Energy Efficiency Impactors: the Stack Effect

Some causes of lost energy efficiency are a simple fact of physics. One of those is the natural principle that hot air is thin and rises while cold air is dense and sinks. Inside a house, these forces combine to create a phenomenon known as the “stack effect.” Without...

How Can Candles Affect Your Air Filters?

Having candles burning in your home can create a serene and warm environment, but it could be bad for your health and your air filter. Some kinds of candles cause soot to form, which can negatively affect your air filter and lower your indoor air quality (IAQ)....

What to Know About Variable-Speed HVAC Technology

HVAC engineers are always looking for ways to improve their products by cutting energy use and increasing comfort. Variable-speed HVAC systems do just that. They’re one of the most recent breakthroughs in HVAC technology that’s now available to homeowners. What...

Add HVAC Maintenance to Your Back-to-School List

It’s hard to believe but the kids will be going back to school before we know it. That means the weather will be cooling off soon and it will be time to think of putting the air conditioner to rest and cranking up your heating system. You could be getting ready...