Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, Residential Air Conditioning Joe has 18 years’ experience in the HVAC industry in new product development, strategic planning, and marketing. He has helped develop and bring to market products that provide higher efficiency and greater comfort, which provide a better value across the channel.
Your aim is to keep your customers comfortable in their homes. While a well-tuned HVAC system will successfully monitor and adjust the home’s temperature as needed, there’s more to take into consideration when it comes to indoor air quality (IAQ.) With spring approaching,
You’ve probably seen air conditioning and heating tune-up specials offered at low prices, such as $29. Are these tune-ups worth it? A good AC tune-up can help you save on monthly energy costs by identifying any potential issues with your air conditioning system before they become significant problems. But do you get a good tune-up for such a low price?
The average household spends over $2,000 on energy bills every year with nearly half going towards heating and cooling costs. Making smart decisions about your home’s HVAC system can help you cut energy costs and improve your overall comfort at home.
Most appliances we buy are governed by energy efficiency regulations. The Department of Energy (DOE) sets efficiency standards for various appliances from time to time, including those for central air conditioners and heat pumps.
Efficiency standards for HVAC equipment are nothing new to contractors, but on January 1, 2015 a new residential efficiency standard went into effect. It is very different from those previously created, and it affects all contractors in new ways. It is important to be aware of your responsibilities as required by the rules.
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and Energy Star has issued new guidelines for efficiency tiers for residential single phase air conditioner and heat pump equipment to better align with the DOE’s new regional standards which went into effect in Jan 2015.
The air conditioning and heat pump efficiency regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2015 will only affect new equipment, including both the indoor and outdoor units. General repairs to an existing system should not be affected unless the whole indoor or outdoor units are replaced. For example, the cost of replacing a part or general maintenance costs should not be affected.
One of the items that is often overlooked during the planning and construction of a new home is the potential for an enhanced air conditioning (A/C) system. In many cases, the new homeowner is not aware of the various system options available beyond the system that comes standard with the house. Often home builders themselves are not educated on the potential value that an enhanced comfort A/C system can provide to a new homeowner.