The green movement is steadily gaining traction. More often than before, people are considering the impact their actions will have on the environment. Green products and services that have minimal impact on the health of the environment are growing in popularity. The HVAC industry is no different. Our products and services are focused on energy efficiency and minimizing the amount of energy your home uses.
We have talked about whole-house humidifiers quite a bit recently. In case you missed it, we have covered the basics and discussed the benefits of whole-house humidifiers. Deciding that the health and home benefits of a whole-house humidifier is worth the investment is step one. The next step is deciding which humidifier is best for your home. There are two types of whole-house humidifiers to choose from: steam and evaporative. We’ll explain how both work so that you can choose which one would be best for your home.
We have previously discussed how heating systems work, but to truly understand how home heating works we have to talk about how heat us transferred. By looking at how heat is transferred we can understand why preventative measures, like insulating, are taken so important to home heating. To start off, we can break down heat transfer into three different types.
One important aspect of maintaining healthy home that often gets overlooked is humidity level. During the summer, high levels of humidity in your home can cause problems for your house and health. What some people don’t realize is that a lack of humidity in winter can also cause home and health issues. To avoid these problems, you can install a whole-house humidifier. A whole-house humidifier will keep your home at an acceptable humidity level so that your health and structure of your house is in better condition. Here are some of the benefits of a whole-house humidifier and how it helps.
Everyone wants to save money on their heating and cooling, but no one wants to pay a lot to do it. The quickest and most affordable way to save money on your energy bills is to get a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to schedule you heating and cooling so that your energy efficiency is optimized. A programmable thermostat will pick up on your heating and cooling habits, and then automatically optimize your energy use so that you save energy when you’re away and are comfortable at home.
When many people think of humidifiers they think of small, portable humidifiers that can be used to treat a small area that tends to get very dry during the winter. These portable humidifiers are good for a single bedroom, but they are not very cost effective for making sure your home doesn’t get too dry. Whole-house humidifiers are much more effective for this purpose.
In one of our previous blog posts, we talked about the different components of your heating system. One aspect we did not cover is the fuel used to create the heat for those systems. The primary source of heat is a main concern when you move into a new home. The choice you make can have a significant impact on your energy spending. The four main types of heating fuel are oil, propane, electric, and natural gas.
Air leaks can be a significant deterrent to your home’s overall efficiency. Sometimes cold air can slip in your home from paces you wouldn’t normally notice. The best way to prevent air leaks from making your home uncomfortable is to call a professional like Atlas Butler and have an expert find where your home is losing energy. To help you find air leaks yourself and take action to seal them, we offer the following tips:
There is nothing fun about stepping in the shower only to realize you don’t have any hot water. If this happens to you, then you might need a new water heater. To help you choose what kind of water heater would be best for your home, we will go over four of the most common types. The types we will discuss are tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, heat pumps, and indirect water heaters. Here are some important things to note about each one:
When it comes to heating your home, there are three main components that make the heating system work: the heat source, the heat distribution system, and the control system. Understanding how these elements work in unison to heat your home is an important step towards figuring out your home’s main concern if it is lacking in energy efficiency. We’ll break down each component and provide some energy saving tips along the way to help you figure out where your home can be more efficient.