Ken Summers

Homeowners Beware When Choosing a Heating and Cooling Contractor

Homeowners should be very careful before choosing a heating and cooling contractor for their home. There are huge differences in quality and professionalism throughout the industry. The "best" contractors will typically be members of one or more professional contractor associations.

IAQ and Back-To-School Success

You may be surprised to learn that many U.S. homes are not as healthy for learning and growing as you might have thought. In fact, the EPA has ranked indoor air quality among the top five environmental dangers.

A Well Performing Home is No Sweat

So we all know how humidity impacts us when we are outside – but, did you ever consider what humidity levels are doing to your indoor living space?

Why Get a Furnace Tune-Up Now?

Chances are very good that your neighborhood HVAC professional receives dozens of calls each Fall from frantic homeowners dealing with a furnace breakdowns or other cold-weather emergency. And in most cases, these emergencies could have been easily avoided with a simple inspection and tune-up at the start of the cold season.

ENERGY STAR for Homes v2

In the past, the ENERGY STAR program has focused almost exclusively on products alone, but installation – including duct sealing – is just as important to energy efficiency.

Can Lighting: The Good, The Bad & The Funky

Today many homes have a type of lighting fixture called recessed can lighting. While these can be a great accessory for your home and are often used to purpose light into an area without being seen, they can also add...

Energy savings goes mobile

When I enter into conversations about home energy savings, I've got to admit, I'm almost always thinking about traditional stick-built houses. But lots of Americans live in mobile homes - nearly ten million to be exact.

The Thermostat APP – Innovations In Home Temperature Control

The thermostat on your wall is the most visible part of your home’s comfort system – and also offers the easiest way to cut energy costs.

Consider These Tips Before Purchasing a New AC

If you do plan on purchasing a new home air conditioning system this summer, here are a few critical things to keep in mind.

Home Energy Savings: The Rules They Are a Changing

What is the single most effective thing you can do to save on the cost of heating and cooling your home? Recent reports cited by the U.S. Department of Energy found the single most effective means of conserving home energy for the majority of U.S. homeowners today is air duct sealing.

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