Tag Archives: cooling

Your Lamp or Space Heater Could be Making Your House Colder

An incandescent bulb in the wrong place or a space heater can make a home uncomfortable for its occupants. Are you making these mistakes?… Read more

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When “Nice” Weather Causes Indoor Air Quality and Humidity Problems

The shoulder season between cooling and heating our homes often means indoor health and comfort problems. Are you ready for them?… Read more

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9 Reasons Why “Smart Vents” Aren’t Smart

You can now invest in “Smart Vents” for your home. Here are nine reasons why you should not.… Read more

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Using Passive Systems In Your Home to Reduce Your Expenses All Day, Every Day

It’s important for homeowners to understand the difference between active and passive systems. One can save you a huge amount of money on the other!… Read more

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Counterpoint: Home Energy Efficiency is Making a Difference

RTAblog_2015_0226_plugsIn a recent MNN post, Lloyd Alter contends “having more stuff is eating up all the gains from being more efficient”. Is that true?… Read more

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What Outside Temps Are Too Cold for Your Heating System?

RTAblog_2014_0103_IciclesCentral air conditioning systems are designed to meet loads based on averaged high and low temperatures. What happens when these temperatures are exceeded?… Read more

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