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 There are two elements to your heating system that need to work in tandem to deliver warm air in an efficient manner. The first is the furnace, and you’re aware of the need to change the filters and perform any other routine maintenance that the manufacturer recommends. The other half of the system — unseen and largely ignored — is the duct system, though which the heated air is delivered into your home.

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Even though a water temperature of 110° F is ‘relatively-safe’, exposure can be painful; the human pain threshold is around 106-108° F.

As the chart reproduced below reveals, the severity of a burn is a function of the temperature of the water and the duration of the exposure and the condition of the skin. Children and older people, who typically have thinner skin, suffer more severe burns in a shorter time and at lower temperatures than adults. A child can suffer a third-degree burn in 124°F water in less than three minutes. Children and adults can be burned this badly in two seconds
or sooner in 149°F water.

 

 

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 A little AC maintenance can save a lot of money

It’s easy to think of your home’s air conditioner as “set it and forget it.”

Not true.

Even though they are generally sturdy devices built for long use, regular AC maintenance is the key to efficient operation and long life. Just as a car tune up maintains top gas mileage, so it is with your AC. Give it some love and attention BEFORE each cooling season begins, and it will reward you with peak operating efficiency and increased comfort over many years of service.

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 The majority of people do not know that indoor air pollution can often have much higher levels than outside. This is not good for people who suffer from allergies or asthma as these pollutants are the direct cause.

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 Homeowners are sometimes unexpectedly faced with a large expense arising from the failure of a home heating system, central air conditioning unit or another system we rely on for our basic comfort. We dread these scenarios not only because of the high cost of heating or air system repair, but because of the inconvenience of managing without air or heat when it’s most needed. Finding a reliable company to quickly fix the problem can be stressful, and our daily routine is interrupted for home heating repair.

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 With the current societal pressures in today’s down economy, more and more of us find ourselves with sleep problems. Stresses cause us to be restless and toss and turn in our beds. Our daily lives give us enough to sweat about. It doesn’t help that the summer heat is rolling in and making our living spaces uncomfortably hot. Nobody wants to be tired, cranky and hot all of the time.

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It maybe to your advantage to read our section “Outdoor Air Pollutants, Their Health Effects and Their Sources” before reading the information below in order to build a working knowledge of pollution emissions.  Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems.

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BOULDER, Colo. — Combined heat and power (CHP) units are playing an increasingly important role in delivering onsite electricity generation and heat for a variety of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial applications. According to a new report from Pike Research, the global CHP market will enjoy a period of strong growth over the next decade, and the firm forecasts that more than 8.5 million CHP systems, mostly small residential units, will be shipped between 2011 and 2021.

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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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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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