When upgrading your furnace, consider adding a variable speed furnace blower motor. It can improve the efficiency of your heating system while making your home more comfortable.
Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to lower your home energy costs? Try insulating your hot water heater.
Heating load refers to the total amount of heat it takes to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter. Your HVAC technician can determine your heating load by performing an energy load calculation, an essential step if you are considering upgrading your heating equipment.
If you are shopping for a new heating and cooling system, you probably already know about the differences in energy efficiency among the options on the market. Ratings such as SEER (for air conditioners) and AFUE (for furnaces) are similar to the mpg ratings on cars; choose a higher rating, and the HVAC system will consume less energy.
Taking care of your plumbing can add up to significant savings in your household.
Rising energy costs, coupled with concerns about natural-resource consumption, have homeowners looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy they use to heat and cool their houses. One option to consider is upgrading your boiler to a high-efficiency model.
Many of us got a wake-up call during the energy crisis of the 1970s. People across the nation realized the economic benefits of reducing our energy use; cars were built with better gas mileage, and heating and cooling efficiency became a bigger priority. As we’ve moved forward with home comfort, sealing up residential air leaks has become an important aspect …
Deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace can be difficult. On one hand, the high upfront cost of a brand-new furnace can be daunting. At the same time, a number of benefits come along with a new furnace, including lower energy costs, improved comfort, reduced environmental impact, quieter operation and fewer breakdowns.
Cutting back on energy use can be done in both big and small ways. Using a programmable thermostat is a small way to add to energy savings. But the control that this small piece of equipment gives a homeowner can result in big savings and greater efficiency.
If your home’s air conditioner has reached the end of its life span, you may be dreading the complicated process of selecting and purchasing replacement cooling equipment. You’ll have to do plenty of research, to be sure, but the process doesn’t need to be as daunting as it may seem if you approach it systematically and follow a few helpful …
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