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US Department of Energy announces new efficiency furnace standards. This will impact many home, condo and town home owners in the Northwest DOE Regional Standards Effective May 2013 http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/residential/pdfs/cacfurn_dfr_final-version.pdf After years of debate, the US Department of Energy has finalized their new federal minimum energy conservation standard in the Northern region. Fuel efficiency ratings for
Geothermal heat pumps are an excellent form of heating and cooling in the home. Home owners are able to have comfort in their home year round with an efficient and eco-friendly HVAC option. Many home owners are opting to install this type of heating and cooling system because it not only allows them to help
Saving energy with a heating system can save home owners money but many home owners have no idea how to save energy with their heating system. There are a few tips and tricks that can be done in the home to ensure that the heating system works properly and saves you money! Below we will
Keeping your home heated during a long cold winter is a priority of every family, and keeping your electric boiler going for as long as possible is the best way to make sure you are comfortable when the air is chilly outside. To do this, you will want to increase the life of your electric
Having an air conditioner in your house is one thing and having it working properly is another. This is because there are many people who bought and installed the air conditioner but after that they never bothered to take care of the system and so the efficiency of the system really dropped. As a result,
The air conditioning system in your home consumes about 40% of your total energy bills and therefore to improve the efficiency of the system, it is essential to maintain and service your AC unit regularly. When your AC system is neglected, you would land up with high utility bills and also expensive repairs and replacements.
What is an air duct? Well, as your air is “conditioned,” that is, when it is processed into something that is fit to be distributed throughout your home (as in the case of a central air system), the ducts are the avenues by which it gets distributed. In many cases, however, too much of the
As a consumer, you have been through all kinds of situations where things didn’t turn out the way they seemed in the beginning. Maybe you’ve been to a car lot, where you were in a buying mood, and made the decision, only to find out that the price of your car was really going to
Every time the summer rolls around, homeowners hope that their air conditioning unit will work. Instead of hoping on your unit to work, it is a good idea to plan ahead. Homeowners can plan ahead each season by signing up for a maintenance agreement with their air conditioning technician. This way, as each season rolls
When it comes to new air conditioning installation there are many options available. Homeowners should consider which option is best for their home before making the plunge. Certified technicians will be able to help you decide which unit is best for you after visiting your home and finding out your cooling needs. A popular installation