Posts tagged hvac
If you’ve been putzing around with an old thermostat, and you’re tired of all the hassles, you should consider replacing it with a new programmable one. In only a few simple steps, you will never again have to lift a finger to have your home always set at the perfect temperature. [...]
One of the problems, however, is that during certain times like the cold season turning heat down to a minimum just isn’t realistic so while smart meters have good intentions they aren’t always practical for the moment – that is, unless a series of steps are taken to make sure a home is more structurally sound so heating is more efficient. There are a number of ways to accomplish this, some of which include the following ... [...]
The federal government's Energy Star program offers certification to green home builders, giving homeowners the reassurance that they are purchasing a home designed to conform to strict energy-efficiency guidelines. Energy Star-certified homes (as they are called) are inspected independently by a certified rater and will be certified with the Energy Star logo, which is placed on the home's breaker box as well as placed on documents provided to the homeowner. [...]
Preparing your furnace for winter is an important task. If you don’t make sure your furnace is winterized you could face a cold winter, high monthly heat bills, carbon monoxide poisoning, or fires. To avoid having to deal with these costly and dangerous consequences make sure you take the proper precautions before the winter hits. Here's how ...
Would you like to guess what my most frequent piece of advice is for homeowners to improve their indoor air quality, comfort, and to help save energy? I can tell you It isn’t air sealing, installing new windows (try dead last for that one), adding insulation, or anything else similar to that. Quite simply it is to install a $20 timer for the bathroom vents. As luck would have it, I had to replace a few in my place (thanks kids…) and I thought I would show you the process. [...]