HVAC Upkeep, Tips, and More

An HVAC system (for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) is what keeps your home cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. Those of us who have experienced the record-breaking high temperatures of summer or frigid conditions in the winter have no doubt praised our AC units or heaters at one point or another for keeping us comfortable in extreme weather. Or cursed them when they go on the fritz.

But not all HVAC units are built the same, and there are several different types. So let’s dive in and see which one is right for you.  Read more HERE.

Reasons Your Thermostat Might Be Out of Whack

You rely on your thermostat to keep the temperature levels in your home in check. But if your thermostat is on the fritz, it could throw off your whole HVAC system, which will affect your comfort level—and your pocketbook. That’s because if your system is working harder, you’ll have to pay more in energy costs.

With heating and cooling already accounting for 48% of energy costs in the average American home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, you don’t want a defective thermostat to run up your bill.  Read more HERE.

Find Air Leaks and Save Money on Heating

It doesn’t matter if your home was built in 1968 or 2018: There’s a good chance it has at least a few air leaks. So what, you ask? Well, an increase in unwanted airflow could cut into your cash flow in the long run.

“If you’re not sealing your home against air leakage, you’re significantly reducing your energy efficiency,” says Michael DiMartino, senior vice president of installations at Power Home Remodeling in Chester, PA.

In addition to losing heat or air conditioning, you could also be overworking your HVAC system, which could shorten its life span.
Read more HERE.

Energy Saving Myths

The new year is a time for making resolutions, and for many of us, saving energy inside the home is at the top of the list. And with good reason! It can help cut down on your monthly spend and reduce the number of carbon emissions in the environment. This can result in cleaner air quality and help sustain our precious natural resources.

But did you know that some green living strategies aren’t as effective as you’d think? To set the record straight, we asked experts to poke holes in some common practices people use to conserve energy—and, well, they sure did.

Read more HERE.

Stay Warm Working from Home

As the cooler weather sets in and people continue to work from home, keeping your home warm throughout the day has never been more necessary. But continuously running the heater can rack up a big heating bill.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projected that most U.S. consumers will spend more to heat their homes this winter than last year, as more people remain home to work and attend school due to the coronavirus.

Keeping the heating bill down without sacrificing warmth is possible, though…read more HERE.