Installing a heating and cooling system, and its subsequent operation, add significant cost to homeownership. The Air Conditioning Contractors for America (ACCA) would like to see these costs decreased and energy efficiency increased. Manuals J, D and S work to these ends, but what, exactly, are these manuals?
Coming to Terms With J, D and S
It’s finally fall as the days become shorter the temperature drops. You know that your energy bills are on the rise. Every year, Colorado homeowners feel the pinch in their pocketbooks from these rising energy costs. Space heating accounts for around 45 percent of the average American family's energy bills. To save money and ensure your home is running efficiently, try these seven sure-fire tips to cut your heating costs.
The City of Denver is taking some important steps in ensuring that the commercial buildings in the city are healthy and safe. As part of these efforts, they have implemented some new energy-efficiency standards in an effort to help improve the city as a whole. Take a look at some of these groundbreaking efforts.
New Building Codes
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average size of homes in the U.S. has increased by 30%, but these new homes consume about the same amount of energy as older homes do. Why is that? Products that are more energy efficient are being used to build these homes.
The exciting world of designing and building homes loses its edge when it comes to navigating codes and requirements. The red tape, rules, and regulations, inspections and updates frustrate even the most knowledgeable of Coloradans. Fortunately, help is available for designers, builders, and contractors to ease the process and the frustration associated with home safety and efficiency.
One of the top priorities for any business is to save money. If you live in an area of the country where the summer months are extremely hot or the winters are bitter cold, any additional method of saving can be significant. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30 percent of the energy a commercial building consumes goes to waste. That can add up over the course of a year. Consider 12 ways a business can save both energy and money.
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