Today, an increasing number of homeowners are jumping onto the energy efficiency bandwagon. HVAC manufacturers worldwide have responded to the demand and have introduced a wide selection of energy-efficient innovations to their heating and cooling units. One such product is the variable-speed HVAC system. So what is it that sets this system apart from other […]
Since 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 has effectively extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks beginning on the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November. Originally, the aim of DST was to “increase” the amount of daylight, which would in turn reduce the need for electricity, especially during seasons when […]
If you want to save money on your utility bills, knowing how much power your commercial HVAC systems use is a good starting point. This will give you a baseline reference that will help you determine if your energy-saving efforts are actually making a difference. Additionally, this will also show you which units consume the […]
Short-cycling is a constant problem for residential or commercial HVAC systems, especially in areas with high humidity. This could result in unnecessary and premature wearing down of the system, inefficient energy consumption and poor humidity and indoor air quality control.
About 60% of American homes use forced-air systems for heating and air conditioning. These systems are typically powered by a furnace which, in turn, is fueled by natural gas. Understanding how your furnace works is essential in identifying common problems that plague this quintessential household fixture.