Content tagged "energy efficient new homes: hvac"

Thermostat Settings for Conservation and $$ Savings in Home Energy

Home Energy Updated: September 18, 2015

 Reviewed and Revised on 11/12/2013 For more information on programmable thermostats consult the link Thermostats and Control Systems.  You can find...

Why is Home Ventilation a Concern

Home Energy Updated: February 17, 2015

Reviewed and Revised on 10/15/2013Reasons for Home VentilationIn days past, energy was cheap and energy efficiency was not a concern. As energy prices...

Questions and Answers about Energy Efficient Home Heating Systems for a Warm Climate

Home Energy Updated: March 17, 2014

Reviewed and Revised on 10/15/2013The following terminology can help one understand the energy efficiency of common Home Heating Systems.Annual Fuel...

No to Low Cost Actions to Save Home Energy and Money

Home Energy Updated: January 03, 2014

Reviewed and Revised 01/03/2014Set thermostats no higher than 68 ºF when people are home. Lower the thermostat when you sleep or not at home. Lowering the...

Tips For Mechanical Air Filters to Improve Home Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Updated: November 12, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013

Understanding Air Flow in Homes for Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Updated: November 12, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 11/12/2013Air tries to equalize between higher and lower air pressure areas. If there is a pathway (a gap) and a pressure difference,...

Exhaust Vents for Energy Efficient New Homes

Home Energy Updated: November 06, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 11/06/2013   The purpose of an exhaust vent isRemember, when air is exhausted out of a building, replacement air needs to come in....

Installation of Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger

Home Energy Updated: October 31, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/31/2013Installation costs of an air-to-air heat exchanger can cost $500 and up, depending upon the home size and...

Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers for Healthier Energy Efficient Homes

Home Energy Updated: October 30, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013Why is Home Ventilation a ConcernMeasuring In Home HumidityPollutants in HomesAir-to-Air Exchanger Operation and...

Cost Effectiveness of Installing Heat Exchangers

Home Energy Updated: October 30, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013The benefits of installing a heat exchanger in a home include improved moisture removal, decrease in the potential of...

Important Things to Consider for Efficient Air Conditioning Systems In New Homes

Home Energy Updated: October 30, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/30/2013Sizing the air conditioner close to the actual load provides better humidity control, and typically results in energy...

Choosing an Air-to-Air Exchanger System

Home Energy Updated: October 15, 2013

One way to minimize air quality and moisture problems in a home, without opening a window, is by the installation of a mechanical ventilation system such as...

Questions and Answers about Energy Efficient Home Ductwork Systems

Home Energy Updated: October 15, 2013

Reviewed and Revised on 10/15/2013How does a duct system work?Air distribution systems, or duct systems, are designed to supply rooms with air that is...

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