Is Cleaning Your Air Ducts Really Worth It?

Having your air ducts cleaned is probably not the first thing that jumps to mind when you think of important home maintenance tasks. But it’s a possibility you should consider, and strongly. Before you go looking for a company that can do the job, however, you should be prepared for a bit of sticker shock.…

Do HVAC Systems Emit Greenhouse Gases?

Many scientists believe that greenhouse gases deplete the ozone layer and all HVAC systems release these harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. This is true whether they are central cooling systems, portable air conditioners or window-mounted ACs. The ozone layer is responsible for protecting the Earth’s surface from harmful UV radiation in sunlight. As the ozone…

The Best Mobile Apps To Track Your Energy Usage

Of all your household bills, we reckon that the one which causes the most consternation is probably the energy bill. Not only is it galling that the price keeps going up, when the oil price goes down, but despite appliances claiming to be more efficient, for some reason your consumption stays more or less at…