Product Spotlight: Nest is in the house!

Product Spotlight: Nest is in the house!

Our homes are split between us that work at the company that want to fiddle with our homes, automate our lives, and analyze all the data; and our significant others that just want to be comfortable, and things to work when they need them to. 

 

BPC Releases Policy Recommendations to Build on U.S. Energy Abundance and Efficiency Gains

BPC Releases Policy Recommendations to Build on U.S. Energy Abundance and Efficiency Gains

The Bipartisan Policy Center released a report on February 27, 2013 that encourages building on top of current efficiency gains. California continues to lead the way in energy efficiency and programs that encourage energy efficiency. The report encourages the extension of current federal, state, and local programs. 

Air Leakage Introduction

Air Infiltration can account for 5-40% of conditioning costs. Reducing air infiltration can be difficult, but is widely considered to be the first and most important step towards managing your home’s energy and comfort. Air infiltration is controlled by what is referred to as the air barrier of the home. The thermal boundary consists of the air barrier and insulation barrier. An energy efficient home has its air barrier and insulation barrier touching and continuous.

Product Spotlight: Trane XV95 Furnace

Product Spotlight: Trane XV95 Furnace

When replacing energy features in a home, there is a tough balance between: efficiency, cost, comfort, and features. In comes the Trane XV95. It is not the most feature pack and efficient furnace, however it does give you the most bang for your buck.