Saturday, April 30, 2011

Some like it hot, but not that hot

Weather's getting hotter, attic's getting hotter, house's getting hotter. Attic roof fans keep you cool. We install new or repair or replace.
Our Helpful Hints section in our web site explains what they do and why there so important.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A brighter idea.

Most people realize that the screw in fluorescent bulbs (CFL - compact fluorescent) can give you the same light as the old incandescents, but use less energy.  A 13 watt CFL bulb gives you the light of the standard 60 watt incandescent bulb. 
But did you know that you can get an added bonus?
If a fixture says 'Maximum 60 watts' (due to the heat build-up of the bulb), you can use a brighter CFL bulb that still generates less heat.  For example, a 23 watt CFL bulb gives you the light of a 100 watt incandescent, but still only the heat and energy usage of a 23 watt bulb.  More light, less electricity - not bad.