Since the EPA began regulating hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants in 2015, the industry has made significant progress in identifying the next generation of refrigerants. However, the events of the past year have left the timing of the transition uncertain.
A net-zero building is a building with zero net energy consumption. This means that, over the course of a year, the total amount of energy used by the building is equal to the amount of renewable energy created by the building, often onsite. Net-zero homes and commercial buildings are seen as more environmentally-friendly compared to traditional buildings. This appeals not only to occupants but also to state and local governments.
Industry professionals understand the benefits of modulating HVAC systems. They control temperature more precisely, remove extra humidity, run quietly, and are energy efficient. But how do you convey these benefits to homeowners effectively? Read on to learn more.
While most homeowners spend time dusting their woodwork and cleaning the windows, it’s easy to forget about the parts of your home that you can’t see. When is the last time your home’s air ducts were cleaned out? If your answer is about three to five years ago, you might consider adding this to your to-do list this summer.
Fresh air can be hard to come by with most of us spending the majority of our time inside. Learn more about the importance of indoor ventilation from our industry experts.
Heating and cooling systems make homes and businesses comfortable places to live and work by controlling temperatures and humidity levels and circulating air. While beneficial if the air is clean, circulating contaminants can negatively affect indoor air quality. One simple way to improve the air quality air in your home is to install ultraviolet lights in your HVAC system.
Learn more about why breathing radon gas is dangerous and how you can protect your home or business from this harmful radioactive element.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused major devastation in parts of Texas, Florida, and other southeastern coastal states. Homeowners and business owners are beginning the cleanup and rebuilding process. Many will seek out help from trusted contractors for repairs, particularly to air conditioning and heating equipment.
Learn more about the HERS Index and why it is an important tool for builders and homeowners alike.
Hotels can greatly reduce their energy expenses by reallocating unwanted hot air using a heat recovery chiller. Learn more about this energy efficient option.