Like other household appliances, water heaters have become more energy efficient over the past decade. While the cost of heating water accounted for 25% of the total energy bills a decade ago, today, it accounts for only 18% of the total utility bill, according to the Department of Energy.
Thus, homeowners with older systems should consider installing modern, high–efficiency systems. The most common types of water heaters include:
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After shelling out 3.2 billion dollars for purchasing Nest Labs last year, it was natural for Google to introduce deeper integration capabilities for its users with the smart thermostat.
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HVAC Maintenance, which includes changing air filters, is a critical part of taking care of your home. Most heating and cooling professionals recommend a seasonal check-up of air conditioners and furnaces to keep them in great working condition, reduce energy costs and extend the life of these units.
An often overlooked, but important, part of HVAC maintenance is
If you have ever considered making modifications to your HVAC system as a way to save money, you have probably been told to invest in a newer thermostat. Years ago, the choice of thermostat was simple, the only option you had was a manual thermostat. Now, you can choose from a variety of thermostats that can make the average person’s head spin.
What is the difference between a manual thermostat and an electronic one? Learn the benefits of both now! Continue reading
Many people are under the impression that an AC unit can only be installed during the warm months of spring and summer. This is not the case. In fact, having your new unit installed in the colder months has a number of benefits.
If you are considering having a new AC installed this year, learn the benefits of scheduling your AC installation during the colder months.
If you own a tankless water heater, you have probably experienced what is best described as a “cold water sandwich”.
This phenomenon occurs when you step in the shower with warm water flowing only to be shocked when cold water blasts out of the faucet. The cold blast only lasts a second or two and is followed by warm water again. If this has happened to you, you may wonder why. Continue reading
If you have ever had your air conditioning unit serviced or replaced, you have probably been offered an HVAC service agreement. You may have wondered whether such a service agreement is truly beneficial to you.
A service agreement is a contract with the company that covers preventative maintenance for your unit. This maintenance can Continue reading
Although we’re right in the thick of winter, it’s never too early to think about those summer heat waves. While you might beg for them at the moment, come July you’re going to regret what you wished for. Not only are they sweltering for us humans, but they can also overwork our air conditioning systems. Continue reading
Especially in the South, central air conditioning is a modern amenity without which most of us can’t imagine life. According to the Energy Information Administration, about 67% of Southern homes use their central air systems throughout the year, and it comes as little surprise that they also require more frequent central air repair.
Air conditioning is an essential part of many American homes. The EIA estimates that 68% of homes in the U.S. have central air, and that nearly 40% of those homes in the Western U.S. use that air conditioning all year. Though the attention of many has turned to greener options for heating and cooling, air conditioners are still the most common climate control methods in the U.S. Continue reading