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How Skylights Affect Energy Efficiency

How Skylights Affect Energy Efficiency

Skylights can be a real boon to a dark house, letting in light where lack of windows or shading structures and trees block it out. But the benefits of skylights are sometimes accompanied by drawbacks. Here’s a comparison of the benefits and drawbacks of...
Common IAQ Concerns for Valentine’s Day

Common IAQ Concerns for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the ideal time for giving a loved one thoughtful gifts and enjoying a romantic evening. However, some common gifts for this holiday can have a harmful effect on the quality of your home’s indoor air. Here are a few IAQ concerns that some Valentine’s...
Renovating Your Home? HVAC Considerations

Renovating Your Home? HVAC Considerations

Home renovations include a good deal of planning before you get started. The decisions you make early on affect the building process as well as the finished space. It’s a good idea to bring your HVAC contractor into the design process early. By doing so, you’ll be...
Diagnosing Heat Pump Noises

Diagnosing Heat Pump Noises

It’s normal to hear some noise when your heat pump starts up and shuts down, and while it’s operating. These low-key sounds can include humming, clicking, whooshing and squeaking. If a loud noise develops, it’s important to get the cause diagnosed,...
Can Your Roof Affect Your HVAC System?

Can Your Roof Affect Your HVAC System?

Did you know that your roof might be the reason you’re battling high energy bills? While roofing materials protect your home from the elements, they can affect the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Let’s take a look at how they do that. Reflective...
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