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Last Posted: 23-Jan-2011 | Total Posts: 5


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Some problems with your equipment can DOUBLE your operating cost without you being able to tell a difference in performance

A dirty evaporator, condenser or blower wheel could increase Electric bills by 60%.

Up to 80% of all major problems with your equipment could have been eliminated with
Planned Service.

"Freon" should never be replaced. It has no expiration date and is only added to your system every year if you have an expensive leak, which should be found and repaired.

If your system is "undercharged" with refrigerant by only 15%, this will affect the machine's efficiency by 30%

Just a 100th of an inch of dirt of film on an evaporator coil can reduce the efficiency by 15%.

While Small issues can be resolved later, they often lead to major and expensive problems in the future.

Most HVAC coils last 15-20 years. HVAC coils can last as long as 30 years if they are properly maintained.

When you look at HVAC coils, you can see that the fins are rippled. This is another way to mix up the air, causing more turbulence which creates more heat transfer, increasing coil efficiency.


Indoor Air Quality

Cooling

How does an air conditioner work?

Why is my system freezing up?


What is variable speed technology and how does it apply to air conditioners?


When replacing my outdoor unit, should my indoor unit also be replaced?

What do all of those air conditioner and heat pump rating mean?

Why should I zone my home?

What is two stage cooling?

What is a heat pump?

Heating

Can I use my chimney with my new furnace?

Will my new furnace work differently than my old one?

What is a variable speed furnace?

What are furnace ratings?

When replacing the outdoor unit, should the indoor unit also be replaced?

Why should I zone my home?

What is two-stage heating?

Electric

What is the purpose of a GFCI outlet?

What causes a breaker or GFI to trip?


Where do I need a GFI?

Why does aluminum wiring go bad?


How can I save on my Utility Costs?

Where do I need to use a surge protector?

Why do I need a surge protector?


Plumbing

How do I keep my outside hydrant from freezing?

How can I save on my water bill?

Why is my toilet "ghost" flushing?


How do I keep my pipes from freezing?


Will a circulating pump give me instant hot water?