Many older homes and offices were built with materials that wouldn’t be used today. Some of the materials that were once considered safe we now know are harmful – asbestos and lead paint are the most common examples. Polybutylene piping is now considered one of these dangerous materials. Unfortunately, it was used in many older Arizona homes and businesses. Many homeowners and commercial property owners are unknowingly at risk.
HVAC contractors do an amazing variety of work and require many different tools and pieces of equipment. When creating ductwork for a building, for example, they need specific things to work with sheet metal and even more precise tools to create ducts.
Arizona is hot. Sometimes unbearably so. It almost makes one wonder why people stopped here when pulling their wagons west. Well, they had some ways of beating the heat that have fallen out of common usage, for one. Secondly, it’s beautiful here. But we’re here to talk about the heat today, not the beauty, and how to be cool in it.
Let’s go over the ways you can stay cool, without ever needing to adjust the thermostat.
4th Of July Events
Cool Blew Inc., the valley’s air conditioning and heating industry leader, has compiled a list of some of the coolest places around the valley to celebrate Independence Day. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but we’ve put a little bit of something for everyone in here. Happy 4th of July, Phoenix!
With 40% or more of the electric bill of a typical home from heating and cooling costs, any increase in efficiency of an HVAC system can add up to sizeable savings. A well setup multizone system will have those increases in efficiency and lower those electric bills.
When it comes to the heating and cooling system in your home, the heat pump is an important aspect. It’s responsible for shifting air inside or out to control and maintain the temperature in your house. Getting the right size heat pump is crucial and will ensure that you have a comfortable indoor environment, an efficient system, and lower energy costs.
Discover what problems occur when you have a heat pump that is improperly sized. Continue reading
The money-saving value of a solar power system is obvious. Whatever the initial investment might be, what the homeowner gains back in reduced utility costs over time and the tax rebates and other possible incentives, makes solar energy a clear economic winner.
But there is another financial benefit of solar that many overlook, and that’s its effect on the value of a home. Continue reading
Knowledge is power and knowing more about your gas water heater and how it works means that you can take better control over your home appliances as well as your bills. By understanding the parts that make up your water heater, you can start to troubleshoot problems, attempt minor repairs, or just feel more knowledgeable when it’s time for a service call.
Components Of A Gas Water Heater
The following are the components of a gas water heater, where to find them, their functions and important tips. Continue reading
Dirty air conditioner coils interfere with efficient unit functioning by inhibiting heat transfer. This means higher energy bills and overly stressed equipment that may eventually malfunction.
Fortunately cleaning your air conditioner evaporator coils is a relatively easy DIY task, and unless there are complications, it is a procedure you should be able to handle yourself.
Find out how to clean your air conditioner’s evaporator coils in six easy steps below. Continue reading
Purchasing a new heat pump is a big decision that requires a lot of research and insight. Understanding differences between various series and models can help you choose wisely.
Let the heating experts help you understand the differences between American Standard series heat pumps. Continue reading