Learn About the Crucial Components for Air Conditioner Function

Learn About the Crucial Components for Air Conditioner FunctionHave you ever wondered how the air conditioner in your home works? It actually cools your home by removing the heat from the air inside, carrying it outside and letting it go. It does this by putting refrigerant through phase changes from liquid to gas and from gas to liquid again. Here are the parts of your A/C that accomplish this feat: Read More »

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Simple Ways to Reduce Household Dust and Improve Air Quality

Simple Ways to Reduce Household Dust and Improve Air QualityImproving the air quality in your home can help everyone in your household to be healthier and more comfortable. This is especially true during allergy season, and in our humid Virginia climate allergy season can really take its toll. Fortunately, there are simple ways to reduce household dust and improve air quality. Let’s take a look at a few. Read More »

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4 Helpful Tips for Keeping Cooling Costs Down

4 Helpful Tips for Keeping Cooling Costs DownThere’s no denying it: summer is here, and with it comes higher cooling costs. How do you plan to beat the heat while keeping a handle on your utility bills? Use these four helpful tips to get you started. Read More »

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Tips to Help You Select the Best Showerhead for Efficiency and Functionality

Tips to Help You Select the Best Showerhead for Efficiency and FunctionalityShowering is a joy for many people, a place of peace and rejuvenation. Unfortunately, the shower also guzzles water and increases your bills. How do you balance efficiency and functionality for an enjoyable, yet energy-conscious morning routine? Use these tips to help you select the best showerhead. Read More »

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3 Ventilation Options That Will Help Cool Your Home

3 Ventilation Options That Will Help Cool Your HomeRelying on your air conditioner to maintain home comfort over the warmer months can make your energy bills skyrocket. To keep your utility bills under control, try using these three home ventilation options as a complement to the A/C. Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Home Energy Audits

What You Need to Know About Home Energy AuditsYour home is a complex system, designed to keep you comfortable and safe from the elements. With all the things that work together to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, it can be difficult to know what to focus on when you want to improve your energy efficiency. A home energy audit can help you focus your efforts for maximum savings. Here’s what you should know. Read More »

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Common Condensate Drain Problems in Central A/Cs

Common Condensate Drain Problems in Central A/CsIn addition to keeping your indoor living environment cool, your central air conditioner also provides dehumidification for those same areas. As it dehumidifies, water condenses on the cold evaporator coil. This condensate usually collects in a condensate pan and is removed through the condensate drain. However, problems with this drain can prevent the water from being removed. When this happens, the drain system can overflow, creating leaks and water damage. Some of the following issues can cause condensate drain problems in central A/Cs. Read More »

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Great Ways to Reduce Wasted Energy in Commercial Buildings

Great Ways to Reduce Wasted Energy in Commercial BuildingsOwners, managers and tenants of commercial buildings can save a significant amount of money each month if they take meaningful steps to reduce wasted energy in commercial buildings. Here are some suggestions for how to make this happen. Read More »

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5 Key Principles of HVAC Air Duct Design

5 Key Principles of HVAC Air Duct DesignDuctwork is a critical component of the HVAC system that contributes to efficiency, system performance and the overall cost of heating and cooling your home. Here are five essential principles of HVAC air duct design that will ensure your heating and cooling equipment works at its best. Read More »

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Effective Ways to Maintain Your Home’s Geothermal System

Effective Ways to Maintain Your Home's Geothermal SystemA geothermal heat pump system provides outstanding levels of heating and cooling at high efficiency and low cost. To keep your geothermal system working at its best over the longest possible lifespan, it’s necessary to perform occasional maintenance on the equipment. Here are some of the more common and effective ways you and your geothermal professional can maintain your geothermal system and ensure it works properly for years. Read More »

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