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.
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:
14 January 2016
Like many who have a generator, you might not think you use it often enough that it requires much maintenance. However, here are some tasks you should be doing so that when you want it to work, your generator obliges. Keep the Filters Clean Depending on the type of generator you own, you may have an air filter, fuel filter and oil filter. Keeping your filters clean is one way to ensure your generator can function.
27 November 2015
A breakdown of your home's air conditioner can rapidly leave you and your family contending with stifling heat and humidity indoors. While it's impossible to predict every potential issue with your unit, taking proper care of the air conditioner can greatly reduce the likelihood of encountering a problem. An important step in maintaining the unit is to have it inspected by a licensed air conditioner contractor annually. If you live in a climate in which you use the unit for only part of the year, it's conventional to book this inspection at the start of the hot season.