With smart home technology advancing by leaps and bounds, homeowners today can enjoy new levels of comfort and convenience. There's a lot of potential for smart home savings on energy too, when your home's equipped with:
Optimum HVAC performance and efficiency doesn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of proper planning and design before the system’s installed, then regular professional maintenance as the years go by. Pre-existing factors in the structure such as ductwork can also influence heating and cooling costs as well as indoor comfort. Here are some things to consider to make sure you get the most out of your HVAC system:
If you're like most homeowners, you think of using an air humidifier in the winter, when the cold outdoor air holds less moisture and running the furnace dries out your indoor air. Your indoor humidity level can drop too low in the summer as well, when it's hot outside and you operate the A/C daily.
Few would argue that nothing improves their day like a good night’s sleep, and being able to save energy at the same time makes it even better. People with forced-air combustion heating systems in their homes can reap the benefits of lower heating bills and a good night’s sleep.
Your energy bills can increase dramatically when you're running the A/C or heat pump over the summer months. If you'd like to reduce your consumption and lower your utility bills without sacrificing comfort, try these energy saving tips.
Colder temperatures will be coming to the Fort Wayne area soon, which means it's almost time to start heating your home. Having your furnace run most of the time when it’s freezing outside helps keep you warm, but also leads to high heating bills. You can save money this winter while still heating your home by having a variable-speed furnace installed.
Unless you live in an old farmhouse full of leaks and drafts, shutting a room to save energy is likely to backfire. A study done by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that closing off registers in select rooms actually was more likely to increase energy use in energy-efficient homes. How is that possible?
Homeowners who are looking for ways to save energy and money – which describes nearly anyone who owns a home – look no further. With the use of smart thermostats, it's possible to get your energy usage under control once and for all. If these devices are used wisely, you can say goodbye to huge heating and cooling bills.
A dual-fuel system combines the best attributes of combustion furnaces with an air-source heat pump and helps you save energy throughout the heating season. In the winter, a heat pump extracts heat from the outside air and transfers it inside for efficient heating – that is, until temperatures fall to around 30 degrees. At that point, with a dual-fuel system, a high-efficiency furnace takes over the work for comfortable, relatively affordable heating. This is preferable to the emergency heat in a regular air-source heat pump, which will trigger an electric heating element that's expensive to use.