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HVAC Contractor ENERGY STAR Credentialing Program

By Jonathan Susser | August 14, 2017

Advanced Energy is one of just two organizations nationwide that can credential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors to perform installations in the ENERGY STAR® Certified New Homes program. With HVAC systems being so important for a home’s comfort[…]

The Innovative HVAC System with No Ducts

By Lindsay Brecheisen | July 31, 2017

Ductless heat pumps, also known as mini-splits or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) HVAC systems, are highly efficient all-electric heating and cooling systems that have become increasingly widespread in homes across the U.S. Ductless heat pumps were developed over 30 years[…]

Do it Yourself – Home Energy Audit: Part Two

By Jonathan Susser | July 3, 2017

In our article, “Do it Yourself – Home Energy Audit: Part One,” we discussed relatively simple, low-cost steps you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. These steps included replacing incandescent light bulbs with light-emitting diodes (LEDs)[…]

Green House Hunting

By Lindsay Brecheisen | July 2, 2017

When browsing home listings you’ll often come across the terms luxurious, spacious and stunning used to describe a home’s appealing attributes, but what about green? Green has become one of the most marketable colors in real estate, and no, not[…]

Do it Yourself – Home Energy Audit: Part One

By Jonathan Susser | June 28, 2017

Investing in energy efficiency may sound like it requires a lot of effort, time and money, but it doesn’t have to. While there are certainly high-impact and high-cost measures that can be done, there are also smaller steps you can[…]

Taking the Vents Out of Vented Crawl Spaces

By Lindsay Brecheisen | June 13, 2017

Crawl space foundations are a popular feature in building construction throughout the United States. They are a go-to for most households because they are cheaper than full basements but more functional than slab foundations. These spaces offer convenient locations for[…]

Is it smart to invest in smart technology?

By Jonathan Susser | June 5, 2017

Approximately three-quarters of Americans have smartphones, but other forms of smart technology are growing in popularity and look to be on the rise in the next few years. Smart technology offers users more control, freedom and security over their devices[…]

Lighting Your House

By Jonathan Susser | March 2, 2017

Lighting accounts for approximately 5 to 10 percent of your household energy bill. This amount may not seem like a lot, but it can add up quickly. In recent years, energy efficient lighting has become available, but the variety of[…]

Advanced Energy’s Affordable Housing Programs

By Jonathan Susser | February 20, 2017

For nearly two decades, Advanced Energy has been transforming the affordable housing market by organizing and contributing to affordable housing programs for new and existing construction. The goal of these programs is to ensure that every home is healthy, safe,[…]