Monthly Archives: January 2018

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How To Rock the Heat in Your Basement

Basement History Basements didn’t start out actually needing heat in the early construction of American homes. Basements were often used as storage places for unused equipment, and functioned often as food storage rooms. You could find canned goods, bags of vegetables, and salted or sugar cured meats in basements during the 17,18, and 19th centuries. [...]

HVAC Hack: Ceiling Fan Rotation Direction

Multipurpose Ceiling Fans If you have ceiling fans in your home, make sure you are getting the energy savings they can provide you by adjusting the ceiling fan rotation direction. It may be a bit counter-intuitive to think that a device that is often used to cool an area can help you save money in [...]

By |2018-06-21T19:06:57+00:00January 28th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reasons Why HVAC Spring Cleaning is Important

Cleaning Helps Prevent Repair Issues There are reasons why doing some spring cleaning around your HVAC system will pay off in the end. It’s a system that has operating parts inside the house and operating parts outside the house. Each requires cleaning, lubrication, tightening up, replacement of belts and hoses, and a once over with [...]

By |2018-06-25T14:00:37+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency, HVAC Maintenance|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Using House Plants to Clean Your Indoor Air is a Big Deal

NASA and Air Quality Back in 1989, NASA got concerned enough with indoor air quality that they conducted a study showing which common house plants could be used to decrease pollutants in air. Over the years, building construction materials have become infiltrated with gases and chemicals that don’t end up being very healthy for humans. [...]

Facts About Heat Transfer

We humans build structures for safety and living that also undergo heat transfer processes. The purpose of any shelter is to provide privacy, security, and protection from natural occurrences. The temperatures inside these structures are impacted by environmental conditions, construction materials, and the humans living in them. Heat must be released in these shelters for [...]

By |2017-12-27T19:21:34+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Energy Efficiency, HVAC Installation, HVAC Systems|Tags: , , |0 Comments

No Nonsense Tips for Reducing Humidity

You will want to keep excess humidity out of your home. You can measure humidity and you can buy thermostats that measure it for you, but you can also feel it. Damp spots, mold and rotting things might appear in dark areas of your home. You might see fog on the windows for too long [...]

Essential Things to Know About NATE

The NATE Organization The North American Technician Excellence organization is our countries largest certifying entity for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. For 20 years, NATE has offered guidelines, continuing education, tests, and government influence making technicians better and the job they do easier. It’s headquarters is in Arlington, VA, but it’s influence [...]

Essential Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is a chemical that is toxic to the body. It is slightly heavier than air and is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. The human senses are not efficient in its detection, therefore safety features are needed to detect its presence. Carbon monoxide is made up of one carbon atom and one atom [...]

Surprising Facts About Crawl Spaces

Crawl Space Rationale Homes, especially in the Southern areas of the US have crawl spaces. They are similar to basements, but they are usually vented to the outside air. Crawl spaces can be as tall as a regular basement and can also be less than two feet in height. They are used because they are [...]

By |2017-12-22T19:19:52+00:00January 14th, 2018|Categories: Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Troubleshoot Your Furnace When it Repeatedly Cycles On and Off

Cycling On and Off Sometimes a furnace will cycle on and off too many times during an hour and it will be necessary to know how to troubleshoot your furnace when it repeatedly cycles on and off.  If you have discovered your furnace turning on and off too many times, don't stress at first. The [...]