Geothermal energy is on a short list of viable renewable energy sources. Over the last 50 years, this technology has been refined to develop a system that can vastly reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. The benefits of using geothermal energy are numerous.
Why The Ductwork In Your Attic Has An Effect On Energy Efficiency
The ductwork in your attic has a direct effect on your home’s energy efficiency. According to the laws of thermodynamics, hot air has more energy than cold air, which means warm air moves toward cooler areas. If your attic ducts are not properly sealed or insulated, warmed air moving through the ducts will escape into the cold attic, either through …
Consider These Overlooked Options When Buying A New Heating System
If you’re shopping for a new heating system for your home, there are several options to consider. Heating typically accounts for about 30 percent of your home’s energy costs, so it’s important to know some important facts that will help you make the best decision when choosing a heating system.
Keep Your Home Comfy By Performing Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance
There is one component of indoor air quality that affects the comfort and health of occupants, preserves porous structures and possessions, helps lower heating costs, and, in a manner of speaking, it’s all relative. To properly manage indoor relative humidity in your home, proper whole-house humidifier maintenance is key.
4 Furnace Troubleshooting Tips To Try When It’s Cold Inside
Waking up to an unheated home in cold weather can be an unpleasant and uncomfortable start to your day. If you notice your home is unusually cold this winter, but are sure your furnace should be running, take a few simple furnace troubleshooting steps. If the problem can be remedied by these quick fixes, you’ll save yourself time and money, …
Improve Indoor Air Quality With Dust-Defeating Strategies
Improving your indoor air quality is an important part of being a homeowner, but it can also be quite a challenge. While everyone seems to think they have the perfect way to get rid of dust, many of them are off the mark. How do you measure up? Let’s take a look at some dust-defeating strategies and find out.
Why Changing Your Furnace Filter Is A Step You Can’t Afford To Skip
Your furnace filter may seem like an inconsequential part of your furnace, but it actually plays a significant role for your health and that of your heating and cooling systems. The filter traps airborne particles that would otherwise enter the blower, the air ducts, and eventually, be recirculated throughout your home, from which you breathe
3 Proven Solutions That Help Solve Indoor Air Quality Problems
Oxygen is vital to bodily functioning, and we receive that oxygen through the air we breathe. But that air isn’t always the best quality due to the many pollutants that may hitch a ride into the lungs of you and your family. These pollutants include gases, dust, dander, viruses and bacteria, and can have a significant impact on your health …