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Comments Off on Making Your Home Energy-Efficient

If you are in the market for a new home or remodeling your current home, you are likely thinking about features that will reduce utility bills and boost energy efficiency. This is especially important in a state like Florida where summers are long, hot, and humid, and the need for cooling is almost year-round. Making […]

Comments Off on Improving the Air Quality in Your Home for Asthma Sufferers

Indoor air quality can be easily overlooked as a contributing to factor to symptoms experienced by those with asthma. However, there are many contaminants, many caused by daily household activity, that can reduce the air quality in our homes. There are many steps you can take to improve the quality of the air in your […]

Comments Off on What Should You Do About a Wet Air Filter

A wet air filter indicates a problem within the cooling system which should be addressed as soon as possible before it gets worse or leads to other system failures. Running your cooling system with a wet air filter reduces energy efficiency and negatively affects indoor air quality.

Comments Off on Manage IAQ by Evaluating the Entire Home

The first step toward improving indoor air quality (IAQ) throughout your home involves assessing its current condition with regard to various contaminants, and employing a workable strategy room by room. The most visible substances are generally mold and dust. Other irritants are often microscopic as some forms of bacteria as well as volatile organic compounds […]

Comments Off on Tips for Reading and Understanding the EnergyGuide Label

When it’s time to buy a new appliance or HVAC equipment, you may notice the EnergyGuide label. This label displays how much energy the equipment uses and makes it easier for homeowners to compare the energy use of similar items. Saving energy is good for both your wallet and the environment. The EnergyGuide label offers […]

Comments Off on Pay Attention to Landscaping Around the A/C for System Efficiency

Many homeowners prefer to camouflage the appearance of their central A/C unit’s outdoor cabinet, so they’ll often add shrubbery and other landscaping around the unit to hide it from view. In addition to sprucing up your home’s appearance, adding some creative landscaping around your A/C unit can also help shade it from direct sunlight, improving […]

Comments Off on Ceiling Fan Direction Can Impact Your Comfort and Utility Bills

It’s often the simple things that can make a difference to your home’s comfort and efficiency, like ceiling fan direction, for instance. When you install a ceiling fan with a reverse switch, you can save money on your utility bills without diminishing your home’s comfort with just a flip of the switch, winter or summer. […]

Comments Off on Is a Zoning System Right for Your Thibodaux Home?

A zoning system for your home’s HVAC system may be the most convenient and efficient way to assure comfortable temperatures throughout while also saving energy. Most homes use just one thermostat to control comfort levels, regardless of different thermal factors. Zoning systems solve the problems associated with solar orientation, room usage and personal preferences. Who […]

Comments Off on Plumbing Emergencies Are Messy – 6 Helpful Steps

When plumbing misbehaves, water damage is the most frequent consequence. If you have ever experienced a pipe, toilet or faucet break, you know how big of a problem a water issue can be for your home and your family. In the U.S., water is second only to fire as a cause of property damage claims […]

Comments Off on How 2015 Water Heater Standards Will Impact You

Whether you are renovating your home, or just looking at options for a new water heater, the 2015 regulations are important to know so you can have an educated conversation with your plumbing contractor. Water heaters are evaluated by the efficiency factor (EF) rating, prominently displayed on the unit’s yellow Energy Guide sticker. Efficiency factor […]