Understanding Thermostats and How They Work

The thermostat is the control center of your HVAC system, so it affects how your heating and cooling components perform, their energy efficiency, and the comfort level they provide. Given the importance of the thermostat, it's beneficial to have a general understanding of the type you own, how it … [Read more...]

3 Ways Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency

Window treatments help boost energy efficiency in most houses. Windows often present a major gap in a successful home energy plan. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 75% of the sunlight entering through standard window glass converts to heat inside the house that offsets your air … [Read more...]

Achieving Efficiency: How Pet Doors Affect Your Bills

That small opening in your exterior wall where your pet door is located may not seem like much of an energy waster, but if it could be costing you plenty in utility bills. The best pet doors lock conditioned air in and keep unconditioned air out so they don't compromise your home's efficiency. … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency: A Room-by-Room Guide to Savings

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency helps you save energy dollars and prolongs the life of your home’s major appliances. Besides saving money, you’ll be lowering the demand for energy resources, which helps keep their cost down for everyone. All Around the Home Turn the water heater … [Read more...]

What it Means to Have a Properly Matched System

For optimum cooling performance and efficiency, a properly matched system is critical. A central air conditioner actually consists of two very separate halves that make up the whole system. The indoor unit, called the air handler, incorporates the system evaporator coil and the blower fan. The unit … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency: A Room-by-Room Guide to Savings

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency helps you save energy dollars and prolongs the life of your home’s major appliances. Besides saving money, you’ll be lowering the demand for energy resources, which helps keep their cost down for everyone. All Around the Home Turn the water heater … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Furnace in the Summer

As a homeowner, it's a safe bet that you're always looking for ways to protect your home. While it may seem a little strange to focus on your furnace during the summer, it's the best time to do it. We'll get you started by providing you with a few quick tasks to put on your to-do list: Perform … [Read more...]

Water Source vs. Ground Source Heat: Understand the Pros and Cons

Geothermal heat pumps are among the most efficient and environmentally-friendly comfort systems to heat and cool your home. Further, they are quiet, long lasting, very durable and may be used for water heating, too. Read on to learn if a ground source or water source geothermal heat pump is ideal … [Read more...]

This is Why Insulation is Important in the Summer

A well-insulated home is essential during our chilly Indianapolis winters, but insulation for cooling is also important during the summer. Here's how it works. What Insulation Does Heat seeks to move from a warm to a cool area through convection, radiation, or conduction, explained as … [Read more...]

Learn Why Ductless Systems are Great for Home Additions

As you plan your new addition, consider a ductless system for cooling and heating. These systems are often the most energy efficient, cost-effective and architecturally attractive appliances to keep it comfortable year-round. They’re especially advantageous if extending your current HVAC system … [Read more...]