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What Are Some Important Home Automation Tips For 2020?

Home automation took off in the late 90s with the spread of the internet and its influence, and during 2020, the smart home is quickly gaining traction. Home automation is becoming more popular, and according to a 2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey, 81 percent of homebuyers are more likely to purchase a home that features automation technologies. Read more

What HVAC Systems Are Available For Commercial Buildings?

Commercial HVAC systems are larger and more powerful than residential systems, but they are also designed for efficient, reliable operation. There are several commercial HVAC options available, including variable-air-volume systems, heat pump systems and systems that rely on cooling towers, chillers and boilers. Some commercial HVAC systems are designed for rooftop installation, while others are intended for group installation. Read more

What Is A Heat Pump?

A heat pump is an air conditioner that’s built with a reversing valve, so it can be used to cool and heat a building. Though it sounds like a heat pump is only for heating, the term refers to the movement of heat, so a heat pump moves thermal energy from one place to another.

Heat pumps move this thermal energy against a thermal gradient. What does that mean? It means the system transfers heat from a place where there is less heat, to a place where there is more heat. In practice, this means moving heat from inside a building to the hotter exterior air. In the winter, it means moving heat from the cold outside air to inside. Read more

What Needs To Happen For Commercial Heating Systems

How should property owners maintain their commercial heating systems?

With regular maintenance, commercial heating systems last longer, run more efficiently and provide better comfort to the building’s occupants. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), a commercial HVAC system should provide between 10 and 15 years of efficient performance. This is with regular maintenance, though, and without it, the system’s lifespan could be as little as five years. Read more

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