October 8, 2019

Heating System Performance: The Basics of a Combustion Efficiency Test

A combustion efficiency test performed by a qualified HVAC service technician can detect gas furnace issues that a simple visual inspection might not reveal. Combustion efficiency relates to the percentage of various gasses present in the exhaust stream discharged by the furnace up the vent pipe. By testing exhaust gasses with a combustion analyzer, the technician can identify potential issues with furnace components that affect heating peformance and safety. A combustion analyzer measures levels of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, […]
October 3, 2019

The Rise of the HVAC Industry & What It Means for Homeowners

There’s nothing like turning on your A/C on a hot day, or your furnace when the weather’s cold. It’s a sensation more people are experiencing than ever before. According to recent surveys, HVAC demand has risen steadily the last few years, for both equipment and services. What’s causing this rise in demand, and what does it mean for the HVAC industry, and for you? Let’s take a look. Reasons for Increased HVAC Demand When you think of an increased demand for […]
September 26, 2019

Should Your Thermostat Settings Change if You Have Exotic Pets?

If you’re the owner of an exotic pet, then you’re already aware that many of them require special care in terms of food and comfort. Does this mean that you should change your thermostat settings for these small family members? Let’s take a look at a few temperatures for exotic pets that will help them stay healthy. Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Etc. Reptiles such as snakes, lizards, and turtles actually require their own specialized enclosure because they are cold-blooded animals that […]
September 24, 2019

Home Comfort Guide: Don’t Compromise Good Indoor Ventilation for Indoor Design

HVAC elements such as vents and thermostats usually have a functional design, which often detracts from the rest of your decor. And covering them up completely can severely downgrade both their efficiency and your comfort. Fortunately, there are certain tricks you can use to cleverly disguise HVAC elements in interior design. Find out more about them below. Use Artwork For your thermostat to function optimally, it has to be installed in a central, unimpeded location. Therefore, it easily sticks out […]