The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently elevated minimum standards and regional standards for residential HVAC appliances in a variety of product classes. The new standards for residential non-weatherized furnaces will take effect on May 1, 2013; and the new standards for residential weatherized furnaces and residential central air conditioners and heat pumps will take effect on January 1, 2015. Non-weatherized Furnaces
Furnace Repair or Replacement “When should I replace my old furnace instead of continuing to have it serviced?” That answer depends on a number of factors so let’s get to it. Furnace Safety: If your old heating and cooling equipment is unsafe, you really have no choice but to update it. Your family’s safety is our primary concern. Cracked heat exchangers leak carbon monoxide into your home and can pose a serious health risk and fire hazard. Furnace Breakdowns: If you have continuous breakdowns and repair costs, new furnace installation may be cheaper in the long run.
High-efficiency air conditioning offers tremendous benefits in home comfort, energy conservation and monthly cash savings. Here are four energy-saving features that make high-efficiency air conditioning an excellent choice for almost every home. •High SEER: High-efficiency air conditioning systems will have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 13 or higher. SEER indicates the unit’s efficiency level, with higher SEER numbers meaning greater efficiency.
With Isaac having have given us a pretty good wake up call, it's time to get you and your family prepared for the worst of this hurricane season. The first thing you should do get a hurricane prepared kit together together. If you are able to and the storm is severe enough evacuating is never a bad idea but if you plan to “ride out the storm” you may want to think about installing a standby generator at your home. How does a Whole House Generator Work
How to:Washing and Waxing your Vents It’s important to wash your vents at least once a year but it’s good to dust them throughout the year to keep the dust from building up on them. To make dusting easier, today we'll explain how to wax them. Yep, just like you would your car! Here’s what to do: Step 1: Remove your vents and wash them. You can do this 2 ways: 1. Fill your sink up with soapy water and wash them, just like you would the dishes or 2. Rinse them individually (this is what I did)
A pet can be a wonderful member of the family, as millions of Americans will gladly assure you. The faithful dog, the cuddly kitten, or perky parakeet is treasured for their love, their antics, and companionship. However, pets can come with a cost. Humans can be allergic to an animal’s fur, urine, feces, saliva, fleas or dead skin cells (dander). Cat dander can persist in carpets for as long as five months. The American Lung Association says that NO pet is hypoallergenic.
Very clever.... This is from an Uptown School in New Orleans. They have managed to recyle the water from their condensate drain to be used in the garden!
Cooling Down Summer A/C Bills: Tricks to cut electricity bills The dog days of summer may not be as big a burden on household energy bills this year
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The Filter within your HVAC program has two jobs. The size of the fan within your HVAC system determines the optimum filter typethree you are able to install. Before installing a house water filter program take into account your spending budget, space and durability of filter part. Well, I can let you know that the preferred and easiest dwelling water filter system just isn’t consistently the many highly-priced. Home water filtration will be accomplished with a few water filter systems, however they are not all of the very same efficiency. This water filter is sophisticated.