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An electric baseboard heater is an electrical heating element inside a metal pipe. When the heater is turned on, an electric current flows through the heating element. This type of heater is really efficient to use for zonal heating (heating only occupied rooms in your home).
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and Energy Star has issued new guidelines for efficiency tiers for residential single phase air conditioner and heat pump equipment to better align with the DOE’s new regional standards which went into effect in Jan 2015.
About 40% of Americans say they are pretty diligent about HVAC maintenance. In fact, in our online comfort quiz, they even professed to being comfort kings and queens.
Let our new infographic help you educate your diligent or even not-so-diligent customers on how to prepare their HVAC systems for cold weather.
Fresh outdoor air is required to maintain indoor air quality and a healthy building environment. However, it usually takes much more energy to treat outdoor air than recirculated air, and a large portion of this energy is spent removing humidity.
Recently, Emerson Climate Technologies conducted a survey of homeowners who have purchased a mini-split system within the past 1-5 years. The respondents represented a large sample of people across the U.S. in different climate zones, which provided a good understanding of how mini-splits are being applied throughout the country.
When it comes to heating and cooling, what’s your comfort personality? Take the quiz.
Is HVAC on your back to school list? If not, it should be. Heating and cooling energy costs are a major budget line item for schools – often, second only to salaries. Why is comfort so important in schools? Read on…
What is the worst thing that could happen to your home in the middle of summer?
Your air conditioning unit fails you.
There you are, sweating and uncomfortable, wishing you had implemented a plan to prepare for such an event.