Tips for the energy conscience (all of us)

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. Take these steps to...

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Maintenance – why it’s so important

Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating/ cooling system inefficiency and failure. To ensure energy efficient system operation, it is important to perform rou­tine maintenance. Proper maintenance by a qualified technician is one of the most important steps you...

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3 Ways To Teach Kids About Environmental Conservation

Human beings are one with the environment. We can’t barricade ourselves in a pristine compartment while the earth remains in another. What we do to the environment affects us individually and collectively, now and for future generations. Helping our children to...

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Let’s give bees a chance

No Bees, No Food Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the hay used to feed dairy cows. What happens if the bees disappear? It’s...

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Solar Power

Solar Energy Pros and Cons Solar energy is the energy from the sun. Solar panels use sunlight to produce electricity. These panels are normally mounted on the roof and angled to face the sun. Countries all around the world are using solar energy to reduce their...

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Bigger isn’t always better…

A larger system with more capacity delivers less comfort and costs more to operate. An air conditioner is at its least efficient when first turning on. A system with too much capacity will run in numerous short cycles, turning on and off repeatedly, therefore causing...

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Let’s All Go Ductless!!!

Some of the most important things to contemplate when weighing the benefits of ductless systems over central air conditioners include: Flexibility- With ductless, indoor air handlers can be installed in a variety of places. You can also have them installed so that...

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What the heck is S.E.E.R.

How is the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment measured and how can I increase it? A good baseline to determine your equipment efficiency is to look at the S.E.E.R. rating. The S.E.E.R. (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is the amount of cooling your system...

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Saving Hack: that thing on your wall!!!

That’s right it’s your thermostat. You can do a lot with this little guy to save you money on your utility bills. First off you need to set it to the right temperature. Obviously the time of year becomes a big factor for desired temperature settings. In the summer...

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Wash your Air…

Electronic air cleaners actually play a big part in your complete home comfort. We have a variety of whole-house filtration devices. Some electronic air cleaners can even remove dust particles and pollen as small as .10 micron. Particles like dust, smoke and bacteria...

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