Your Furnace Replacement: All About the ECM

A furnace ECM (electronically commutated motor) runs longer and performs better, yet consumes up to 75 percent less energy than a standard permanent split capacitor (PSC) motor. An ECM is a brushless blower motor with fully controllable speed and torque. The blower portion of the furnace is a major contributor to the electrical consumption of your heating system. Yet, blowers are not figured into the energy-efficiency ratings published by the furnace manufacturer. Therefore, a new higher-efficiency furnace mated with a conventional PSC…

Holiday Energy Savings: the More the Merrier

Considering how much money is spent during the holidays, it makes sense to spend less whenever possible. If you’re looking to improve your holiday energy savings, there are a number of ways to spend less and even save money all year long. Don’t get frustrated over the costly energy bills this holiday season. Here are a few simple ways to reduce the strain on your budget.…

Zoned Heating and Cooling for Comfort, Convenience and Efficiency

Zoned heating and cooling in your home can enhance your comfort and convenience, as well as the energy efficiency of your San Diego area home. A zoning system works with your forced-air heating and cooling system, providing you with a way to more accurately control temperatures in different parts of your house. Using dampers and added thermostats, your existing or new HVAC system can be fit with a zoning system to provide many benefits for your family.…