Choosing the right commercial HVAC contractor will ensure the safety, reliability, and longevity of your system. Here are 7 tips to get you started. 1. Do your homework. Look for licensed and insured HVAC contractors that are in good standing with the BBB. When you find one, check online reviews, and find out how long … Continue reading How To Choose The Right HVAC Contractor
SEER is to your air conditioner what MPG is to your car; an efficiency rating that determines your machine’s operating costs (i.e. your energy bills). An AC with a low SEER rating wastes electricity like a Hummer guzzles gas. Both machines are inefficient, expensive to run, and leave carbon footprints the size of craters. However, … Continue reading What Does SEER Mean For Me?
Energy costs change with the seasons. But unlike your thermostat, you can’t control the weather. AFGO’s guide to energy efficiency will help you control how much you spend (or save) on your monthly utility bills. Follow these simple recommendations to maximize your HVAC system’s efficiency while reducing your energy costs. Invest in … Continue reading Eight Ways To Save On Energy Costs
Your building could be hazardous to your health. If you, your employees, or tenants experience generalized symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, respiratory problems, and increased allergies that subside upon leaving the facility—your building may be “sick”. The Environmental Protection Agency defines “sick building syndrome” (SBS) as, “a situation in which building occupants experience … Continue reading Is Your Building Making You Sick?
Proper insulation is the key to saving money on your energy bills all year long. Many utility companies even offer rebates as incentives to upgrade existing insulation. A minimal investment in quality insulation drastically reduces heating and cooling costs by decreasing the amount of heating or cooling you need to maintain a comfortable … Continue reading The Importance Of Insulation
It’s just an average 30 degree mid-February Monday…until your HVAC system shuts down. Your system is over a decade old, but a replacement could cost your company thousands of dollars. However, ongoing repairs and lost business days could cost even more. What do you do? There’s an old rule in the HVAC industry that says … Continue reading HVAC 411: To Repair Or To Replace?
Mini-splits or ductless heating and cooling systems are cost effective and energy efficient solutions that heat or cool your building—zone by zone—so that everyone can stay cozy and comfortable. Individual thermostats control each zone, so you can conserve energy by running the system only when the room is occupied. Ductless systems are especially suitable for … Continue reading Save Money And Increase Comfort With Ductless Mini-Splits
On January 2nd, 2013, President Obama signed fiscal cliff prevention legislation that retroactively reinstates the 25C tax credits for highly energy efficient HVAC and water heating equipment. The bill expired in December of 2011; however new legislation extends the HVAC tax credit through December 31, 2013, and covers qualifying equipment installed in 2012. How this … Continue reading New Fiscal Cliff Legislation Saves You Money On HVAC Installation