May 21, 2012 | Posted in: Hot Tips
Did you know…
Poorly maintained HVAC equipment consumes more energy than it should and can cost more to operate. It is also more prone to breakdowns that can increase repair and down-time costs. An Advanced Diagnostic Tune-up can improve the operating efficiency of your cooling equipment and identify potential repairs before your equipment breaks down. Savings vary depending on the type of equipment and its condition, but taking these steps can potentially cut your cooling costs by more than 20%.
Did you know…
The heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system has a major influence on the comfort and quality of a building’s indoor environment. The HVAC system also accounts for 30 to 50% of a commercial business’s annual electric bill. This includes chillers, motors, variable speed drives, fans and pumps.
Energy efficiency improvements may save you up to 18% on your monthly utility bill.
Did you know…
Lighting costs typically account for about one-third of the annual commercial business electric bill. Installing advanced lighting technology can make significant reductions in the amount of money you spend to light your space of building. Also, between 15 to 50% of refrigeration energy costs can be reduced by replacing old parts and installing controlled systems.
HVAC Industry News
SALT LAKE CITY — Vivint and Garbett Homes have announced what they say is the first affordable, climate 5 net-zero home to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating of 0. Located in Herriman, Utah, this non-custom, self-sufficient, solar-powered home, called The Zero Home, is one of the first production homes in the United … Read More »
Negotiations on a legislative solution to avoid the pending fiscal cliff continue between the White House and House Republicans. Yesterday House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled his “Plan B” approach that the House will likely vote on today. By piggybacking on a bill already in the pipeline, Boehner’s proposal can move quickly to the floor … Read More »
Maryland recently became the first state to recognize geothermal heating and cooling as a renewable energy source. This has many leaders in the geothermal industry hoping this helps serve as a motivator to the other 49 states. In April, Maryland’s general assembly passed The Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard — Renewable Energy Credits — Geothermal Heating … Read More »
DALLAS — AT&T has announced plans for a new portfolio of all-digital, IP-based home automation and security monitoring services. Called AT&T Digital Life™, the services will enable users to do such things as change the temperature setting on their thermostat or lock a door from anywhere using any web-enabled device — PCs, tablets, and smartphones … Read More »