Today’s smart thermostats are a critical component of a home’s HVAC system. However, thermostats can malfunction. When an air conditioner or furnace does not work properly, the problem may actually be with the thermostat.
Energy costs are a significant expense of home ownership. Maximizing efficiency can help you save money while making your home more comfortable. However, it takes more than simply finding the right balance on your thermostat. While controlling the temperature is part of the solution, there are other steps you can take to make your home energy efficient without sacrificing...
Investing money in a high-efficiency HVAC unit won’t do you a bit of good if your ducts leak air. Duct leakage results in wasted energy and higher utility costs because the warm or cold air you are paying to condition slowly bleeds into your walls and floors. It never reaches the actual rooms in your home!
We all want a more comfortable home. Most of us suffer from poor air quality. You can improve your home comfort level with just a few minor adjustments. 1. Seal leaky ductwork and upgrade your insulation. Sealing leaks helps eliminate conditioned air loss and so does upgrading your insulation. About 40% of your energy is
Many homeowners blame their heating and cooling system for high utility bills or poor temperature maintenance. In truth, it’s often not the fault of the system, but with leaking air ducts.
If it’s time to do a little remodeling and you’re torn between carpet or hardwood floors, you aren’t alone, It’s a debate that has proponents on both sides of the aisle. (Mainly carpet manufacturers and hardwood floor producers.) If resale value, durability, air quality and beauty are your primary concerns, then quality hardwood floors will