Helpful and Hopeful HVAC Tips

Installing Air Conditioner in Your Home Office for the Summer: 3 Tips for Optimal Energy Efficiency

Posted by on September 15, 2016

Hot, sunny days can reduce overall productivity. Ideally, you want your home office to be kept at 25 degrees Celsius, as Cornell University has found that workers tend to be twice as productive when working in environments at this temperature than in the same environment, but 5 degrees Celsius colder. If you work at home, counter the effects of hot summer days by installing air conditioners in your home office. To keep your expenses minimal, here are 3 tips you should keep in mind that will keep the air conditioners energy efficient. Use the...

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3 Reasons the Ice from Your Dispenser Tastes Bad

Posted by on August 31, 2016

When it comes to keeping cool in the Australian heat, a refrigerator with an ice dispenser can be a lifesaver. Of course, the ice is only useful when it tastes good. Have you noticed an unpleasant taste to your ice recently? There are a number of reasons why refrigerator ice can taste bad; here are 3 possible causes and their solutions. Dirty Filter Ice dispensers have filters to remove bacteria from your water before it’s frozen. If your filter is clogged and dirty, bacteria will begin to make its way into your ice and cause an...

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4 Helpful Considerations When Installing a Residential Solar Heating System

Posted by on August 31, 2016

With electricity, oil, and gas being subjected to global price fluctuations, it is prudent that you generate your own energy to meet your domestic heating needs. Solar power is a renewable energy that has minimal negative impacts on the environment. Many jurisdictions also offer incentives and credits for those using renewable energy in their homes. Using solar technologies also reduces your reliance on nonrenewable energy sources. Here are a few things you should consider when installing solar heating systems in your homes. Long-Term Costs...

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4 Factors You Should Consider Before Installing a Heat Pump

Posted by on August 31, 2016

You can condition the air in your home using a heat pump. However, several factors ought to be considered before you install a heat pump in your home. This article discusses some of the crucial issues that you need to think about in order to get the best performance from your heat pump. The Size Don’t think about the size of a heat pump in terms of its physical dimensions. Instead, consider its size in terms of BTUs (British Thermal Units). The BTU size of a heat pump indicates how much heat such a pump can generate as it operates. The...

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Air Conditioning | 4 Nifty Strategies To Remove Ice And Restore Normal Operation Of Your AC Coils

Posted by on August 30, 2016

Ice deposits can easily form on AC coils when the unit is running for a long time, especially in summers. If ice builds up on your air conditioning coils, then your room will not cool down as efficiently as before. This is because these frosted coils obstruct proper airflow. Follow these nifty strategies to remove ice and restore normal operation of the coils in your air conditioning unit. Shut Down And Disconnect The AC Before proceeding with the ice removal process, make sure you shut down and disconnect your air conditioning unit from the...

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Essential sustainability tips for commercial HVAC systems

Posted by on August 30, 2016

The use of HVAC systems in commercial buildings is necessary to ensure the general comfort of employees and clients. They provide a suitable working environment that encourages productiveness of all those involved. Many businesses funnel large amounts of money into HVAC servicing and repair each year. The energy costs can also be staggering especially during the summer when these HVAC systems are in constant use. Finding ways to reduce these costs is therefore necessary to save on funds for use in other areas. If you are a building manager or...

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Heating Systems | 3 Strategies To Optimise The Performance Of Your New Heating System

Posted by on August 29, 2016

When freezing winter temperatures set in, you naturally want to find a way to keep your home warm and comfortable because no one likes the idea of sitting under a blanket with a sweater on all the time. So, heating system installations may be a good idea for you. But you’ll obviously want to maximise the value you get from your heaters, so follow these smart strategies for ensuring optimal heating performance. Choose A System With A Programmable Thermostat Winter temperatures often fluctuate in Australia, so you may not need the heater...

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