Gas vs. Electric Pool Heating

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As spring rolls around and winter comes to a close, it’s time to begin opening pools or having new pools installed. Although the cool temperatures of the pool water are enjoyable compared to the hot temperatures, pool heaters are typically a “must have” for all climates.

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Replacing vs Repairing an HVAC System – Episode 4 In HVAC On Air Podcast Series

Discussing strategies on how to replace your AC system so that you find what’s right for you and your home. You should repair your system if it is within warranty, or a few years out of warranty. Finding a good contractor will help with that decision.

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Premium HVAC Systems – Episode 3 In HVAC On Air Podcast Series

In addition to high efficiency, other benefits of premium systems include: comfort, humidity control, continuous airflow, zoning and saving money. Also, new technology like Wi-Fi thermostats offer added convenience for homeowner.

Host: Brandy Powell
Guest: Frank Landwehr,

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a new HVAC System – Episode 2 In HVAC On Air Podcast Series

Discussing what homeowners should consider when purchasing a new HVAC system. Considerations include: finding a good contractor, installing and commissioning, doing research, looking for rebates, getting multiple quotes, use Emerson free app.

Host: Brandy Powell
Guest: Chandra Gollapudi,

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Common HVAC Terms – Episode 1 In HVAC On Air Podcast Series

Discussing the common HVAC terms homeowners may find valuable when researching, purchasing a new system or maintaining a current system. Common terms include: seer, HSPF, AFUE, tonnage, heat pump, furnace, T-stat, coil.

Host: Brandy Powell
Guest: Shane Angle,

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How to Ensure Quality HVAC Installations

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Recently, several questions have been posted on our site, asking about installation practices and how to ensure a quality installation of an HVAC system in your home. A nationally-recognized industry organization named ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) provides a good resource on this topic.  

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Choosing the Right High Efficiency AC System

Typically, air conditioning systems in the premium category are defined as having energy efficiency ratings that are 16 SEER or higher. Most in this category also have an important feature called “capacity modulation.”

Modulating air conditioning systems provide lower energy consumption,

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Four Things You Should Know About Your Air Conditioning and Heating System (Before You Decide To Replace It)

Most people don’t think about their air conditioning and heating system until it breaks or becomes so old it is not worth repairing. In fact, a recent survey of U.S. homeowners, conducted by Emerson Climate Technologies suggests that 59 percent of people who bought new HVAC systems in the past two years were buying due to the failure of their existing system or the costly repairs required to keep it running.

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