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
Power outages and fluctuations cost the U.S. $30 billion in productivity annually. But there is protection from an unexpected power outage for the average homeowners: adding automatic power generators to their total heating and cooling systems. The Automatic Home Standby Generator from Carrier is more convenient and more powerful than retail portable generators, offering homeowners
Title 24 is a portion of the California Code of Regulations that pertains to energy efficiency standards in the construction of residential and non-residential buildings. It was enacted in 1978 (Warren- Alquist Act) in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California’s energy consumption. The California Energy Commission (CEC)put this ruling into effect to reduce