Tag Archives: energy efficiency

How Efficient is “Efficient?”


A recent survey published by ACHR News shows that the majority of homeowners who are replacing their HVAC equipment are going for the mid-range in efficiency ratings. The survey said 46 percent of the respondents purchased mid-level products with a SEER rating of 14-18 and a 90 percent AFUE. SEER,…  
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Air Source vs. Geothermal: A Duel To The Finish


If you’re considering a heat pump for your home, you’ll have a choice between air source and ground source, or geothermal heat pumps.  An easy way to remember the difference is that one takes its heat from the air and the other from the ground.  Both are efficient and practical,…  
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Go Geothermal


If you’re a homeowner who is looking for the maximum energy efficiency in your heating and cooling system, take this survey: What size is your property? Do you have a space of 15 x 15 feet located 10 feet from your home and from your property lines? Do you live…  
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Heat Pumps Validated


We like to think we’re innovative and a bit ahead of the heating and air conditioning curve here at HGH Mechanical. We’ve been singing the praises of heat pumps recently, and now even the Department of Energy has jumped on the bandwagon. The DOE just granted an award to S-RAM…  
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Baltimore HVAC Replacement Model


There’s lots of talk about SEER ratings and AFUE minimums in the heating and air conditioning market these days. What do these acronyms mean? The letters are actually all about numbers. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Mostly associated with air conditioning units, it gives a point of reference…  
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Should Maryland Score Energy Score program?


The state of Connecticut recently implemented a Home Energy Score program that officials believe will help residents to consider possible energy savings when purchasing a new home. The Home Energy Score is like a car’s miles-per-gallon rating. The highest possible score is 10, which equates to an excellent energy rating….  
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Baby, It’s C-c-c-old Outside!


The Polar Vortex has much of the nation in its frigid grip. If you’ve done your due diligence with your twice-yearly check-up of your HVAC system, you probably have very little to worry about when it comes to heating your home during this extreme cold spell. But you may be…  
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Energy Savings Top to Bottom


Short of having a lengthy professional home energy audit done on your home, you can examine some key areas to see where the house might be losing energy. Discovering these pitfalls and working with a professional to fix them can save you significant money. Start at the top. Get in…  
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Getting Your Ducts In A Row


Ductwork is as important as the HVAC unit in a home. It’s part of the system, and if it’s dirty, leaky or odorous, the entire system will be ineffective. Ductwork is often overlooked as a source of energy loss, but in truth, it can be the culprit of the poor…  
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Audit Your Home Energy Usage


Just as a budget or tax audit helps you to hone in on your spending habits, a home energy audit helps you find your energy use habits. They may be good or bad, but they usually can use some improvement. The Department of Energy recommends both a do-it-yourself audit and…  
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