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I Don’t Understand

5th June 2017

I’ve been in the heating and air business for 25 years. It’s the only vocation I’ve ever known.  One thing I don’t understand:  Why doesn’t everyone with a heating and cooling system have routine maintenance done?

I’ve run across people who are proud that they have never had anything done to their system.  “Well I’ve had that unit for 14 years and never had anything done to it.”  My reply is usually,”Well you will probably have trouble with it after I clean it.  It’s become used to running dirty and once we clean everything, and probably change the capacitors, it’s not going to like the changes.”

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The most common comparison to a heating and cooling system is your car.  You wouldn’t drive your car 10,000 miles without changing your oil, or your air filter.  That applies to both!  Most people trade cars every 4-6 years.  Most HVAC systems last 10-12 years.  A vehicle is $20,000 and more. An HVAC system is $6,000-$12,000. So why not do the things necessary to get that much if not more life out of it?

Just a little food for thought.  – J.J. Jones

Attic Fans

6th June 2016
Attic venting is an important aspect in maintaining a healthy, energy efficient home. The Natural Light Solar Attic Fan works with your existing passive vents to improve attic air circulation.
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Benefits of Attic Venting

  • Extends the Life of your Roof
  • Reduces heat build-up on your roof shingles and underlayment
  • Reduces the Load on your HVAC System
    • In hot summer months, saves money on your electric bills and reduces wear on your AC unit.
  • Prevents Damaging Ice Damming
    • In cold winter months, attic air circulation slows the snow melting on the roof and refreezing as ice at the eaves.
  • Reduces Moisture Build-up in the Attic
    • Excessive moisture trapped in the attic causes a variety of problems including rust, wood rot and attic insulation damage.
    • Reducing moisture also eliminates the growth of mold and fungus which can cause respiratory problems.
  • Increases Fresh Air Circulation

Natural Light

When investing in a product to improve your home and quality of life, you want assurance it’s performing efficiently and effectively. Natural Light combines precision designed components with advanced engineering to produce a unit that far surpasses industry standards.

Adjustable Solar Panel

The 10, 20 and 30 watt roof and curb mounted models are designed with an exclusive adjustable bracket allowing the solar panel to be positioned at various angles for optimal solar exposure.

Maximum Air Flow

The unit was engineered to minimizes obstructions in the fan housing to increase air flow. It also incorporates an angled throat to facilitate a Venturi or suction effect which increases cfm output and also reduces wear on the motor.

Solar Panel Performance

As a solar panel heats up, it becomes less efficient at converting light into energy. The Solar Attic Fan reduces heat buildup on the solar panel by mounting it in a raised position resulting in better air circulation and better performance.

Quality Components and Sleek Design

The Solar Attic Fan is built in the U.S.A. using only the highest rated materials under rigorous quality control standards. The low-profile powder-coated unit blends seamlessly into the roof line of your home. Easy Installation and No Maintenance Fully operational right from the box, it installs easily, with no electrical wiring, and no expensive electrician. Contact us today and let’s see how a solar attic fan can benefit your home.

Geothermal

28th April 2016
In order to understand why geothermal energy is considered a green alternative to fossil fuel, you must first be familiar with the basic workings of this technology. So how do HVAC systems utilize geothermal energy? HVAC systems are essentially heat pumps – they move heat from one location to another. In the summer they move excess heat inside your home to the exterior of your home. This produces the cooling effect in HVAC. In the winter the opposite takes place. The excess heat in the air outside is moved inside of your home – producing the heating effect of HVAC. Energy is required to move heat. The more heat that is moved, the more energy is required to move it. The greater temperature difference between the inside of your home and the exterior of your home, will require more time, and thus more energy to move heat. So, when it’s hotter outside your HVAC system has to work harder to keep the air inside your home cool, and when it’s cold your system has to work harder to keep it warm. This results in a higher electric bill. This is the tradeoff of conditioning the air temperature inside your home.
What if there were another way to exchange heat, from a more moderate temperature source? There is, and that source is right below your feet.
The air temperature in our climate can fluctuate drastically, making it costly to operate your HVAC unit during those times. However, at a certain level below the surface the ground temperature stays fairly constant year round. The ground below your feet stores energy in the form of heat; thus the term geothermal energy. This energy mostly goes unused, but with modern technology, geothermal HVAC systems can now tap this unused source of energy. In the geothermal HVAC process, the excess heat inside your home is pumped into the ground outside of it. This produces cooling. To produce heating the opposite happens, and the excess heat held in the soil is pumped into your home. The benefit of this process is that less energy is required to move heat because of the heat energy stored in the ground. Also, geothermal can be labeled as “green technology” because it produces a smaller environmental footprint. The bottom line for the customer is that less energy is used in conditioning the air. This results in lower electric bills and longer equipment life. Over time the savings realized from a quality geothermal HVAC system can pay for itself many times over. Contact us today and let’s discuss how geothermal can save you money.

Humidify

28th April 2016
Humidification may be defined as the addition of moisture to the air. The conditioning machine that functions to add moisture to the air is called a humidifier, this is commonly used in homes around Nashville. A humidifier is commonly a low-pressure, low-temperature boiler in which the water is evaporated and the vapor (low pressure steam) thus formed is caused to mix with air. In a sense, water functions as a natural humidifier by acting as the medium that conveys heat to the air and as the source of the water vapor required to saturate the heated air. Contrast this with what takes place in a humidifier unit. A machine functions as a humidifier when the temperature of the spray water is above that at which the moisture in the air will condense. During the cold season when running heat having a humidifier will drastically improve your air quality in homes in Nashville and the surrounding areas.
De-humidification may be simply defined as the removal of moisture from the air.
A machine that functions to remove moisture from the air is called a dehumidifier which is carried by many Nashville dealers. The removal of moisture from the air is accomplished by condensation, which takes place when the temperature of the air is lowered below its dew point. The condensation thus formed falls into the tank of the conditioning machine. In this case the water acts solely as a conveyor of heat from the air (in addition to its cleaning action) and , as such, the finely divided mist is extraordinarily effective (practically 100 percent). Some conditioning machines can function both as a humidifiers or dehumidifiers. This can often be done without alteration to the unit except that the valves in the control line from the dew point thermostat on some designs are adjusted to connect the steam control of the water heater for winter operation , and to connect the three-way mixing valve to the water supply line for summer. Contact us today to talk about how humidity can improve your air quality and HVAC efficiency.