Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
7 October 2016
Your HVAC system might be designed to brave the elements, but hurricane-force winds and rain can have a destructive effect on your heating and cooling system. To keep your long-term investment from being damaged by hurricanes and storms, here are some helpful tips you can use before and after the storm. Before the Storm The first thing you want to do long before the storms arrive is make sure your HVAC system's outdoor cabinet (the portion that contains the compressor and condenser) is securely anchored in place.
5 August 2016
Furnaces are resilient pieces of machinery, and they need to be, considering they have the not-so-humble job of heating the entirety of your house. However, like all machines, furnaces can malfunction or simply cease doing their job or perhaps become slightly less efficient at doing their job. There is usually an explanation for why a furnace is acting this way. Read on and discover what could be causing a number of common issues associated with your furnace.
6 July 2016
Your furnace is broken again, and the HVAC professional says it's going to be hundreds of dollars or more—do you repair it or get a new unit? The answer is that you should weigh your options to find out what is going to be the best financial decision for your home and what is going to be the best investment long term. Replacing the unit may be the best choice if your current furnace is aging and isn't very efficient.
18 May 2016
If you aren't actively watching mold creep through your home, it can be nearly impossible to tell that your home has a mold problem. Unfortunately, the longer the mold goes unnoticed, the more extensive the damage and the more expensive the mold remediation process will be. There are, however, a few subtle warning signs that mold may be brewing in your home before it ever becomes visible. Keep an eye out for these four early symptoms to catch mold before it can become entrenched in your house.
22 February 2016
When it comes to heating your home during the coldest months of the year, efficiency is important both for ensuring comfort on your home's interiors and for reducing your utility bill. Unfortunately, rampant misconceptions out there about home heating oil often cause homeowners to forego this type of fuel for a less efficient option. The following are five of these common heating oil misconceptions that can prevent you from finding the ideal option for your unique home: