NOW:53209:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
59°
H 75° L 50°
Clear | 0MPH

A. Fillinger Offers Tips For Cutting Energy Costs

June 2, 2011

A. Fillinger Inc., a fourth generation family business, ACE Hardware store, and custom cabinetry and millwork company, offers simple tips for homeowners who want to reduce energy consumption and save money this summer.

 

1) Homeowners can replace their light bulbs with compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs that use a fourth of the energy and last up to 10 times longer. A. Fillinger offers the complete line of GE Energy Smart CFL bulbs, which can save as much as $59 during the life of the bulb.

 

2) There are several ways for homeowners to conserve water. They can start by sealing up faucet leaks, installing an aerator like the 1.5 gallon per minute ACE brand aerator, and installing a shower head with a flow restrictor for more control over the amount of water used.

 

3) Homeowners can stop their water heater from working unnecessarily hard by reducing the temperature to 120 degrees. They may consider upgrading to an energy efficient model with an R-value under R-25, such as the Reliance 606 series.

 

4) Installing a programmable thermostat that adjusts the temperature throughout the day and night will prevent paying to cool an empty house.

 

5) Homeowners can reduce the energy used by air conditioners by installing insulated window treatments to block the sun, and by cleaning and replacing dirty filters that block airflow.

 

More ideas for homeowners include the standard turning off the lights when leaving the room, unplugging electronics and appliances when not in use, addressing energy loss around windows and doors, and always looking for the Energy Star label when shopping.

 

Established in southeastern Wisconsin in 1938, A. Fillinger Inc. was one of the early ACE Hardware affiliates and has more than 20,000 products on-hand. The millwork division specializes in custom cabinetry and mouldings. A. Fillinger is located at 6750 N. 43rd St. in Milwaukee.

 

The complete guide to cutting energy expenditures, provided by ACE Hardware, is available at www.acehardware.com. A. Fillinger can be reached at 414-353-8433 and online at www.afillinger.com.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Walk gives Bay baseball team 5-4 walk-off win over Homestead 7/2

» Glendale considers proposal for 83-room Residence Inn by Marriott hotel 7/2

» After win over Falcons, Shorewood baseball team has rough week 7/1

» Homestead baseball team now in NSC race 7/1

» Homestead will start turf work on Monday 7/1

» Nicolet baseball team notches huge win over West Bend West 7/1

» Whitefish Bay baseball team remains hot 7/1

» Three-day bus stoppage sends North Shore riders scrambling for transportation alternatives 6/30

» Shorewood concert series debuts July 8 6/30

» Burglary suspects allegedly target Bay couple at funeral 6/26

» St. John's Lutheran will celebrate 150th anniversary on Sunday 6/26

» North Shore 911 callers to receive lifesaving CPR instructions 6/26

» Bay baseball team gives Kaszubowski sweet send-off with 8-2 win 6/25

» Music in the Glen kicks off Sunday 6/24

» Mequon lawyer loses license as fraud trials loom 6/24

» No injuries in Shorewood apartment fire 6/23

» 2015 4th of July events in suburban Milwaukee 6/22

» Betty Brinn hosts STEM night 6/22

» University School was on "soft lockdown" after police shooting in Milwaukee 6/19

» Teenage girl reports abduction attempt near Nicolet 6/19

» Concordia Legion post to assemble care packages 6/18

» Shorewood hires Bryan Davis as superintendent 6/17

» Nicolet High School adopts 1:1 digital learning initiative 6/16

» Developer buys 112 acres of Mequon-Thiensville School District property for $2.9 million 6/16

» Shorewood weighs in on Estabrook Dam debate 6/16

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Most Popular