Faulty seals, cracks, penetrations, holes, and more can all contribute toward infiltration increasing our energy bills. Cables lines, telephone wires and dryer vents are just a few of the many penetrations a home can have. At each instance it is important to make the openings airtight to keep warm air from getting inside in the
Next to HVAC systems, appliances can be some of the largest energy users in the home. Appliances can also add to the cooling load in a home, especially in the kitchen. For example, using your stove during the hottest hours of the day will make your HVAC system work harder to cool the home. Here
One of the biggest users of electricity during the summer is air conditioning. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) accounts for about half of a home’s annual energy use. The modern air conditioner was invented by Willis Carrier in 1902 for use in a printing company and while they have become more efficient, reliable, and
August brings some of the hottest weeks of the year placing a big challenge on HVAC systems to keep our homes cool. HVAC stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning and can amount to half of a home’s annual energy costs. One commonly asked question about cooling is, “Why is my top level warmer than
We are bringing you #summersavings the whole month of August, which is known as one of the hottest months of the year. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the national average for August 2013 was 92 degrees F., with a high of 119. This year the saying, “Dog Days of August,” will stand true. Are you ready?