- Energy Efficient, Within 1 DAY, in Existing Buildings
Improve the Energy Efficiency of an Existing Building in just 1 DAY Many of the new building these days are equipped with an Energy Management System (EMS) to withstand government energy efficient laws. By controlling and monitoring air condition and lights it is ensured ...
- What is the Difference Between R, TM, and SM
What is the difference between ®, ™, and (sm) A ® symbol stands for "Registered" and means that the mark has been registered with the United States Federal Government's - specifically the USPTO. It is acceptable to write this symbol simply as (R). A ™ stands for ...
- Adjusting the Large Sheet Metal Duct Elbow
How to Adjust a Large Sheet Metal Duct Elbow If you're dealing with duct over 16" in diameter, chances are you've had to employ an adjustable 90 degree sheet metal elbow; and if this is true, you've had the elbow get stuck on you and not been able to adjust it to your des...
- Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning
There are Many Benefits to Using Ductless HVAC Systems If you had any doubts that summer was on the way, then last week’s crazy high temperatures in Chicago should have convinced you. It was in the mid-nineties in mid-May! Yes, the temperatures are spiking...
- Benefits of Zone Control and Programmable Thermostats
The Benefits of Zone Control and Programmable Thermostats Energy efficiency is a growing concern for almost every industry, and the HVAC world is no exception. There are several excellent options for builders, homeowners, and businesses that want to go green while in...
- Modern Air Conditioning: from the 1700s to Now
A Brief History of the Modern Air Conditioning Air Conditioning in 2013 is among the most under-appreciated advancements in technology since the 1700s. Even though many parts of the world lack adequate heating and cooling, air conditioning remains a part o...
- New Solutions for Old HVAC Problems
How Modern Technology is Being Used to Overcome Common HVAC Problems The continuous increasing cost of electricity is a common concern for everyone. HVAC manufacturers recognize this need so they keep on finding ways to make energy-efficient and eco-friendly produc...
- Small Companies Have High Overhead - No Really!
The Terrible Lie about Low Overhead by James R. Leichter If you are a small company, your overhead is no less than your larger competitors. If you are basing your prices on the idea that your costs are lower, you may be killing your company and cheating yourself and yo...
- DIY Air Duct Cleaning
How to Clean Your HVAC Air Ducts To help ensure the air you are breathing is clean, be sure to clean your air ducts regularly. Not only can this improve your indoor air quality, it can also reduce the dirt that can eventually causes wear and tear on the components of your s...
- Hiring the Right HVAC Contractor
10 Tips for Hiring the Right HVAC Contractor If your house is too hot or too cold, you are probably in the market for a heating and cooling expert, but most homeowners are overwhelmed by finding a reliable contractor. If you are searching for the right HVAC contractor for...
- Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Issues
How to Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Issues - A Brief Home Owner's Guide Central air conditioning is one of the luxuries we take for granted during the hot summer months. But what do you do when your air conditioning system produces little-to-no cool air? While central ai...
- Keep Heat (and Cash) in Your Home
How to Keep Heat (and Cash), In Your Home This Winter With winter here to stay for a few more months, it seems that now is as good a time as any to talk about ways to can keep monthly heating expenses at a minimum. Undoubtedly, all the necessary heating equipment is alrea...
- DIY Furnace Maintenance Tips
Proper Furnace Maintenance Reduces Energy Consumption and Increases the Life of your Comfort System Furnaces are wonderful pieces of machinery to have when they work. When they don’t, it’s hard to figure out exactly what’s wrong with them and there are high costs involved...
- Keeping Warm on a Budget
Ideas for Staying Warn and Comfortable on a Budget If you're like many Americans, you're watching every penny this winter. Everyone wants to save money, and with a harsh winter in store for many parts of the country that means finding the most efficient and economical way...
- Improve Efficiency of Your HVAC System
Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your HVAC System By Rachel Kopp of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Utility bills take a large bite out of your monthly budget, but you may not take the time to figure out which of your home’s conveniences consume the most en...
- Homeowner Advice on Heat Pump Installations
Heat Pump Installation Advice for Homeowners By Rachel Kopp of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Instead of separate units to heat and cool your home, heat pumps do both in one unit. They are about 30 to 40 percent more efficient than baseboard systems and furnaces and use electr...
- HVAC Preventative Maintenance Programs are Good Business
Why HVAC Preventative Maintenance Programs are Good for your Business by Jessica DelBalzo Whether you are installing a fresh heating or cooling unit or performing repairs for a new customer, offering a preventative maintenance plan can provide a significant value to yo...
- Eco Friendly Air Conditioners
The Best Bet for Eco Friendly Air Conditioners By Mary Mattoon, Guest Writer Air conditioners can actually be eco friendly. This is true when they consume energy that is around ten to fifty percent less compared to the other kinds of air conditioners. You will know if it...
- Controlling Room Temperature
Tips for Controlling Room Temperature in Your Home Keeping the inside temperature of your home steady and comfortable is an extremely effective way of ensuring that your home heating costs stay low during the winter. No matter what type of heating system you have, it’s imp...
- HVAC Balancing Valves
Common Myths About HVAC Balancing Valves A cooling or heating water system is said to be “in balance” when the flow rates specified for the system and the actual flow rates within the system as it runs match. Automatic or manual balancing valves are a way to manage flow ra...
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