All Blog Posts Tagged 'HVAC' (63)

9 Building Science & Energy Efficiency Blogs We’re Reading

The world wide web is a wonderful thing, but there’s a lot of swill out there. It helps to have a few go-to sources of good, reliable, accurate, and useful information and insights. By our estimation, for professionals in the home performance, solar, or HVAC industry, the following blogs are some of the very best. In no particular order:

Musings of an Energy…


Added by Emily Ambrose on September 26, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Getting High Quality On-the-Job Images with CompanyCam

- by Jake VP, Energy Circle Content Writer

The issue with compiling high quality, original, story-telling photos is usually more about the ”how” then the “where” or the “when.” When you run a solar, home performance, or HVAC business…


Added by Emily Ambrose on September 20, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What Tapas Taught Us About Successful Integrated Digital Marketing

- By Shawn Cohen

Now, more than ever before, business owners and marketers have a seemingly endless variety of options when it comes to how they can build their brand and promote their services online. Google alone offers multiple products and solutions to help you market your company online — from paid…


Added by Emily Ambrose on September 12, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

6 Building Conferences We’re Attending

- By Cory Allyn, Energy Circle

If you’re in the better building sector, attending building and home…


Added by Emily Ambrose on August 22, 2019 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Value of an Experience

HVAC Pro Blog

  I was fortunate to sit front row at a popular concert this past weekend with my wife, and the experience really got me thinking.  When I was 17 years old, I was…


Added by Chris Morin on August 6, 2019 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Smart Thermostats: All That You Need to Know

Thermostats have evolved substantially over the years in terms of their technology and design. They have changed from old manual dial thermostats to programmable thermostats, which has paved the way for smart thermostats. Read on to learn why you should consider smart thermostats for your home.

What Are Smart Thermostats?

These are intelligent devices that allow you to control the vital functions of your air conditioner from anywhere on any smart devices like tablets or…


Added by John White on July 29, 2019 at 2:11am — 2 Comments

Top 5 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats do not just control panels for your air conditioning and heating systems. They are now technologically advanced tools with different sensors, Wi-Fi, and advanced algorithms. Here are top 5 reasons for homeowners to upgrade to a smart thermostat:

1. Saving Money on Energy Bills

You can use the …


Added by John White on July 23, 2019 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

What it Takes to Produce High Quality Marketing Video

By Jake Van Paepeghem

This isn’t the first time we at Energy Circle are talking about the valuable role video plays in an effective digital marketing strategy – especially when it comes to building awareness and consideration in the home performance,…


Added by Emily Ambrose on July 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Building Local SEO Rank and Visibility outside your Core Location

- By Shawn Cohen, Director of Digital Strategy

If you perform a Google search for a local home services provider, today’s results are pretty well stacked. You can expect to see two to four paid search ads, a…


Added by Emily Ambrose on July 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

EER vs. SEER: How Do They Differ from Each Other?

In air conditioners, you may have noticed both EER and SEER ratings. These ratings play a vital role in selecting the right air conditioner for your home or work. EER vs SEER is briefly explained here to help you understand the significance of these ratings for making an informed decision.

What is EER?

Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) is a measurement of the energy efficiency of an air conditioner at a specific outdoor temperature (95 degrees F). The air…


Added by John White on May 30, 2019 at 1:44am — 1 Comment

Challenge Accepted #02: Marketing Healthy Home Services

For those readers who missed the first installation of “Challenge Accepted!,” here’s a quick introduction to Energy Circle’s latest…


Added by Emily Ambrose on April 18, 2019 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Google’s Recent Changes for Service Area Businesses

If you’re a contractor in the HVAC, home performance, or solar industry, you likely understand the frustrations of trying to beat out local competition on Google. Thanks to Google’s proximity…


Added by Emily Ambrose on March 21, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Comprehensive Content Strategy: Creating Content That Supports a New Service Launch

With so much product innovation happening in HVAC and solar, many companies are adding new services like battery storage or ductless heat pumps. With all the coordination and planning it takes to purchase the correct equipment, polish off your certifications, and nail down pricing, it is easy to forget that your website should reflect your new…


Added by Energy Circle on December 6, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why Are Images Important for SEO? Optimizing Your Website’s Images for GKP and SERP

If you caught our webinar a couple weeks back, then you probably heard us hinting at how the images on your website and in your Google Knowledge Panel can have a major impact on how potential customers view you as a business. If you want to…


Added by Energy Circle on November 14, 2018 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

The Role of Facebook (& other social media) for HVAC, Home Performance, and Solar

If you are a business owner, no matter the industry, you’ve likely heard armchair marketing advice akin to “Oh, you’ve got to be active on social media these days.” And while this isn’t entirely false for HVAC, home performance and solar companies (we still strongly recommend it and manage social media campaigns for our clients), it’s time to “put…


Added by Energy Circle on November 14, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Air Conditioning Maintenance: Tips to Make Your AC Ready for Summer

The summer months can be hard on your air conditioner/HVAC system. If you ensure the right air conditioning maintenance for your system on a regular basis, your home will remain comfortable all year long. The key is proper HVAC system maintenance and catching small issues before they become major problems. Here are a few simple tips that…


Added by John White on August 27, 2018 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

Furnace Duct Cleaning: Know About Their Pros and Cons

Your furnace’s ductwork is designed to keep your home at a constant temperature throughout the year. While duct cleaning is essential, there are pros and cons if you are thinking of doing the work. Hiring a professional HVAC technician means that you get fast, efficient, and professional service without having to worry about making time yourself to do a job you may not…


Added by John White on August 24, 2018 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

The Leading Edge in the Nation’s Capital

Nick knows homes. Several years ago, he started volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He also helped modify a home that was part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a competition for students to design and build high-performance buildings powered by renewable energy. On top of that, he’s built six passive houses. So when Nick decided to create an addition to his own home in Washington DC, he was naturally committed to transforming it into a…


Added by Pearl Certification on August 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top Reasons to Consider Seasonal HVAC Maintenance

You expect a lot out of your HVAC system throughout the seasons. You want cold air in the summer and warm air in the winter. To boost the functioning of your HVAC system all year long and to catch any potential problems at the onset, it is recommended to schedule seasonal HVAC maintenance. While you can perform some self-maintenance procedures on your own,…


Added by John White on August 10, 2018 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Ways to Conserve Energy and Save on Your Air Conditioner Bill

Air conditioners are the essential bastions of cool breezes when the mercury skyrockets and the hot summer sun begins to bake down on…


Added by John White on July 16, 2018 at 1:34am — 1 Comment

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