Zehnder ERV meets the indoor air quality challenge for the Proud Green Home

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One of the key elements of the indoor air quality strategy for the Proud Green Home of St. Louis is an energy recovery ventilator that will ensure a continuous flow of fresh air.

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A pioneer for geothermal systems and heat pumps

Beginning in the 1970s, Daniel Ellis pioneered innovation for those using geothermal systems and heat pumps.

Why consider STEP Warmfloor®?

STEP Warmfloor is based here, in the United States, where consumers can contact us with any questions before and after installation. Our engineers and designers are in-house, having extensive experience with radiant heating.

How to choose (and size) your tankless water heater

You have had it. You just ran out of hot water because your tank either ran out, or you had to disconnect it because it started leaking. You do all your research, you have decided to go tankless. Your next step will be not only pick the right brand, but also...

What makes the ice water challenge work? Nobody likes very cold water

As the ALS challenge makes the rounds, it has raised awareness and funds for an important cause. As someone involved in water heating, I couldn’t help but notice that the challenge involved ice water...

STEP Warmfloor® introduces new element resistant to water and chemicals

One of the traits of STEP Warmfloor that enables product enhancement is simply listening to distributors, contractors and end-users. Feedback is paramount for product improvement...

Homeowners ready to spend to stay cool when the heat is on

With the summer cooling season in full swing, higher electricity bills are right around the corner. But a recent survey dound that homeowners are trying to save energy, and would be willing to spend money on new equipment to lower their bills.

The FLC recognizes standout achievement in technology commercialization

ClimateMaster continues to earn praise for its innovation within the heating and cooling industry. The latest accolade comes from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.

Mini split HVAC delivers high efficiency whole-house option (video)

The system blends a mini-split unit that's usually designed for a zone or two. But the Total Comfort Solution blends the mini-split with vent fans and an energy recovery ventilator to deliver sufficient airflow to cool and heat a two-story house.

Proud Green Home of St. Louis will inspire and educate on green residential construction

Following the success of the first Proud Green Home, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis, a sustainable home designed to meet an array of green building standards, is under construction to inspire and educate the market nationwide about the benefits of building green homes.

Turning on the HVAC during construction is a good idea

The rising costs of gas and construction materials, as well as increased competition mean that small to medium construction companies have to work hard to keep costs to a minimum. One of the ways to do this is to...

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NEWS


New map leads to resources for UK water-source heat pumps

A new map from the United Kingdom's energy department shows areas where water-source heat pumps would be most feasible.

Renovation of historic homestead includes geothermal system

A top-down renovation of an 1867 Wisconsin homestead incorporated a ground-up geothermal heating system that relies on steady temperatures just beneath the earth’s surface to provide energy-efficient heating and cooling to the home, while preserving its historic charm.

Zone an existing HVAC system with add-on register

Zoning is becoming more and more popular in the residential and commercial markets but adding zones to an existing HVAC system can be a real headache.

Smart home users could have up to 50 wireless sensors

Early adopters of smart homes may have as many as 50 wireless sensors in the their homes as the Internet of Things reaches into many residences.

5 things you can do to keep your home cool this summer

If your air conditioning has been running full blast all summer, you may be dreading your next electric bill. But there are ways to keep your cool without breaking the bank. Energy Trust of Oregon, a nonprofit helping customers of...

Mini-split HVAC systems offer flexibility

Ductless mini-split air conditioners are ideal options for homeowners looking for both a heating and cooling capable unit, but for whom a central AC system is not an option due to the infrastructure of the home or the price of installation.

Use warning signs to replace your AC before it goes out

You don't want to wait until your air conditioner fails to replace it. It will likely breathe its last wisps of refreshing, chilly air at the beginning of a holiday weekend. One with the hottest day of the year.

Beat the heat with a home air conditioning app

You don't have to accept high summer air conditioning costs, even in a Texas heat wave. Controlling your utility bills can be as easy as using a smartphone app.

Geothermal: a comfortable way to cut home heating costs

One way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without your heating and cooling bills going sky high can be found underground.

A simple solution for a hot home

In hot months, attic ventilation is important for two reasons: 1) it keeps your attic cool by eliminating heat buildup and 2) it prolongs the life of your roof by preventing early failure of roof materials.

Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot

Is your home too hot? The problem could be in your walls and roof

If your home is too hot this summer, it's easy to blame the air conditioner for not keeping up with the heat. But you could be missing the real culprit.

Tap bodies of water for economical, efficient geothermal energy

A typical geothermal installation uses water and a heat transfer liquid similar to an anti-freeze to transfer heat from the ground to and from the home in a process that provides for efficient and cost-effective air handling methods for countless...

Make sure your A/C can stand the heat

When summer temperatures flirt with triple digits across much of the U.S., the health of your air conditioner suddenly become very important.

Ductless HVAC options offer energy efficiency and flexibility

Installing an energy-efficient cooling and heating system can be one of the most significant upgrades a homeowner can make to save on utility costs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 50 percent of an average U.S. home’s energy bill...

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