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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” »

Checklist for Conducting a Home Energy Evaluation

Checklist for Conducting a Home Energy EvaluationIf you suspect there’s energy being wasted in your home, you’re likely trying to figure out what to do about it. The bad news is that you’re probably wasting a lot more energy than you could ever imagine. The good news is that a comprehensive home energy evaluation can help you learn how much energy is being wasted, where it’s going, and how to stop it. Continue reading “Checklist for Conducting a Home Energy Evaluation” »

Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for Savings

Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for SavingsAs you get settled in for the fall and winter ahead, you’ll want to program your thermostat to not only preserve your home’s overall comfort, but also take advantage of the possible energy savings. The great thing about a programmable thermostat is that it allows you to preset your desired temperatures for each period of the day. Depending on the model, you can even add settings for each day of the week. Continue reading “Programming Your Home’s Thermostat for Savings” »

How Can Duct Sealing Improve Your Home Comfort?

How Can Duct Sealing Improve Your Home Comfort?There are many systems that contribute to a comfortable home. For one, tight sealing and ample insulation are prerequisites for maximizing comfort and driving efficiency. Your A/C and furnace are comfort and energy-budget makers or breakers, too. Often tucked away out of sight and forgotten, the air ducts are essential for maximizing home comfort. If leaky ducts are compromising your comfort, read on to learn how professional duct sealing can help. Continue reading “How Can Duct Sealing Improve Your Home Comfort?” »

Air-Sealing Your Home? Use These Tips

Air-Sealing Your Home? Use These TipsMaking sure your home is properly sealed is essential both to your comfort and to the health and energy efficiency of your HVAC system. If the air it sends to your home is leaking out before it can get to you, then it has to work harder and run longer in order to make you comfortable. So how do you seal your home and prevent this energy waste? Here are a few tips. Continue reading “Air-Sealing Your Home? Use These Tips” »