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Your HVAC: Could It Be Making You Sick?

Your HVAC: Could It Be Making You Sick?

HVAC General Information
An HVAC (also known as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system) is one of the most important parts of a building’s design plan. It controls the overall climate of the building, including the regulation of humidity. Because these systems directly impact the temperature, moisture, and purity of the air, they’re crucial for maintaining physical health. Newer buildings are required by law to meet certain standards for their HVAC systems, but even new buildings can run into maintenance or design issues with their HVAC systems. This is especially true for a business with a small budget. This means that temperature, humidity, and air purity levels in many buildings still may be breeding grounds for the distribution of bacteria, viruses, dust and other allergens. Although these issues may be temporary in a…
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The Ultimate Trane HVAC System Deal

The Ultimate Trane HVAC System Deal

Trane HVAC
When shopping for an HVAC system, it is important to consider the operating cost over the unit’s lifespan as well as comfort and reliability. A key factor which determines the operating cost of the system is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which is a measure of how energy efficient the system is. Another measure of efficiency specifically used for heat pumps is the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). Currently, the Trane XL19i Ultra Efficiency Heat Pump has one of the highest energy efficiency ratings in the industry, with a SEER of 17.90 and an HSPF of 9.0, which is high enough to qualify for a US Energy Tax Credit. When matched with a variable speed indoor air handler, this unit also has special comfort-enhancing capabilities. Additionally, the reliability of…
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The Importance of Keeping the HVAC Air Filter Clean

The Importance of Keeping the HVAC Air Filter Clean

HVAC Products
Before we discuss the different types of air conditioning and heating filters and which one is the best for you, it needs to be stressed how important it is to keep your air conditioning and heating filters clean. Air flow is very important to the efficiency of your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system and filters play a key role in maintaining the proper air flow. Whether it be your A.C. system or your Heating system, both HVAC systems need the proper amount of designed air flow throughout the system. Dirty filters restrict the airflow which results in higher energy and repair costs to you. Filter Categories There are different definition, categories, and ratings for HVAC filtering media. High Performance HVAC will do its best to take the confusion…
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Trane Heat Pumps Could Cut Your Energy Costs

Trane Heat Pumps Could Cut Your Energy Costs

Heat Pump
Are you in the market for a new heat pump for your home? If so, you would be remiss not to include the Trane heat pumps in your market research. The Trane name is well known throughout the world, mostly for air conditioners though. However, they are making a name for themselves in these machines now as well. Thus, you can be assured that the same quality used in manufacturing air conditioners is being applied in the making of heat pumps as well. Trane heat pumps have become one of the most reliable heating units on the market today. They are made with the most advanced technologies available in this area. When you purchase one of these units, expect them to last for many years. These pumps feature a digital…
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Home Heating and Cooling

Home Heating and Cooling

HVAC System
Homeowners know that a great deal of energy is required to power heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, especially once winter or summer electric and gas bills arrive. In fact, as much as half of the energy used in a home goes towards heating and cooling the indoor environment. The goal of an HVAC system, when operating properly, is to provide a temperate climate and the best possible air quality, delivered for and affordable price. Most homes today are equipped with central air and heating systems that maintain temperatures in al l rooms of a home they service. Whether a home is new or older, the heating and cooling equipment should always be sized to properly fit the home. Proper equipment sizing is determined by your home’s heat loss…
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Furnace Buying Tips

Furnace Buying Tips

Furnance
Choosing a furnace for your home is not difficult. The following list are features that you may want to look for when buying your furnace. 1. What type of furnace do you want? Will it be Gas or Electric? The Gas Furnace The gas furnace is always more affordable to use than the electric furnace where gas is readily available. On the downside, burning fuel generates fumes. In well-maintained gas furnaces, the fumes generated are enclosed in the exchanger and then exit the house through an exhaust vent. Remember, a gas furnace must be checked by a qualified professional at least once a year. The professional would check the furnace for holes, leaks or cracks. A break or crack in the furnace lets carbon monoxide seep into your house or…
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How To Choose The Right Heating And Cooling System

How To Choose The Right Heating And Cooling System

HVAC General Information
When you are at a point when you are looking to get a new furnace or air conditioning system in your home there are a few key things to look for when choosing the right equipment or hvac contractor. You will want to get at least 2 to 3 estimates any more than that you may be just wasting your time. Make sure you are bidding brand for brand Seer for Seer and Apples to Apples. (There Is A Huges Differences In Some Brands Beware.) I have found in my experience when homeowner calls and get 5-6 bids on 4-5 different brands they tend to be more price driven than quality and a lot more confused by which way they should go. To find out about the top brands check…
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The Best Ways to Reduce Allergens in your Home

The Best Ways to Reduce Allergens in your Home

HVAC General Information
That continuous sound of sniffling, sneezing, and nose blowing one of your family and friends means that their allergies are acting up again. It's a miserable feeling to have allergies with no relief in sight. We often resort to taking drugs to relieve allergy symptoms, but for better health, you may wish to decrease the volume of allergens in your property. Your HVAC system can be your first line of defense against bothersome allergies. Homeowners have options like controlling humidity using a dehumidifier and installing specific filters which will clean the air of several allergens. Maintain a Rigorous Cleaning Program Cleaning your entire home on a regular basis is critical for cutting down on allergens. It should go without saying that during allergy season, you need to keep your doors…
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How to Stop Animals from Damaging Your AC Unit

How to Stop Animals from Damaging Your AC Unit

HVAC General Information, HVAC Maintenance
You love animals, but you surely do not love what they can do to the equipment that keeps your family comfortable in your home. The ac unit that you rely on for comfortable indoor temperatures all summertime is vulnerable to damage from unwanted visitors to your dwelling. We are talking about wild animals and pets that your neighbors let to roam around freely through the area. An AC unit is a significant investment that you will need to protect and keep to receive the smallest total cost of ownership. Part of your responsibility for maintaining the AC system up and running is to protect it from external creatures. Here are a few tips to assist you in preventing animals from damaging your AC unit. Don't Leave Food Outside for Pets While…
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Should I Buy a Larger HVAC Unit for my Home?

Should I Buy a Larger HVAC Unit for my Home?

HVAC General Information
Now that summer has started, homeowners will be relying on their a/c equipment to keep them cool and comfortable as the mercury continues to rise. When the system doesn't appear to be running efficiently, it might be a warning sign that new equipment should have been installed. It is times like these that people begin to wonder if they ought to purchase a larger heating, ventilation and air conditioning or HVAC unit. If you are in this position, here are a few questions to think about before you contact your local HVAC specialist about ordering a larger replacement. Does the AC in your Home Run Constantly? A significant indicator that the ac unit is too small to get a house is if it runs all of the time. Efficient HVAC…
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