Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Untangling Energy Efficiency from Bad Indoor Air

There was a time when “energy efficiency” wasn’t a very common term. As a matter of fact, if you are over 40 years old or so, you were born before a lot of people were giving this concept much thought. Once energy conservation started getting attention, however, a lot started happening. One of the results is that many of us eventually moved into airtight homes that were great for reducing energy use. Unfortunately, this good result had a downside, and many of us now have a poorer quality of air inside our homes. This kind of living can be uncomfortable for those with sensitive respiratory systems, especially children and older adults. But progress keeps coming. And now new concepts to conserve our energy and improve our indoor air are getting more and more attention. That’s why we’ve been glad to see terrific developments in systems that reduce energy use while cleaning your air. Hope you’ll want to learn more about that. You can start by taking a look at this report, Making the Connection Between Clean Air and Energy Efficiency.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

One Solution for Two Concerns

We hear from our customers in all the usual ways – through phone calls, email, social media, as well as in face-to-face conversations in the home. Wherever or however we are chatting, we recognize that many of you are expressing similar concerns. For example, some want to lower their high energy bills. Some want to know why the air in the home seems stuffy and stale. The problem we’ve seen in the air conditioning and heating industry is that the solutions most have relied on to solve one problem have created another. Let me explain. Airtight homes have been great for energy efficiency and help keep energy bills down. But, airtight homes also tend to keep in the same old air. This is why we’re so pleased that home comfort has a solution that improves both your energy efficiency and indoor air quality, right here in Contra Costa County. This info explains what I’m talking about. Please take a look.