Maintaining Your Maintenance Schedule

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute Standards Task Team is currently reviewing the maintenance standards of residential HVAC systems.  The standard provides the minimum requirements for inspection of residential HVAC equipment in...

How Efficient is “Efficient?”

A recent survey published by ACHR News shows that the majority of homeowners who are replacing their HVAC equipment are going for the mid-range in efficiency ratings. The survey said 46 percent of the respondents purchased mid-level products with a SEER rating of...

To Be Smart or Not

How smart is smart? Programmable wasn’t smart enough. Simply programming your thermostat to change temperature at a certain time was not as advanced at having complete access to programming it anytime, anywhere. Thus, the smart thermostat was born. As each new product...

‘Tis the Season…For Heat Pump Failures

It’s that time of year – the time when the weather is so crazy with fluctuations, sometimes you don’t know if it will be 50 degrees or 80 degrees on any given day.  Heat pumps in HVAC systems also might be failing in the late spring and early summer. ...

What’s That Noise? Fix It or Replace It?

When you hear that unidentifiable “thud” or “ping” and it seems to be coming from your heating system, what should you do? You get that sinking feeling that it’s going to cost you time and money. But don’t procrastinate. At the first sign of trouble, call your HVAC...

Air Source vs. Geothermal: A Duel To The Finish

If you’re considering a heat pump for your home, you’ll have a choice between air source and ground source, or geothermal heat pumps.  An easy way to remember the difference is that one takes its heat from the air and the other from the ground.  Both are...

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