As the trees start to lose their leaves and the temperatures begin to drop, we tend to turn our home heating system on for comfort. However, what most people don’t realize is that, like any other appliance, our furnace also needs regular care in order to perform at its highest as well as to last longer.
First: Clean up your Furnace
Regardless of what type of furnace you have, …Continue
Added by Matthew Zajechowski on November 6, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments
Seal Your Leaky Ducts Now with AEROSEAL, UL-listed.
It is not uncommon to have your ducts leaking by 20% and sometimes even 30% or more which means lost heating and cooling to your living space. With new ‘green’ building practices duct work usually remains within the condition…Continue
When your "check engine" light comes on in your car, your mechanic (or you, with a low-cost codes reader) can get a quick readout about the possible problem(s). Now, CA's Title 24 will require something similar for Rooftop HVAC units by 2014.
See this article:…Continue
Here are links to my latest posts on how these motors can be used for retrofitting in existing HVAC systems.
In this post I cover how the savings can be dramatic, and the most important part is to get duct pressures low.…Continue
One aspect of the HVAC industry that I believe many contractors are yet to embrace is that of utilizing comfort as a selling point. And by not doing so, they are missing out on potential business and falling farther behind the leaders of the industry. What I mean by this is that, over the past two decades, understanding of the indoor environment, indoor air quality and the interrelation of building systems has increased dramatically. Think AHRAE 55-2010, and the factors effecting human…Continue
Added by Christopher Cadwell on November 27, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Attending a week long class where veteran trainer Rick Chitwood is moderator has been entertaining and joyful. In the class which is inside a house that is being retrofit completely we are now designing and installing a super efficient HVAC system.…
In my last four HVAC Design jobs, I've specified ductless mini-split heat pumps. I have four more such jobs underway now.
My recent visit to Savannah for the USGBC's green product expo charged up my historic preservation bug and got me to thinking about how to apply building science to historic buildings.
Most of us that have ever lived in, owned, or even just visited a historic home…Continue
Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on May 4, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
Our TiR Thermal Imager was featured in the new Baltimore Gas & Electric home energy inspection commercial! We couldn’t be happier about seeing our signature Fluke-yellow imager featured in this commercial,
which began airing around the greater Baltimore area in late September.
For nearly 200 years, Baltimore Gas & Electric has been meeting the energy needs of Central Maryland, serving more than 1.2 million business and residential electric customers and more…Continue
Added by Fluke Thermal Imaging on November 15, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments