This holiday season (and indeed throughout the winter), reward yourself with the gift of lower energy bills. And what better time than the high-dollar heating season to save a few bucks? Following are some time-tested energy-saving tips for your home:
If you’re considering replacing your furnace in the near future, you’ve got a variety of different options you can choose from. One option that can greatly affect energy efficiency is the furnace’s blower motor.
Routine maintenance is a vital step in keeping your HVAC system running for years or even decades. While many homeowners are familiar with annual maintenance check-ups, some homeowners aren’t aware of the simple DIY steps you can take to help your system work more efficiently.
If the time has come to replace your HVAC equipment, you have a lot to be thankful for because there are an array of comfort and efficiency boosting features available today.
In New Jersey, where many of us ward off the winter chill with gas furnaces and fireplaces, it’s essential to take steps to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide detectors can help you do this, but only if they’re working correctly.
Indoor air pollution in the average home is often worse than outside air because pollutants become trapped — exacerbating allergies, eczema, asthma attacks, causing illness, and more. So, it’s understandable that you’re shopping for an air cleaner or air purifier to make your central New Jersey home more healthful.
Halloween is in the air, but you may be one of those unfortunate households that has vampires in the house all year long. Not blood-sucking vampires, but energy vampires — those electronic devices that are always using a small amount of electrical energy even if they are turned off.
When you are buying a house, you certainly don’t want to inherit someone else’s problems. You’re probably on the lookout for leaky roofs, leaky pipes, and checking the basement for signs of water damage. Before you decide on your new home, have you given any thought to the HVAC system? Read on to learn why you should.
Your heat pump’s worked hard keeping you cool all summer and seasonal heat pump maintenance will ensure it keeps you warm this coming winter, too. The first step is to schedule professional pre-season maintenance now, before the first cold snap hits. A qualified heat pump technician will perform a list of standard preventive maintenance procedures as well as thoroughly inspect the system to catch any minor issues that could turn into a major breakdown later this winter. This skilled seasonal check-up helps support the superior energy efficiency that heat pumps are known for, as well as keeping you in compliance with the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty.
For many homeowners, air ducts are “out of sight, out of mind.” But your ductwork is a critical part of your central home HVAC system: all the air in your home circulates through them if it’s being heated or cooled. With that air circulation comes dust, which can gather in your ducts and later blow out through your vents. Duct cleaning is available from your local HVAC technicians, but is it worth the time and expense? It depends.