Remodeling your home is a rewarding pursuit, but it’s not without some challenges. Something you should keep in mind is how to maintain a healthy atmosphere in your home during the process. Here are a few things to watch out for as you work toward optimizing air quality during your remodel.
While federal energy tax credits for most kinds of HVAC equipment and weatherization upgrades expire on Dec. 31, 2013, tax credits for geothermal heat pumps remain active until the end of December 2016. Geothermal systems are among the most efficient heating and cooling systems, making them the system of choice for homeowners who want to […]
Homeowners today have an additional choice between a standard furnace and a high-efficiency model. Mid-efficiency furnaces now occupy the range between 80 and 90 percent on the AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating scale. In an era of increasing energy costs, most homeowners want to advance from the conventional standard furnace when it’s time to […]
While all energy-efficiency upgrades to your Dayton area home will save you money on your utility bills, some are more popular with prospective home buyers than others. Upgrading features that lower the operating costs of the house are typically good investments.
Do you think closing rooms to save energy is a smart strategy in your home? Think again. While it may sound like a smart idea, in homes where vents are closed in an attempt to save on energy use, you may actually see more harm than good. Below are a few of the problems closing […]
Dayton area homeowners who have made the smart decision to upgrade to a more energy-efficient furnace may wonder how to select the most knowledgeable contractor. Asking the following furnace installation questions should help you decide.
If you are considering a new HVAC system for your Dayton area home, you may want to consider a geothermal heating and cooling solution that requires less energy than other systems to keep your home comfortable year-round. There are several things to consider before making a decision:
The winter holidays are a great time to reconnect with family and friends over shared meals, and to showcase your Dayton area home with festive lighting and decorations. While the additional cooking, heating and energy usage can do a number on your utility bills, there are ways to help reign in those costs. Read on […]