Tag Archives: IAQ

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 […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
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 […]

HVAC, Installer Tips, Ventilation
January 14, 2019

Why Energy Efficiency will Rule in 2019

For nearly a decade, the global HVAC industry has been experiencing a steady boom. In fact, the industry has grown every year since 2011, and that trend is expected to continue through 2019 and beyond. Analysts are predicting 9% growth for 2019 with more than $70 billion in additional revenue over the coming years. What’s […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
November 26, 2018

Seven tools for improving indoor air quality

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is five times more polluted than outside. Now that it’s getting colder outside, it’s even more critical that your customers have good indoor air quality (IAQ). While doors and windows remain closed this season, your customers rely on the excellent ventilation capabilities of the vents […]

HVAC, Ventilation
November 13, 2018

Help your HVAC customers become radon aware

A home’s first line of defence for indoor air quality (IAQ) is a good ventilation and HVAC system that uses high-quality vents and wall caps. Homeowners should also be aware of the threats to their IAQ. One threat that laces awareness is radon. As we head into winter, it’s a topic all building professionals should […]

Ventilation
September 10, 2018

How ultraviolet lights protect HVAC systems

How do you keep your customers’ homes healthy?  For starters, you can include wall caps and roof vents that protect a building’s rainscreen. But the building envelope isn’t the only source of contamination. Sometimes the HVAC equipment itself introduces unhealthy microbes into the air. One way to minimize this and ensure good indoor air quality […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
September 4, 2018

Why Machine Learning is the Future of HVAC and Building Management

In many ways, the HVAC industry has been ahead of the curve with technology adoption. Building automation systems have been around for decades. But as more building managers want to improve indoor air quality and ventilation, there is more interplay between different systems, making management more complex. Even though the availability of new technology has […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
May 14, 2018

Why indoor air quality apps are good for your HVAC business

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a big concern for many homeowners. In high-density urban areas with poor outdoor air quality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends staying indoors and breathing conditioned air. So it’s now more important than ever that residential HVAC systems meet the highest standards in IAQ protection. As their HVAC technician, you […]

HVAC, Technology Focus, Ventilation
March 26, 2018

Balancing air quality and energy conservation with HVAC load shedding

Many of your customers face constant pressure to reduce energy consumption. Businesses and facility managers must always improve margins and meet the requirements of certification programs such as LEED. One energy conservation strategy that has been gaining traction is load shedding. What is load shedding? Load shedding shuts off power to one part of a […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
March 6, 2018

5 HVAC sensors you need to know about

An HVAC installation has so many components your customers simply don’t see. They will choose diffusers, grilles, and vents that blend tastefully with their home design, but other HVAC equipment is usually hidden away in a basement or on a roof. And even more invisible are the sensors that make everything run smoothly. As energy […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
November 14, 2017

Why air exchange is important in balancing HVAC systems

When their furnace breaks down your customers will call you, their trusted HVAC technician. But what if there’s a problem with ventilation and new wall caps are needed? Can homeowners recognize an HVAC-related issue without your help? That’s why it’s up to you to calculate air exchange when you balance their HVAC system. Most systems […]

Installer Tips, Ventilation
October 16, 2017

How to Ensure High Indoor Air Quality with Electronic Air Cleaners

In the coming months your customers will spend more time inside, and indoor air quality (IAQ) will be on their minds. Localized ventilation with outdoor exhaust vents for kitchens and bathrooms is vital to IAQ, but there are other steps your customers can take. Considering electronic air cleaners is one of them. Electronic air cleaners […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
October 3, 2017

Insulating ducts for more efficient HVAC

As we enter the fall season, your customers will be dusting off their heat registers and buying fuel in preparation for colder weather. This means they’ll be thinking about ways to reduce their energy bill, and they will turn to you, their trusted HVAC professional, for solutions. One way your customers can improve the efficiency […]

HVAC, Installer Tips
September 18, 2017

Why HVAC is Important to a Healthy Workplace

How many factors play a role in the quality of indoor air quality (IAQ)? For starters, rainscreens and wall caps that protect the building envelope, definitely improve IAQ many residential and commercial buildings by preventing mold and rot. Next on the list is a properly designed and maintained HVAC system – an essential part of […]

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