Heating & Cooling Files

Safety

  • All fuel burning equipment, including your fireplace, must have a good supply of fresh air and effective venting that carries exhausts outdoors.

Regularly Scheduled Maintenance

  • Having your heating and air-conditioning equipment maintained on a twice-a-year basis is one of the best ways to ensure efficient, reliable operation.

Maintenance — Filters

  • Although you have probably heard it a million times before, changing your air filter regularly can greatly reduce your operating and maintenance costs on both air-conditioning and heating.

Maintenance – Cooling

  • Is the condenser coil clean? If not, read the instructions that came with your air-conditioner on how to clean the coil, or call a technician. Do not attempt to clean the condenser without turning off the power.

How To Compare Efficiency

  • Central Air Conditioner efficiency is measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER the more efficient the unit. Units with a SEER of 10 or above are considered high-efficiency

Heating and Humidity

  • Turn on humidifier and set humidistat. The highest setting you should use is between 40%-45%. Lower the setting as the outside temperature drops.

Heating & Cooling Troubleshooting

  • Is the thermostat switch set to proper positioning (heat or cool)? Is the set-point above or below the room temperature?

Heating & Cooling Tips

  • Since hot air rises and cold air falls, in the summertime close some first floor supply registers, and open some upstairs; do the reverse in the winter.

Heating & Cooling General Information

  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning are integral systems that control the climate of your home.

EPA Certification

  • The EPA under the Clean Air Act requires individuals working on refrigeration equipment, including residential air conditioning units, to be certified in the proper handling of "ozone-depleting" substances.

Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs)

  • The EPA under the Clean Air Act requires individuals working on refrigeration equipment, including residential air conditioning units, to be certified in the proper handling of "ozone-depleting" substances.

Air Cleaning

  • Air cleaning can be used as an adjunct to source control and ventilation, but alone it cannot effectively remove all the pollutants typically found in indoor air.

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