What Are Net-Zero Homes?

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A net-zero building is a building with zero net energy consumption. This means that, over the course of a year, the total amount of energy used by the building is equal to the amount of renewable energy created by the building, often onsite. Net-zero homes and commercial buildings are seen as more environmentally-friendly compared to traditional buildings. This appeals not only to occupants but also to state and local governments.

Are Your Energy Costs Through the Roof? How to Identify Leaking Ductwork

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Many consumers install high-efficiency HVAC equipment in their homes with high expectations. They want increased comfort, better indoor air quality, and most importantly, reduced energy bills. However, too often, homeowners are disappointed with the results, especially the high bills. Discover what might be contributing to your high energy bills below.

Geothermal Tax Credits

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Congress has reinstated federal tax credits for residential and commercial geothermal heating and cooling systems. Learn how to claim your tax credit below.

Preparing Your Air Conditioner for Summer

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Winter can be tough on outdoor equipment. When the weather warms up, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your air conditioner for the summer. With a little effort, you can set up your home for a trouble-free cooling season.

Should Air Ducts be on Your Summer Cleaning List?

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While most homeowners spend time dusting their woodwork and cleaning the windows, it’s easy to forget about the parts of your home that you can’t see. When is the last time your home’s air ducts were cleaned out? If your answer is about three to five years ago, you might consider adding this to your to-do list this summer.

A Guide to Ensuring Good Indoor Air Quality


Most people think of air pollution as an outdoor problem, but indoor air quality has a major impact on health and well-being since the average American spends about 90 percent of their time indoors.