HVAC News for Homeowners & Contractors


Learn the true value of AFUE ratings.

If it’s time to buy a new furnace, you better know what you’re doing.

 

First of all, a furnace is a huge investment. It is something that you need to be able to count on for the next 10 years. No one likes trying to get their furnace replaced in the dead of Winter. [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments

What you need to know about energy ratings

ENERGY STAR®

 

What You Should Know about ENERGY STAR®

 

The government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed, Healthy Home|Tags: |0 Comments

Is it time to topple the tank?

When you’re retrofitting an older home, take time to evaluate the hot water system. We all know we need to do our part to conserve energy. In the end of the day, experts say 30% of a home’s energy budget is consumed by heating water. That’s a lot of money left on the table.

 

A lot of [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments

Leave the air conditioner to the Dogs. Halloween is furnace season.

Here are 4 areas of your furnace that need to be addressed every fall before you crank up the heat.

 

Combustion Chamber
Before you even think about doing anything, turn off the power and fuel supply to the furnace. Flip the on-off switch on the furnace itself. Next, find the fuel shutoff valve and turn [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I’m sure you have all seen the pink ribbons emblazoned on practically everything – but have you ever really stopped and thought about what they stand for?  More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.  Breast cancer is still [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments

2 Key Drivers of Home Performance for Contractors, Homeowners

Recently, ACHR News published an interesting article that covered what’s driving home performance among contractors and homeowners. In this week's print issue was dedicated to home performance contracting. It covered a variety of topics, but the drivers could be summed up in two words: technology and knowledge. You can read the full article here.

 

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By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Let’s Talk Proper Ventilation

You have to start thinking about your home's ventilation. There is a good chance you're over-ventilating, wasting money, and making your home uncomfortable. The alternative is that you're under-ventilating. Allowing chemicals, moisture, and carbon dioxide to build up in the home. Most are not life threatening, but can cause mold, mildew, or home sickness.

Most [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments

Winter’s Silent Killer – Carbon Monoxide

 

More than 500 Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year, according to the CDC. More than 25,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 6,000 others are hospitalized.

 
Where Does Carbon Monoxide Come From?
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, typically striking victims in their sleep.

CO is produced by burning fuel in [...]

By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments

Healthy Living & Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality is the air quality in a home, especially as it relates to the health and comfort the occupants. Recognizing and minimizing common pollutants indoors can help reduce indoor health issues. Effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced immediately or, years down the road.

 

Immediate Health Impacts

 

Health effects may appear directly after [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments

Don’t Blindly Trust Your HVAC Equipment This Fall

It's the middle of September and Fall is upon us. That means winter is just around the corner. It’s time to get ready for some cool nights that could make a home uncomfortable. Here’s what you need to do to make sure your home heating system is in appropriate shape.
 
Stock Up on Filters
 

If you have a [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Categories: Friday Feed|Tags: |0 Comments