Monday, November 25, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Replacing an Old, Inefficient Air Conditioner will Save Money and Make Your Home More Comfortable.
Along with providing comprehensive whole-house energy upgrades, we can take care of specific, beneficial home improvements like replacing your current air conditioner with an energy-efficient model that's properly sized for your house. Before that happens, we'll evaluate which system will work best for your property, a decision that's based on factors such as your home's size, age, number of rooms, and current cooling costs.
Replacing an old air conditioner with a modern, high-efficiency air conditioner can save your home a lot on cooling costs as well as make your home more comfortable. The Federal Dept. of Energy estimates that modern high efficiency air conditioners use 30-50% less energy to produce the same cooling as air conditioners from the 1970s. Even air conditioners that are a 10 years old can be 20-40% more inefficient than a modern one. If you have bought an older home, replacing that old air conditioner can save hundreds and thousands of dollars over the time you are living in the home.
Call us today and let us help you decide if a new Air Conditioning Unit is right for you.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Install a whole-home air purification / filtration system in tandem with your heating and cooling systems.
Thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces in the home, including floors, carpeting and upholstered furniture which can retain allergens even after vacuuming.
Purchase a high-quality vacuum cleaner. This can make a world of difference in keeping dust, pollen and mites at bay.
The U.S. Department of Environmental Protection recommends keeping indoor humidity levels below 50 percent to reduce the effects of airborne allergens. Homes with evaporative cooling during the Monsoon season see indoor humidity in excess of 70%, which causes airborne and surface allergens to flourish. Consider using Air Conditioning especially during these times.
Change or clean air conditioning and heating filters frequently, and perform recommended maintenance on your system.
Call us today for more tips!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Check your filter every month, especially during months of heavy usage (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep your home warm or cool — wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system — leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
We all look around our homes and can identify endless home improvement opportunities. But today with energy costs at an all-time high and continuing to increase, investing in home energy efficiency can really pay off.
For example, replacing a 10-15 year old furnace & air conditioner and making sure that the ductwork is sealed properly, can reduce your heating and cooling cost by over 50% and depending upon home construction and climate zone, installing energy efficient high-performance windows can save $300-400 a year.
The average U.S. household spends approximately $2,200 per year on energy -- nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling, according to Energy Star and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Of the rest, about 14 percent goes to heating water, 12 percent to lighting and 13 percent for appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers.
By replacing your appliances and light bulbs you can save even more in your home. And in 2013 there maybe more tax incentives.
So this month isn’t it time to think green?
Friday, February 22, 2013
- Artificially scented beauty and personal care products and candles
- Cleaning products made from synthetic chemicals
- Air fresheners (which only add more chemicals to cover up smells)
- Synthetic fibers, fabrics and materials, as well as added toxins like flame retardants and stain resistant chemicals in carpets, clothes and furnishings
- Building materials and furnishings made from formaldehyde and other toxins