Summer's here, and it's not leaving any time soon. As the outdoor temperature gets higher and higher, so might your energy bill. Cooling your home can be quite an expense, but if done properly, doesn't have to break the bank. Below are 10 tips on how to save energy and money while still keeping your home cool and comfortable.
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One of the most important decisions to make when selecting a new heating or cooling system is how large a unit to buy. A properly sized unit will improve comfort and reduce energy, equipment, and maintenance costs. This holds true whether selecting an air conditioner, boiler, furnace or other type of home comfort equipment. By understanding what goes into sizing your equipment, you can make an educated decision on an important purchase.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
As relaxing as it should be, the bathroom can occasionally be a source of some frustration. Fogged-up mirrors, frigid towels, overly-humid air, and disorganized counter tops or drawers can get a bit annoying, especially when you’re groggy from a rough night’s sleep.
This month, we’re bringing you some ideas to make your bathroom a bit more user-friendly and luxurious. As always, adding functionality to a room, especially your bathroom, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Click here to learn how you can turn your bathroom into a haven of comfort and relaxation.
This time of year brings about an interesting conundrum. Whether you’re pumping your home full of heat or still keeping the A/C on, it’s important to keep that conditioned air locked inside. What a waste to spend money bringing your indoor air to the perfect temperature just to have the air escape, leaving you to heat or cool new air all over again!
However, making your home air tight isn’t the best for your home or your health. Ventilation is necessary to rid your home of natural and man-made air pollutants that build up over time. Natural ventilation, such as opening doors and windows, is easy, but makes it difficult to control the temperature and humidity levels of your indoor air. Luckily, there are many solutions to ventilating your home, including some that will help keep you from wasting extra energy heating or cooling fresh air.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Posted at 2:56 PM
Back in August we sent out a list of 14 tips for saving energy in the fall and winter seasons. While it’s always best to get a head start, it’s not too late to make your home an energy efficient one. Not only will you be helping the environment, but you’ll be saving money too. And some of these tips might even make you more comfortable than you were before, all while using less energy.
With the weather being a bit less forgiving this time of year, you’ll probably be spending more time indoors than usual. With that in mind, we’ve written up 10 more tips for you! Spending more time at home shouldn’t have to mean spending more money on energy. So without further ado, here they are:
Posted at 12:32 PM
Winter weather is pushing its way in, and it’s not leaving any time soon. That means getting back to that awful feeling of stepping out of your hot shower and onto freezing tiles. For many of us, it can also mean waking up to see inches upon inches of snow on the driveway that has to get shoveled away. For most of us, it means higher heating bills that seem to keep going up and up.
If you’re renovating your home or building a new one, consider solving all of these problems with one simple solution – radiant floor heating. In short, radiant floor heating is nothing more than what it sounds like: providing heat by radiating it from the floor (or under the floor, really). There are multiple types of radiant floor heating available, which means the right solution for you is out there and ready to be put into your home.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Posted at 6:23 AM
As North America recovers from Hurricane Sandy, the first priority will be ensuring the safety of people in the affected areas. Next, emergency workers will need to restore critical infrastructure such as power and telecommunications. Individually, affected people will need to assess the damage to their homes or offices.
You may find that your heating, cooling, or plumbing systems have been affected by the storm. We’ve written this short guide to help you safely restore these systems to full operation.