Use Ceiling Fans to Use Air Conditioners Less

Use Ceiling Fans to Use Air Conditioners Less

At this point, it’s fairly common knowledge that a fan (ceiling, floor, or otherwise) is an efficient alternative to constantly running the air conditioner.  In fact, placing fans in hotter rooms or more heavily trafficked areas will allow you to comfortably raise your thermostat a couple of degrees higher.  A shift of even two or […]

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Earth Day 2016, Energy Saving Appliances and Devices

Saving with Energy-Efficient Systems

It’s International Earth Day everyone! Happy Earth Day! We’ve been gifted with a beautiful blue and green home here and it’s our job to take care of it while we enjoy it.  Currently, the best way to do that is by reducing the amount of waste we generate on a daily basis.  That means doing […]

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How to use geothermal power to heat and cool your home

Geothermal Heating & Cooling: The Basics

For a long time, the idea that an untapped wealth of energy existed just beneath our feet that is renewable and cutting-edge science fiction seemed just around the corner.  Geothermal energy (the heat that resides deep in the Earth) has been a mainstay of science fiction and (more recently) renewable energy.  Caves have been a […]

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Basic Care and Maintenance Tips for Home Cooling and Heating

Air Care Tips for Heating and Cooling

Truth: Your heating and cooling system is complicated and can be difficult to work with if you aren’t a professional.  This doesn’t excuse the fact that there are things you should be aware of and actively maintaining throughout the year.  Hot or cold, many things in both your furnace and air conditioner require similar maintenance […]

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Improve attic insulation for better heating and cooling

Importance of a Properly Insulated Attic

A properly insulated attic is a key portion of maintaining energy efficiency in your home, regardless of whether it’s cold or hot outside.  A properly insulated home helps reduce climate control costs and the attic is no small part of that.  Improperly insulated attics are a major source of heat-loss during the winter and will cause your home […]

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Types of Air Filters for HVAC and Furnaces

Which Air Filter do I Need?

Air filters keep the dust out, mitigate allergies, and keep pollution levels low inside our homes. Using the right filter can even mitigate (but not remove) the effects of smoke or pet dander.  A quality filter will always lead to better breathing, regardless of the season. Not all filters are created to the same specifications.  Different […]

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A Guide toThermostats

A Guide to Thermostats

Physical Construction Thermostats are finely tuned sensing devices.  It doesn’t matter if you’re using a smart thermostat or a thermostat from the 1950s, it still has to convert a physical measurement, temperature, into an electrical control signal.  Mercury switches, coiled springs, and bimetallic switches are all viable methods of measuring the current temperature.  As a room warms or cools, these […]

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