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Poor Indoor Air Quality? Try These Air-Filtering Houseplants!

We all know that houseplants brighten up your space and freshen up the air. But did you know that they actually have air-filtering properties that can help neutralize the effects of “sick building syndrome”? It’s true—NASA says so! In fact,

Listen to Goldilocks When It Comes to Furnace Size

“Not too big. Not too small. Just right.” That’s the guiding principle that Goldilocks taught us, and it 100% applies to furnace size. You don’t want your furnace to be too small for your property or else you’ll run into trouble heating

Here’s Why Your Window AC Unit Isn’t Blowing Cold Air

window A/C unit

Have you noticed warm air pumping out of your window AC unit lately? Is your unit failing to cool down your room? There could be quite a few different reasons for that. First of all, make sure the outside temperature

R-22 (Freon) Will Only Be Around for Another 5 Years

R-22, better known as Freon, has historically been the most commonly used refrigerant in air conditioning systems. However, as a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) compound, it contains chlorine, which is known to contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. For that reason, the

Air Purifier Sales in U.S. Just Keep Growing

According to a recent press release from TechSci Research, the United States air purifier market is projected to grow 10% annually between 2015 and 2020. Sales continue to climb as the national air quality declines due to widespread pollution. The

The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 Means Good Things for HVAC Industry

On April 30, 2015, at around 3:00pm, President Obama signed the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act into law. Intended to provide incentives for cutting energy consumption in commercial buildings, manufacturing plans, and the like, this law will most likely be a huge boost

‘Today’ Show Gives Tips on How to Deal With the Allergy Season of 2015

Back in March of this year, allergist Dr. Clifford Bassett visited The Today Show and warned us all that the spring allergy season of 2015 would be one of the most brutal on record. He explained that pollen counts rise in the spring

Is Mike Rowe the New Face of HVAC?

You probably know Mike Rowe as the host of Discovery Channel’s popular reality TV series, Dirty Jobs. On the show, Rowe works alongside employees whose jobs entail performing tasks and duties that many of us find disgusting. Past jobs have included “chicken

You Could Be Seeing New Standards for Energy Savings Soon

The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) has proposed two new initiatives to update energy-saving standards. The first initiative, known as the “Delta Standard,” aims to specify a process used to calculate predicted energy savings in residential buildings. The second initiative

HVAC Tips for New Construction

Phew. It’s been a long winter. People in many parts of the country are relieved to see the mercury finally rising, slowly but surely. For a lot of homeowners, the warm weather is not only just a mood booster, but it’s