April 26, 2018

Why Crawl Space Safety is Important

Crawl space safety is a real concern, because someone may need to venture into this potentially-dangerous area underneath your home periodically to inspect or repair gas lines, water or sewer pipes, HVAC ductwork or structural components. By definition, crawl spaces are confining and hard to move around in, plus they can contain all sorts of hazards, such as: Mold and mildew Exposed electrical wiring Pesticides, toxic chemicals or flammable gas vapors Asbestos or fiberglass insulation Stagnant or contaminated water Insects, […]
April 19, 2018

Hide Your Outdoor HVAC Unit Without Affecting Efficiency

The outdoor portion of your HVAC system isn’t very attractive, but it houses essential cooling components that need ample airflow to work efficiently. There are a variety of ways you can hide an outdoor HVAC unit from view, so long as you allow two feet of clearance around it so that: Air flows easily through the condenser coil. Ample airflow not only helps keep your HVAC system operating at maximum energy efficiency, but it also prevents unnecessary wear that leads […]
April 18, 2018

What You Should Know about Air Exchange Rate

If you’re like many homeowners, you may not be familiar with the term “air exchange rate.” However, the rate of air exchange in your HVAC system is one of the key factors in how well it heats and cools, and its ability to maintain a healthy, comfortable indoor environment. Air Exchange Rate Defined An “air exchange rate” refers the number of times per hour that air is replaced in each room of your home. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating […]
April 17, 2018

3 Spring Storm Preparation Steps for Your HVAC

Spring is here, and with it come the flowers, the birds — and the storms. You probably know the basic precautions to take to protect yourself and your home, but there’s one thing you might not have thought of: your HVAC system. It sits outdoors, and while it’s designed to withstand inclement weather, it doesn’t do as well in extreme conditions. Here are three storm preparation tips for protecting your HVAC system. Cover the unit. While your system can hold […]