In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health… Continue
Added by Efficiency First California on January 2, 2018 at 8:26pm —
In the middle of a cold, unforgiving winter, a thermostat may be the most crucial device in any New England home. Modern technology provides a wealth of products when it comes to heating controls. Recently, smart thermostats have risen in popularity and have proven to be a valuable choice for homeowners that seek efficiency and convenience.
WHAT IS A SMART THERMOSTAT?
A smart thermostat integrates with WiFi and your smartphone device in order to control your heating system… Continue
Added by HomeWiz on December 13, 2017 at 1:08pm —
Recently I wrote a blog about the October 2017 firestorms in Northern California. I live and work in the city of Sonoma and was directly affected by the fires. My family and I evacuated our home and waited out the fires on safer grounds until the danger passed. We are OK, life has resumed, but the impact on the region will last for several years.
In my last post, I wrote about how air quality was impacted in the area, and how people responded by using N95 face masks… Continue
Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:43pm —
Northern California’s wine country lies about 45 miles North of San Francisco. There are two prominent valleys, lauded for their beauty and serenity, with rich soils and the perfect climate for growing grapes. The region produces some of the finest wines in the world.
I live and work in the town of… Continue
Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:41pm —
The axial fans are commonly used for offering the required airflow for heat and mass transfer activities in a wide range of industrial processes and equipment's. These include the cooling towers for air conditioning and ventilation, air heat exchangers for numerous chemical procedures, humidifiers in various textile mills and ventilation and exhaust jobs for mining industry to name a few. All the major domains or industries that contribute a lot in national economy like oil & petroleum… Continue
Added by karren shaw on January 21, 2016 at 6:11am —
A fan is a mechanical device, which produces a stream or flow of air/gas. The fans are used both at residential and commercial spaces serving different purposes. These are often used to move air or gases via ventilating systems. In industries, these are used to force air inside the hot steam boilers and help to reduce the temperature of machines and other equipments. Fans function similar to the compressors, which is relatively at low pressures. These are basically divided as axial and… Continue
Added by miguel pace on January 20, 2016 at 8:30am —
Axial flow fans- Impact axial flow fans have an aerodynamic profile with high blade twist angles and large chord widths that give the world’s best efficiencies. Energy efficiency improvements of 20-40% over earlier fans are not uncommon. Blade twist angles up to 44 degrees ensure airflow is uniform hence preventing turbulence. Impact fans are hollow and lightweight which reduces the moment of inertia. Being seamless and UV protected, Impact fans are extremely durable- even… Continue
Added by miguel pace on January 5, 2016 at 1:00am —
Addison Homes made the Winter edition of “Upstate Under Construction,” a GSA Business feature that spotlights development across the Upstate South Carolina region.
This brick-and-stone traditional…
Added by Michelle Usher on December 16, 2015 at 6:03pm —
To reduce the hot air circulation, air cooled heat exchanger devices are ideal. Air cooled heat exchanger fans are also called Fin Fan Heat Exchangers and are mostly used where the desired outlet temperature is attained by giving the maximum ambient temperature. This device is essential for reusing heat from a fluid or gas in a straight line to ambient air. The ongoing cost of the air cooled heat exchangers is relatively very low. These are very useful in cases where… Continue
Added by miguel pace on December 8, 2015 at 6:30am —
There are top 5 Steps to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
1. Keep Air Circulating
Even when the weather is cool, open the windows to let in fresh air. If it's simply too cold, run ceiling fans to keep air circulating. And don't forget to…
Added by Crosbey Archery on November 6, 2015 at 10:30pm —
Summer is slowing down, you feel the first chill noticeable all around even your sky hd box causing problems & all you wish is to see a sky customer support guy. It helps us to remember a great deal of things: leaves, the occasions/events, all things pumpkin, yet what you ought to likewise put on that rundown is your fall upkeep on your warmer! After a long summer, your… Continue
Added by Crosbey Archery on November 4, 2015 at 1:00am —
There is equipment out there that some companies use, which is ineffective at efficiently cleaning ducts; as the consumer it is important that you understand that there are some companies out there that do not use equipment that properly cleans your ducts. Continue
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association states the following:
“The most effective way to clean…
Added by Fresh Air Duct Cleaning on May 21, 2015 at 10:20am —
Amongst the top environmental health risks today, indoor air pollutants pose a major threat. Home insulation and air-tight structure add a lot to reduced indoor air quality. Many of the home improvements help save on energy costs, but they prevent fresh air from approaching into your home.…
Added by Crosbey Archery on May 6, 2015 at 12:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Bill Meehan on September 6, 2013 at 11:13am —
Warnings About Portable Air Conditioners
Here are some warnings about portable air conditioners to help you to be aware of their low energy efficiency rating when purchasing a new air conditioner. If you already have a portable air conditioner or if a portable air conditioners your only option to get some cooling,… Continue
Added by Perry Ning on July 2, 2013 at 3:20pm —
A buddy of mine, Dennis, that’s an exterminator called me the other day while I was standing in Home Depot. “Jon, I’ve got a problem and I need some of your building science expertise.” The problem he was having was being caused by some granules he had put down to repel some flying squirrels. The granules… Continue
Added by Jon LaMonte on February 21, 2011 at 9:02pm —
The energy efficiency movement is starting to impact the awareness of how the indoor conditions of an existing building can be greatly improved. Homeowners who once dread the winter months and thought that they had to live with the pain of a drafty uncomfortable home are now increasingly seeking to improve these homes.
This search often brought homeowners out into the marketplace looking for solutions and the best professional help. As a result, we are…
Added by David Allen on February 2, 2011 at 2:48pm —