April 5, 2012

Maximize Heat Recovery Ventilator Performance With These 5 Operating Tips

Your heat recovery ventilator serves to remove stale, polluted air from your home and replace it with fresh air from the outside. Thanks to the heat recovery feature, you enjoy fresh, clean air in your home without the high utility bills associated with leaky homes. Here are five operating tips to help you maximize the performance of your newly installed heat recovery ventilator. Use low-speed operation when appropriate: If your home is tightly sealed, you should plan to run your heat […]
April 3, 2012

Indoor Air Quality: 3 Preventive Measures Every Homeowner Should Know

Chemical contaminates will reduce your indoor air quality and lead to health problems that range from mild to serious. Unfortunately, most homeowners are not aware of the dangers lurking in their own home from products they regularly used. Common cleaners, gas-fueled appliances and even furniture will fill the air you breathe with contaminates and pollutants. However, with the proper precautions you can reduce contaminates in your home and improve your indoor air quality. Install carbon monoxide and radon detectors around […]
March 29, 2012

Water Heaters: These 5 Tips Will Give Energy Bills A Boost

Saving energy at home puts more money in your pocket, and a great place to start is your water heater. Your heater is the third-highest utility expense in your home, following heating and cooling. Follow these five tips to help you save money:   Insulate the tank. If you hold your hand against the heater tank and feel any warmth, your appliance needs insulating. Home-improvement stores sell insulation jackets or blankets. When covering tank for an electric heater, be sure […]
March 27, 2012

Optimal Energy Savings Means Evaulating Every Room In Your Home

If you’d like to conserve energy and save money, it can seem like a daunting task. Breaking your home down into different areas can make the job a little easier, and you will quickly realize that every room in your house has the potential for energy savings. Kitchen Choose an energy-efficient refrigerator. Refrigerators with the freezer on top are more efficient than side-by-side models. Refrigerators with a built-in ice maker also waste energy, and should be avoided. Use your dishwasher […]