With as much as half of the energy used in your home going to heating and cooling, choosing ENERGY STAR certified heating and cooling equipment can have a big impact on your comfort. It can also help you save money on utility bills and protect our climate. WHAT IS ENERGY STAR? They are a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR certified products are third-party certified and subject to ongoing verification testing. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR help you save energy and money without sacrificing performance. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
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Ductwork on an HVAC system is one of those “out of sight, out of mind” things. You assume things are okay because you can’t see any differently. However, ducts are a vital part of your heating and cooling system as it distributes the conditioned air through your house. Unfortunately, ductwork can become loosened, torn, kinked, or disconnected over time even if was installed properly. Add that to poorly sealed registers and grills and you could be losing 20 to 30 percent of the air that moves through your duct system. The result is higher utility bills and difficulty keeping your home comfortable, no matter how the thermostat is set. EnergyStar.gov lists these benefits of properly sealing and insulating your ductFeb 20,
Isn’t it better for utility bills and energy consumption if you set your thermostat to one temperature and just leave it alone? This is a common misconception… In the winter, when a house drops below its normal temperature, it loses energy to the surrounding environment more slowly. And in the summer, the higher interior temperature slows the rate that heat gets into the home. The longer your house can stay at a lower temperature (during cold days) or higher temperatures (during hot days), the more money you will save on your cooling/heating costs. EnergyStar.gov reports that as much as half of the energy used in your home is on the heating and cooling. This makes it important to maximize theFeb 12,
Just like tuning up your car can increase your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up and maintenance of your HVAC system can improve efficiency and comfort! And since as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling, according to EnergyStar.gov, improving efficiency can save you money! Here are a few reasons why we think proper maintenance is important: 1. Regular maintenance is almost always less costly than a repair job. We can’t guarantee that your air conditioner will break down if you skip your tune up. But if you air conditioner does malfunction, you can bet that the repair will cost more than a tune-up would have. Tune ups can’t stop all AC problemsFeb 10,
According to EnergyStar.gov, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Therefore, making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a huge impact on your utility bills – and your comfort! One way to make sure your HVAC system is working properly is to make sure your air filter is changed regularly. Your air filter should be changed every month especially in the seasons of heavy use (summer & winter). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the air filter after 3 months. Think of it this way…your HVAC “breathes” through your filter. If the filter is clogged andFeb 10,