You want your home to be safe, secure, and comfortable. You want it to be warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and to not cost you a fortune in the process. But, what if the very system that brings you this security is also a breeding ground for serious health issues? Don’t pack
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the historic American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. As a result of this act, the federal government announced tax credits for consumers who purchase qualifying high-efficiency heating and cooling products for their homes. Until December 31, 2010, certain high-efficiency HVAC products qualify for a tax
First of all, don’t panic! Check a few basic things before calling for service, it may say you some money! Check these simple items: 1. If the system does not turn on, check your electrical circuit breaker. Be sure and check the condensing unit and the furnace breaker. Remember that many systems have two breakers.
Why is mold growing in my home? Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked
Just like your favorite car, your heating and cooling system needs a regular trip to the mechanic to keep it purring. Without regular servicing, heating and cooling systems burn more fuel and are more likely to break down. With the proper attention, they can keep you comfortable year-round. Gas-fired furnaces need a yearly professional tune-up.
Most heating and air conditioning systems use a basic 1: air filter. These filters were never designed to improve air quality. They were designed to help keep the equipment clean. The average filter only removes 3-5% of the particles that pass through it. Today, we have many different types of filters available to help remove
As we shift to spring and a warming trend, it’s the perfect opportunity to check the status of existing air conditioners and fans. Before the extreme summer heat sets in, homeowners should explore the condition of exhaust fans, cooling fans, and air conditioners. Any interior fan covers that are in place should be removed and
The 2010 National HVACR (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) Educators and Trainers Conference is scheduled to hit Las Vegas March 14-16 at the Tropicana Hotel. The annual conference is open to anyone in the heating and air conditioning industry including, contractors, wholesalers, and educators. The main topics to be discussed revolve around new technologies,
The winter months can pose a serious danger for the elderly population. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has warned of the hypothermia risk, even in the warmer climates. Surprising as it may sound, Southern California individuals can suffer from Hypothermia. Hypothermia is defined by person who has an abnormally low core body temperature, usually
Attic insulation is the way to go if you want to keep your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and save energy throughout the year. The United States Department of Energy has stated that adding insulation to your attic is one of the best home comfort measures you can take. Most homeowners