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Smart Thermostat vs Programmable Thermostat vs Manual Thermostat

Smart vs Programmable vs Manual Thermostats

by vscontent on February 16, 2018

Known to nearly everybody, thermostats are the temperature sensing control mechanisms for your heating and air conditioning system. It’s the main control center that determines how much heating or air conditioning will be delivered. But we’ve come a long way since your grandma’s brown analog thermostat. New thermostats have new benefits and features. Some come […]

How to Read Electric and Gas Meter

How to Read an Electric and Gas Meter

by vscontent on December 15, 2017

Your electric meter keeps track of how much electricity your home uses. Your gas meter measures how much gas your home uses. By learning how to read and understand your electric and gas meters, you can track and monitor how much energy you are consuming. Actual vs Estimated Meter Readings Your utility bills may contain […]

Are HVAC Service Contracts Worth It?

Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth It? | Residential Energy Savings Club

by vscontent on September 15, 2017

With everybody leading busy lives, including yourself, you know how hard it is to remember to set up important appointments. From dentist appointments to car and HVAC tune-ups, neglecting regular maintenance almost always leads to more expensive costs down the road. Are HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth It? The short answer is yes! Just like your car […]

Is It Time to Buy a Central Air Conditioning System?

by vscontent on August 4, 2017

In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with mild weather. For this reason, many homeowners choose not to have a central air conditioning system. If you don’t have a central HVAC system, however, you may be relying on inefficient window units to stay cool during the warm months of the year. Learn about the benefits of […]

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

by vscontent on July 28, 2017

You may have heard of smart homes and home automation before. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a prime example of that. Instead of using overly complicated programmable thermostats that promise savings but rarely deliver them, the Nest Thermostat set out to do something different: to learn. Not only are these thermostats intelligent, they’re also environmentally conscious. Billions […]

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Water Heater Buyer’s Guide | Water Heater Pros & Cons

by vscontent on July 7, 2017

Don’t wait until your water heater springs a leak and floods your basement. If your water heater is over 10 years old, seriously consider replacement options. New models are much more energy efficient, saving your household hundreds of dollars per year in energy bills. In addition to reducing your environmental footprint and saving you money, […]

What goes into professional HVAC design?

The Four Main Areas of Whole-Home HVAC Design

by vscontent on April 28, 2017

If you have a central HVAC system, which you probably do, it’s important to know basic HVAC design principles. Choosing the right size unit to fit your home’s needs is just as important as choosing the right HVAC contractor to install it. Learning how to adjust the thermostat and getting your air ducts sealed and […]

Why You Should Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils

by vscontent on April 14, 2017

If you’re going to pick one home improvement project this spring, it should be cleaning your heat pump condenser coils. The best way to maintain your HVAC unit is to ensure that it isn’t dirty. A good coil cleaning will increase energy efficiency, indoor comfort, and utility bill savings. Regular maintenance of your heating and […]