Ratified in 1987, the Montreal Protocol is a worldwide agreement to reduce the use of ozone-depleting substances, mainly chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs. These substances are produced and consumed in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems as both insulation and a refrigerant. In 2014, the U.S. government, along with Mexico and Canada, planned to lower CFC use by […]
Air conditioners are hard working machines that perform tirelessly to beat the heat of summer. However, they’re not immune to problems. Without proper maintenance, they could run inefficiently or even stop operating when least expected.
When buying an energy-efficient HVAC system, it’s imperative to look for the ENERGY STAR® logo. However, not all products that bear this label perform the same. If you want to buy the most efficient unit for your property, pay attention to these important ratings.
Builders often construct houses atop a large concrete slab foundation. Over time, these slabs and the pipes running under them can become cracked or otherwise damaged, causing leaks. It’s essential as a homeowner to understand what these leaks are and how to recognize them early. When left unattended, costly and extensive damage can result from […]
Most scientists and environmental experts believe that greenhouse gases are responsible for depletion of the ozone layers. It’s a well-known fact that all heating and air conditioning systems release the harmful substances into the atmosphere. This applies for all equipment types, from central cooling unites to portable air conditioning units and window-mounted air conditioners. What […]