In this day and age, it’s so easy to “go green” and reduce your carbon footprint by using energy efficient products. From something like switching plastic for paper, to upgrading to high efficiency appliances in your home, it all helps save energy and reduce your utility bills as well. At Atlas Butler, we offer high efficiency furnaces that aid in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Warm weather is just around the corner which means that many people will be turning on their air conditioners soon. Cooling costs can get expensive in the summer heat if you ignore A/C efficiency best practices.
Spring is upon us which means it’s time for spring cleaning! It’s a good idea to make a to-do list for your spring cleaning. Don’t forget to add these HVAC items to your list!
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Spring can be a strange time for weather in Columbus. You never know if it’s going to be hot and sunny or cold and rainy which can make it difficult to be energy efficient. Despite all the variable weather we get. There are still some tried-and-true methods of maximizing your efficiency and keeping your utility bill to a minimum. If you complete this 7-step guide to energy saving, then you can relax this spring knowing that you won’t be overspending on your utility bills.
Winter in Columbus is finally coming to an end which means now is the perfect time to change your air filter! You probably kept your home airtight and the furnace running during this long, cold winter which means your air filter was working extra hard.
Relative humidity is the percentage of water vapor the air is holding. When you hear a weather report on the TV or radio and they mention humidity, they are talking about the outdoor relative humidity. What doesn’t get talked about is the difference between outdoor and indoor relative humidity.
As January comes to a close and you’re checking off items on your 2015 to-do list, take a moment to consider an often forgotten about service that may be vital to the cleanliness of the air in your home, and your family’s health. Air duct cleaning is something that should be on every family’s agenda this year before spring allergens hit. The air ducts are one part of a home’s functionality that is often overlooked; out of sight, out of mind. However, the air ducks are the catchall for all of the dust, debris, pet dander and everyday dirt that accumulates inside.
We’ve seen quite a few advancements in technology and “smart” equipment. The smart phone, smart TV and smart car have overtaken the retail industry, but one smart product that is not only cool to operate, but actually has some financial benefit to go with it, is the smart thermostat.
One of the best investments a homeowner can make to brace the winter cold is to purchase a humidifier. The key role of a humidifier is to regulate moisture inside the home to balance out the cold, dry air outside. If the humidity indoors drops below 30%, there are many health risks that can arise due to the dry air. For example, one of the triggers of a respiratory infection is caused by constant inhalation of cold or dry air. Nosebleeds can also become frequent, as well as chapped lips and skin. Dry air can also harm wood pieces inside the home such as wood floors, pianos, antique furniture, and decorative woodwork. Like our skin, the dry air causes the wood to split and crack.
To save yourself from chronic winter health symptoms, a quick fix is to install a humidifier. However, the common question still remains: To purchase a whole house humidifier or a portable humidifier? Here are some pros and cons of each.
Installing insulation is the greatest cost saving benefit a homeowner can invest in, and it is also an energy efficient purchase. The great thing about insulating a home is that once it is done, it lasts for the life of the building! There are two types of efficient insulation: fiberglass and cellulose insulation, that all promote energy efficiency, which in turn saves you money on energy bills.