HVAC Tips – How To Decide if You Should Repair or Replace Your HVAC Heating and Cooling Equipment

Should you repair or replace your heating or cooling equipment when it has a problem? It depends on how much lower the equipment should last and how much your equipment is worth at the time of the problem. We don’t always rush to replace the equipment. Sometimes a nice fix is a better fit for the… [Read More]

Understanding Window Efficiency Labels and How To Lower Your Utility Bills With An Energy Efficiency Evaluation…

Scheduling an energy efficiency evaluation of your home and learning more about how much you can save is an eye opening experience. New windows are a major way to keep the work done by your HVAC System INSIDE your home or office! With the current emphasis on energy efficient windows, the National Fenestration Rating Council has… [Read More]

What Temperature Should My Thermostat Be Set For In The Winter?

How do you determine the best heating temperature for your home? It is still coat and scarf weather outside but indoors we are enjoying the heat of summer.  Do you sometimes wonder if your heating temperature is set too high in the winter? Or maybe even too low?  We would like to share some data… [Read More]

Air Conditioning Maintenance Guide #2 – Reasons Why Your Air Conditioning Equipment Needs Maintenance…

If you maintain your air conditioning equipment you will extend the usable life of your unit and save a bunch on repair and replacement costs. Over time, just like any other equipment, your AC is going to show some wear and will eventually develop seme mechanical problems that need attention. Taking preventive action will help… [Read More]

Air Conditioning Maintenance Guide #1 – How Your Central Air Conditioner Works

Most homes have central air conditioning these days. You may be reading this guide to figure out how your air conditioning equipment works.  You may be wondering if you just need to get central air in your property, so you can stop using fans and window air conditioners. This Air Conditioning Maintenance Guide will walk… [Read More]

Indoor Air Quality Series #3 – Purifying the Air Inside Your Home or Office

So far in our indoor air quality series we showed you why indoor air quality is important, the four major sources of indoor air pollution, and why good ventilation is key to keeping your indoor air clean for your family, friends, and pets. We are now going to show you why purifying the air inside… [Read More]

Indoor Air Quality Series #2 – Do You Have the Proper Amount of Ventilation In Your Home or Office?

So far in our indoor air quality series we showed you why indoor air quality is important and then showed you four major sources of indoor air pollution. Now we will show you how good ventilation is key to keeping your indoor air healthy for your family, friends, and pets. Good ventilation ensures that you’ll get… [Read More]

Indoor Air Quality Series #1 – Improve Indoor Air Quality First By Stopping the Source Pollutants!

Let’s start with a couple of facts about Indoor Air Quality. Homes or Offices don’t need to breathe, people and pets inside them do. We know that heating and cooling systems consume between 30-50% of an homes annual energy usage, so it make sense to keep them as airtight as possible. We also know that… [Read More]

Energy Efficiency Tip #10 – Sealing Your Basement To Keep Heat In During the Winter and Cool Air Inside During the Summer

So far in this Energy Efficiency series, we’ve been talking about sealing, insulating, and venting your attic. We also explained how to insulate your attic hatch. The last step to make your house energy efficient is sealing air leaks in your basement. A home that keeps the heat in (or out) will help your HVAC… [Read More]

Energy Efficiency Tip #9 – Sealing and Insulating The Attic Hatch, Door, or Pull-down Stairs

So far in this Energy Efficiency series, we’ve been talking about sealing, insulating, and venting your attic. Before we move on to sealing and insulating your basement, we need to make sure the attic hatch causing energy leaks.  Sealing and Insulating An Attic Hatch Instead of having your hatch rest on finishing molding, you should cut 1×3… [Read More]