If you have a central air conditioner, you know the normal sounds that it makes: the low but steady fan and compressor sound in the outside unit and the regular fan circulation noise inside. When kicking into a new cycle, it may make a brief clicking noise and then a moderately loud start-up thump before sliding into […]
When shopping for a new appliance or home comfort system, the yellow EnergyGuide label provides valuable information that aids in the decision making process. Manufacturers include the label on their items to show how energy efficient their appliances are and to prove that the product passed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Appliance Standards Program. Use […]
An air conditioner that’s not delivering cool air is about as worthless as a comedian who can’t make people laugh, and can be just as uncomfortable. The difference is that you can actually fix the air conditioner. Find out why your A/C is blowing hot air and learn what you can do about it.
Proper installation is essential in order to achieve the promised comfort and energy efficiency benefits of modern whole-house heating and cooling systems. This basic rule applies doubly when it comes to installing and sizing a geothermal heat pump. That’s why it’s essential to work with a contractor who has experience in geothermal technology. Otherwise, you may […]
So, your HVAC technician has just left the house after installing a new programmable thermostat. He gave you a quick tutorial on how to operate it. However, it’s also important to know some guidelines on how to achieve meaningful energy savings. Here are some useful tips to help you save energy with your programmable thermostat.
While winter is the time when businesses usually think about saving energy, there’s ample opportunity in the summer months, too. We have several energy conservation tips that not only reduce energy consumption in a commercial setting, but also save money this summer and throughout the year.
More and more American homeowners are making the energy-saving switch to geothermal heating and cooling. Professional installation by an experienced contractor is essential, as is correctly maintaining a geothermal system. Following are some important guidelines for any owner or potential owner of a geothermal heat pump system.
If you’re interested in cleaning the air in your home, you may be considering a dedicated air cleaner. This is a comprehensive way of purifying indoor air, but you still have to decide which system will work best in your home. You’ll want to choose one that will effectively remove allergens and other contaminants from […]
In the past several years, an unfortunate phenomenon has spread to the suburbs of America – the theft of outside air conditioning and heat pump units. Thieves target A/C condenser and compressor units not because they want to bring them home and use them for cooling, but rather because they intend to strip them of […]