Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Qualities of a Good HVAC Technician

What to look for when hiring an HVAC Technician


Hiring an HVAC  Technician is not as simple as it may seem. It pays to be diligent enough to conduct a background search. (Photo Credits)

Having a go-to HVAC Technician when a home or commercial property’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning system suddenly goes kaput comes in handy. A haphazard search can lead to terrible decisions, and expenses that are bigger than what it should have been.

Before urgently needing one, it is wise to have at least one or two stand by HVAC Contractor Service Company that you can tap and count on in the moment of need.

HVAC Tips gave some pointers on what property owners should be aware of before making a decision to hire.

“Beware of those companies that do not have much of a history – one out of every 5 HVAC companies fail every year, so the longer they have been in business, the better off you will be. Look for a company or contractor that has weathered the ups and downs of the economy over several years before you even consider contacting them.”

Read the rest of the tips here.

The importance of Personal Referrals

In this day and age of Internet, real life account and referrals of service contractors would be a gold mine. This is exactly what Slideshare published as one of the tips in hiring a competent and reliable HVAC Technician. Plumbing Association of San Diego

“Get Referrals From Friends • If you do not have the luxury of internet, which is a rare case in this era of smartphones, you can ask your friends and neighbors regarding who is the best AC technician in the area.”

Watch the slideshow here.

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Zoola Search for its part also enumerated the qualities of a reliable and trustworthy HVAC Technician. “The companies that are bold enough to give their prospective customers the contacts of the references have confidence on the quality of repairs and installations they did in the past. A firm that is aware if disappointing its previous customers will never want its potential clients to contact them. Any firm that is resisting providing the list of its references should be eluded.”

Read the rest of the article here.

What are the qualities you look for in hiring an HVAC Technician?

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Upside of Upgrading the HVAC System

Reap the advantages of an upgraded HVAC System

Jun 18, 2013

When to upgrade? (Photo Credits)

Modernizing a home or business’ HVAC or Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System entails immense benefits that make it worth the investment.

Facilities Net says that performance wise, the advantages of upgrading a home or commercial HVAC system are too noticeable to be ignored. Plumbing Association of San Diego     

To help maximize efficiency, the installation of the LG AC Smart II Central Controller with BACnet Gateway was also recommended. After a three-year phased installation, the high school is now home to one of the largest hybrid heating and cooling system in the nation. The school also added top-of-the-line technology to provide a more comfortable learning environment for its students, all while benefiting from overall cost and energy savings.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Only a matter of time

The website Enervise assures home or business owners that it is only a matter of time when they could reap the benefits of having an up-to-date HVAC System. A/C And HVAC

“The HUD formula will give you a raw indication of the payback period for your equipment upgrade, but it probably will not give you the complete picture, and before you present these figures to management for consideration, you will want to consider other costs and factors.”

Check out the formula and calculation procedure here.

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Midwest Mechanical meantime shared a Cos Benefit Analysis of upgrading an HVAC System for residential and commercial property owners who may still be on the fence as to whether they will modernize their HVAC System or make do with the current one.

“Upgrading or replacing a commercial HVAC system often gets put on the back burner because of the large investment required. After all, quality equipment, expert design and installation all come with a price tag. However, looking at the value of upgrading an HVAC system can override procrastination. If the long-term value outweighs the shorter-term cost, then it makes good business sense to upgrade.”

Read the whole analysis here.

A 12-15 year old HVAC System may need an upgrade already, and a professional and licensed HVAC Contractor can fully discuss options on modernizing or upgrading a home or commercial property’s HVAC System.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Improving Indoor Air Quality through HVAC

HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

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HVAC can greatly help in improving indoor air quality. (Photo Credits)

Indoor Air Quality is greatly affected by a home or commercial structure’s HVAC System. In reality, HVAC or Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning does more than the usual thermal comfort control in a building, it can affect the quality of indoor air – greatly affecting how the air smells as well as the particles and pollutants being carried by it.

Gleassociates shared the correlation of HVAC and indoor air quality. Plumbing Association of San Diego 

“Obviously, the source of your system’s air intake affects its overall performance, and should always be investigated first when there’s an air quality problem. Mysterious odor problems can sometimes be caused by an unfortunate intake placement, such as proximity to a janitorial closet, where wet mops and cleaning agents are stored, causing chemical and/or moldy odors. Poor placement can be especially problematic in multi-use buildings. We had a client whose call center was suffering from poor air quality and mysterious odors. On investigation, we discovered that the call center’s HVAC intake was pulling air from a small engine repair shop in a different part of the building, and depositing exhaust-laden fumes into their office environment.”

Read the rest of the explanation here.

HVAC and Humidity

Scott Lee Heating meantime said HVAC also plays a huge role in controlling the humidity of an indoor space, hence affecting indoor air quality. A/C And HVAC

“Poor air quality can often be attributed to humid conditions and can affect the employees of an organization with a wide range of illnesses and symptoms. Humidity can also have adverse effects on a building and its contents. Cold climate, electrical appliances that generate heat, or poor design, installation and maintenance of air conditioning systems give rise to low humidity conditions.”

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Distribution Center Mag likewise gave more information on HVAC and Indoor Air Quality

“Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) not only impacts the health of your customers, but with the right improvements made to HVAC systems, can also reduce their energy costs. Both the health and coat benefits are highly marketable to your clients.”

Read the rest of the article here.

HVAC then is a hug component in ensuring good health and a more sanitary and comfortable indoor space.


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Monday, June 6, 2016

DIY Space Heaters

Make Your Own Space Heater

Staying warm with an oven or stove

Are space heaters out of your budget? Make one of your own, and use with caution. (Photo Credits)

Space haters are really useful during the winter seasn, but not everyone can afford one. Fr those trying to live off-the-grid it is also important o be armed with information on how to make one from scratch.

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Hacks of Life shared a video tutorial on how to make a DIY Space heater using flower pots. Plumbing Association of San Diego  

“Here’s a brilliant DIY, a space heater using a flower pot and some hardware! I have personally made one of these myself, it works awesome and it’s so easy to make!”

Watch the video clip here.

Upcycle and create

Practical Survivalist meantime shared a video on how to make a space heater that can be used in the garage, home, or cabin.  A/C And HVAC 

Controlling the Thermostat

This video series shows you how to build a Homemade Sawdust Rocket Stove Space Heater for your home ,cabin or a garage using an old 55 gallon Oil drum and sawdust.This is a Indoor Super High Efficiency Fine material Stove.The Full Heat burn time for this stove is about 10 hours.Cool down with usable heat 3-5hours. So a total 13-15 hours of usable HEAT.It will burn anything: wood pellets, leaves, dried plant matter, larger pieces of wood, cutoffs, whole logs or waste oil soaked into sawdust and it burns just as well.”

Watch the tutorial here.

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Fun Craft DIY meantime shared step-by-step instructions in making a cost-efficient homemade space heater.

After a long stretch of spring like weather, last night we had 16 degrees. And while I LOVE the fresh, crisp air, I also like to stay warm and cozy. I learned about this method a few years ago, but Ben made a few modifications that make it better not only in efficiency, but also beautiful to look at.”

Check it out here.

Have you tried making a DIY Space heater?

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(888) 231-1086

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