October 20, 2016

5 HVAC Considerations When Purchasing a Home

When you are buying a house, you certainly want to avoid hidden costs associated with unforeseen home repairs. Since the HVAC systems are generally out of sight and out of mind, you want to make a special effort to ensure you know what you are getting. Consider the following HVAC tips to make the best and most informed decisions when shopping for a house. Age of Systems Know the age of the HVAC systems of the homes you are considering […]
October 18, 2016

Using the Whole HVAC System to Save Energy at Home

Perhaps no other system offers more ways to save energy in your home than your HVAC system. That’s great news considering that home cooling and heating accounts for up to half of your home’s energy consumption. Use these tips to leverage the whole HVAC system for maximum energy savings with no loss in comfort. Coil Cleaning Your heat pump or central air system use refrigerant circulating inside coils to extract or release heat from or into your home. When the […]
October 13, 2016

How to Understand the Energy Star Guidelines

There are many techniques for reducing household energy consumption, but the most reliable ways to cut energy usage and costs is with the products you use. The Energy Star program provides detailed information and guidelines for homeowners who want to invest in energy-efficient appliances, electronics, and other devices. Here’s a brief overview of the program’s guidelines and what you can expect from them. The Basis of the Energy Star Program The Energy Star program is a collaboration between the U.S. […]
October 11, 2016

Signs Your Home’s Thermostat Should Be Replaced

With changes in the weather on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at your home’s thermostat. Although your thermostat might appear to be in good shape, there are plenty of signs that could indicate the need for a thermostat replacement as soon as possible. Wild Temperature Swings Over time, it’s possible for your thermostat to forget how to correctly sense the room’s temperature. The strange behavior often results in temperature swings that make your home feel too cold […]