Browsing the "HVAC" Tag

Making Renovations For Energy Savings

January 24th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

People undertake home renovations for many different reasons. Some want to increase the home's market value. Others like to incorporate new features to keep the home looking modern, while still others just want a fresh look every so often. But you can also undertake home renovations for energy savings!


Guest Post: Green Construction Trends

February 12th, 2014 | by GBE FACTS

The Green movement has reached the construction trade. From affordable public housing that has adopted green construction methods — such [&hellip


Guest Post: DOE Backs Down on Higher Furnace Efficiency Standards; Air Conditioning Standards also Being Challenged

May 5th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

In late 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced increases in the minimum efficiency standards of residential furnaces and air conditioners. In the 30 northern states, the minimum efficiency rating of new furnaces was to be raised to 90 percent from its current level of 80 percent, starting May 31st, 2013. In the 20 southern states, the minimum efficiency of air conditioners is set to be raised from 13 SEER to 14 SEER starting January 1st, 2015 (SEER is the estimated BTU’s of cooling provided by each watt-hour of electricity, so a 14 SEER unit will use about 7 percent less energy than a 13 SEER system). These changes were expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 113 to 143 million tons, and to reduce residential energy consumption by one-fifth


Guest Post: Alternative Heating Systems Should Be Given a Chance!

February 14th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

To elaborate, biomass is the energy that comes mainly from living things like trees and plants. These store energy from the sun that can be further transformed into heating energy. A biomass system produces significantly less carbon dioxide than some fuels and costs less. Studies have shown the possibility to reduce the costs dedicated to this issue with up to 50 percent. Who would refuse to pay less and contribute to the protection of the environment


Exposing Infrastructure in the Works

March 11th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

A finely constructed house or building hides the vast majority of its inner parts. Like the skin on a body, typically either a drywall or plaster are constructed to conceal a complex web of plumbing pipes and joints, electrical wiring and outlets. Such concealment is not always common today. The ceiling components in many new stores and restaurants – once discreetly hidden by a drop-ceiling grid containing 2’ x 4’ panels – now reveal a run of girders, PVC pipes and smartly painted ductwork for the HVAC system


Home Ventilation Control

December 6th, 2007 | by Philip Proefrock

Big buildings save energy by controlling which areas need to have heating or cooling, and not wasting energy on those [&hellip



Back to Top ↑