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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

What Are The Different Types Of Heating Systems?

Many households in the U.S. use a central furnace to generate and distribute heat, and these furnaces may be powered by natural gas or electricity. There are alternatives, too, like heat pumps and boilers. Which option makes the most sense for a home depends on a few factors, like the surrounding climate, the home’s layout and other priorities, like cost and safety. Read more

What Is The Difference Between Gas And Electric Furnaces?

Gas furnaces produce heat by combusting fuel and electric furnaces produce heat with a metal or ceramic element. For the most part, they both do their job the same way, but there are significant differences in cost, safety and efficiency. The choice between gas and electric is often a geographical one, as gas is generally recommended for colder climates while electric makes more sense in a warmer one. Read more

How Can Heater Maintenance Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Poorly installed or maintained gas heaters may leak carbon monoxide, as the odorless and colorless gas is released during combustion. With regular HVAC inspections and properly installed detectors, homeowners can protect their family against carbon monoxide poisoning. Read more

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