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A Generator Buying Guide

Generators deliver power when and where it’s needed, whether that’s during a power outage, out on the campsite or on the road with an RV. When choosing and buying a generator, though, there are several things to consider. Power output, portability, fuel usage and efficiency, maintenance, noise, safety and convenience are all relevant factors, but if you know what to look for, there’s a generator for every situation.

Generators make an ideal backup plan, and many homeowners rely on the when the power is out. According to Eaton’s Blackout Tracker, in 2017, 37 million people in the U.S. experienced a power outage, which was more than twice the number of affected people in 2016. Among U.S. states, Texas experienced the second-most outages, with nearly 200 power interruptions in 2016. Read more

What Are Some Important Home Automation Tips For 2020?

Home automation took off in the late 90s with the spread of the internet and its influence, and during 2020, the smart home is quickly gaining traction. Home automation is becoming more popular, and according to a 2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey, 81 percent of homebuyers are more likely to purchase a home that features automation technologies. Read more

What HVAC Systems Are Available For Commercial Buildings?

Commercial HVAC systems are larger and more powerful than residential systems, but they are also designed for efficient, reliable operation. There are several commercial HVAC options available, including variable-air-volume systems, heat pump systems and systems that rely on cooling towers, chillers and boilers. Some commercial HVAC systems are designed for rooftop installation, while others are intended for group installation. Read more

What Is A Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an air conditioner that’s built with a reversing valve, so it can be used to cool and heat a building. Though it sounds like a heat pump is only for heating, the term refers to the movement of heat, so a heat pump moves thermal energy from one place to another.

Heat pumps move this thermal energy against a thermal gradient. What does that mean? It means the system transfers heat from a place where there is less heat, to a place where there is more heat. In practice, this means moving heat from inside a building to the hotter exterior air. In the winter, it means moving heat from the cold outside air to inside. Read more

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