Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Saving Energy with Your Home Heating System

Keeping your home warm during winter doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. There are many ways that you can stay comfortably warm inside your house while saving energy. Here are some of them:

  • Set the thermostat at the lowest comfortable temperature
  • Replace or clean the furnace air filter
  • Schedule a furnace tune-up
  • Set the water heater at 120 degrees
  • Inspect doors and windows for leaks that need sealing

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Tips on Troubleshooting Your HVAC System

While it’s certainly more convenient to simply call a technician to address every little glitch in your HVAC system, this approach can be somewhat costly. In many cases, the problems are actually too simple that you can basically handle them yourself.
Here are a few things that you should look into before calling for professional assistance:
  • See if the unit is powered
  • Check if the thermostat is on the proper settings
  • Inspect the blower and make sure the oil ports are lubricated
  • Consider replacing the fan or the part that may be causing the problem
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Maintaining a Cost-efficient Heating System

Keep units, particularly the vents, free from obstructions.No one wants to suffer through a chilly winter. But, the sound of skyrocketing utility bills doesn’t seem so good either. In order to keep your heating system functional and cost-efficient throughout the cold season, simply make time for the following tasks:
  • Schedule an HVAC inspection with a licensed technician.
  • Check and replace the air filter regularly or when necessary i.e. when it’s dusty.
  • Keep units, particularly the vents, free from obstructions.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to create a heating schedule.
  • If you’re searching for a new unit to replace your old one, opt for a high-efficiency, Energy Star model.
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The Importance of Regular and Efficient Heating System Upkeep

Schedule an intensive heating system check-upDuring winter, the heating system instantly becomes the most important part of your house. Given the weight of its job, it also usually ends up utilizing the most energy, becoming a game changer to your normally manageable bills and expenses.
Here are a few things that you should keep in mind about your heating system:
  • Schedule an intensive heating system check-up and maintenance with your most trusted technician in order to spot and address potential problems.
  • You may also want to extend the warranty for your unit and check the terms and conditions for the coverage.
  • Regular maintenance also helps your system run more efficiently, and without requiring too much energy.
  • With proper upkeep, you can expect zero to very minimal issues, repair and replacement needs, and breakdowns throughout the cold season.
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Practical Tips to Maximize Heating System Efficiency

Every homeowner knows that keeping a house warm and comfortable during winter is not as easy as it sounds. However, by following some practical and cost efficient measures, you can certainly turn things around and lead a hassle-free season:
  • Set the thermostat at the lowest comfortable level.
  • Clean or replace air filters every month, and keep vents dust-free and unblocked.
  • Use fans to improve air circulation within the room.
  • Take advantage of the available sunlight and heat during the day.
  • Keep unoccupied rooms closed and insulated.
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Hydrocarbon Room Air Conditioners to Fight Global Warming

Hydrocarbon Room Air Conditioners installation.

It is an undeniable fact that the human race can no longer imagine life without trusty AC units, be it at home, in the office, or in the car. With the rising temperatures brought about by global warming it is inevitable that they have become staples in our lives. However, it is also ironic how we rely so much on these appliances that contributed to our planet’s current and worsening condition.

The best thing we can do is to make our everyday AC usage less harmful to the environment. But how exactly can that be achieved? The answer: Hydrocarbon Room Air Conditioners.
According to an article on Switchboard, “Using R-290 would simultaneously phase out ozone depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) and phase down high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) while saving energy.”
Among other factors that could make this type of unit favorable in our fight against global warming are higher energy savings, lower climate change footprint, better safety, and commercial availability.
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AC Explosion Kills Man in Bangladesh

Sometimes bad air conditioner maintenance can lead to even bigger issues than high electricity bills and expensive repairs. That was probably the case when an AC unit of Hotel Six Seasons in Bangladesh exploded. Unfortunately, the incident was not without any casualties as one mechanic was killed on the spot while his two assistants were seriously injured.

According to an article on The Daily Star, “The dead was identified as Anwar Hossain, 25. The injured — Sohel Rana and Kartik — were admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.”
The explosion, although it did not seriously damage the multi-story building, was strong enough to destroy the windows of a house close by as broken pieces were hailed to the property.
Although the cause of the air conditioning unit blast still remains unclear, five employees of the Hotel Six Seasons have been detained.

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