Comfortable, Even Temperatures Through Your Space: HVAC Optimisation Tips

Solar panels: the cost-effective energy option

Posted by on September 26, 2016

With each passing year, solar panels are becoming an increasingly tempting option for homeowners and businesses looking to save money and maybe even profit overall. Solar energy technology isn’t just marching forward, but sprinting ever faster. Solar panel costs have dropped by 70 percent since 1998, yet 85 percent of that decrease came in the last five years. As far as cost-effectiveness goes, this market is leading the charge. How much can solar panels save me? The amount you can save varies depending on where you live and what your...

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Five Tips for Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning When You Live in an Apartment

Posted by on September 15, 2016

Live in an apartment? Need to use an air conditioner to stay cool? Wondering how to be environmentally friendly and save energy without sacrificing cool air? Here are some tips and ideas to consider: 1. Look for a green apartment. As an apartment dweller, you unfortunately cannot make all the environmentally friendly changes such as adding insulation or buying a more efficient HVAC system that someone who owns their own home may be able to do. However, you can mitigate that restriction by choosing your apartment carefully. If you are in the...

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AC Investigations | Play Cooling Detective To Diagnose 3 Likely Triggers Of A Lethargic Fan In Your Timeworn AC

Posted by on September 13, 2016

Your AC unit is crucial for retaining a comfortable indoor environment when the temperatures soar outside. The summer season between November and March ranges from 30 to 50 degrees Celsius in Australia, making it uncomfortable without proper cooling. When your AC gets older, several factors could cause the fans to become lethargic, which negatively impacts cooling performance. Turn into a cooling detective and investigate these likely triggers of lethargic fans. Get air conditioning repairs immediately to avoid irreversible damage. Look For...

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Cooling Systems | 3 Strategies To Position Indoor And Outdoor Units During AC Installations In Living Rooms

Posted by on August 29, 2016

If you’re preparing to invest in cooling system installation, then you need to consider certain factors like room size and insulation before finalising the unit capacity you need. Once you finalise the air conditioning capacity for your room, you need to position the indoor and outdoor units smartly to maximise value. This guide helps you with strategies to position the indoor and outdoor units during cooling system installation in your living room. Choose A Spot That Caters To The Cooling Needs Of The Entire Living Room When planning...

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How to Choose a New Furnace For Your Home

Posted by on August 11, 2016

A new furnace is an investment in your home that you should be happy with for years to come, but unfortunately some homeowners simply opt for the cheapest or the largest furnace, thinking they can save money with a cheap furnace or that a bigger furnace will be better for their home. Before you buy a new furnace, note a few tips for choosing the right model for your home. Choosing the right size Bigger is not always better for a furnace, as a larger and more powerful model might blow lots of warm air into your home so that the temperature...

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A Few Surprising Signs That Your Ducted Heating System Needs Maintenance

Posted by on August 8, 2016

It’s good to have your furnace and the ducts in your home inspected regularly; usually this means every year, but you can check the owner’s manual of your particular furnace to note when the manufacturer recommends it in your case. However, between those inspections you might want to check for signs that your furnace is leaking or that your home’s ductwork needs repair or maintenance. Note that your furnace doesn’t need to quit altogether or only blow out cold air to need some attention, so consider a few surprising...

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Portable AC Versus Min Ductless Unit: Which Is Better for Your Tiny Home

Posted by on August 2, 2016

If you want to add an AC to your tiny home, you have a few different options. Two of the smallest and most convenient options you may want to consider, however, are portable ACs and ductless mini split systems. Here’s a look at how these two types of systems measure up in different categories: Power Consumption If you opt for a mini ductless system, you will have to have a professional wire in the AC for you. In most cases, it needs special wiring and cannot be plugged into a conventional outlet. However, the exact voltage you need...

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Increasing Makeup Air in Your Commercial Kitchen: Ventilation Options

Posted by on August 1, 2016

If you own a restaurant with a commercial kitchen, you need to think carefully about the ventilation. The exhaust fan in your kitchen takes up air and cooking fumes, and you have to replace that air through your HVAC system. If your fans remove too much air, you may end up with negative air pressure, which essentially “vacuum” seals doors shut, prevents smoke from leaving the kitchen and creates other issues. To make sure that your commercial kitchen is supplied with enough air to make up what it is losing through your hood fans,...

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