Our Top 5 Articles on Energy Efficiency

Being conscious of your energy usage is not just beneficial for the planet, but it can also be great for your wallet. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite blog posts on energy efficiency, packed full of great information about HVAC energy efficiency. Check out our list below for simple and effective tips to help you conserve energy while cutting your heating and cooling costs.

Energy Efficiency 101

With so many myths and misconceptions going around about how to reduce energy usage, it can be difficult to determine what is fact and what is fiction. These articles help you get started on the right path by laying out some basic energy efficiency facts:

  • Improve Home Efficiency with These HVAC New Year’s Resolutions offers some simple tips for how you can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. With these tips, you’ll be on your way to increasing efficiency and lowering costs in no time!
  • When it comes to your HVAC system, do you know how heating and cooling efficiency is measured? We break it down for you in our blog post, How is Heating and Cooling Efficiency Measured? This post will help you make more informed decisions when it comes time to replace your heating and cooling systems.
  • We focus on more than just HVAC efficiency in Myth Busters: 3 Ideas About Energy Efficiency Debunked! In this post, you can learn more about some of the biggest myths pertaining to energy efficiency and learn the truth. Use what you learn to make an effort to decrease energy usage year-round.

Energy Efficiency for Business

If you’re in charge of keeping your office energy bills in check then you know that this is a challenging task to handle. These articles offer great advice for businesses to increase energy efficiency:

  • In the article, Energy Saving Technologies for Your Business, we cover some of the top energy-saving technologies that you can implement for your business. Not sure which of these might be right for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us for more personalized recommendations.
  • When it comes to your business, it’s important to save money anywhere you can. In Energy Efficiency Tips for Your Business, we give you some simple tips to help you make sure that your business HVAC systems are running as efficiently as possible so that you can cut down on heating and cooling costs.

Whether you’re a homeowner who wants to reduce your heating and cooling bills or a business owner looking for ways to cut costs in the office, these articles are a great place to start learning more about energy efficiency.

If you want to learn more about energy efficiency, home comfort, home improvement, and general HVAC, be sure to check out our blog which we update every month. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+ to stay in-the-know about all things HVAC and our what’s going on in Canoga Park.

Get to Know Carrier: 5 Products We Love

As a leader in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, Carrier continues to provide top-of-the-line HVAC products and systems that help optimize home comfort for homeowners across the globe. Since most individuals do not research the home comfort systems available on the market until they are ready to buy, we thought we would show you 5 of the Carrier products that our team loves right now. Below, we’ll give a brief overview of some of the best HVAC products on the market today.

Product Spotlight: Carrier

Carrier has a history of creating a variety of effective and efficient heating and air conditioning solutions. It was hard to narrow down our favorites, but here are some of the current best Carrier HVAC products that our team and customers love:

Infinity® Series Air Purifier

The Infinity Series Air Purifier helps clean your indoor air before it circulates through your home (up to 8 times per hour). This award-winning air purifier uses innovative technology to capture up to 95% of dust, pollen, animal dander, bacteria, smoke, and other pollutants, before using an electrical charge to kill these pathogens, leaving you with cleaner, healthier indoor air.

Infinity® Series Air Conditioners

The Infinity Series Air Conditioners by Carrier are some of the best air conditioning systems available in the HVAC industry today. These models are quiet and efficient, offering a SEER rating of up to 21. As part of the Infinity Series, these cooling units also offer complete comfort management control.

Infinity® Series Heat Pump with Greenspeed™ Intelligence

The Infinity series heat pump with Greenspeed intelligence is a ducted, air source heat pump that offers a 13 HSPF rating for heating efficiency. Awarded Consumers Digests’ Best Buy recognition, this heat pump can be managed as part of the complete infinity system, where it can learn to adapt to the comfort needs of your home ensuring total comfort and increased energy efficiency.

Infinity® Series Gas Furnace with Greenspeed™ Intelligence

The Infinity Series Gas Furnace delivers ultimate in precise home comfort. As one of the most advanced furnaces that Carrier supplies, this unit is both efficient and quiet. With Greenspeed intelligence, this furnace adapts to the comfort needs of your home, allowing it to operate at lower capacities and ensure energy efficiency.

