Your HVAC unit is a double-edged sword that keeps you cool and comfortable in the summer while causing environmental harm. Most air conditioners are powered by electricity that’s usually obtained from burning fossil fuels, which is a major source of greenhouse gases. Many systems also use ozone-killing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The good news is that these […]
Winter is coming, and it’s important to be able to keep your house warm. One of the best ways of maintaining home comfort is with proper insulation. Heat rises, so if you don’t have enough insulation, the warmth from your furnace will flow right out of your home and into your attic. Insulation slows that […]
If your garage is unheated, you’re probably not inclined to spend much time there in the winter. Maybe you’ve thought about heating it so that you can make it a place for doing projects or just having a warmer place to start your car in the morning.
High ceilings add style and flair to residential interiors. A soaring vaulted ceiling “opens up” a room and adds an impression of elegant spaciousness to the house. However, high ceilings can also pose certain difficulties when it comes to HVAC performance and efficiency. This is particularly true in winter, when your central heating system is […]
Time-variant pricing by utilities means not all electricity costs the same. Traditional flat-rate pricing imposed the same rates no matter when electricity was consumed. Time-variant plans, however, link rates to predetermined times and usage.
When you’re shopping for a new air conditioner, one of the factors that you need to consider is the SEER rating. Let’s look at what SEER is and why it’s important to understand it before you buy your next A/C.
Did you get dinged pretty bad from your 2018 taxes? If so you may be looking for ways to make up for the losses. One easy way is to reduce your utility bills by energy savings.
Earth Day — April 22nd — serves as a reminder for us to make our homes as energy efficient as possible to help preserve the planet. The HVAC system is an excellent starting point because it accounts for nearly half of your home’s energy use. Take the steps below to make your system use energy […]
Spring cleaning is upon us. One of your most important – and often neglected – tasks is to wash your windows. Not only does it make them look nicer, and help you see out of them better, but dirty windows can damage your home’s energy efficiency. Here’s how.