02/10/06: Questions for next column?Now that Robert will be providing some interesting expert content we thought it would be a good idea to open the floor up to questions. Robert is an experienced HVAC technicain. He's the only person I know who tweaks his home air system as much as I tweak my computers - adding automatic baffels to control airflow to different zones of his house on timed thermostats, in-duct UV air purifiers and a whole-house humidity control system.
Drop in your comments with any questions you might have, and he will try to answer some of them in next week's column.
02/09/06: Lowering your home heating billsThis is the first post in a recurring "column" by our resident HVAC and home repair expert (and my brother) Robert Maro.
Properly maintain your heating system.
Heating can account for almost half of the average family’s winter energy bill. Make sure your furnace or heat pump receives proper maintenance each year.
Install a programmable thermostat.
The energy savings will offset the cost of a basic unit in less than
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