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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Is Ventilation Duct Cleaning Beneficial?

Is Duct Cleaning Worth It?

Dust, dirt, contaminants and pollutants all suspend themselves in the air easily.  They’re tracked in from outside on shoes and clothes, then deposited on every surface before eventually being whisked away into the ductwork of your home. Of course, a light amount of surface dust adhering to the inside of your ductwork isn’t a problem.  […]

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Attic Ventilation, Attic Fans, and Whole House Fans

Ventilation and Attic Fans

Forced air systems, powered ventilation, and climate control in your home are all beautiful technologies that make life easier.  They also require a lot of power and regular care to ensure continued productivity.  But just as important is how you deal with heat transfer through your attic, in both the winter and the summer months.  […]

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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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