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Smart Strategies to Prevent Fires Caused by Space Heaters

Fires and Deaths According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 40% of fires that happen in homes are caused by space heaters. In addition, 84% of the associated deaths from fires happened as a result of a mishandling of space heaters. This data surrounds the misuse and inappropriate handling of electric space heaters. This [...]

HVAC True or False Questions to Help You Think

Remember when the teacher gave you an exam in school? The exam might have a true/false section, a multiple choice section or just consist of an essay question. Here are some true/false questions related to HVAC that will test your knowledge and upgrade it at the same time! Directions: Please answer true or false for [...]

By |2018-01-02T22:06:02+00:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency, HVAC Systems, HVAC Technology, Tips|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why You Should Make Use of a Programmable Thermostat

Good Idea! If you want to reduce the amount of money you are spending on your heating and cooling bill, then a programmable thermostat is something to consider. Programmable thermostats have been in around for three decades now and have proven to reduce energy consumption. This type of thermostat works to change temperatures at times [...]

10 Ways to Make Sure Your House is Warm in the Winter

Seasons Come and Go The seasonal clock keeps ticking and turning. The spring gives say to summer and now the fall has stepped aside for winter. The cold has arrived and adjustments will be necessary. You can move the thermostat the opposite way from the summer setting and your HVAC system will respond. Just to [...]

Amazing Ways to Save Money With Energy Star Efficiency

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Star program can save you money! The Energy Star program is backed by research and technologies generated by the United States government and specializes in creating equipment and programs that result in significant energy savings. The program includes areas of specialization such as energy efficient equipment professional installations [...]

By |2018-06-21T17:53:38+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Buying, Cost, Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Super HVAC Tips for Your Sunroom

American Style When family and friends come over, it is always nice to sit in the sunroom. Many family memories have been made with glasses of tea in the summer sitting in a sunroom or the front porch.  The whole situation began when folks would migrate from the dinner table and want to feel the [...]

Does It Really Help to Close the Vent in an Unused Room?

Closing the Vents? Everyone wants to save money and in this article we are going to investigate the question: does it really help to close the vent in an unused room. You invested a great deal of money in your HVAC system and you have a couple of rooms that are not used every day. [...]

How To Rock the Heat in Your Basement

Basement History Basements didn’t start out actually needing heat in the early construction of American homes. Basements were often used as storage places for unused equipment, and functioned often as food storage rooms. You could find canned goods, bags of vegetables, and salted or sugar cured meats in basements during the 17,18, and 19th centuries. [...]

HVAC Hack: Ceiling Fan Rotation Direction

Multipurpose Ceiling Fans If you have ceiling fans in your home, make sure you are getting the energy savings they can provide you by adjusting the ceiling fan rotation direction. It may be a bit counter-intuitive to think that a device that is often used to cool an area can help you save money in [...]

By |2018-06-21T19:06:57+00:00January 28th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reasons Why HVAC Spring Cleaning is Important

Cleaning Helps Prevent Repair Issues There are reasons why doing some spring cleaning around your HVAC system will pay off in the end. It’s a system that has operating parts inside the house and operating parts outside the house. Each requires cleaning, lubrication, tightening up, replacement of belts and hoses, and a once over with [...]

By |2018-06-25T14:00:37+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency, HVAC Maintenance|Tags: , , |0 Comments