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HVAC License-Dangers and Risks

Are you putting your family in Danger? Do you know if your contractor has an HVAC License?  You would think the question of possessing the proper HVAC license would be an easy one to answer.  Ha!  Not here in Michigan, just...

Ductless Split-System Heat Pumps (Mini-Splits)

 This article is reproduced from the U.S. Department of Energy Web site.??Ductless split-system heat pumps (mini splits) make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant...

Moisture, Mold and Mildew Control in the Home

Key Points Mold and mildew can cause discoloration, odor problems and the degradation of building materials. Moisture control is the most important strategy for reducing the growth of mold and mildew. Thermal bridges, windows and wall...

Ten Ways to Improve Heating System Performance

Key Points Optimizing heating system performance can save on energy costs and improve building comfort. Regular maintenance and efficiency upgrades can keep your system operating at peak efficiency. If your system is 15 years old or older,...

Refrigerant Battle of the 21st century

R22 vs R410, Why the Big Scare. Today 5/9/2017 I would like to start by saying this is an update from 2012. Since this article was posted a few thing have changed. The biggest change has been the cost of the R-22, it has more than...

Heating Tax Credits for 2011

$500 – 2011 HVAC Energy Tax Credit Although not as aggressive as the past two years of energy tax credits, the new round of tax credits are here for 2011. When an aging or unreliable comfort system is due for repair, it often leaves the...

Thermostats

Home Furnace Thermostat Adam’s video pick to help with your project-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cXvcs9VXXI&feature=related The furnace thermostat is the nerve center of your home heating system. It’s the main control point that...

Air Duct Cleaning: Scam or Not?

Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? Adams video picks- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omygm7z9fZU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNu6u8KiA-o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLV6tdjXzUs&feature=related First and for most I...

Furnace Air Filters

Understanding Your Furnace Air Filter Adams video pick-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5bII3ZW3Jk&feature=related When you have a central furnace and air conditioning system, air quality often becomes an issue. These types of systems use...

Heating with Gas

A guide to choosing furnace size, efficiency, and features Replacing or improving a furnace may not pay off as handsomely as it did during the energy crisis of the late 1970s. But it may deliver steady, modest savings. And efficient heating...

Go Tankless and Save $$$

Going Tank-less with Your Hot Water Heat Adams video pick-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlkJtya-iV0&feature=related Tank-less hot water heaters seem to be the new craze in the world of plumbing and HVAC. Their claim to fame is their...

Get Your Furnace Tax Credit Now

Consumer Tax Incentives Home Heating & Cooling Equipment What are the incentives for home heating & cooling equipment? Purchasers of highly efficient heating, cooling, and water heating equipment can take tax credits of 30% of...

Invisible killer

Carbon Monoxide in Your Home Adams video pick-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lchtRTDsHSM Carbon monoxide could be leaking in your home right now, and unless you have a detector installed, you wouldn’t even know that it was...

Money Lost in the Attic

Attic Insulation Adams video pick-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK4Z8Tf-y3Y&feature=related If you look at a weather map you will notice it’s not just Detroit, but the entire Northeast portion of the country that is being hit...

High Efficiency Furnace, will save you Money….

High Efficiency is all the talk Efficiency is in demand today. Whatever you do, you are expected to be highly efficient in it. Well, this is true with our home appliances as well. With the bills reaching the sky, the environmental issues and...

Know who to call

The Right Repairman for the job It’s cold outside and your heat cuts off! It’s a problem most of use will probably encounter at some point in time. Don’t get burned when it comes to having a furnace doctor make a house call to...

How to choose Central air conditioning

From Consumers reports 2006: What’s the best way to ensure that the central air-conditioning system you choose is installed properly, and will provide the most efficient and reliable cooling for your home? The pointers below can help...

Get your Home in the Zone and Save $$$

What is Zoning and Zone Control? Zoning and Zone Control of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems are two ways of saying individual temperature control from one central HVAC System. Typically with almost all forced air...