Maintaining a dry crawl space is one of the most important steps a homeowner can take to help prevent costly repairs down the road. A wet crawl space can lead to mold growth, structural wood rot, musty smells, and even foundation failure. These types of problems can also be caused by excessive moisture in a crawl space. Standing water or even excessive moisture in a crawl space can be caused by a few different reasons. During heavy rains water can seep up into the crawl space from the dirt…Continue
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One of the most expensive aspects of being a homeowner, other than a mortgage, is money spent toward heating and cooling your home. It becomes a balancing act of sorts, trying to find that perfect comfort level in your home. As many homeowners know, finding that comfort level proves even more difficult with the more people living in your home.
As homeowners we look for every advantage to achieve this comfort level while at the same time trying to save money on our energy cost. This…Continue
Added by Adam Swain on October 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
It’s been a chilly, uncharacteristically snowy winter here in North Carolina. I have the luxury being able to sit in my warm “green” home and enjoy the beauty of these wintry transformations.
For my family and me, Mother Nature’s little surprises aren’t much more than…Continue
Added by Trish Holder on February 15, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments
The utility of hot water systems has increased significantly in the recent times for heating water. Their energy efficient mechanism not only ensures reduced electricity consumption, but also puts a great relief on your monthly expenses.
One of the most popular brands in the industry, DUX brings noticeable changes from time to time, so as to provide a top class heat pump hot water…
Added by Jack Sadyak on September 12, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments
Installing heat pump at homes, for hot water needs is an effective medium of controlling electricity bills and adopting greener approach to save environment. These pumps take heat from atmospheric air and pass it onto the water tank with the help of refrigerants.
If studies are to be believed, Dux Airoheat pumps can save up to 25% of the energy consumption in an average home. However, before…
Added by Jack Sadyak on August 15, 2013 at 2:57am — No Comments
Having an efficient water heating system in homes has become very important in today’s era. Because of rising inflation, it is more crucial to cut down electricity bills and look for more environment friendly products. Heat pump Brisbane works in similar fashion to refrigerator functioning and lessens the electricity costs effectively.…Continue
Added by Jack Sadyak on July 26, 2013 at 2:28am — No Comments
Hot water is a basic necessity in every home and office during winters. So it is very important to have some efficient source to heat water. Rather than using those traditional methods such as fire to get warm water, you can avail the benefits of advanced heating technology using a quantum heat pump.
Using such an energy-efficient heat pump can ease up your life to a significant extent. With its…
Looking for reliable, inexpensive and eco-friendly hot water pumps that can reduce your electricity consumptions? If you are thinking to purchase heating pumps, both for commercial as well as residential use go for either split or integrated system. These are available at moderate prices, yet majority of people are unaware about the benefits of stiebel eltron heat pumps.
Whether you are living in cold or hot climatic…
Added by Jack Sadyak on May 9, 2013 at 1:34am — No Comments
Today, according to experts, most heat pumps only have a durability of 15-25 years, but researchers at the University of Stavanger in Norway (USN) and the University of Oslo believe that they have developed a new heat pump that…Continue
Hot water is required in every home. In earlier days, there were hardly any sources that can be used for heating water except fire. As the time passes, numerous advancements take place in the technology that makes life easy of the people.
Now days, if you just make a search in the market, you will come across a variety of devices that can be used for heating purposes. But barely any of them is constructed keeping in mind its affects on the environment.
We are well…
Added by Jack Sadyak on January 3, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
Selecting the right type of heat pump hot water not only save the energy usage for years to come but also impacts the comfort of your family members in a positive way. There are numerous systems present in the market today that utilize diverse power sources.
Before buying the heat pump hot water system, there are some factors that you need to lay emphasis on such as: the capacity of the heater that can meet your…
Working with my customers and friends that are home performance contractors we always seem to be seeking answers to questions such as:
What will make my business survive in the short term?
What does it mean to run a successful home performance business?
What can I do if my local utility rebates, tax credits, and programs change?
For the most part it is true that individuals and…Continue
We are starting to roll out heat pump water heaters in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming). One of the concerns we have in colder climates is the recovery time when the ambient air is cold. The lower the ambient temperature the less effective the heat pump water heater will be in generating hot water causing issues in households with more people, more bathrooms, and in colder months if the heat pump water heater is installed in garages or…Continue
Yes, I drive tractors too. Along with the home energy audit work, I’m a farmer at heart. I received a call from a gentlemen that needs some help backfilling and leveling out the dirt around the foundation of his homes new addition.
Now that the ground is dry enough, I load up my 24 horsepower Kabota tractor with bucket, attach the tiller and head over to his place. I find an old original house that was constructed shortly after the wagon trains arrived. Attached to the side is the new…Continue
In order to feel comfortable in the cooling season conditioned air has to be at the right air temperature AND relative humidity. Conventional AC dehumidifies when it is running but it is thermostatically controlled by air temperature only. Which means that when air temperature is reached the AC turns off and stops dehumidifying. Not a big problem if you live in an arid climate such as Pheonix but if you live in New England where the summers are very humid and not…Continue
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The heat pump maintains its great efficiency by recycling refrigerant over and over again. In fact, the Heat Pump is the king of recycling. If you've seen a new, shiny heat pump lately,…Continue