Energy efficiency is awesome. It makes your home more comfortable to live in, keeps it environmentally friendly, and saves you money along the way. What could be better? Very little. But when people start noticing drafty rooms in their house, they often think that windows are the end-all be-all solution. Truth is, there are many ways to make your home more efficient.
We love Nest. Their products aren’t just cool pieces of technology – they’re designed to keep you safe. In addition to intelligent climate control, Nest Products are designed to alert you and your family when carbon monoxide levels reach unhealthy levels, or of a fire. People frequently don’t realize the Nest Thermostat and the Nest Protect (a carbon monoxide and smoke detector) are a match made in heaven (when it comes to home air safety).
Headed out to enjoy the scenic Northern California coastline? Taking a week off to go camping in the Sierra Nevadas? No matter where you’re headed for vacation, leaving home can be a hectic process. Managing your home’s energy while you’re away often gets left out of vacation planning. What people often don’t realize is going away can be a great opportunity to save energy with a couple, simple steps.
People don’t like having holes put in their homes. Often times home builders don’t think about equipment access during construction. This leaves little or no access to replace a furnace in the attic. Often times homeowners put off or have reserves with having a new furnace installed because they don’t want an eyesore.