Tag Archives: energy efficiency

Energy Rebates Equal Great Savings for Baltimore Heating and Air Conditioning Customers


Making the most of your rebate opportunities can help you keep your home energy costs down.  You don’t have to be buying a new HVAC system to get the rebates – you simply need to be an energy consumer.  Programs like BGE’s Smart Energy Rewards program lets you earn energy…  
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SEER and AFUE – By the Numbers


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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Award-winning HVAC Products Food for Thought At Home


Choosing heating and air conditioning products can be challenging.  Most homeowners take the advice of their professional HVAC installer.  Some products stand out more than others, and those are the ones smart installers will recommend.  The 2014 Dealer Design Awards named three top-notch products that are advanced and reasonable for…  
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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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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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If Not Geothermal, Then What?


If, after our last post, you’ve decided that a geothermal heat pump is simply not in your future, but you want to replace your HVAC system with an energy-efficient alternative, consider an air source heat pump. These units have many advantages that can save you money and maintain a healthy…  
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