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
This is part one of a two-part series. Code officials, builders, energy efficiency advocates, and others weighed in last month on proposals to update the next model building energy code–a […]
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Mapping out the roof assembly for a new house in Climate Zone 6B, Steve Mackay has settled on long I-joists insulated with a mix of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam and […]
What is a Living Building? A Living Building is rooted in place yet harvests all it needs, including energy and water. It is adapted to its climate and to its […]
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[Author’s Note, June 21 2019: I’d like to leave this story as is for the time being, even though–as my wife is wont to point out–I only got the story […]
Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of blog posts by David Goodyear describing the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland, the first in the province built […]
The Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed a rule change that would allow appliance manufacturers to opt out of energy efficiency testing, seriously undermining U.S. efficiency standards, an advocacy group […]
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Two years after fire roared through a public housing tower in London and killed 72 people, the type of insulated cladding thought to have contributed to the blaze is still […]
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A broad coalition representing millions of Americans earlier this month urged Congress to modernize and extend expired energy efficiency tax incentives, touting the enormous, long-term benefits for both the industry […]
The Zip System R-sheathing that 88Clayton has chosen for his house is structural OSB sheathing with a water- and air-resistive coating applied to one side and a continuous layer of […]
This post originally appeared at Ensia There is a perverse and hidden danger from climate change that few people, even those who unquestionably accept the science, know how to deal […]
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