Preparing Heater for Winter

Will Your Heating System Last this Winter? Here’s How to Test It

Though winter may still be a few months off, it is important to test your heating system before you need it. Much like your vehicle, your heating system also needs regular maintenance to keep it running efficiently. Checking your system in the fall allows you to identify any problems that you can work to fix

Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers

Humidifiers vs. Dehumidifiers: What’s the Difference?

Ideally, you should keep the humidity levels in your home between 30 and 50% to promote good health and keep your home comfortable. But what happens when changes in outdoor weather cause these humidity levels to rise or drop? Dehumidifiers and humidifiers are devices that you can use in your home to help control moisture


The Future Of HVAC: Cogeneration

These days, most home and business owners are as concerned with the environment as they are with daily life. They’re always looking for ways to benefit the earth and save energy in their homes. Though it may surprise you, one of the key places to save energy is through your HVAC system. Cogeneration, also known

Radiant Floor Heating for Your Home

When homeowners want seamless and even heating in areas of their homes, they look into radiant floor heating. Imagine walking on your tiled bathroom floor in the dead of winter without having to put on socks or hop between strategically placed throw rugs. Radiant floor heating is efficient and completely invisible, giving you the best

On Servicing Thermostatic Expansion Valves

Servicing a Thermostatic Expansion Valve Thermostatic expansion valves generally offer worry-free operation and are highly reliable. If they’re malfunctioning it’s usually not because of something wrong with the valve itself, but rather a problem somewhere else is expressing itself symptomatically in the TEV. If you’re going to have to be servicing a TEV it means

From 10,000 B.C. to 2016: The History of Air Conditioning

Did you ever wonder why our cave dwelling ancestors preferred dark and dank environments to the open air? The answer is simple: the early hunter-gatherers hung out in caves because they were trying to protect themselves from the elements. In the winter they gathered around cave fires to stay warm, but in the summertime the

Stopping Mold Growth in Your Commercial HVAC System

Mold contamination is bad news for any business, including yours. Airborne mold spores can trigger allergic reactions, cause significant property damage and blemish your reputation in the community. Cleaning mold isn’t impossible, but the best strategy to manage the problem is to prevent mold outbreaks from occurring in the first place. Taking proper care of

Lighting Our Way to a Brighter Future with Solar Energy

Renewable energy is often referred to as “alternative energy,” in reference to its perpetual outsider status. But for solar energy the term ‘alternative’ is well on its way to becoming obsolete. Solar is moving toward the mainstream at lightning speed, and the time is rapidly approaching when solar panels will be a legitimately affordable option

Geothermal Heating and Cooling Myths

Geothermal HVAC systems make indoor air hotter or colder by relying on the relatively stable temperature of the earth beneath our feet. These systems are not yet widely used, and many consumers hold mistaken beliefs about how they operate and how well they perform. Let’s take a look at the truth behind some of the

All Climate -- Indoor Air Quality -- 02-18-16

The Surprising Benefits of Controlling Indoor Air Quality

Most of us never think about the air we breathe, especially when inside. Don’t assume that your air is just fine. Indoor air quality can vary a lot and being able to control it allows you to control how comfortable you feel in your home, how efficiently your HVAC system runs, and even how healthy