British Thermal Unit

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 […]
April 11, 2013

The Home Heating Bill: Use It To Improve Energy Costs

Every month, it’s likely that you receive a gas bill in the mail. In the spring, it gradually decreases to light summertime levels when you’re not using your furnace. Then, in the fall it begins fattening up, until you get to winter when it feeds off your household budget for several months. Learning how to read your home heating bill can go a long way toward lowering your energy costs during the cold months when your furnace is working for much of […]