Archive for February, 2012



Furnace Rebates: How & Why

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Furnace rebates can be claimed by anyone who upgrades their equipment to meet the standards which are set by the internationally accredited Energy Star system, and who does so in the right way. The need to save energy, and the significant developments in technology have meant that there is a need to offer incentives to…




Furnaces 101: Pilot Lights

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Furnaces 101: Pilot Lights You’ll want to have these tools on hand to check the pilot light: Matches Fine wire The pilot light on a gas furnace can go out because of drafts. To relight the pilot, follow the manufacturer’s instructions exactly; they are usually fastened to the furnace. If instructions for relighting the pilot…




Dirty Ducts

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You should consider having the air ducts in your Virginia Beach home cleaned if: There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in Virginia Beach heating and cooling systems: Many…




SEER Made Clear

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The U.S. Department of Energy claims that the energy we use in an average Virginia Beach home is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as an average car. This is due to the fact that much of the energy we use in our buildings comes from fossil fuels. Therefore, any conservation action plan…




The Results Are In: Top 4 CO Detectors

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A carbon monoxide (CO) detector is the kind of thing you want to know works.  This is one indoor air quality issue that cannot go unchecked. You can find detectors that need to be hardwired into your Virginia Beach electrical system as well as simpler plug-in and battery operated models. To sort out which detectors…




All CO Detectors Are Not Created Equal

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If your Virginia Beach home uses natural gas, or if you have a wood or gas fireplace, you need a carbon monoxide detector. In fact, even if you have an all-electric home, you might consider getting a detector if you use a backup general or other carbon-fueled heat/power source. Inhaling too much carbon monoxide (CO)…




Memo: Don’t Forget to Conserve Energy & Save Money!

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Heating and cooling your Virginia Beach home uses more energy and drains more energy dollars than any other system in your home. Typically, 43% of your Virginia Beach utility bill goes for heating and cooling. What’s more, heating and cooling systems in the United States together emit 150 million tons of carbon dioxide into the…




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