If you're cranking the air conditioner a lot this summer, a product bundle using Microsoft Hohm will tell you a lot about your upcoming energy bills--maybe even more than you want to know. Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has tied its Hohm Web home energy-efficiency application to an electricity monitor called PowerCost Monitor. The combination, which uses a home broadband connection, lets people view home electricity from the Web or from the tabletop electricity monitor.
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Beating the heat this summer is an expensive proposition as temperatures soar into the triple digits in some parts of the U.S. Cities along the East Coast endured record-setting highs Tuesday, with more than half a dozen topping temperatures not seen since 1999, according to Accuweather.com. (Baltimore topped 105 degrees, compared with 101 in 1999; and Warwick, R.I., hit 103, up from 97 in 1999.) Power demand during the heat wave is also expected to hit record highs, with many utilities warning of brownouts and blackouts.
You can cut your electric bills significantly by following these energy-saving cooling tips:
Why is preventive maintenance so necessary for air conditioning equipment? Preventive maintenance or service is essential to the proper functioning of air conditioning and heating equipment. If preventive maintenance is not performed regularly or if it is done haphazardly, the equipment will require extensive and costly repairs at a later date that is sooner than it should be. This is not just a case of "pay me now or pay me later." It is a case of "pay me now or pay me considerably more, later," and lose reliability while paying higher energy costs in the process.
... but you'll need the whiskey if your A/C is broken!! This is an article by Doug Garrett (with the City of Austin Green Builder Program) Service your Air Conditioner for Summer Comfort We all know that we can pay our auto mechanics a little now for routine service, or pay them a lot later for a major repair. The same idea holds true for your air conditioner or heat pump. If you don't service your air conditioner or heat pump regularly, you'll find yourself uncomfortable and broke.
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Think of preventative HVAC maintenance in the same way as the preventative maintenance for your car: If you don't change your engine oil and replace belts and filters, the engine will lock up and the vehicle won't operate. The same holds true for HVAC systems. Contact Pullen Air Conditioning about Maintenance Contracts today! Also, be sure to ask about Filter delivery. 504-833-1106 Taken from, "Preventative HVAC Maintenance is a Good Investment" by Robin Suttell www.pullenac.com