Here we break down the math for relative humidity (the percentage of water vapor in the air at a certain temperature) and talk about the ideal relative humidity level for the inside of your home and how it can impact your overall health, comfort and heating or cooling costs.
Did you know that 65% of home energy use is consumed by water heaters and HVAC systems? With Earth Day right around the corner now’s the time to include HVAC maintenance in your spring cleaning schedule in order to keep those systems running efficiently. Check out some easy maintenance tasks you can do to keep your system running and avoid costly issues.
Over time when living in a new home or newly carpeted home, some may notice black lines/areas forming around the perimeter of carpeted rooms. The black lines on the edge of your carpet are a result of filtration soil.
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).
Most appliances we buy are governed by energy efficiency regulations. The Department of Energy (DOE) sets efficiency standards for various appliances from time to time, including those for central air conditioners and heat pumps.