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Posts Tagged 'HVAC'

HVAC home improvements: There's an app for that

If you're reading this, you already have a remote means of controlling your HVAC at home as well as monitoring your security. Using a smartphone or computer with web access, [...]

The Thermal Envelope and energy efficiency

No matter where you live, one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency in your home is to secure or re-enforce your Thermal Envelope. The Thermal Envelope is the [...]

Swamp cooler fall maintenance, simplified

When my family moved to the San Fernando Valley in the late 1950s, most homes came outfitted with evaporative swamp coolers. I remember that they worked fairly well until August [...]

Assemble a fall chore list now

It's not too early to put together a priority list for home improvements or landscaping chores you need to get done before fall and winter. The stressed housing market means [...]

Electronic Filters: Improve Your Heater Performance This Winter

Most of you already know that to improve the energy efficiency as well as air quality in your home this winter, you should change out your heater or furnace filter. [...]

Anticipating Thermostat Problems

Your thermostat, when working properly, runs on a transformer to set and adjust the amount of heat your furnace delivers to your home. Imagine how you might feel one cold [...]