Should I close off the registers (aka diffusers, vents, grills, etc.) in unused areas/rooms in my home?
You should not close too many registers in unused areas because this can cause comfort issues. By closing registers you are restricting the airflow across the heat exchanger, causing the supply [...]
The builder is not liable for paying your future utility bills, so NO. You should take a proactive role in all energy-related design decisions. That means researching different products, [...]
What is that smell that occurs each year when I turn on my furnace for the first heating of the cold season?
That smell is the result of dust accumulating on the furnace’s heat exchanger and meeting high temperatures. After all your furnace has not been used for around six months and the most of us [...]
The difference in energy savings between the equipment with the lowest efficiency available and energy efficient equipment can be up to 30 percent. Your local utility company should be able to [...]