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Through any of the changing seasons, what one member of your household or office finds to be a perfect temperature can be uncomfortably hot or cold to another. Wouldn’t it be great if you could set different temperatures for the various parts of your indoor environment, so that each person’s perfect temperature is a reality?
Posted on Aug 30, 2011 in , , , , , ,
Wherever your home or business is located, your heating and cooling needs can be predicted by degree days. Heating and cooling degree days are designed to help you assess the amount of energy you need to keep your home or business comfortable. Calculations are based on the difference of the average outdoor temperature and the heating and cooling required to maintain a baseline temperature indoors.
If you’re going on vacation this year it might be a good idea to program your thermostat before you leave. Setting up different temperatures for different days and times can save you money every month on energy consumption, and it can give you more money to spend on your getaway.
Posted on Aug 9, 2011 in , , , , ,
You probably know that you can save money on your energy bills by replacing an older air-conditioning system with a new high-efficiency unit. But did you know that other, up-front savings are available as well? Rebates and tax credits currently available make it a good time to buy.
Posted on Aug 2, 2011 in , , , , , , ,
If you’ve received some quotes for servicing or repairing your HVAC system, and you’re struggling to make sense of them, don’t worry. There’s an easy solution: Familiarize yourself with the terminology used by HVAC contractors. To help you make sense of your quotes and give you the confidence to discuss the work with your contractor, here’s a rundown of the most common components of a heat-pump system and the type of maintenance it may require.
Posted on Jul 28, 2011 in , , , ,
During the summer, it’s not easy to strike the right balance between indoor comfort and responsible use of energy. With the relentless sweltering heat, it’s tempting to crank up the air conditioner and worry about your energy bill once it arrives, but by implementing a few energy-saving strategies, you can keep utility costs under control without sacrificing any of your indoor comfort.
First, check with your local utility company to see if sliding energy rates are used in your area. This means that it costs you more to use electricity during peak hours than it does during off-peak hours. While it’s hard to avoid running your air conditioner on a hot summer afternoon, you can put off that load of laundry or running your dishwasher until later in the day.
Second, try to avoid using your range on a hot day. Not only will this help keep things cool in the house, it will also save electricity. If possible, use your microwave oven or a toaster oven instead, or just serve a “cold supper” instead of an elaborate hot meal.
Using supplementary products like window shades, exhaust fans and floor fans can really go a long way toward helping you keep things cool indoors. Shades and drapes block out the sun’s rays and help prevent heat from penetrating into your home through your windows, keeping things cooler and letting you keep your thermostat down a bit. Fans are excellent climate control tools, as they circulate air, essentially creating a wind-chill effect. Home improvement experts say that homeowners who use ceiling fans and floor fans can turn their thermostats up as much as 4 degrees Fahrenheit without losing anything in indoor comfort. Exhaust fans also help you control indoor humidity, which can be a real problem in summer.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).