Energy efficient cooling

Energy efficiency is a genuine and serious concern when it comes to cooling. Refrigerative air conditioning, while a very popular cooling option, can easily account for the bulk of you energy usage. Knowing how to efficiently cool your home is as important for the environment as it is for keeping your bills under control.

What is passive design?

What is passive design?

Ever noticed that some houses are cooler or warmer than others without relying heavily on powered cooling or heating devices? This usually comes down to clever design...

Efficient air conditioning

Which cooling systems are most efficient?

If you need to artificially cool your home, it's well worth considering how much that'll cost, and what kinds of options you have. Air conditioners are effective, but they're also very energy hungry...

How to control heat gain through windows

The main purposes for windows are to allow light in and to let you see out - and this often comes at the expense of their ability to prevent heat transfer. Learn more about heat loss through windows.

Insulation and climate control

Artificially cooling an area depends heavily on how well you can keep heat out of it. Good insulation is vital to ensuring that your house remains cool.