It cant be said enough. Springtime is the best time to make sure your air conditioner is running properly. You don’t want to wait until summer hits to know if ... Read More
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Summer is approaching, and temperatures are rising. You probably haven’t thought about your air conditioner since the last time you ran it but now is the time to take action ... Read More
Did you know that nearly half of your home’s energy costs are from heating and cooling? Right now the most efficient temperature control methods are provided by smart thermostats also ... Read More
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Knowing Heating and Cooling Basics When it comes to whole-home comfort, understanding heating and cooling equipment can be complicated. At Bryant, we make it simple. Just like our dealers have ... Read More
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Forced Air Heating units and other carbon monoxide-emitting home appliances should be properly maintained to avoid the deadly threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Have your natural gas furnaces checked ... Read More
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It is wise to have a professional furnace repair specialist perform regular maintenance on your home furnace. Once a year, whether you have used it or not. You want to ... Read More
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Keep a clean perimeter around your air conditioner / HVAC equipment. When a condenser unit gets dirty it can force your compressor to work harder than it needs to, which leads ... Read More
Planning your plants. A small fence or a hedge is a good way to hide an AC unit, but make sure the hedge doesn’t grow into the condenser. It is ... Read More
Put it in the shade. When Installing the A/C unit, ask your installer to find the ideal location where it will be out of the hot sun. A cooler location ... Read More
Let it your AC Condenser unit breathe. The air conditioner condenser needs enough airflow around it to work correctly. Make sure, when planting your landscaping or placing structures next to ... Read More
GBA reader Megnchris is experiencing one of the more frustrating parts of home ownership—dropping a chunk of cash on a repair doesn’t necessarily make the problem go away. Writing in […]
Because we’ve made mistakes in the past, I like to ask the architects, engineers, and builders I interview what mistakes we may be making with the way we build houses […]
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The classic chart demonstrating the importance of keeping to the middle of the relative humidity spectrum has been shown to countless attendees of classes, conference presentations, and webinars on building […]
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Happy belated Independence day everyone. To celebrate the holiday a little early, we did something a bit different on the BS* + Beer Show last week. Instead of our usual […]
I recently pulled out the notes I made last year about a kerfuffle that arose after a writer quoted a decade-old ENERGY STAR publication titled “A Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating […]
When designing homes in a hot climate, be sure you’re looking at the right loads. Apologies to readers if this is a bit basic, but it was one of the […]
We didn’t want to spend a lot of money on basement flooring. We wanted to keep things simple, especially because we weren’t going for a high-end look in that space. […]
Six months before its scheduled phase-out, a chemical used to manufacture extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation is getting the green light for continued use from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). […]
When most of us think of air pollution, we typically envision big smokestacks billowing clouds of noxious gases, the smog that coats major cities, or even the smoky haze that […]
Jonathan Sinclair’s home, a 225-year-old timber frame in New Hampshire, is getting a facelift. Sinclair is residing the building with fiber-cement lap siding, and he plans to install the siding […]