Monthly Archives: May 2011

Heat pumps are twice as nice

A heat pump can keep your living space warm during winter months, and also provide cooling on hot summer days. This dual-purpose capability goes a long way toward explaining why heat pumps are so popular: Instead of having separate furnace … Continue reading

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Oversized Heating and Cooling

The common practice of oversizing heating and cooling systems can cause you to overpay to install a new system and overpay every month to keep it working. Believe it or not, heating and cooling systems have traditionally been sized to handle the … Continue reading

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Proper Ventilation in a Home Avoids Problems

Case Study “Why does our bathroom have a moldy-smell?” “I don’t know what the problem is,” her husband replied. “We have an exhaust vent fan in the bathroom so we shouldn’t have moisture problems?” The case of the mysterious mold … Continue reading

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“Smart” Programmable Thermostats put Your House on Cruise Control – Saving You Money

Wouldn’t it be great if your heating or cooling system automatically turned down at night while you slept, and automatically came on again just before you woke up every morning? How about having your heating and cooling system automatically switch between weekday … Continue reading

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Ductwork and Duct Leakage Testing and Evaluation

Better Care for Air Ductwork is cool. Except when it’s hot. If you have central air conditioning, forced-air heating or both, your house contains a ductwork system that distributes conditioned (heated or cooled) air throughout your home.  You have supply … Continue reading

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Air Seal Your Home for Energy Savings

“Who left that window open?  It’s freezing in here!” You’d be entitled to yell if you found a window left open in your house on a cold winter day. Think of all that warm air escaping, the frigid air coming … Continue reading

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Make Your Home Energy Efficient, Comfortable, and Safe

Would you like to reduce the energy costs of your new or existing home? NYSERDA’s New York ENERGY STAR Homes and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR programs help homeowners by providing means to affordable energy efficiency improvements. Find Out How … Continue reading

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