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Why Does the SEER Rating Matter?

SEER rating

If you’re about to upgrade your central A/C, you’ll soon come face-to-face with the SEER rating. Short for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, SEER  is a numeral between 13 and 25

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How Pet Doors Could Affect Your HVAC Efficiency

How Pet Doors Could Affect Your HVAC Efficiency

Paws can’t change the thermostat setting, but pet doors may increase cooling and heating costs. It’s a law of physics that heat moves from a warmer zone into a cooler

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How to Maximize Savings: Room-by-Room Energy Efficiency

How to Maximize Savings: Room-by-Room Energy Efficiency

Optimizing home energy efficiency is often a matter of taking a room-by-room approach. A “whole house” strategy alone may miss important opportunities for savings in individual spaces. Since a typical

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Common Energy Myths

Common Energy Myths

Just when we think we’ve heard all the energy myths, somebody comes up with a new one. Some energy myths simply sound too good not to be true—yet they aren’t.

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Are Recessed Lights Affecting Your Home’s HVAC Efficiency?

Are Recessed Lights Affecting Your Home’s HVAC Efficiency?

Keeping heat outdoors in summer — and indoors during winter — may be made more difficult by recessed lights in your ceiling. Recessed lights that penetrate into the attic often

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Understanding Your House’s Electrical System

Understanding Your House's Electrical System

It only takes a brief power outage to underscore our dependence on the home electrical system and the array of vital household technology it supports like lighting, cooling and heating

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How to Conduct Your Own Energy Tests

How to Conduct Your Own Energy Tests

Energy tests help determine your home’s efficiency status quo. The definitive option is a professional energy audit by a qualified HVAC technician with both the expertise and specialized equipment to

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5 HVAC Things to Think About When Purchasing a Home

5 HVAC Things to Think About When Purchasing a Home

Buying a house necessarily imposes a list of issues to resolve before you make the deal. Heating and cooling accounts for half of a home’s annual energy costs, so the

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What Can the Information on the EnergyGuide Label Tell You?

It’s designed to provide at-a-glance information about energy consumption of a device in order to allow consumers to comparison shop among different makes and models for the most efficient choice and lowest operating costs.

Since its introduction in 1992, the Department of Energy’s EnergyGuide label has become a familiar sight among most homeowners. You’ve probably become accustomed to seeing the bright yellow label on

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Want to Do a Home Energy Evaluation? Use this Checklist

Want to Do a Home Energy Evaluation? Use this Checklist

A home energy evaluation determines how efficient your home is right now—and how to make it more efficient in the future. Household energy efficiency is always a moving target. Changes

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