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
Here’s a funky, but cool little timber-frame house, built in 1987: Being a full cathedral timber frame, the roof deck provides both structure and interior finish with all the rigid […]
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Editor’s note: This post is one of a series by Eric Whetzel about the design and construction of his house in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. A list of Eric’s […]
It’s a new year, and the Trump Administration’s proposed federal budget has a familiar ring: more for defense, less for energy research and the environment. The proposed 2021 budget, which […]
If a 12-step program is good for helping deal with problems like addictive behaviors, then a 17-step program ought to better, right? Or maybe it’s just a random number that […]
Welcome to round two of my product retrospective, where green remodeler Michael Anschel of Minneapolis-based OA Design+Build+Architecture and I look back at our illustrious career as screen stars in the […]
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Brooklynite is considering the purchase of a home in New York City that comes with a second story full of single-pane windows. If the deal goes through, one of his […]
Editor’s Note: This is the last installment in a series of posts by David Goodyear about the construction of his new home in Flatrock, Newfoundland, the first in the province […]
Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which produces nearly 40% of U.S. carbon emissions) is a crucial part of getting to a decarbonized economy. However, when we implement efficiency […]
Randy Williams of Willcon Inc. recently contacted me regarding a project he is wrapping up in northern Minnesota. I was intrigued because he has eliminated the concrete slab foundation altogether, […]
A climate task force in Bellingham, Washington, is advancing a long-range plan that would compel city homeowners to stop using natural gas for heating as part of an effort to […]