Archive for October, 2012

Does My House Need Surge Protection for the HVAC System?

The number of high-tech electronics in the average home has grown considerably in the past few decades. Once upon a time, surge protection was really only something you needed if you had invested in a big-screen TV. Today, the number of electronics using printed circuit boards has skyrocketed, and includes things like your home phone and even your HVAC system. Power surges can be caused by anything from a lightning strike, to issues with the power grid. These surges can be devastating, even a small surge can cause irreparable damage to sensitive electronic systems. The … read more »

What Is Energy Star?

Now more than ever, the world needs ways to reduce excess power consumption. Wasteful energy use leads to a number of problems, from skyrocketing power bills to higher demands on the power grid and more pollution through energy generation. For consumers concerned about the health of their wallet and protecting the environment, there are options. One of the best solutions is to ensure that you choose Energy Star-certified equipment and electronics. What is Energy Star and why should you care? What Does Energy Star Certification Mean? Well, take a quick look around the electronics department … read more »