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7 Safety Tips for Home Heating Systems

It's quite impossible to survive during those chilly winter nights without a proper home heating system. After all, this is what keeps you comfortable during those days when the temperature takes a dip. Quite unfortunately, most of the home fires occur due to malfunctioning of the heating systems. At times, this also occurs due to a fire triggered by a heating system that hasn’t been maintained properly. This is why it's advisable to keep the home heating system in a sound condition, in…


Added by SmithWatson on October 29, 2015 at 5:12am — No Comments

Dealing with the 5 Most Common Furnace and Heating Problems

Most people are reminded of the furnace repair service just when the fall or winter arrives. Whether it’s a residential or a commercial setting, you might have to face a lot of furnace problems in the chilly weather if you have not taken proper care of it until then. This is why you should know about the most common problems so that when these occur, you can manage those efficiently. In case you are wondering why you need to pay a lot of attention to heating repair, there are thousands of…


Added by SmithWatson on July 7, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Keeping your home in the perfect condition during winter is a tough task, but if you can plan it early, it might not seem that tough. Heating repair and boiler repair are some of the most crucial tasks that you have to take care of, since these are what would help you battle the freezing temperature and extreme weather conditions. If you are not quite sure exactly how you can make your home ready for the winter, here are some steps to follow –

  1. Service…

Added by SmithWatson on June 17, 2015 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Why should I have my ducts cleaned in Ottawa?

Have you ever thought that your indoor air mightbe dirtier than the outdoor air? Your disposable filter can only remove a small portion of…

Added by Fresh Air Duct Cleaning on May 21, 2015 at 7:32am — No Comments

How SDO's Certifications are making Steel Industry Effective & Efficient?

The American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM codes and standards is the biggest association to design and publish the rules and standards for the processes that guide the manufacturing of metals. All the members who participate in the devising of ASTM standards are volunteers selected on the basis of their knowledge and ability to comprehend the rules.

The ASTM or the American Society for Testing and Materials is considered to be the base of all the rules and standards that…


Added by Daina Martin on February 25, 2015 at 12:55am — No Comments

Check Out Few Amazing Wind Energy Facts That You Didn't Know About!

Generation of power through renewable energy resources has increased in good numbers over the past. Wind power is one of them. There are various pros and cons of…


Added by Mclean Harry on February 11, 2015 at 1:55am — No Comments

Mini-Split Heat Pumps are Quirky, Especially their Capacity

Mini-Split Heat Pumps are Quirky and Still Effective

The name "mini-splits" generally refers to heat pump systems with one outdoor unit and one or several smaller capacity air handlers. The efficiency of their operation comes via the inverter compressor and variable refrigerant…


Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on September 17, 2014 at 1:32pm — 6 Comments

More Proof that Weatherization Works—To Increase Kid's Health

Weatherization is about more than just energy efficiency. It has always been about the health and comfort of the weatherized home’s occupants as well. For a long time these benefits of weatherization have been called “non-energy benefits.” But the health effects of weatherization have now taken pride of place alongside energy benefits. Now there is new research showing increased health and well being among families whose homes have been weatherized. A recent Home Energy article—available…


Added by Jim Gunshinan on March 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More

Real estate investor Kassi Pelley had bought and sold a number of “fix-and-flip” homes in metro Denver when she fell down the rabbit hole of green building and certifications.  She’s gotten a price bump – the “green premium” – on every home she’s upgraded and certified since, and she hasn’t…


Added by Melissa Baldridge on October 16, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

BPI Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Professional vs. BPI Heating Professional


There are many advantages of geothermal heat, but the main one is that there is no boiler or furnace needed to burn fuel.

As you are…


Added by Bill Meehan on September 6, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments

CO in Attached Garages

On two separate Quality Assurance site visits in the past two weeks I've detected elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) coming from attached garages. I was a bit surprised at this since neither garage contained a car - let alone any active source of combustion. So I did some digging and came up with this great resource from Iowa State on the topic. From my reading of…


Added by Nick Helmholdt on April 15, 2013 at 12:14pm — 2 Comments

Installing Ducted Mini-Splits and ERV in Modern High Performance Home

Things are really moving along on the Proud Green…


Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on March 26, 2013 at 11:18am — 15 Comments

Green Cipherin' - What's Slowing the Mainstreaming of Green Building, and What Homeowners Can Do about It

MLSs (Multiple Listing Services) across the country are unveiling “green-field addenda” (GFAs) and searchable fields to highlight green features.  …


Added by Melissa Baldridge on April 9, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

What is Humidity and How Does it Effect Home Energy Savings?

What is Humidity and How Does it Effect Home Energy Savings

by Don Ames,

We all know what humidity is - it is the cause of the mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. Humidity is what happens to the bathroom mirror during a shower. Humidity is why we have an exhaust fan in the ceiling of the bathroom. Humidity is why a hot summers day in …


Added by Don Ames on November 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump's Big Brother - CITY MULTI

In my last four HVAC Design jobs, I've specified ductless mini-split heat pumps. I have four more such jobs underway now.

Why mini-splits?

  • Efficiency (up to 26 SEER)
  • Variable Refrigerant…

Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on May 11, 2011 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

Putting Mercury in CFLs in Perspective

This is an updated version of the post that originally appeared here.

I'm a fan of CFLs, but I can understand how the small amount of mercury in them can worry some. If you're worried about the tiny bit of mercury in CFLs, I can't tell you one way or another how to decide for your home, all I can do is give you the facts that are available, and let you make your own decision.… Continue

Added by Chris Kaiser on April 4, 2011 at 6:55pm — 7 Comments

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