Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Best Practices for Hospital IAQ

Best Practices for Hospital Air Quality

In hospitals, the maintenance of indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical. IAQ is not something that any health care provider can afford to neglect as common pathogens can cause severe risks to patients with compromised immune systems. Also, patients infected with respiratory illnesses can spread them to other patients, the hospital’s staff and visitors. However, Read more…

How AC Influenced Florida's Development

How AC Influenced Florida’s Development

The majority of Florida lies in a subtropical climate zone, making the weather hot and humid for most of the year. Summer heat often stays about 90 degrees Fahrenheit from May through October, and the humidity, which stays constant around 85 percent each day, makes it a difficult environment to live and work in for Read more…

4 Ways to Preserve Indoor Air Quality When Remodeling

4 Ways to Preserve Indoor Air Quality When Remodeling

About to start remodeling your home? Don’t forget to consider the changes that may affect your indoor air quality. While most contractors make efforts to prevent as much added dust and chemicals as possible, you should also ensure that you have clean air to breathe throughout the process. Learn some of the key ways to Read more…

What Falls Under an HVAC Warranty?

What Falls Under an HVAC Warranty?

Thinking of buying a new HVAC system? Whether you’re making the move from a ductless system to a central unit or replacing your old HVAC unit, it’s important to know the details of your new HVAC system’s warranty. After all, you’re making a substantial home investment and you want to know exactly what is covered Read more…

How Does Temperature Affect Sound?

How Does Temperature Affect Sound?

If you’re a music or movie enthusiast with a serious stereo system, you may be surprised to learn how the temperature of the air in your home can affect sound. Learn some of the basics about temperature and sound below. Science Behind Sound Typically, sound can travel through room temperature air (about 68 degrees fahrenheit) Read more…

Central AC vs. Ductless Systems

Central AC vs. Ductless Systems

Building a new house, or fixing up an older home? A big decision involved in either process will be choosing between a central cooling system or a ductless AC system. Both systems are capable of heating and cooling your living space, but there are some key differences between the two options. The system you choose Read more…

10 Tips for Restoring Historic Houses

10 Tips for Restoring Historic Houses

Most U.S. historic houses have valued of cultural history, which the federal, state and local governments seek to maintain through restoration and preservation. People invest in historic houses for private use or general public use. Restoration can be very expensive and requires experienced contractors to preserve the original structural design and materials. Here are 10 Read more…

How do Air Conditioners Work?

How do Air Conditioners Work?

Air conditioning is one of the blessings of the modern age, enabling us to live in hot and humid climates while remaining cool when we are inside. However, AC systems are relatively complicated pieces of machinery and require the same type of attention given to any other mechanical device. The Principle of Air Conditioning The Read more…

3 Signs Your AC Is Low on Refrigerant

3 Signs Your AC Is Low on Refrigerant

Occasionally, an AC unit will stop cooling air as effectively as it once did. While this can indicate several problems, one of them might be low refrigerant levels. Having low refrigerant in the AC does not allow it to perform optimally and can cause other problems, too. If you notice any of the following indicators, Read more…