Do you need to replace your cooling system sometime in the next couple years? If so, 2013 might be the year to do it, because federal tax credits are available until the end of this year for installing energy-efficient HVAC systems! You can get all the details about the HVAC tax credits below.
As homeowners become more conscious about how much energy they consume, many people are looking for energy-efficient alternatives to traditional home appliances. One such example is a tankless water heater. According to the Department of Energy, a tankless water heater can save you 24-34% off of water heating costs if your home uses 41 gallons of water per day or less. So what exactly is a tankless water heater and how does it work to provide your home with hot water?
If you’ve ever had to pick out a new filter for your HVAC system, you’re sure to know that there are all kinds of options out there. Filters range in size, shape and performance, and it can be difficult to know which one is best for your home. Thankfully, we have MERV ratings to help guide our decision. Today we’re going to talk about what MERV ratings are and how you can use them to find the perfect filter for your furnace and air conditioner.
Water consumption is a growing concern in homes across the country. By reducing the amount of water you use at home, you can help protect the environment and lower your utility bills. Although there are major upgrades you can make to your plumbing system to reduce your home’s water consumption, there are also many small and inexpensive changes you can make, such as installing low flow faucet aerators.
There are all kinds of upgrades you can make to your HVAC system that make your home more comfortable, healthy and efficient. One of the most popular (and inexpensive) of those upgrades is to install a programmable thermostat. So, what are programmable thermostats and how can you benefit from installing one in your home?