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October 17, 2019

HVAC Economizer Basics

Your HVAC system is likely the most expensive appliance in your home, in terms of energy usage. Keeping your home cool in summer sends power bills through the roof. That being the case, any way to save money and energy, while still maintaining your home comfort, is a welcome sight. An HVAC economizer is one such opportunity, which can lower your energy bills significantly. How an HVAC Economizer Works During warm weather, the air in your home tends to heat […]
October 15, 2019

Homeowner’s Safety Guide: What is Radon Gas & How to Monitor It

What you don’t know about home radon levels could pose a threat to your entire family. Produced deep inside the earth by decaying uranium in rocks, radon gas slowly rises to the surface and may pervade structures including homes. Long-term exposure to radon is a proven health hazard—it’s the second most common cause of lung cancer in the U.S. How does radon get into your home? In most cases, radon seeps into houses through small cracks or gaps in the […]
October 10, 2019

Cracked Heat Exchanger? Safety Precautions & Steps to Its Solution

Many homeowners are somewhat mystified by the way their furnaces work. They know that when the burners ignite, the fan comes on and the heat is distributed through the duct work. But there’s also a key part inside a furnace known as a heat exchanger. It’s important to know what it does, and how to detect the signs that all is not well with it. Read on for how to deal with a cracked heat exchanger. What a Heat Exchanger Does […]
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, […]