A/C Maintenance That’s Important To Complete Before The End Of The Summer Season

Summer is a busy time of year. As the summer season winds down, HVAC maintenance is probably the last thing on your mind. However, for homeowners performing some simple summer air conditioning maintenance tasks can save a lot of money and hassle later in the year. In order to keep your system running as it

Are Higher HVAC Efficiency Requirements Expected Soon?

For many people, the thought of increasing the efficiency of HVAC equipment is welcome news. The U.S. DOE has been looking at ways of raising the minimum requirement for HVAC efficiency standards since 2009. After working with leaders in the HVAC industry as well as representatives from utility companies, a higher minimum AFUE requirement was

What Is Whole Home Performance?

If you have been searching for a way to decrease your energy bills and have a positive impact on the environment, then Whole Home Performance is for you. Improving the energy efficiency in your home helps to decrease harmful greenhouse gas emissions and also reduces the nation’s dependence on expensive energy imports. In addition, HVAC

Homeowners Can Save Big By Doing HVAC Troubleshooting

Homeowners have discovered that there are many maintenance tasks they can do instead of paying a professional service to do them. In an effort to save even more money, many homeowners now try to Diagnose HVAC Problems first instead of immediately calling a technician. By checking a few things before panicking homeowners can save money

Is Your HVAC System Protected From Power Surges?

Though rare, power surges can be costly and damaging to any home or business. Electrical devices and appliances were designed to withstand and take a certain amount of energy voltage. When a power surge occurs, there is a brief, yet high spike in the amount of electricity present. This spike in electricity can severely damage

Benefits Of A Wi–Fi Thermostat

A thermostat is a component of the heating and cooling system’s control mechanism. It switched the system on and off as necessary. Advances in the HVAC industry and the progress of mobile connectivity have given birth to the latest generation of thermostats, WiFi Thermostats. Wireless programmability means that homeowners can control the comfort of their

The NATE Certification Program

NATE or North American Technician Excellence, founded in 1997, is the largest independent non-profit certification body for HVAC technicians. The entire HVACR industry governs, operates, owns, develops and supports the NATE certification organization, headquartered in Arlington, VA. NATE certified technicians have attested to their skills and knowledge of modern increasingly sophisticated HVAC systems by passing

Cooling Tips For Your Home In Summer

Many people look forward to the summer months all year long because they are filled with barbecues, get–togethers, time by the beach or pool, and many other exciting outdoor activities. However, the summer cooling costs often turn out to be a significant burden for most people; in fact, the cooling costs may account for up

Lower A/C Use For Energy Efficiency By Using Ceiling Fans

According to the U. S. Energy Department, central air conditioning utilizes at least 15 percent (and often much more) of a house’s total energy consumption. Homeowners know this because they are aware of the significant rise in amount of their power bills each summer. There are ways to use your home’s air conditioning more efficiently

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Tips For A Home Energy Savings Plan For The Summer

Electricity bills for most homeowners each summer increase dramatically because of the energy costs to run air conditioners. A/C units and the heat from and energy use by other appliances in the home are the major contributors to high energy costs. To realize significant energy savings, homeowners should put together a Summer Energy Savings Plan