The Hottest Climates in the World

Seemingly intense heat can be found in areas across the globe. If you were to ask anyone who lives in the southern half of North America where the hottest place on the globe was, they would surely tell you that it is in their backyard during July. As hot as some...

SEER Ratings Explained

SEER is a report card, a class grade. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it guides consumers to purchase the best air conditioner or heat pump for their home or business. The Math Behind SEER An air conditioner’s SEER number is like a car’s mpg...

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is extremely hazardous to human life. It is a colorless, odorless gas that is present in a number of contexts, from automotive exhaust to any form of combustion produced in charcoal- or gas-burning cooking appliances. This article will help you to spot...

Solving a Leaking Air Conditioning Unit

If your air conditioner is leaking, it is important to understand the steps that need to be taken to fix these problems. A leaking air conditioner can get worse over time, causing core components to break. In some cases, you may be able to assess the damage on your...

Cleaning Your Air Ducts: How Often Should You?

Duct-work can be a blessing during hot summers and cold winters, as it transports warm or cool air to the rooms that need it most, but it can be a nightmare when it needs to be cleaned. If your home has duct-work, it’s important to keep it clean to keep the air...

Hazards of Old Insulation

Everyone knows that good insulation can keep many unwanted things out of your home, but how many people think about the undesirable health hazards that old insulation can bring into your home? Depending on the type of insulation you have in your home, your health...

Benefits of a Air Filtration System

The indoor air quality is greatly affected by a tightly sealed home, and air pollutants can build up unless they are filtered from the home properly. Dust mites and pet dander are the worst culprits for breathing and allergy issues, leaving a growing number of...

Indoor air quality tips

The EPA estimates – indoor air quality can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Air ducts and ventilation systems are the biggest contributing factors in poor indoor air quality. The tiny but mighty air ducts contain a host of harmful fungi, bacteria and mold....

HVAC Term Glossary

AFUE Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Indicated as a percentage, your furnace’s AFUE tells you how much energy is being converted to heat. For example, an AFUE of 90 means that 90% of the fuel is being used to warm your home, while the other 10% escapes as exhaust...