Installer Tips

January 25, 2021

Tips for Better HVAC Filtration

HVAC filtration isn’t just a requirement for keeping your home clean- it’s a health and safety necessity. Clean air protects the overall well-being of your home’s occupants by ensuring that they do not become ill or develop respiratory issues. It also prevents safety hazards that arise when lint and dust become trapped in appliances that heat up. […]

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November 16, 2020

Winter Heating 101: How to Efficiently Heat Your Home This Winter

Heating your home accounts for about ten percent of your yearly energy expenditure bill. That might not seem like much, but what if you could spend even less during the winter? What if you could keep your home warmer while having a few extra dollars in your bank account? Before old man winter comes knocking at your […]

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September 21, 2020

6 Common HVAC Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Your HVAC unit is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. It can also be one of the priciest, which is why it’s important to make sure your HVAC unit is installed properly. There are several HVAC installation mistakes that can keep your equipment from working the way it should. So let’s […]

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July 13, 2020

Shifting Away from Open-Combustion Water Heaters

If you took a look at your current water heater, there’s a great chance it’s an open-combustion unit. While these are the most common among households, they may not be the most efficient or the safest.  Open-Combustion Water Heaters vs. Sealed Combustion Water Heaters An open-combustion water heater draws air from the space around the […]

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March 9, 2020

Three Tips for Better Duct Systems

Just like a well-functioning cardiovascular system is a sign of a healthy body, a well-functioning HVAC system is a sign of a healthy home. But beyond the mechanical equipment used in that system—such as the furnace and air conditioner—ductwork plays a more significant role than some realize. There’s no shortage of rules to follow when […]

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August 12, 2019

How to Expertly Size an Air Conditioner

It’s the height of summer and most of North America is sweating away under intense heat, so let’s talk about cooling things down. Way, way down. More specifically, let’s talk about an essential skill every HVAC specialist likely doesn’t think twice about: His or her ability to properly size an air conditioning system. Before reading […]

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May 13, 2019

Tips on Pitching Maintenance Contracts to Your Clients

“Run it until it breaks.” For decades, this has been the way many business owners manage their HVAC equipment. They’ll happily let their heating and air conditioning units, or commercial fridges and freezers, deteriorate over the course of years even to the point of requiring replacement.   If you’re an HVAC company, this presents a […]

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April 1, 2019

Why it’s time for HVAC Techs to specialize in IAQ

For as long as people have been heating and cooling their homes, there’s been a complicated relationship between energy loss and indoor air quality (IAQ). In fact, conventional wisdom dictates the two are more or less always at-odds: The more efficient a building is, the poorer the IAQ is. Right? Well, not quite. It’s true […]

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March 18, 2019

Breathing Easy When Wildfire Season Arrives

With spring in the air and summer on the horizon, perhaps you’re daydreaming about hitting the beach, mixing margaritas, and building sandcastles this summer, right? Unfortunately, this year, the onset of summer in North America will likely mean another round of intense wildfires, and that has major implications for HVAC technicians when they prepare to […]

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February 19, 2019

3 Factors to Consider When Installing HVAC Silencers

One of the most common complaints customers make about HVAC systems is the noise they generate. Sometimes it indicates a problem that needs fixing, such as a broken blower wheel or check valve, but most of the time it’s a result of normal operation. Business owners and commercial building managers are the most likely to […]

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January 28, 2019

Why Cracked Heat Exchangers Need To Be Replaced

It’s never acceptable to allow carbon monoxide into a household, which is why a cracked heat exchanger has the potential to spell big trouble for any furnace. In fact, it’s an industry standard to immediately replace any furnace that shows cracks or holes in its heat exchanger. But how seriously is the problem really taken […]

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