Do you think that air pollution only refers to the air outside? Think again. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your home is 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside of your home.
Operating programmable thermostats is easy if you understand the features this energy saving technology offers. Because the goal of a programmable thermostat is to save energy and therefore money, try to find a large amount of time (around 8 hours), when you don’t have a need for heating or cooling. This time period occurs most often during the day, when …
Choosing your programmable thermostat can be difficult. Manufacturers offer different features and it can be hard to determine the best fit for your heating and cooling needs. Here is an overview of everything you need to know about choosing the best programmable thermostat for you.
Homeowners spend a lot each year on heating and cooling costs to keep their families comfortable. Then they insulate and seal air leaks so that conditioned air isn’t wasted. But by doing everything possible to keep conditioned air from escaping, they also often are trapping pollutants and allergens inside and preventing outside air from coming in to freshen things up.
If you notice that temperatures are inconsistent among rooms in your home. Or if members of your household don’t agree on how cool or warm it needs to be in various rooms around the house, a zoning system may be just what you need to keep your home and family more comfortable.
If you’ve been cracking out the hand cream or lavishing on the lip balm, you may have noticed lately our air has been a bit dry now that the wet part of summer is over. Dry air in your home can cause itchy skin, dry nose, and sore throats, and is the perfect breeding ground for low-moisture-loving cold and flu …
NATE certified technician—it’s not just a cool name. It’s a badge of professionalism and knowledge that you should look for in anyone you trust to take care of your home heating and cooling system.
Have you noticed that these days you can get some amazing deals on new heating and cooling systems? Hardware stores and suppliers have responded to the economic downturn by providing some of the best prices in years.
While most people know that ENERGY STAR appliances can keep your energy costs running 30% below average, a few practical steps can minimize the trauma of summer-time electric bill shock even more.
Often, the first time we notice that we need to replace our HVAC system is when it dies. Of course, this will usually be the day before your in-laws arrive to stay with you for two weeks in the middle of a summer heat wave.