Radiant heating systems attract architects and engineers

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With no two design projects the same, architects and engineers like the variety of heating elements.

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Winter home maintenance to get you set for snow

For many homeowners, winter warming costs are the biggest utility expense. When a home is functioning optimally, you can drastically reduce your winter heating costs and mitigate the damaging effects of ice and snow.

Geothermal pays off (literally) for homeowners

Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money. One of the most effective ways to do so is through the use of geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Radiant floor heating heats up home comfort

Radiant floor heating is becoming more popular as homeowners and builders look for energy efficient heating options that also deliver good indoor air quality.

STEP Warmfloor's radiant heat system a part of the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild

STEP Warmfloor is proud to be exhibiting and participating with Emerge Alliance in the word’s first net-zero exhibition space at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Grow Community blooms with solar power and intergenerational design

The 8-acre Grow Community is the largest planned solar community in Washington state, with ultra-efficient, net-zero energy homes, neighborhood gardens and green spaces, healthy transportation options and other sustainable features.

Top 3 areas to begin your renovation to a greener home

If you are considering making changes in your home, so that your home can become greener, you don't have to spend a lot of money, or make huge changes.

Oklahoma builder breaks through geothermal pricing barrier

It’s long been that installing geothermal systems came with a hefty price tag that typically puts it out of reach for many first-time homebuyers. Ideal Homes has managed to lower the financial barrier...

Avoid whole home ventilation design mistakes

Heat recovery ventilators (HRV) and energy recovery ventilators (ERV) ensure equal amounts of stale and fresh air will be exchanged and optimal indoor air quality is achieved in the home. At the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building...

Thermal imaging cameras highlight energy lost in homes as hot water goes down the drain

Thermal imaging cameras have long been a tool used by home performance contractors. But every day, energy leaves the house in an often overlooked way, in the hot water going down the drain.

Easy installation comes with STEP Warmfloor® radiant heating

STEP Warmfloor radiant heating systems use a very thin (3/16”), flexible flat heating element that can be stapled or nailed through as well as cut to length on the job site.

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NEWS


Zero Energy Building construction moving to mainstream

Despite short-term price fluctuations, energy costs will continue to rise over the long term, driving greater interest in building that produce as much or more energy as they consume.

How to choose a new heating and air conditioning system

Advances in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment that offers higher efficiencies, increased comfort and improved indoor air quality make a new system an attractive alternative to an aging, inefficient system, especially one that is experiencing problems.

Tips to save energy and resources as the seasons change

Whether it's the air conditioning, heat, hot water or lighting, there are always ways to save money on utility bills.

Get ready for storm season with the right generator (infographic)

Whether hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, or tornadoes and electrical storms, there is nothing worse than being without power for long periods of time.

Smart thermostat manages comfort in multiple rooms

Take control of your home comfort with a smart thermostat that can manage heating and cooling in multiple rooms.

Tackle furnace maintenance with smart app

A new app helps take the guesswork of furnace maintenance, improving indoor air quality and saving utility costs.

Geothermal offers alternative to propane price spikes for winter heating

One alternative to uncertain prices and availability of fossil fuels is a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses a ground-source heat pump.

Find how much new A/C will save with the energy calculator

If you're in the market for a replacement unit, or building a new home, find out how much you can save with a more efficient heating and cooling option with the Energy Calculator from AC Pro.

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.

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