Interesting items can be discovered in attics, garages and inside the ductwork of an HVAC system when it’s time to upgrade the equipment or the ductwork.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, passed on January 1, 2013, included an extension of the 25C tax credit from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. This tax credit allows eligible taxpayers to claim up to $500 on their tax returns for qualifying energy-efficient equipment.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has a certification program for quality design of residential HVAC systems. Atlas Air Conditioning Services has been recognized by ACCA as demonstrating the knowledge and expertise to properly design a residential HVAC system for its customers.
Relative Humidity is the ratio of the actual moisture in the air compared to the total amount of moisture that can be held in the air at a specific temperature. This ratio is one of three aspects that impact indoor comfort in buildings.
In this discussion, we are going to explore humidity and how it is measured. The amount of water vapor in the air is measured by its humidity. It can be measured in two ways, specific humidity and relative humidity.
A good practice is to have a low voltage circuit breaker installed on your air conditioning or heat pump system. This simple addition can save a homeowner the cost of having to replace low voltage components such as transformers, boards, relays and contactors.
One of the simplest, and often neglected maintenance issues for air conditioners and heat pumps is the regular changing of the return air filter. By not changing the return air filter on a regular basis, the filter will clog and obstruct the return air flow to the indoor coil.
For purposes of this blog entry, the air conditioning system will be a typical split system. A split system has an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. These types of systems are common in Central Florida.
A load calculation for your home analyzes the orientation, construction and size of the home to ensure that the air conditioner or heat pump selected will meet your heating and cooling loads. This is a vital process when upgrading your existing air conditioner or heat pump and is required by the Florida Building Code.