Eco Friendly HVACToday people are more aware of the enormous burden that heating and cooling systems have on the power grid systems. They are one of the most taxing of all household appliances and they result in higher energy bills and contribute enormously to greenhouse gas emissions.

The good news is that there are environmentally friendly options for conventional heating and cooling methods, and more are being developed every day.

The initial cost of eco-friendly heating and cooling systems may be higher than conventional systems, however, most people find that the benefits of these systems far outweigh the slightly higher price.

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A residential central air conditioning unit“Carbon monoxide” are two very scary words when they’re put together like that. The problem is, most people know to be scared of carbon monoxide without really knowing why it’s so dangerous or where it comes from. So let’s just get the basic facts sorted out.

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HVAC Tech WorkingAs summer draws to a close, and air conditioning units start to fade out of use, many people are taking advantage of the ideal weather conditions –- not so hot that an air conditioner is necessary, not so cold that the heat needs to be turned on, and just enough of a breeze to keep the windows open for some fresh air. But all too often, this period of bliss is followed by a sudden stale and stuffy feeling. The weather gets chillier and the heat has to be turned on, and all of a sudden, everything feels and smells gross. You can’t put your finger on it, but you start wondering if it’s really that crazy to turn off the heat and pile on three winter coats instead.

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furnaceThe summer is finally starting to wind down, and even though the daytime temperatures are just as hot as ever, many homeowners are starting to think about what they need to do to before turning on the furnace. And nope, it isn’t too early to start thinking about this — in fact, getting your HVAC system up and running now, before you’re even thinking about turning on your heat, is the best way to make sure that everything is running smoothly (and if something needs to be fixed, you have plenty of time to look up your local HVAC repair services and get the problem solved). So what exactly should you be checking for now?
First, it’s a good idea to make sure that there are no leaks in any ducts. If your home is like most modern homes, and you already have an air conditioning unit built into your house, you’re probably saying that you would have noticed if there was a duct leak. But a surprising number of homeowners don’t realize that they’re paying to cool off the neighbor’s backyard – it’s actually quite common for a small tear to go unnoticed. And when a leak can sap anywhere between 20% and 40% of the energy out of a well-operating system, it’s definitely better to be safe rather than sorry.

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