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(ARA) - Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are often out-of-sight and out-of-mind when you’re looking to buy a new home, moving into one or just making sure your current home is in good repair. However, updating your HVAC system now can increase the comfort and energy effici...
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in recent years an average of about 250 children under 5 years old drowned in pools nationwide annually. Most of these cases involved residential pools. In order to ensure a safe pool environment and prevent drowning: • Fences and walls ...
Do you ever wonder how long a certain component in your home might last? The life expectancy of a typical component depends on the use it receives. The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) “Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components” created a timeline for you, based on the results of...
Micro-cogenerators Simplifying home energy systems is now a reality. Micro-cogenerators, or combined heat and power systems (CHP) combine heat, air conditioning, electricity and hot water from a single source. Micro-cogenerators not only reduce energy costs, but also reduce dependence on foreig...
The Drainage System Gutters, downspouts and splash blocks collect rainwater from a roof and send it away from the structure. Gutters are the valleys located on the edge of the roof. The downspouts connect to the gutters to carry the water to the ground. Splash blocks are located at the end of the...
Be Eco-Wise with LED Lights (ARA) – With more and more people concerned about the environment, building and decorating green has never been more popular. One of the easiest ways for homeowners to limit their environmental impact is to consider replacing the lighting inside their home. Incandescen...
An electric heat pump is a unique device. It doesn’t burn fuel; it transfers heat from the outside to the inside for heating purposes then does just the reverse for cooling purposes (also known as the air-conditioning mode). There are two units to check an indoor unit that’s coupled with a forced...