Buying HVAC Equipment: Don’t Even Think About Using Online Vendors — You’ll Compromise Efficiency And Safety

By |April 5th, 2012|Heating, HVAC Contractor|

If you are an avid do-it-yourselfer, you may be looking into buying HVAC equipment online. The goal is save money on the purchase and the installation by completing the job yourself. Do yourself a favor [...]

Heat Recovery Ventilator: Tips To Optimize Its Performance

By |April 3rd, 2012|Heating, Ventilation|

A heat recovery ventilator is a blessing for Phoenix Valley homeowners. Indoor air can be as much as five times more polluted than outdoor air, as unvented indoor air becomes stale and riddled with allergens, [...]

Ceiling Fans Can Optimize Your Heating System’s Efficiency

By |March 22nd, 2012|Heating, High-Efficiency|

If you're having trouble keeping your winter heating costs down, the ceiling fan is a piece of old-fashioned technology that can still be beneficial. Ceiling fans are useful year-round, and in winter they can be [...]

A Heat Recovery Ventilator In Your Phoenix Valley Home Ensures Fresh Air Without Extra Energy Costs

By |February 23rd, 2012|Heating, High-Efficiency|

Though newly-constructed homes and retrofits are very sound and energy efficient, a side effect is that the air becomes trapped and stagnant. With extreme temperatures in the Phoenix Valley, it’s not pleasant to open the [...]

Air Handler Maintenance Will Lock In Efficiency & Comfort

By |February 21st, 2012|Air Conditioning, Heating|

If you want to keep your heating system in top condition, it’s important to acknowledge air handler maintenance requirements. The air handler, or blower, is what forces air through the ductwork and into each room. [...]

Upgrading A Heating System? You Can Go For Quality, Even On A Budget

By |February 16th, 2012|Heating, Tax Credits and Rebates|

If you’re looking at upgrading a heating system in your home, you may be worried about the budget constraints. You can go for quality, however, even on a budget if you take advantage of the [...]

Be Prepared For Power Outages This Year

By |January 31st, 2012|Air Conditioning, Heating, High-Efficiency, HVAC Contractor|

The power supply in the Phoenix area is relatively stable, with few power outages each year. However, strong winter storms, summer thunderstorms and equipment failure can knock out the power for hours. Even though the [...]

Duct Efficiency Is (Partly) Determined By Insulation

By |January 27th, 2012|Air Conditioning, Air ducts, Ductwork, Heating, IAQ – Indoor Air Quality, Preventive Maintenance, Ventilation|

The heating and cooling efficiency of your home is the result of several factors, including air sealing, upgrading insulation and using an efficient HVAC system, that combine to achieve energy savings for Phoenix Valley homeowners. [...]

Here’s How To Effectively Use Your Heat Pump’s Thermostat

By |January 19th, 2012|Heat Pump, Heating, High-Efficiency|

In general, programmable thermostats save homeowners money with the use of scheduled setbacks; however, heat pumps work differently. Therefore, to ensure energy savings, you need to know how to effectively use a heat-pump thermostat. Like [...]

Set Your Programmable Thermostat To Maximize Energy Savings And Comfort

By |January 4th, 2012|Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning Tips, Furnaces, Heating, HVAC Contractor, Thermostats|

There are two principles that guide how you should set your programmable thermostat: time frame and degree. Once you know how these principles work, you can lock in energy savings year-round. These guiding principles can [...]