Here are the Blogs in the Going Green category.
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Friday, 16 March 2018
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Harnessing solar energy does not mean you need photovoltaic panels on your roof and technological solutions.  There are many ways to design passive solar into a home that will allow you to lower your heating and cooling costs year-round, and make your home more environmentally friendly. .embed-container ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2018 1:00 PM by Cheryl Austin
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Monday, 15 May 2017
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Sunlight is a free and limitless source of energy. Solar energy produces no air pollution or hazardous waste. Solar-powered air-conditioning makes sense since it’s typically hottest when the sun is shining… and that’s when air-conditioning use is most in demand! Switching to solar could reduce your ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2017 8:10 AM by Tony Anderson
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Friday, 1 July 2016
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Here at Interstate AC Service, we have a passion for green products and saving energy and thought you too would enjoy keeping abreast of the latest "green" gadgets. Water heaters account for 17% of your home's energy use, which is more than all other household appliances combined, so saving energy here ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2016 7:18 AM by Tony Anderson
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015
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It used to be that if you had central heat, you had either a gas furnace or an electric heat pump.  But with energy costs and environmental concerns playing a more prominent role in our energy choices, high-efficiency, clean or renewable energy sources have taken off.  Geothermal or ground source ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2015 4:01 AM by Eddie Hutton
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Monday, 15 June 2015
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            As we enter the summer months, high air-conditioning bills seem just as inevitable as death and taxes.  Something most people don't think about is that incandescent and halogen bulbs act as miniature space heaters, dumping over 90% of the energy they consume into heat… ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2015 11:00 AM by Eddie Hutton
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Wednesday, 15 April 2015
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Tim Thomas, VP Sales & Marketing, Culer, explains how a new space cooler works and saves energy. T One of the oldest ways of conditioning air is evaporative cooling, which cools air through the evaporation of water, rather than through the use of compressors and refrigerants.   Evaporative cooling ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2015 11:25 PM by Tony Anderson
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Thursday, 1 January 2015
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Jeff Owens, Project Manager, describes the major project at Brentwood Middle School that installed a green, ductless, HVAC system expected to save 25%-30% of the energy previously required to heat and cool a large school building.   Objectives Brentwood Middle School opened in August 1972.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2015 1:10 AM by Tony Anderson
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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On a cold morning, just the thought of having your feet hit a cold floor makes you want to stay in bed! With radiant floor heat, even your dog will want to curl up on the bare floor rather than in your bed.  Radiant heat has benefits when compared with traditional convection heat. But what is it and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 3:01 AM by Tony Anderson
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Monday, 1 December 2014
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Eddie Hutton had this video produced to help homeowners learn how to save energy, improve the environment  and make older homes go "green." Saving energy and helping the environment that's what the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is all about. They developed the LEED green building certification ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2014 6:00 AM by Eddie Hutton
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013
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This exciting 3 minute video shared by EPA covers the 20 years since the EPA’s ENERGY STAR mark first appeared.  We believe in helping our customers “Going Green” with their HVAC systems and support the ENERGY STAR program wherever possible.   Little more than twenty ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/29/2013 9:33 PM by Eddie Hutton
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Sunday, 29 September 2013
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Modern homes are built very tightly so that outside air cannot enter and inside air cannot leave.   Most modern energy saving gas or oil furnaces have their own air supply via a plastic pipe to the outside. Humid air from showers and hot water use has no where go unless steps are taken to exhaust ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/29/2013 5:26 PM by Tony Anderson
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013
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EAI Climate Zone Map Did you know that Tennessee ranks 4th in the nation for residential energy consumption? This is according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Did you know that space heating and cooling accounts for 48% of the energy consumed in USA homes. Accordingly the Nashville ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2013 1:45 AM by Eddie Hutton
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Friday, 1 March 2013
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Roger Eldridge, Partner , and Jeff Stone, Technician, explain how geothermal systems  heat and cool commercial buildings. Commercial applications tend to be schools, universities, and churches.  We have done projects as small as a bank and as large as a school. We are doing a project ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2013 1:30 AM by Roger Eldridge
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Friday, 15 February 2013
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Roger Eldridge, Partner uses a series of diagrams to explain the basic principles of water source geothermal systems. A geothermal system  is explained in the following steps. In small homes 300 ft of horizontal pipes are installed 4 ft underground or a 300 ft vertical well is drilled.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2013 2:56 AM by Roger Eldridge
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Friday, 1 February 2013
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Roger Eldridge, Partner, explains how a geothermal system can save 50% of the energy required to heat and cool a home with conventional systems. The fact that the earth is always the same temperature year round, the efficiency of the unit is twice what it is with a conventional system so that ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2013 1:05 AM by Roger Eldridge
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Our team takes on HVAC projects for office, school, retail and industrial facilities. Check out these case studies:

Replacement of a 250-ton Cooling Tower

Ductless HVAC at Brentwood Middle School