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Concrete floors and timber frame as thermal mass
Efficient home design

The pros and cons of thermal mass in buildings

...Turning down thermostats to save energy: A lot of us grew up watching our parents turn thermostats down for the day and back up when returning home in the evening. This saved energy for one main reason - older houses weren't built anywhere close to the energy-efficiency standards of today, so maintaining a lower cons...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...down, but now almost everyone you encounter already has half the required technology in their back pocket. Smart thermostats: In the average home, the inclusion of intelligent thermostats could mean a savings of 10 to 20% on your heating bill, and about the same in summer with home-cooling costs. Those are not insi...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...turns off. Unfortunately, over winter, these electric heaters turn on and off frequently when their thermostats tell them to. We’ve even had complaints about some models flashing as they turn on and off, startling cats and causing dogs to bark in the middle of the night – which certainly sucks! Since electric baseb...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...turn , as not everyone who wants to be 'green' has a wad of bills they can throw at the latest and greatest renewable technologies for sustainable homes. So where should you apply the capital you do have for the greatest benefit and return? Fortunately, the biggest energy savers (and best return on investment) are the ...