What's the best way to cool?
Fans - can range from portable models such as pedestal or tower fans to fixed ceiling fans. No matter the type, fans are the most affordable way of cooling your home, as they only cost $5 to $10 to run per year. Though they don’t reduce the room’s temperature, a fan makes you feel cooler by increasing the evaporation of perspiration.
Air conditioners - range from split systems to ducted units that cool your whole home. Of the two choices, split system air conditioners are more affordable to run, costing between $20 to $75 per year, while ducted air conditioners cost between $125 to $315 per year (depending on size and efficiency of the unit).
What's the best way to heat?
There are several options when it comes to heating your home. You can choose from systems that are designed to heat your entire home, such as hydronic, ducted gas, ducted air conditioner, electric under-floor, to systems that are designed to heat a ...
What LED brands are the best?
When looking for the best brands you should consider: Compatibility - To make sure your replacement LED fits when you get home, check what fitting you need (Bayonet or Edison screw base), size, shape and voltage. Taking your old lamp in to compare ...
How do I find out what Windows are the best to install in regard to energy ratings?
U-value measures how readily a window conducts heat. The lower the U-value, the greater a window’s resistance to conductive heat flow and the better its insulating value. Note that it’s a ‘whole-window’ measure: all window performance measures in ...
Do solar panels cool a roof by providing shading?
• Yes - according to a study from researchers at the University of California at San Diego, rooftop solar panels not only produce emissions-free electricity, but also cool roofs and buildings to which they are attached ...
What is the best insulation type for sound proofing?
If you’re looking for a quieter home, the best soundproofing insulative materials are glass wool, rock wool, and extruded or expandable polystyrene. Some batts are specifically designed and labelled as acoustic insulation.