Archives: January 2016

Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and Efficient

Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and EfficientMaking sure your home has tight ducts also makes sure that warm, energy-efficient comfort reaches all rooms in the house this winter. Most residential ductwork doesn’t last as long as the house where it’s installed. Over time, air leaks develop at loosening joints and/or rust or corrosion occurs. In the typical home, the U.S. Department Of Energy estimates that at least 20 percent of heated or cooled air never reaches the rooms it’s supposed to keep comfortable. Instead, this conditioned air — along with the money you spend for heating and cooling costs — is lost through duct leakage into the attic, crawl space or the inside of wall voids. Continue reading “Tight Ducts Will Keep Your Home Comfortable and Efficient” »

Zoning Systems Can Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Zoning Systems Can Save Energy and Money in Your HomeNot all the rooms in your southwest Oklahoma home need the same amount of heating and cooling. Bedrooms, for example, are often in use during the night when no other part of your house is occupied, and rooms with lots of sun exposure may need more cooling than basement areas. With a traditional central HVAC system, your entire home is heated or cooled to a single standard. A zoning system can change that. Continue reading “Zoning Systems Can Save Energy and Money in Your Home” »

You Can Get Tax Credits on Geothermal Heat Pump Systems

You Can Get Tax Credits on Geothermal Heat Pump SystemsAlthough a geothermal heat pump (GHP) requires a larger upfront investment, it’s the most energy efficient and durable heating and cooling system available. It’s also the only HVAC system available that currently carries a hefty federal tax credit for its purchase and installation. The tax credit offsets its higher initial cost, which helps homeowners more quickly realize the savings these systems provide each time they run. Continue reading “You Can Get Tax Credits on Geothermal Heat Pump Systems” »

Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home by Taking these Precautions

Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home by Taking these PrecautionsFrozen pipes are one of the most common causes of home water damage. While many associate frozen pipes with climates far to the north, they are quite prevalent further south because many homes aren’t properly weatherized to insulate water supply lines. Extreme cold spells may be less common here in southwest Oklahoma, but when they do happen, frozen pipes can rupture and severe water damage occurs. Before the first cold spell sets in, remember these tips to prevent frozen pipes. Continue reading “Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Home by Taking these Precautions” »