Now that summer is over and fall is in full-swing, it’s time for homeowners to turn their attention to what’s next – cooler weather. Standard heating systems are great, of course, but they’ll also cost you a pretty penny. To help decrease your costs, we’ve compiled some great heating alternatives to lower your energy usage.
Whether you’re having a new, super-efficient, state-of-the-art HVAC system installed, or you’re just limping along with your aging, energy-wasting furnace/air conditioner, you want to get the most out of the system you can. Fortunately, there are several energy-saving tactics that will help you do just that all year long.
Getting the best results from your purchase of new HVAC equipment requires being aware of some of the common mistakes that can be made when buying heating and cooling systems. Here is a brief list of those mistakes and what to do to avoid them:
Understanding how your vents work can help make your home more efficient and more comfortable.
If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s heating or cooling system this spring, make sure you take advantage of any available HVAC rebates or incentives for energy efficiency. These savings are in addition to the savings in operating costs you’ll enjoy with HVAC systems that use energy more efficiently. Several incentives are available in the […]
If your home has a damp and chilly finished basement, or upstairs bedrooms that get too warm in the summertime, you know exactly why using one thermostat to heat and cool a home comfortably and effectively is so difficult. This is especially the case with multi-story homes, or those with add-on rooms or big spaces […]
When colder weather has you running the heat in your Dayton home most of the time, your utility bills can increase significantly. You might have heard that closing the air vents in unoccupied rooms can reduce your heating costs and keep you feeling warmer during winter, but how accurate is this? Here’s a closer look […]
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.
This past winter brought unpredictable weather, and this pattern has carried on into spring. For this reason, you may have forgotten about your annual A/C maintenance. It is important to add this to your spring to-do list, though, before the weather gets too hot, or you may find that your A/C unit isn’t working or […]
Smart thermostats take the convenience and energy-saving benefits of a programmable thermostat one step further. They allow you to control your home’s environment remotely, with wireless connectivity, user-friendly interfaces, online access and various mobile apps.