Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular and are starting to be more common in households these days. They have proven to be more efficient, last longer and help reduce monthly electric bills.
Remember, every home’s set-up and every family’s needs are different, but if you are considering going tankless with your water heating system, check out these 4 benefits of tankless water heaters. Continue reading
Research carried out by the EPA’s Energy Star division shows that most cases of premature HVAC system failures are caused by neglect and dirt and dust due to improper maintenance. Properly maintaining your unit will not only save you money on repair and replacement, but also improve its operation and increase the life span. Continue reading
Ductless split systems have been around for a while but this type of system has recently been gaining in popularity.
Both traditional centralized systems and ductless split systems have their advantages. The appropriate choice depends on the circumstances and needs of each homeowner.
Here are a few questions to help determine if a ductless split system is right for you.
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Smart thermostats have recently become more popular and have been in the news recently, but what is a smart thermostat anyway?
Discover just what a smart thermostat is as well as the benefits of having this type of thermostat in your home. Continue reading
Solar panels can provide your home with energy for a very long time and are virtually maintenance-free. Provided the sun continues to shine, photovoltaic modules can provide power for decades. A solar power system consists of not only solar panels, but also batteries, regulators and inverters. The cost of these items and configuring the system can seem high, but the return you can see on your investment and the money you can save in the long run can definitely be worth it.
Fortunately, there are also programs designed to make the process of paying for and installing solar power systems easier for the average person. They include: Continue reading
Many homes use hydrocarbons in cooking, powering furnaces, central heating and space heaters among other things. Burning of these fuels produces carbon monoxide, which is very dangerous if it leaks and finds its way into the home. It is hard to notice the presence of this gas because of its odorless and colorless characteristics.
The presence of carbon monoxide in poorly ventilated homes may cause carbon monoxide poisoning, or at worst death. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when the gas enters the bloodstream and displaces oxygen.
Therefore, homeowners should learn how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Continue reading
The new 2015 water heater regulations have had a major impact on new water heaters purchased in the United States. Congress passed guidelines, and they went into effect in April 2015.
The regulations require greater energy efficiency for all electric, gas and propane units. Depending on the type and size of a heater, they have resulted in efficiency improvements of three to 30 percent. This cuts operating costs and protects the environment.
Learn more about the 2015 water heater efficiency regulation changes. Continue reading
In order to encourage people to switch to solar energy from conventional energy sources, the government offers solar energy incentives and rebates.
Learn the different rebates and incentives that are available for solar energy now and see how Cool Blew Inc.’s Phoenix AZ solar equipment installation and services can help you both save money and live cleaner!
The word “pollution” tends to conjure images of city smog, exhaust from vehicles, and other outdoor hazards. People forget that the air they breathe indoors is not always the cleanest or safest either. In fact, indoor air pollution may be up to five times worse than what we encounter outside.
The common culprits in a business environment include dust, paint, mold, and other allergens. The presence of volatile organic compounds or VOCs like phthalates and formaldehyde make things even worse. Businesses should implement measures to reduce VOCs and ensure that the HVAC system is able to filter contaminants. Giving proper attention to indoor air quality (IAQ) results in the following benefits: Continue reading
Carbon monoxide poisoning; it’s probably something that you’ve heard of in the past — and it certainly sounds suitably-ominous — however understanding what it is is important in order to prevent it from occurring in your home. First, you must understand not only the signs and symptoms of this sort of poisoning, but also how you can be alerted to carbon monoxide’s presence in your home before it gets to dangerous. Additionally, it’s important to know how to prevent leaks before they occur.