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 […]
October 6, 2016

HVAC Basics: Learn What BTUs Are

What is a BTU and what does it mean to you? In winter or summer, the number of BTUs added or removed from the house, respectively, is critical to indoor comfort. It’s also an important element of the calculations utilized for efficiency rating that help you evaluate the most energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment when you’re shopping for an upgrade.   BTU is short for British Thermal Unit. It’s the universally accepted measurement for a unit of heat energy. In […]