22APR 2017
Cold air return vents

Cold air return vents

By IdealEnergy | This time of year, especially when it gets cold outside in the evenings, we get many calls from homeowners concerned that there is cold air blowing out of the duct registers in their home when their heat is running. We wanted to address this, as many times homeowners think this is an issue with their heating and cooling system, but if they have a heat pump, it s…

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20APR 2017
Attic conversions stairs

Attic conversions stairs

Want more livable space in your home? Don’t want to spend a king’s ransom? Attic conversion has fit the bill for countless homeowners over the years. Unlike many basements, attics are dry, and being free of major appliances (e.g., the furnace), they are also quiet. You can devote the finished space to any number of purposes: Attics are suitable as home offices, TV rooms, art studios…

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18APR 2017
Joining damp proof membrane

Joining damp proof membrane

What is Hourly delivery? This is a new service where we deliver your order within a one-hour time slot of your choice. The service costs £9.95 (including VAT) and is available 7 days a week for your convenience. Subject to availability, hourly time slots can be selected from the day you place your order. Does my order qualify? The vehicles we use for our Hourly service are smaller…

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16APR 2017
HVAC air filter Replacement

HVAC air filter Replacement

Part of responsible homeownership includes, of course, regular home maintenance. And there are some tasks that, if deferred, can lead to a home system that’s inefficient and overworked, which can result in problems and expenses. One such task is changing the filter of the home’s HVAC system. It’s simple and inexpensive, and taking care of it at least every three months can me an…

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14APR 2017
Insulation, Carpet

Insulation, Carpet

The carpet s hidden padding plays a large role in insulating a room. A home s flooring influences how warm and cool it is over the changing seasons. For example, a plain concrete floor loses more heat compared to a floor covered in padding and carpet. In fact, the choice of carpet padding also effects the room s temperature with its varying R-value; a higher R-value insulates better…

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12APR 2017
Radon crawl space ventilation

Radon crawl space ventilation

Radon is a national environmental health problem. Elevated radon levels have been discovered in virtually every state. The EPA estimates that as many as 8 million homes throughout the country have elevated levels of radon. State surveys to date show that 1 out of 5 homes have elevated radon levels. Dilution is the Solution The corrosion–proof hood infuses outdoor air into the exhaust…

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10APR 2017
Air Conditioning Condensate

Air Conditioning Condensate

Your air conditioner does two jobs: It cools down the air and it dehumidifies the air. If you live in a dry climate, you want the AC to dehumidify as little as possible because it uses extra energy and makes you spend more on lip balm and hand lotion. If you live in a humid climate, you really want it to do that second job as well as it can to keep your indoor air dry and comfortable…

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