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Whole House Fans for Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City…

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.
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GE Hybrid Electric Water Heater, Auburn, Grass Valley

How does it work?
A compressor and evaporator are integrated into the electric water heater unit and the evaporator draws in ambient heat from surrounding air using two variable speed fans. Condenser coils wrap the tank all the way to the bottom to transfer this heat into the tank and heat the water.
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Compact Fluorescent Bulbs–Are They Worth It?

Are Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs really Worth the Hype?

ABT Sheds Light on Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

We at ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heat & Air are committed to helping Nevada County residents make their homes more “Energy Efficient and Environmentally Conscious.” As a part of this commitment, our Office is helping utility ratepayers identify products and services they can use to help combat rising energy costs and the push to make their Grass Valley homes more energy efficient. While there are a number of costly home improvements such as solar roof paneling or replacing all of your home appliances with Energy Star products, there are also less costly energy saving options that are available. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Lighting accounts for close to 20 percent of the average home’s electric bill.” So we at ABT have decided that it’s time to “shed some light on energy efficient light bulbs.”

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