Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Listen to Goldilocks When It Comes to Furnace Size

“Not too big. Not too small. Just right.” That’s the guiding principle that Goldilocks taught us, and it 100% applies to furnace size. You don’t want your furnace to be too small for your property or else you’ll run into trouble heating

The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 Means Good Things for HVAC Industry

On April 30, 2015, at around 3:00pm, President Obama signed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act into law. Intended to provide incentives for cutting energy consumption in commercial buildings, manufacturing plans, and the like, this law will most likely be a huge boost

You Could Be Seeing New Standards for Energy Savings Soon

The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has proposed two new initiatives to update energy-saving standards. The first initiative, known as the “Delta Standard,” aims to specify a process used to calculate predicted energy savings in residential buildings. The second initiative

Adhesive HVAC Sensors Will Help Reduce Energy Waste

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a prototype for affordable wireless HVAC sensors. This could be an energy-efficiency game changer. Currently, it’s extremely difficult to monitor and control HVAC systems for

Energy Bill Shock? Here’s How to Cut Down on Energy This Winter

With winter’s cold weather now in full swing, you might have noticed a slight uptick in your utility bills. That usually  happens to homeowners and renters around this time of the year. If you haven’t been thinking about insulation or

New Technology Makes Climate Control Easier in Light Commercial Properties

Here’s some cool news: There’s now a technology design that makes it easier for light commercial property owners to control their indoor climates. If a property is under 25,000 square feet, it no longer has to rely on a single

Europe’s Largest Solar Plant Will Be Built in France

France recently broke ground on the construction of what will be the largest photovoltaic solar plant in Europe. Located in the commune of Cestas, the project will cost $450 million (360 million euro). The plant is designed to supply enough

A Breakdown of Where Your Home Energy Leaks Occur

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Want to know where your house is leaking the most air, and therefore the most energy? Here’s a list of all the most common home energy leaks. Once you know where your drafts and air leaks are located, you’ll be

This New Compressor Design Could Be the Future of Energy Efficiency

A new compressor design has just been announced that has the potential to transform energy efficiency in the HVAC sector for good. Created by two Alabama natives, Ray McKenzie and Mac Chaney, the new compressor has been named the “RayMacCompressor”

Read This: Energy.gov Helps You Save Hot Water & Money

During the winter, most of our energy focuses on heating and how we can save money by reducing heating costs. Unfortunately, that means we usually look at our furnaces, boilers, and radiators to ensure that they’re working at optimal efficiency.