Infinity® Series Controls

The Infinity Series Controls provides homeowners with ultimate control over their comfort management. This control system is designed to work exclusively with the Infinity system products allowing homeowners more control over energy management and the ability to access home comfort controls remotely.

Are you in the market for a new heating or cooling system? Maybe you’ve been thinking about updating your thermostat. No matter what your home comfort needs, Canoga Park Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help. Contact us today to consult with an HVAC expert on which Carrier products may be right for you.

The Top HVAC Resources for New Homeowners

It’s hard enough being a new homeowner and adapting to your new neighborhood (or state!) plus figuring out which light switch controls what. The plumbing, electrical, and structural issues are now YOUR problem, not your landlord’s or your dad’s…

On top of all of that, you’re probably exhausted from moving all your junk, cleaning the place, painting, and dealing with 150,000 address change forms, right? We get it.

It’s not in our wheelhouse to tell you how to organize your spoons and forks (third drawer from the left) or how to landscape that awkward patch of your backyard (pea gravel!) but we DO know HVAC. In addition to perusing our blog – oh, and welcome by the way! – we thought we’d grab a few other resources to help you out!

We’re not affiliated with any of these resource providers, but we did find the following articles, PDFs and other resources SUPER helpful and we hope you will, too!

Let us know in the comments or on Twitter what you thought of this list & add yours!

General HVAC Resources

  1. The 4 Most Important HVAC Basics from Amerifirst
    This article is great. It includes an outline of the top components of any heating & cooling system, so you can feel familiar with what you’re looking at. This resource also goes over the common signs of trouble for your system and help for deciding when to call your local Canoga Park HVAC professional!
  1. This HVAC Dictionary from CleanAlert
    What does BTU stand for? What the heck is refrigerant and why do I care? Do I have a Packaged system? What’s a SEER rating? This article has ALL the must-know basics.
  2. This Info on HVAC Warranty Transfer from Angie’s List
    You just bought your house with an existing, under-warranty HVAC system. Did that warranty transfer ownership? Only if you’ve followed the steps outlined here!
  3. This HVAC System Maintenance Checklist from Houselogic
    This is the ultimate maintenance list – not only for what you should hire us to do, but also that list of things you can DIY to make your air cleaner, your system healthier, and your bills lower!
  4. The Ultimate HVAC Guide from Coldwell Banker
    This article will help you better understand the systems you have now, what might be right for you if you’re switching things up or upgrading, as well as the value of maintenance. NICE!

Air Quality Resources

  1. The Top Ten AQ Tips from ASHRAE.org, the authority on sustainability in the HVAC industry
    We chose this resources because it includes a brilliant & shareable PDF! Tips include choosing a reliable air cleaner and how to properly ventilate certain areas of your home, plus so much more!
  2. This DIY Advice from Today’s Homeowner
    Danny Lipford is one of many authorities on Home Improvement. We like his approach to Indoor Air Quality which includes an explanation of common pollutants to watch for, and tips you can actually implement on your own.
  3. Which Air Filter do I Need? A guide from Canoga Park Heating & Air
    We put together this useful guide to the types of air filters that exist and ways to tell which one suits your system and your home.

Energy Efficiency Resources

  1. This Expert Energy Saving Guide from the Department of Energy
    With more than just heating & cooling tips, this guide will help you DIY your way to savings on your energy bill & improvements to your carbon footprint.
  2. These Heating & Cooling Efficiency Tips from HowStuffWorks
    Check out the simple adjustments you can make to your windows & doors, your attic, your vents, and other parts of your home to save energy AND cash!
  3. These Winter Conservation Tips from the Family Handyman
    This article breaks out into SO. MANY. Other useful topics! You can learn about how to keep your fireplace from escaping your home’s heat, how to find leaks in your home and seal them, add insulation, and so much more!

Were any of these resources helpful for you as a new (or seasoned!) homeowner? Let us know and add yours by commenting below or Tweeting @cphac.