It’s no secret that Heating and Air Conditioning is tricky, complicated, and almost never user-friendly. But what if it was? What if you could press a button, and the system would actually work perfectly? Better yet, it worked quicker than the old hunk of metal and ductwork? What if this magic system cost less than the average HVAC to purchase and to run?
Skylights are the up-and-coming contemporary design piece for new homes. By bringing in natural light and now fresh air, Skylights are a great way to keep your home lively and energy efficient. Here’s everything you need to know about our favorite new product, the Velux Solar-Powered Skylight.
Apple unveiled HomeKit at WWDC 2014. Devices this approved for HomeKit are finally hitting the market this month. Always one to elevate a product category, Apple has outdone themselves this time. Two weeks ago, Apple released the HomeKit: A complete set of “home automation” devices that when combined, become the brain of your home.
Part Two! To get your new sustainable garden started, we’ve picked out our favorite edible plants even beginner gardeners can enjoy! Today we’ll show you all our favorite veggies and herbs to grow in your sustainable garden that even beginners can enjoy! Stay tuned for Part 3 where we show you how our own edible gardens are coming along.
“[Summer]’s a time when eating fresh and healthy is easy and enticing.” At CES, we know gardening is it’s most rewarding in the Summer. That’s why we created this four part guide to prepping, planting, maintaining, and harvesting top Summer crops. We’ll also show you how to make your garden self-sustaining so you can enjoy the benefits your hard work year round!
A thermal imaging camera isn’t just a cool gadget, it allows you (and us) to see where the energy problems of your home are so they can be fixed. Thermal imaging cameras are starting to become a staple in any energy rater toolkit. A thermal imaging inspection can help create a visual representation of issues that we find in a home.
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.