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Solar Energy Milestone Expected This Month!

Currently, relatively few homes in the U.S. get their power from solar energy. However, this situation is changing rapidly as prices for solar panels drop and the technology grows more and more efficient. In fact, February 2016 stands as an important milestone for America’s solar energy industry. This month, the number of U.S. households outfitted

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All About Carrier Cor Thermostats

When it comes to heating and cooling technology, today’s consumers have a wide variety of available options. One of the newer developments on the market is the Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, which you can operate remotely with a smartphone or tablet, as well as a laptop or desktop computer. One of the best examples of this type

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Reducing Indoor Air Pollution Can Improve Your Health

For decades we’ve been hearing about the terrible health problems caused by exposure to air pollution. But the emphasis has always been on outdoor air pollution, which is a bit shortsighted since most of us spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors. Indoor pollution is just as common as its outdoor counterpart, and

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Can I Save By Replacing the Outdoor Unit on an Old AC System?

Replacing components on your AC unit could cost more money in the long run. Consider installing a new AC system to reduce energy costs and save money. Is your air conditioning unit no longer working? Are you faced with either replacing the entire unit or replacing certain components? Before you decide to replace any components

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The Facts About HVAC Systems And Greenhouse Gases

The majority of HVAC systems emit greenhouse gases Do HVAC systems emit greenhouse gases? Many consumers have asked themselves this question. If you’re concerned whether or not your HVAC system is contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer, then you first have to determine what type of HVAC system your home uses. But more

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The True Meaning Of Energy Management Systems

Effective energy management employs the use of energy management systems on several levels. One definition of an energy management system is a system of computer-aided tools, that are used to generate, monitor, optimize and deliver energy throughout a utility grid to households and business within a certain area. This definition covers the smallest aspect of

Things To Consider When Replacing HVAC Heating And Air Conditioning Systems

There is no point overreacting every time one of your HVAC units shows some signs of malfunction. As you may already know, annual servicing of your system is a must to ensure that the unit is performing at its peak condition and is not using up too much energy. However, even with periodic servicing, some

What Does The Air Handler Do For My HVAC System?

Your HVAC system consists of numerous components working together to maintain a comfortable indoor living environment. The air handler is responsible for regulating and circulating hair. It contains the system’s blower, evaporator coil, sound dampers, filter racks and other parts of the ventilation system. An air handler houses all the components necessary to circulate air

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Estimating The Cost Of Solar Power Installation

Harnessing solar energy could be the wave of the future and it’s certainly trendy in some parts of the world. If your energy costs are currently low, it might not seem like a good investment. But home owners have to look beyond today’s costs to determine far more than installation costs for solar systems. Installing