Most people know that making energy efficiency upgrades to your home pays off in the long run. Many people don’t know, however, that you can also get more immediate payback by taking advantage of energy efficiency rebates available in your area.
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.
The year is heating up and that you know that means – time for air conditioning! This means it’s important to make sure that your system is running at an optimal level to keep your home cool. Here are a few quick summer HVAC hints to make that happen:
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.
Smart home technology is advancing rapidly and it’s giving homeowners opportunities to vastly improve day-to-day convenience and comfort. Choosing innovative upgrades like the following can offer significant smart home savings on utility bills too:
Power spikes, be they from a distant thunder storm hitting near a utility line, or because of mini-surges in your own home, are never fun. Not only can they fry your electronic appliances, such as a refrigerator, television or HVAC system, but they can also damage your entire electrical system, requiring extensive and expensive repairs.
In the heat of the summer, you need more air conditioning to keep your home comfortable. This unavoidably affects your energy bills. With today’s ever-rising energy costs, it pays to learn how to keep both your home and wallet comfortable. Here are some tips you can use to stay cool while enjoying summer savings on […]
The holidays are a great time to lower energy bills and give yourself the gift of extra spending money.
The effectiveness of closing too many HVAC registers to save energy is a myth that many homeowners fall prey to. In reality, shutting multiple rooms won’t lower your household energy consumption and doing so can cause a host of other problems, including: Reduced comfort. Shutting too many registers restricts airflow in your ductwork, which raises […]