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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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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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Efficiency & Enforcement at Issue: A Fight Over Furnaces in 30 States

RTAblog_2013_0408_furnaceIn 2008, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) began considering minimum standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps in homes. Minimum standards for furnaces were already in discussion. On June 27, 2011 the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency … Read more

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