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WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has reached the milestone of investing $4 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for energy efficiency projects at federal buildings nationwide.

 

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The building commissioning industry must change. The industry just doesn't commission a building at the proper time, in my opinion.

Through my 25-plus years of energy management and building automation experience, the designers, architects, and consulting engineers all do a great job in selecting the proper building envelope — as well as all of the appropriate mechanical and electrical systems — to provide the desired operation and comfort in a building.

 

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I’m not really much of a fan of reality show television, but I must admit that the title and concept of “Undercover Boss” intrigued me. If you haven’t seen it, this new show premiered right after the Super Bowl. It’s premise is that the president/CEO of a large corporation goes “undercover” within his own company to see how things are operating. The first few weeks have included the heads of Waste Management, Hooters, 7/11, and White Castle. What has been interesting is the fact that in all cases the CEO has discovered some very important shortcomings within his company. In all fairness, they have found many positive things as well, but there has been some shock at some of the strict company policies that were not being followed.

 

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For the past three years, representatives of the Air Conditioning Technical Center (AC Tech) — a vocational school in Miami — have been visiting area high schools making career presentations. The seminars address primarily junior and senior students informing them of the career options available in the field of a/c service, installation, and maintenance. This also includes the air conditioning side of mechanical contracting, and pipefitting on the construction side of the industry.
 

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Winter will soon be here and that means now would be the right time to prepare for the coming cold weather. One way to do this would be to purchase and install a residential heating system. This is not only among the most effective methods of heating a home. It is also a cost-effective method. So, in order to aid in the purchase of such a system, here are ten important tips:

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Homeowners know that a great deal of energy is required to power heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, especially once winter or summer electric and gas bills arrive. In fact, as much as half of the energy used in a home goes towards heating and cooling the indoor environment.

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Choosing a furnace for your home is not difficult. The following list are features that you may want to look for when buying your furnace.

1. What type of furnace do you want?

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A problem with Carrier Furnaces and even in some other brands, is that they have a ceramic hot surface ignition system. Therefore if your furnace is generally located in a laundry room, and it has been exposed to extreme dust Dryer Lint or even dry wall dust during remodeling can play huge part on how long that Hot Surface Ignitor will last.

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Many homeowners prefer to have a basement in the house. That is because the basement can be used for all kinds of purposes. For example, you can use it for entertainment, work, research, etc. The only problem is, when the weather gets cold, you have to have some way of heating up the basement so that you can continue using it even when temperatures are low. 

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An HVAC (also known as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system) is one of the most important parts of a building’s design plan. It controls the overall climate of the building, including the regulation of humidity. Because these systems directly impact the temperature, moisture, and purity of the air, they’re crucial for maintaining physical health.

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As a Premier Carrier Dealer, we have nothing but confidence in today's HVAC technology and products that we offer to our customers. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about your air conditioner, furnace, heater, or appliances. We are here to serve you right. We continue to offer competitive pricing and expert service to both residential and commercial customers.
 
We proudly serve residential customers and business owners of Bucks County and Eastern Montgomery County: Abington, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Buckingham, Churchville, Doylestown, Feasterville, Furlong, Hatboro, Hatfield, Harleysville, Hartsville, Horsham, Holland, Ivyland, Jamison, Jenkintown, Langhorne, Morrisville, Newtown, Southampton, Trevose and Yardley
 
We will make sure your heating and cooling system is operating at peak peformance to save you money, improve your health, and make you comfortable! We are HVAC professionals and experts.
 
CALL US TODAY @ 215-289-9700
 

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