Here are the Blogs in the HVAC Components
Tuesday, 15 January 2019
If your furnace or heat pump is more than 10 years old, it likely has a single-speed air handler (blower). Single-speed blowers work like a light switch: they’re either on (blowing at maximum speed) or off (not blowing). Single-speed units have been the standard, most affordable ...Read More...
Posted on 01/15/2019 7:00 AM by Tony Anderson
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Nashville is known for its great music, hot chicken, and unfortunately, its sometimes poor air qualityâ€¦ largely due to ozone, pollens and particulates. Things linger in our air because middle TN sits in a "bowl" surrounded by mountain ridges and vegetation the natural wonders that give this area ...Read More...
Posted on 03/15/2016 7:55 AM by Eddie Hutton
Friday, 15 January 2016
You may be familiar with a space or room humidifier, but did you know you can get a whole-house humidifier? This is a device that gets mounted to your furnace's hot air supply. Warm air is sucked into the humidifier, where it absorbs moisture. Then, the now moisture-rich air is passed back through the ...Read More...
Posted on 01/15/2016 1:14 AM by Tony Anderson
Saturday, 2 January 2016
Winter is the time to worry about a lack of humidity in your home. This post explains how proper humidity levels improve your health and the health of pets, plants, and furniture, eliminates static shock, and decreases your heating bill.
In Middle Tennessee, we are all too familiar with the ...Read More...
Posted on 01/02/2016 6:59 AM by Eddie Hutton
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
For a few months of the year, heat is essential in Middle Tennessee. Although central heating systems (a gas furnace or electric heat pump) are common, suppose you only need to heat a certain room or area of the house? Perhaps you've re-purposed a previously unheated space such as a garage, or you ...Read More...
Posted on 12/15/2015 6:03 AM by Tony Anderson
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
In Tennessee, the humidity can be stifling, especially in the summer! The average morning relative humidity in Nashville during the months of May through October is 85-90%, yet the optimal comfort zone, as published by ASHRAE, is 30-60%. We're taught to seal up cracks and tighten up our homes so as ...Read More...
Posted on 07/15/2015 7:27 AM by Tony Anderson
Friday, 31 October 2014
In August, we began our Smart Thermostat Poll to get your input on some of the features manufacturers are now offering on their new crop of thermostats. Are manufacturer's over-engineering these or are these really features people want? We put it to the test, by asking which features you liked or ...Read More...
Posted on 10/31/2014 4:39 AM by Tony Anderson
Friday, 1 August 2014
Utility companies throughout the United States and Canada are offering their customers free Smart Thermostats. Here's the offer from San Antonio's CPS: "A FREE Honeywell programmable thermostatâ€¦ you don't have to install it yourself, and you have complete control. Change the temperature at home ...Read More...
Posted on 08/01/2014 10:01 AM by Tony Anderson
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Tony Anderson, Partner, discusses the Unico High-Pressure Mini-Duct System for heating and cooling older buildings where there is insufficient space for conventional ductwork. The Unico photos and diagrams were used with permission from Unico, Inc. The winter home photos were taken in the Whitland ...Read More...
Posted on 04/23/2014 5:00 AM by Tony Anderson
Monday, 23 December 2013
You’ve heard us talk about the benefits of “mini-splits” before, so that’s nothing new. Panasonic has introduced a new Exterios mini-split with some new technology to deliver what they claim is the highest energy efficiency in the industry (almost double traditional units!).
Inverter ...Read More...
Posted on 12/23/2013 12:42 PM by Eddie Hutton
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Mini-split is a nickname for small HVAC systems with the condenser outside, and an inside unit mounted to a wall or ceiling. The inside unit is a substitute for a typical air handler. The inside unit is called a cassette and they range from three to four feet in length. The cassette distributes ...Read More...
Posted on 07/18/2013 10:51 PM by Tony Anderson
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Do you remember our previous post about smart thermostats? A good friend of mine, Bob, went out and bought the Honeywell Wi-Fi unit at Home Depot for $249 and tax. Our Service Technician, Kevin Burns, installed it in Bob’s home in an attic office. It took 30 minutes to install ...Read More...
Posted on 06/27/2013 2:13 AM by Tony Anderrson
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Do you remember Bill Richards talking about the new technology in thermostats. Well there are now two smart thermostats sold at many retailers including Lowes and Home Depot. Currently the retail price is the same for both at about $250. You can install them yourself, or call us and we will ...Read More...
Posted on 06/12/2013 11:52 AM by Tony Anderson
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Bill Richards, Service Manager, discusses this process.
We introduce new products to our residential customers by making these things an option. The option of installing it, the option of upgrading; as we well know this is a world of gadgets and different things that people like. I think ...Read More...
Posted on 06/01/2013 2:54 AM by Bill Richards
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
You should inspect your filter every month and change it when it is dirty. Some months like July or January the unit will run a lot and the filters will get dirty faster. Some months like April or September the unit does not run much and you may not need to change the filter. Use good quality filters ...Read More...
Posted on 05/07/2013 6:01 PM by Eddie Hutton
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Bill Richards, Service Manager, together with a Honeywell representative discuss the changes in the technology of the thermostat.
What is the purpose of the thermostat? Basically the thermostat is going to be your main control that operates your heating and cooling system. ...Read More...
Posted on 05/01/2013 4:26 PM by bill richards
Sunday, 24 March 2013
We don’t service automotive air conditioners, but recently I came across a couple of items I thought were interesting. A 1950 Studebaker photo with an evaporative cooling unit in the side window along with the flyer promoting the same product. The flyer boasts, “Now Continuous Cool Fresh Air inside ...Read More...
Posted on 03/24/2013 1:00 AM by Eddie Hutton
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Eddie Hutton, Partner, answers the question this way.
You might ask if service firms can really clean ducts. Well, because air conditioning ducts twist and turn their way through your house and because ducts have screws and edges that collect dust, duct cleaning is only 50-60% effective ...Read More...
Posted on 07/15/2012 10:01 AM by Eddie Hutton