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Category Archives: Saving Energy
What is the Best Temperature Setting for your Water Heater?
Have you adjusted the temperature on your water heater? If not, you could be missing out on a great energy and money saving opportunity that also decreases the risk of hazards in your home. So what are most water heaters set at when installed? What are the benefits of lowering the temperature on your water heater?
When you install a new water heater, it will most likely be set at 140 degrees. However, due to safety risks and energy concerns, 140 degrees is considered too high by the EPA and many other water experts. Continue reading
Is a Whole House Fan Right for my Nevada County Home?
Many people in Nevada County report considerable savings with their whole house fans, but say that they may operate their air conditioning one or two weeks per year during the hottest weather. Our area in Nevada County is a great environment for using a whole house fan with our warm days and cool night. If you suffer from dust, mold or other allergies, a whole house fan may not be for you, as fans will pull dust and other allergens into your home. Continue reading
Whole House Fans for Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City…
You may want to make your air conditioning system more energy-efficient, but the cost of installing an entirely new system can often be just too expensive. If this is the case, you should be looking at auxiliary installations that can work in conjunction with your current system, improving performance without the expense of a total replace project. Whole house fans are one of the best supplemental systems available. And if you live in the wonderful Nevada County area you have the benefit of warm days with cool nights.