Fifty One (51) Energy Saving Tips Saving money! one of my favorite topics ūüôā After all, who doesn’t like having a little extra in the budget?The following is a list of a few of my favorite tips and tweaks that will help you to save a few dollars – before you know it, you will […]

HVAC Disguises I was at a networking event recently and a young lady asked me “do you have any Ideas on how I can hide my window air conditioning unit”? ¬†As I was giving her a few ideas, It suddenly dawned on me – this is a very popular question. I have been asked this […]

What is Radon (Rn)? Radon (Rn) is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. The technical or scientific definition – It is¬†a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as an indirect decay product of uranium or thorium. Radon is one of the densest substances that remains a gas under normal conditions. It is also the only […]

Aah spring time! long days, pleasant weather, a time for¬†rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection,¬†regrowth and Spring cleaning! Where to start, what to do? well, here is a top 12 list to help you out. Clean or replace your Air Conditioner filter –¬†An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function […]

Last summer my AC was working over time and I experienced the dreaded air conditioner freeze!, Naturally, I wanted to know why it froze and how to prevent a recurrence. Here is¬†what I found out.¬†Its the¬†evaporator coil in the central A/C unit that actually freezes. This component of the air conditioner transfers heat from the […]

Indoor Air Quality Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. IAQ can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), or any mass […]

Here in Florida, we are blessed with mild (or some would say nonexistent) winters. But since a major part of our winter population is made up of northerners I¬†thought it would be a great¬†to offer up some money saving tips – specifically, “how to reduce your heating bill”. Start by checking for leaks on your […]

The ultimate guide to Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration¬†(HVAC/R) terms &¬†definitions A¬†¬†B¬†¬†C¬†¬†D¬†¬†E¬†¬†F¬†¬†G¬†¬†H¬†¬†I¬†¬†J¬†¬†K¬†¬†L¬†¬†M¬†¬†N¬†¬†O¬†¬†P¬†¬†Q¬†¬†R¬†¬†S¬†¬†T¬†¬†U¬†¬†V¬†¬†W¬†¬†X¬†¬†Y¬†¬†Z A AFUE Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency is a measure of your furnace’s heating efficiency. The higher the AFUE percentage, the more efficient the furnace. The minimum percentage established by the Depart Of Energy for furnaces is 78%. Airflow The distribution or movement […]

Damper Flow A damper is a mechanical device in a duct or chimney that regulates airflow. More specifically, it’s a valve or plate that stops or regulates the flow of air inside a duct, chimney, Variable Air Volume (VAV) box, air handler, or other air handling equipment. A damper is sometimes¬†used to cut off central […]

Production, Importation of¬†hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 to Cease in 2020 HCFC-22 (also known as R-22) has been the refrigerant of choice for residential heat pump and air-conditioning systems for more than four decades. Unfortunately for the environment, releases of R-22, such as those from leaks, contribute to ozone depletion. In addition, R-22 is a greenhouse gas and […]