Pet doors are a great convenience, allowing your pets to come and go to do its business outdoors whenever it needs to without you getting up and letting it out. But when you install a pet door, there’s a big hole in your wall, and depending on how the door is constructed, it can allow […]
A quick walk through your home might reveal plenty of energy vampires that waste your energy continually.
A cold, dry Dayton night can quickly sap the warmth out of a poorly-weatherized home. By taking some basic steps to defend your home against heat loss, however, you can keep your living space cozy all winter.
The two energy-hungriest appliances in your home during the winter are your heating system and water heater. It’s not difficult to improve their energy efficiency and address air leakage in your home’s envelope. The investment of time and money will pay you back in lower energy bills and increased comfort.
Homeowners who use gas to heat their home’s air, water and/or food should be concerned about safety related to potential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and make sure their home is outfitted with working carbon monoxide detectors. Several types of home heating methods can produce carbon monoxide gas that can be lethal if undetected. It’s important […]
HVAC industry acronyms represent industry-specific items, processes, actions and organizations. Here is a list of some common HVAC acronyms and their meanings (and by the way, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
Staying warm inside in Southwest Ohio during the winter can be costly, but you can realize energy savings by completing some easy steps that help reduce your overall utility bill. Some steps cost nothing more than time, while others cost little but have significant payback all year long.
For homeowners, energy efficiency is a major concern. Wasted energy leads to wasted money, and by conducting a simple home energy evaluation, you can spot inefficiencies and take action to solve them, which will help you save while doing the environment a favor.
Like anyone else, homeowners living in the Dayton area want an air conditioning system they can count on when the hot days of summer arrive. The unexpected often happens at the worst possible time. So what can go wrong with your cooling system, and how can you increase the odds that your equipment will run […]
If you have a hot water tank, you may be losing more energy than you think. A hot-water tank stores heated water so you can have it anytime, but keeping that water constantly heated can use a lot of energy. There’s an alternative — tankless water heaters — that can save energy and money.