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Boost The Efficiency Of Your Cooling System With Better Insulation

Temperature naturally moves from heat toward cold. In winter, your heated indoor air tries to expand outward into the cooler outdoors. In summer, the heat from outdoors tends to travel inside toward the cooled interior. The one thing that blocks this process is insulation. Before the onset of summer is an optimum time to check…

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Your Air Conditioning: It’s Doing The Job, But Do You Really Know How It Works?

Though most every home today has air conditioning, many people don’t really know how their air conditioners work. When making decisions about air conditioning repair or installation, though, it’s helpful to at least have a general idea of how they function. To understand air conditioning, you have to understand a little bit about the refrigeration…

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Manual J: Why Your Contractor Should Know It Chapter And Verse

When it comes to home heating and air conditioning equipment, size does matter. If you want to be comfortable in your own home, and spend as little as possible on your heating and cooling bills, you’ll want to have HVAC equipment that’s the perfect size for your needs. Improperly sized equipment can cause many problems,…

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Your Ceiling Fans And Air Conditioner: Together, They Work Better

Want to save money on your summer air conditioning bills? Then put your ceiling fans to work. Ceiling fans might be an old technology, but they’re a technology that works. Just as a breeze outdoors can make the day feel colder – a phenomenon known as the wind-chill effect – a breeze indoors can make…

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Premier Contractor Ernst’s GeoComfort Geothermal Systems Shine

Geothermal heat pumps can be used to both heat and cool your home.  The efficiency at which this occurs is measured in two primary ways.  For heating, efficiency is indicated by the coefficient of performance, or COP, which declares the relationship between the heat provided and energy input required to produce the heat.  For cooling,…

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No-Sweat Ways To Lower Your Summertime Energy Costs

It’s enough of a hassle to deal with the summer heat when you’re outside or getting into your car after it’s been in the sun. You shouldn’t also have to feel the wrath of the high temperatures when you open your energy bills every month. But how do you keep those bills under control without…

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Reducing Your Heating Load Can Alleviate The Burden Of Your Heating System

With winter looming here in the Highland area, the thought of high utility bills may have you worried. However, with the right knowledge about your heating system and how to reduce its heating load, you can remove the burden of expensive utility costs. Below is a list of steps that you can take to reduce the…

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Buying A Heat Pump? Advanced Features To Consider

Heat pumps are excellent heating and cooling choices for a number of reasons, including heating efficiency rates of about 300 percent, and cooling efficiency comparable to high-efficiency air conditioners. In addition, if you’re in the market for a new heat pump, you’ll want to consider available advanced features for extended lifespan of the system, improved…

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