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July 7, 2015

How to Pick the Right Air Filtration Product for Your Home

If you thought the air inside your home is cleaner than the air outside, you may want to revisit that assumption. The truth is that the average home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is several times more polluted than city air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For many homeowners, it’s essential to choose an effective air filtration product, such as a whole-home air cleaner, to combat pollutants and breathe easier. Your Home’s IAQ To pick the right air cleaner to […]
July 2, 2015

Don’t Be Fooled by Home Cooling Myths

It can be hard to differentiate frequently repeated myths from the truth. In the case of home cooling myths, they may even seem plausible. By avoiding the following home cooling myths, however, you’ll avoid sabotaging your system’s efficiency. Shutting Down the A/C When Leaving Wastes Energy It’s commonly believed that cooling a hot home upon your return uses more energy than keeping the A/C on at a constant temperature. Truth be told, you waste much more energy by cooling an […]
June 30, 2015

Maximize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency and Savings With a Programmable Thermostat

Can informed use of a programmable thermostat make a difference in energy costs? Nearly 10 percent of the total energy consumption of the U.S. is controlled by cumulative settings on residential cooling and heating thermostats. However, surveys show many people aren’t reaping the 5 to 15 percent energy savings the Department of Energy says they could be, simply because they aren’t utilizing the device correctly or fully. Programming Types First, you need to determine the type of programmable thermostat you need. The […]
June 25, 2015

Setting Your Thermostat: Is Fan On or Auto Best?

Setting your thermostat fan control can be somewhat confusing. Is it better to leave the fan “on” or set it on “auto?” Leaving the fan in the on position and operating continuously may seem logical to increase comfort and reduce A/C energy consumption, but it can actually erode comfort and cost more in the long run. Learning the purpose of each setting and its pros and cons can help clarify which option is best. Auto Setting When the fan is […]