Understanding the Common Materials Used for HVAC Pipework Fabrication

Posted on: 29 August 2017

 In the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, piping systems are used in a variety of applications including the transport of fluids, as valves to control the flow of fluids, or as pipe fittings. For them to play these roles perfectly well, the materials used in their construction needs to fit the purpose. General purpose piping is usually constructed in plain steel, copper, galvanised steel, or cast iron. For special HVAC applications such as those requiring corrosion resistance, nonmetallic materials such as plastic, fibreglass, or glass are used. [Read More]

Specifics to Look for in HVAC Warranties

Posted on: 29 August 2017

Going by the current market prices for brands such as Trane, Goodman, American Standard, Carrier, Daikin, and others, it is evident that purchasing a heating and cooling system is a major capital investment for your home. When comparing the different types of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, you must also factor in the warranties offered in addition to the features and costs. Assume you buy a HVAC unit, and something goes wrong within the first few weeks or years, a warranty can come to your rescue by lowering your out-of-pocket repair expenses and the frustration that comes with a broken-down heating or cooling system. [Read More]

Is Your Electrical System Compliant?

Posted on: 16 August 2017

People who are planning to buy an older home may be unsure whether the electrical system of that home meets the current electrical code requirements or whether it is outdated. This article discusses three simple ways that you can use to find out whether the electrical system is up to date without involving an expert. The Grounding Conductor Modern homes have a grounding conductor to protect the home and its occupants from electrical hazards such as shocks, which can result from a fault within an electrical system. [Read More]

Zone Heating and Your Fireplace – What Area Homeowners Need to Know

Posted on: 11 August 2017

Staying warm in the winter can be a real struggle. When the snow starts to fall and the winds begin to howl, keeping your home comfortable and cozy could take a back seat to keeping your utility bills low. If you are tired of choosing between a warm home and an affordable heating bill, zone heating just might be the answer. There are many advantages to zone heating, and even more benefits to including your fireplace in the zone heating equation. [Read More]