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heat pump water heater

What is the Best Water Heater for Efficiency?

Heating water in the average home accounts for up to 15% of a home’s energy use. So what is the best water heater for efficiency?  Should you purchase a conventional water heater with a low up front cost or go to a more efficient unit? Demand (tankless) water heaters...

Snow Storm Coming? Clean Out Your HVAC Unit For Max Efficiency

Remember when you are clearing your driveway from a snow storm to also remove the snow from your outdoor units. Snow, ice, and leaves can pile up around your outdoor heat pump which could drastically reduce the efficiency of the unit. The outdoor unit may also not be able to...