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What to Know When Buying a New HVAC System for Your Home

By Richard Farrell / January 19, 2018 / Comments Off on What to Know When Buying a New HVAC System for Your Home

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Thinking of Investing in a New HVAC System? It is important to ask all the relevant questions when purchasing anything, especially when acquiring capital goods that have to last for a long time. These inquiries generally boil down to ‘will it do…

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Get Ahead – 3 HVAC Benefits for Your Home

By Richard Farrell / December 31, 2017 / Comments Off on Get Ahead – 3 HVAC Benefits for Your Home

The climate is getting harsher across America, with storms and extreme temperatures a regular event. In fact, this is putting a strain on older systems as they work harder than they should to deliver the HVAC benefits their owners demand. According to the independent Aspen Global Change Institute, ‘we are called to be architects of…

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Homeowner 101: 5 Home Heating Benefits

By Richard Farrell / December 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Homeowner 101: 5 Home Heating Benefits

We are hard-wired to want to stay warm. When we are healthy, our blood is an average 98.6 °F / 37.0 °C. Under freezing conditions, we can become so cold we actually die from hypothermia. One of the greatest home heating benefits is it maintains our core temperature at a level where our bodies can…

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Spring Maintenance 101: Tips for your Home

By Richard Farrell / November 20, 2017 / Comments Off on Spring Maintenance 101: Tips for your Home

Preparing Your Home for the Spring Season Perhaps you are planning to build a new home or are simply upgrading your existing living space. Either way, home heating is going to prove to be one of the main considerations in your planning. If you already have an HVAC system installed, it does not necessarily mean…

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Homeowners 101: 4 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

By Richard Farrell / October 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Homeowners 101: 4 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Winter home maintenance tips are especially important this 2017. We have just come through one of the worst hurricane seasons and there have been earthquakes in many parts of the world. If the trend continues, we may face a rainy winter with high winds, torrential storms, and snow blizzards up north. We must prepare for…

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Single-Stage, Two-Stage, and Modulating Furnaces

By Richard Farrell / July 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Single-Stage, Two-Stage, and Modulating Furnaces

A furnace may seem at first sight to be a simple thing that warms the house. However when we are shopping for a new one, furnaces turn out to be quite a complex topic. Their thermal efficiency has been evolving for over a century, through natural draft, forced air, forced draft, and condensing phases. However,…

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Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist

By Richard Farrell / June 14, 2017 / Comments Off on Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist

Although almost as common as a dime once was, air conditioners are sophisticated pieces of equipment. They require regular servicing in order to perform at optimum levels. That way, they use less electricity and the space is cooler too. During a maintenance inspection, a technician should attend to these ten things: 1. Confirm the refrigerant…

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

By Richard Farrell / May 24, 2017 / Comments Off on How Does a Heat Pump Work?

The cost of heating homes began to rise in the 1970’s, following successive energy crises. First, Western oil supplies shrank when Arab countries embargoed them following the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Then, in 1979, prices were again under upward pressure following the Iranian upheaval. These events were the dawn of the renewable energy revolution, in…

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Understanding Furnace Energy and AFUE Ratings

By Richard Farrell / May 19, 2017 / Comments Off on Understanding Furnace Energy and AFUE Ratings

Furnaces are firm favorites among Americans for heating their homes. They do this by heating air, and then sending it in ducts around the house. Decades ago, folk were not overly concerned about their energy efficiency. Nowadays we know wasting fuel is contributing to global warming. Hence interest in AFUE ratings is rising. Steady On:…

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A Simple Overview of How Air Conditioners Work

By Richard Farrell / May 5, 2017 / Comments Off on A Simple Overview of How Air Conditioners Work

Air conditioning is all around us, yet it is a mystery to most. This is surprising since we have had ‘air conditioners’ in our homes since the mid-1850’s. ‘But hold it,’ I hear you say. ‘Carrier only invented the first working conditioner in 1902.’ We are arguing over words. A refrigerator is technically considered an…

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