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December 17, 2015

Want to Perform a Home Energy Evaluation? Use this Checklist

For homeowners who want to save money on their monthly energy usage, a home energy evaluation is an excellent first step. This type of evaluation shows you where you are using or losing energy and gives you the opportunity to correct problems that can drive your costs up. Check the insulation: Insulation keeps warm air inside during the winter and outside during the summer. Check your walls, ceilings, floors, foundation, attic, and basement for the proper amount of insulation. Pay […]
December 15, 2015

How to Know if Your Ductwork Needs to be Replaced

Ductwork, like anything else, ages and deteriorates, and sometimes needs repair and even replacing. Since your ducts are out of sight, you should inspect them or have them inspected every few years. Following are some of the criteria you can use to determine whether you should consider replacing your ducts. Age How old are your ducts? If you have an older home, chances are the original ducts were not of the highest quality, and weren’t meant to last for the […]
December 10, 2015

Be Proactive and Check Your Furnace Filter

The simplest and least expensive thing you can do to promote energy efficiency in your home this winter is to check the furnace filter regularly, and change or clean it when it looks dirty. A clean air filter will also be more likely than a dirty one to protect your heating system from breakdowns and will help boost indoor air quality. How Does the Filter Work? A standard flat-panel air filter fits into a slot, usually located where the ductwork […]
December 8, 2015

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: Learning the Difference Between Them

Don’t make the mistake of confusing two key indoor air quality concepts – air filtration and air cleaning. While filtering indoor air is a relatively simple process that may involve anything from basic filtering to high-efficiency air filtration, air cleaning or purifying usually employs more sophisticated technology to comprehensively scrub indoor air of allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants. How Does Each One Work? Air filtration. Think of that flat-panel fiberglass filter that fits into a slot near where your home’s […]