Brrr! Nights and even days can be cold this time of year in the Valley of the Sun. With temperatures often below freezing throughout the Phoenix metro area, most homeowners are turning up the heat and facing rising utility bills.
While these bills are often less than those of the summer when air conditioning systems are on around the clock, they can be high enough to put a significant dent in a typical budget. What’s a homeowner to do?
Manual J and Manual D load calculations are the way HVAC contractors measure the amount of heat gain and loss that each room undergoes during peak – extremely hot or cold – conditions. These measurements allow contractors to ascertain the size of HVAC equipment a building needs.
Having a properly sized HVAC system is extremely important. Equipment that is too powerful for a building will use more energy than necessary to keep it hot or cold. Weak systems will not be able to keep a building at a comfortable temperature reliably.
Refrigerant gasses are a really great thing. By cleverly exploiting their properties at various pressures and temperatures, we can keep ourselves cool and comfortable in summer, warm and cozy in winter, our food fresh longer, and dehumidify our air. These gasses are however, required to be handled in very specific ways by trained and certified professionals.
If you’re like most people, you desire to keep the inside of your home as safe as possible. One factor you may not have considered is the ongoing quality of your indoor air. If you use an HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system in your home, your indoor air quality (IAQ) can be impacted by the condition of this system. Homeowners who keep their HVAC units well-maintained can expect several health- and safety-related benefits. Continue reading
Mold, viruses bacteria, mildew and fungi among other pathogens that affect human health and destroy property can find their way into enclosed spaces. Poor home insulation and air flow management contribute to increased levels of mold and fungi growth in enclosed spaces. UV lights emit radiation (ultraviolet radiation) that kills or disables mold, fungi, and most other microorganisms, in-effect purifying indoor air.
Homeowners can purchase UV lights and additional catalysts from from us directly, and our expert technicians can install them into most modern heating and cooling systems. Read on to learn more now!