efficiency

July 11, 2017

How to Have the Right Greenhouse Ventilation

A greenhouse is an excellent way to work your green thumb magic at home, but having a proper set up is essential for success. One of the most important things for your grow space is adequate ventilation. By keeping the temperature in check, you’ll give your plants the kind of environment they need to flourish. Here’s how to find the right greenhouse ventilation for your needs: Natural Versus Mechanical Ventilation Both mechanical and natural ventilation methods offer good options for […]
July 12, 2016

Repair vs. Replace: Questions to Consider

If you’ve had your cooling or heating system for many years, you’ll reach a point when it begins struggling to provide comfort in your home. It may be a matter of declining efficiency, eroding performance, frequent breakdowns, or a combination of these issues. This is when you have to decide whether to repair or replace your HVAC system. To figure out which option makes the most sense, ask yourself the following questions: How long have you had your HVAC system? […]
April 26, 2016

Is a New Air Conditioner in Your Future? Use These Tips

If you’re planning to invest in a new air conditioner, keep in mind that your choice of equipment will have a direct impact on your household energy bills and home comfort for at least 10 to 15 years. Here are some tips to help you choose an A/C that brings you the greatest benefit. Consider seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEER) — The minimum efficiency available is 13 SEER, and more efficient units have higher ratings. They cost more as well, […]
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, […]