The quest for ongoing energy savings has resulted in a number of myths that frequently get repeated as truth. There are many reliable ways to save energy and money, but here are some myths that can lead us to try things that don’t actually work:
HVAC industry acronyms represent industry-specific items, processes, actions and organizations. Here is a list of some common HVAC acronyms and their meanings (and by the way, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning).
The summer of 2012 has been extremely dry in southwest Ohio, though the dry weather has been interrupted occasionally by strong thunderstorms, including the monster that struck June 29, knocking out power to much of the state. These strong storms bring heavy rain, damaging winds and searing lightning. Here are some severe weather safety tips […]
In houses with multiple stories or large, sprawling floor plans, it’s nearly impossible to maintain consistent temperatures everywhere within the structure. Because warm air rises and cool air sinks, upper floors will be warmer than lower floors. Basement rooms will be considerably cooler than the floors above them. A zoning system, which allows you to […]
Whether you need installation, maintenance, or repair, a successful HVAC project requires a combination of quality equipment, professional experience and expert-level technical knowledge. A strong indicator of professionalism and dedication to high standards is the contractor’s involvement in professional industry organizations. One of the most notable is North American Technician Excellence, or NATE. NATE-certified technicians […]
Choosing the most effective, economical, and energy-efficient HVAC equipment and appliances requires reliable information. One of the best and most easily accessible sources of this information is the EnergyGuide label. The Federal Trade Commission requires that the labels be affixed to many types of energy-consuming devices. With data from the EnergyGuide label, you can make […]
On occasion, problems and malfunctions can occur that will keep your air conditioner from cooling properly. Here are some troubleshooting tips you can use to help locate the trouble. Some of these suggestions may allow you to avoid the expense of a service call.
While many homeowners rely on their air conditioning system along to keep their home cool, others have discovered that the addition of ceiling fans improves indoor comfort while boosting air conditioner efficiency and reducing monthly utility bills.