Thursday, March 26, 2009

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps are similar to ordinary heat pumps, but use the ground instead of outside air to provide heating, air conditioning and, in most cases, hot water. Because they use the earth's natural heat, they are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available.

· Though these products can be more expensive to purchase up front, the cost difference will be paid back over time through lower energy bills.
· When buying new equipment, sizing and installation are as important as product quality.
· You can get better heating and cooling performance at home with ENERGY STAR home sealing (insulation and air sealing) and duct sealing. Consider regular maintenance to maintain your heating and cooling system performance.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Energy Saving Devices

Programmable Thermostats
Did you know that properly using a programmable thermostat in your home is one of the easiest ways you can save energy, money, and help fight global warming? An ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostat helps make it easy for you to save by offering four pre-programmed settings to regulate your home’s temperature in both summer and winter — when you are asleep or away.The average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills — nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. Homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings. The pre-programmed settings that come with ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats are intended to deliver savings without sacrificing comfort. Depending on your family’s schedule, you can see significant savings by sticking with those settings or adjust them as appropriate for your family. The key is to establish a program that automatically reduces heating and cooling in your home when you don’t need as much. Use the ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostat Calculator to see what you can save with set-back temperatures that work for your family.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

energy saving website this is one of the best sites on the internet to gain information on all appliances including HVAC products.


Quality Contractor Services has announced a new sales lead service that is the first of its kind that is dedicated to HVAC contractor industry. plans on launching its site to the web beginning in June 2008. The goal of QCS is to attract home and business owners to the website, have them complete a detailed "request for estimate" questionnaire which will then be forwarded to our subscriber - based contractors in the owners local area. The site will be FREE for home and business owners, but fee based for contractors.