditioners get somewhat of a break. Add the tips below to your home's maintenance checklist so you can spend the summer enjoying the outdoors and not worrying about your home and energy bills.


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Get your home ready for warmer temperatures.

Temperatures are starting to climb and flowers will soon be blooming. Getting your home ready now for warmer temperatures can help you save money and energy all summer long.

Get Ready For Storms - Check your roof flashing, caulking and shingles for any damage. Flashing should be sealed with approved roofing sealant.

Inspect weather stripping around doors and windows to ensure your home is air sealed to prevent moisture and heat from entering your home.

Prepare For The Heat - Give your air conditioner some TLC. Replace dirty, clogged filters. They can lower energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

Keep the coils clean. If you have a split system, clean debris and leaves from the fan, compressor and condenser.

Change the direction of your ceiling fan so that it spins counter clockwise. A ceiling fan can allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort.

Buy energy efficient lighting. Only about 10% to 15% of the electricity that incandescent lights consume results in light - the rest is turned into heat.

Plan For Landscaping - A well designed landscape can reduce your heating and cooling costs. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses. On average, a well-designed landscape can save enough energy to pay for itself in less than eight years!

Strategize For Daily Comfort And Efficiency - Use a programmable thermostat that will set back the temperature when you are not home.

Keep blinds and curtains closed on south-facing windows during the day to reduce solar heat gain.

~Courtesy of
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Salad Ingredients
  • 12 oz. dry pasta, such as farfalle
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2/3 cup sliced kalamata olives
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • half of a medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette Ingredients

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp honey
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp freshly-cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

1.) Cook pasta according to instructions. Drain and run pasta under cold water for 20-30 seconds until no longer hot. Transfer to large mixing bowl.

2.) Add the rest of the salad ingredients to the pasta and drizzle all of the vinaigrette on top. Toss until ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.

3.) Serve immediately, garnished with extra feta and black pepper, if desired.

~Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven

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