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Payne Air Conditioner Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Payne Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Payne offers central air conditioning systems in the 13 SEER to 17 SEER range in various capacities for residential systems. These ratings also include ranging in EER from 11 to 13 with mid-range models splitting the...

Gas Furnace Facts

Gas Furnace Facts - Gas Furnaces are the most used types of heating appliance for our homes and businesses and modern gas furnaces range in efficiency ratings from 79% to 98%. Gas furnaces can either use propane or natural gas for fuel. That largely depends on whether...

Why Does My Pilot Light Keep Going Out

Why Does My Pilot Light Keep Going Out The pilot going out is a common occurrence for those that have water heaters or older gas furnaces. These types of heat appliances utilize pilot lights to light the main burner. That can turn into a nuisance for both maintaining...

Heat Pump Types | HVAC Heating

Heat Pump Types - There are different types of heat pumps available on the market today. A heat pump is an air conditioning unit that cools when the temperature is hot and heats when it is cold. There are many different types of these heat pump systems available....

OSHA Safety Rules and HVAC | Job & Work Safety

As OSHA is concerned for the safety of workers on job sites this article will give you the basics for complying with OSHA rules on most job sites especially commercial and industrial construction sites. The requirements are different for compliance from management to...

Boiler Systems Installation | HVAC Heating

Boiler Systems Installation - Purchasing a boiler can be daunting for most people. Many people do not understand boilers and do not know certain components with boiler systems. Typically they trust the installing contractor to outfit and install the boiler with all...

Gas Valve Troubleshooting | Diagnosis and Repair

Gas Valve Troubleshooting - Gas valves used in a modern state of the art residential gas furnaces are typically controlled via a state of the art electronic ignition control or a printed circuit board. Other types of gas valves include the standing pilot gas valve....

Refrigerant Pressure Temperature Chart | HVAC Refrigeration

Refrigerant Pressure Temperature Chart | HVAC Refrigeration - This page offers a temperature pressure relationship chart for use in working with HVAC Systems that use R-410A, R-22, and R-134A. Additional refrigeration information and resources are located below the...

Goodman Air Conditioner Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Goodman Air Conditioner Reviews - Goodman air conditioners are manufactured at one of their modern high technology facilities in Houston, Texas, Dayton, Tennessee, or Fayetteville, Tennessee. Goodman air conditioning systems are popular because they are economically...

HVAC Tax Rebates and Credits | Buyers Advice

HVAC Tax Rebates and Credits | Buyers Advice - Tax Rebates and Credits for HVAC can encompass several different ways to receive credit, an increased refund or another way of getting money for upgrades you make to the HVAC equipment you have in your home or business....

Boiler Pressure Relief Valve | Boiler Safety

The boiler pressure relief valve (PRV) is a safety valve designed to relieve an excessive build up of pressure inside the boiler. The is a pressure vessel designed to handle a safe amount of pressure. If the pressure were to build up beyond the safety limitations as...

Semi-Hermetic HVAC Compressor Rebuild Shop | HVAC Refrigeration

Semi-Hermetic HVAC Compressor Rebuild Shop - These old semi-hermetic HVAC compressors are destined for the rebuild shop where they will see new life one day in a chiller or DX air conditioning system. If a business loses a compressor for whatever reason...

Buying a New HVAC System

Buying a New HVAC System - If you are in the unenviable position of trying to sell your home or if you expect to be putting your home on the market in the next couple years, you need every edge you can get to help attract buyers and get a good offer on your home....

Gas Furnace Types | HVAC Heating

Gas Furnace Types come in a variety of sizes and can be used for different applications. Types of gas furnaces have different classifications. By and large, the most common gas furnaces use natural gas and utilize electronic ignition. Electronic ignition gas furnaces...

TXV or Thermostatic Expansion Valve | Refrigeration for HVAC

TXV or Thermostatic Expansion Valve are used in air conditioners and heat pumps to meter refrigerant. The TXV or Thermostatic Expansion Valve is preferred over other refrigeration metering devices because it only allows a specified amount of refrigerant to flow based...

