Posts Tagged ‘water heaters’

Equipment: Reach for the stars!

September 18, 2013

I’ve been talking about the demonstration home at one of our locations lately, and ASI installed some great upgrades including a high efficiency water heater and HVAC system, Energy star appliances, and LED lighting.  We’ve discussed many of these things in the past because they make sense, especially when electric rates can be high.

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It’s a great idea to reduce the wattage of lights but who wants to read in the dark?  Lighting is like comfort, you don’t need to compromise in order to be more efficient.  When it comes to lighting, Lower wattage CFL’s and LED’s allow us the best of both worlds just like high efficiency equipment.  As an added bonus, the LED lighting that we install has a life of over 50,000 hours. That’s a lifetime for most people.

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They say HVAC is the heart of home performance and good equipment goes hand and hand with good buildings, these are stars that are both within your reach.

Thanks,

Jason

 

From the Water Forum

June 10, 2009

Whew–homes and multifamily buildings sure have a long way to go in terms of both water-efficiency and hot water efficiency.  So much of the water the typical home pays to heat gets lost down the drain after it’s cooled in the pipes and waiting for more hot water to arrive.   Ever turn on the hot water tap in the morning and what 20 seconds for hot water?  40 seconds?  A couple of minutes?  It shouldn’t be that way.  Waiting and wasting: two problems that can be greatly reduced by proper equipment choices, placement, and plumbing.   Easier in new construction BEFORE goofy piping runs are in place,  but existing homes can also benefits from tweaking (or overhauls!).

Thanks,
Mike

ACEEE Hot Water Forum

June 8, 2009

I’m meeting with industry experts and utilities today at the ACEEE Hot Water Forum on new water heating technologies and iniatives–a good part of the conversation will be about solar hot water.  I’ll let you know if anything interesting comes up.

Thanks,
Mike


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