Staying Comfortable and Saving Money this Winter

With the cold season ahead we are going to (re-)collect some of the important comfort problems and their money saving measures we have been talking about on a regular basis. We are going to address topics your heating system does not solve; undesirable cold drafts, insufficient insulation and deteriorating duct work. And think of cold […]

Savings Calculator for Geothermal Systems now available

WaterFurnace has released a new tool that we have been looking at for a long time, The Savings Calculator for Geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning. We have reviewed and compared this calculator to real live results of our customers and found that it provides an astonishingly good estimate of savings considering the many parameters influencing […]

AC Health Check by Duke Energy

We introduced the Health Check, part of Duke Energy’s Smart Saver Program in our blog in September last year. Yesterday WSPA picked up on the program and aired Tracy Early’s report in the 6pm news featuring Duke Energy’s Smart Saver program and specifically the Health Check. And our own Randy Vaughn was interviewed explaining the […]

Staying Warm and Energy Saving for Winter 2013/14

It’s already Thanksgiving again and as usual we have our first cold snap of the season. So it’s time to refresh and talk again about how to stay warm and comfortable, and save some energy. Here our most successful tips we started a few years ago and even had a TV campaign last Winter: 1: […]

HVAC Health Check – A Duke Energy Smart Saver Incentive Program

Duke Energy is helping home owner save money? Why would a seller help customers to buy less? OK, the program is indeed serious as energy companies have a vested interest in saving energy too.  These savings activities will prevent to build additional power plants and supports the efforts for greener environment.  So, we the home […]

A Stealthy Pickpocket – How inefficiency may be robbing your monthly budget

Would you toss dollar bills out a window? Slip loose change into the HVAC vents or between the walls? Willingly over-pay your utility bill, month after month after month? Of course not, you say! And yet, energy inefficiencies throughout the home – leaky air drafts, inadequate insulation, outdated equipment and appliances – may be robbing […]