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January 21, 2016

A Zoning System Can Save You Energy and Money

In the average household, heating and cooling accounts for approximately 40 percent of total annual energy consumption. If you currently have a single-zone HVAC system with one thermostat to control your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner, installing a zoning system can help you save energy and lower your annual operating costs. How Zoned Systems Work Zoned systems use motorized ductwork dampers to divide a home into multiple independent sections or zones. Each zone has a thermostat that’s wired to […]
January 19, 2016

Tips for Being Prepared in Case of a Power Outage

A sudden power outage can leave you without heat, air conditioning, hot water, lighting, and the means to safely store and cook food for hours or even days. There’s no way to know how long an outage will last, but you’ll find it easier to cope if you make some advance preparations and keep three days’ worth of supplies on hand. These tips can help you prepare for a power outage: Put together an emergency kit and store it in […]
January 14, 2016

How is a Heat Recovery Ventilator Beneficial for Your Home?

New homes are built to be more energy-efficient than ever before, and this involves making sure they don’t waste energy through air leaks. These airtight homes save energy because heat loss and heat gain are reduced. However, without the right kind of ventilation system in place, moisture and decreased air quality becomes a concern in these homes. Adding a heat recovery ventilator is a solution that comes with additional benefits. How it Works A heat recovery ventilator draws stale air […]
January 12, 2016

Tight Ducts are Important for Keeping Heat Inside Your Home

How tight are your HVAC ducts? If you’re among the majority of homeowners, you probably don’t know the answer. Ductwork is usually out of sight, in an attic, a wall or a crawl space and can be difficult to reach and evaluate. Tight ducts are essential for efficiently heating a home, so your ductwork should be inspected and repaired, if necessary, every few years. How Ductwork Deteriorates The ductwork installed in a new home is usually not the best quality, […]