Prevent Poor Ventilation in the Home | HVAC and Health

Prevent Poor Ventilation in the Home Prevent Poor Ventilation in the Home - You already know that inadequate ventilation in the home can lead to mold, mildew, and poor indoor airflow. This, in turn, can trap pollutants indoors, leading to allergies and other, more...

Boiler Circulation Problems | Troubleshooting Hydronic Water Loops

Boiler Circulation Problems | Troubleshooting Hydronic Water Loops - Richard, we have a hot water boiler and we are having problems with the circulation of the water. The radiators are cool and we don't seem to have good heat. The boiler seems to be working fine but...

Trane Gas Furnace Efficiency Factors & Fuel Purity

Trane Gas Furnace Efficiency Factors - This is a Trane gas furnace. It is also called a Trane 90 plus gas furnace because it offers efficiency levels up to 90 percent plus AFUE (rating). Gas or oil furnaces generally cannot achieve efficiency at 100% because of...

Air Conditioner History | HVAC Information

Air Conditioner History - Air Conditioning has become a necessity in modern times as building designs have changed making it necessary to have some way to air condition and cool buildings where windows cannot be opened. Throughout history, all the way up to the 70′s,...

Westinghouse Air Conditioner Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Westinghouse Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Westinghouse air conditioners are produced with SEER ratings from 13 SEER all the way up to 20 SEER with many air conditioners offering mid-range SEER ratings between the high and low SEER ratings. Westinghouse...

Conversion of a Water Heater to Electronic Ignition | HVAC Technical

Conversion of a Water Heater to Electronic Ignition - This article covers converting from standing pilot to electronic ignition.So you are tired of relighting the pilot light every so often or replacing the thermocouple on your standing pilot gas water heater. You...

Direct Digital Controls DDC | HVAC Control

Direct Digital Controls DDC or DDC Systems offer a high level of control for building mechanical and electrical systems. Additionally, modern state of the art direct digital controls have the ability to offer trending of equipment. Trending can be used to increase...

HVACR Refrigeration Certification Section 608

HVACR Refrigeration Certification Section 608 - In 1993, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act became law and active enforcement of these federally mandated laws became the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce. The Clean Air...

Boiler Piping Plant Renovation | HVAC Hydronics

Boiler Piping Plant Renovation - Hot Water Boiler Piping for a commercial boiler application. Boiler project being renovated and getting all new DDC controls for optimum hydronic control and efficiency. Boilers are an excellent way of providing good hot water heat to...

Scroll Compressors | HVAC Refrigeration

Scroll Compressors - One of the workhorses for heat pumps and air conditioners is the scroll compressor. The scroll compressor works as many other compressors do as far as the refrigeration process is concerned. The scroll compresses the refrigerant thereby raising...

Thermostat Selection Guide | HVAC Control

Thermostat Selection Guide - This article will help you select the right type thermostat for the HVAC system you have installed. It offers a comparison matrix for you to choose the right thermostat replacement. Get it right the first time!!! So you have made a choice...

DDC Controlled Chilled Water Actuator | HVAC Automation

DDC Controlled Chilled Water Actuator | HVAC Automation. This chilled water actuator is attached to a valve which supplies chilled water to the air handling unit. The air handling has a chilled water coil. The actuator modulates the valve based on a set point inside...

Helping Your Air Conditioner – Beating the Heat

Helping Your Air Conditioner - Beating the Heat - The new house you just bought is not so cool and the air conditioner seems to run all the time. You begin to worry that maybe something is wrong with the air conditioner. You tolerate it for a while until your spouse...

Goodman Versus Carrier Air Conditioners

Goodman Versus Carrier Air Conditioners - Comparing Goodman to Carrier is not a difficult thing to do for an HVAC technician or someone in the HVAC industry. However, comparing premium models from Goodman to Carrier depends on what you are looking for in an air...

Energy Star Water Heaters

​ Energy Star Water Heaters - Energy Star has specific criteria for the various water heaters available on the market. To meet these criteria, a manufacturer has to apply its product to Energy Star testing. Furthermore, they also pay a fee that is for costs. However,...


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