In the Dayton area, it’s always a challenge to find ways to conserve energy and save money during the winter. Our winters are long and can be snowy, cold, and cloudy, necessitating the use of the furnace or other heating system for many months. Nevertheless, there are some steps you can take to cut energy […]
Homeowners who want or need to upgrade their heating and cooling systems in 2021 are in luck. The federal government is offering an HVAC tax credit for equipment that qualifies for various energy high-efficiency programs.
There are so many ways to cut down your energy expenses all year long. Most homeowners go along paying the bills without addressing these easy fixes for making your home more energy efficient. Today, we’ll focus on the soon-to-come fall season and how to save money on heating.
A summer in Ohio without air conditioning is a difficult prospect. Unfortunately, not everyone can install central air. Maybe you live in an apartment. Maybe there’s one room in your house that’s not connected to the ductwork. Maybe there’s no AC at work. Whatever the issue, a mini AC for single rooms may be the […]
Did you know that half of all the electricity used in the United States is consumed by electrical motors — and that 90% of these motors are alternating current (AC) motors? Therefore, upgrading the motors in your house can significantly reduce your home-energy use. Read on to learn more about energy efficient AC motors.
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.