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Is My Home Properly Insulated?

By Forquer
May 30, 2019 Category: Humidity, Insulation

Everyone knows the importance of good insulation in your home. New doors and windows with no drafts help keep warm air in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. They also help keep your energy bill down. However, there is such a thing as too much insulation, and it can cause some serious issues in your home. Most homes have the opposite problem when it comes toinsulation. More often than not, youre going to have spaces in between the windows and doors which allow air to move through causing a draft. This is called air infiltration. Drafts in Your Home Raise Your Energy Bill Air infiltration is the number one enemy of high energy bills because your heat or air conditioning is going right out the window, literally. So, the solution is to tighten up those cracks. Can My Home be Over Insulated? Yes! There is a point when your home is too tight. We see this situation happen mostly with newer homes. The houseis so insulated that it creates a humidity problem. There is

What is the Best Heat Source for Homes in the Country?

By Forquer
May 23, 2019 Category: Heating, Heat Pumps, Geothermal Energy

A common problem for folks who live out in the country is deciding on which method to heat their homes. Depending on the situation, some types of heating units work much better and while others are less reliable. Price is another factor to consider whether its the price of installing to equipment or the monthly bill. Electric Heating for Your Home Every homeowner should have the ability to use all electric heating sources. The most common is a forced air electric furnace. This type of heating is, as a whole as a more expensive option. Then there is the electric heat pump, which is a bit cheaper than the furnace but overall the fuel used to heat electrical appliances is expensive. This means that your monthly heat bill will likely be very high, especially in those cold Ohio winters. Natural Gas as an Alternative Heating Source The cheaper alternative to electric heat is to heat with natural gas options. The issue with natural gas is that though it is a cheaper choice, it is not always

Consult with an HVAC Professional before Opening a Business in a Rented Space

By Forquer
May 16, 2019 Category: Renting, Consult, HVAC

If you are a business owner and you are about to rent a new space for that business, it is important to consult with an HVAC professional before to make sure that the heating and cooling equipment can handle the type of business youre opening. A Hair Salon For instance, a man in the middle office of a strip building wanted to open up a hair salon. The space was a thousand square feet. But he called us because he could not cool the space. It was 85 degrees in there because that space was set up for routine office work, and he had seven hair dryers. Now four of those hair dryers put out enough heat to require another ton of air conditioning. Meaning he needed almost double the capacity that he had. So this man did not know that when he took that space. Now his clients are unhappy, and he is unhappy because he is losing customers and he had just paid for a new counter, chairs, mirrors, and now he has to pay for more air. Whereas had he consulted with an HVAC professional about the space

How Can I Heat and Cool My Sunroom or Garage?

By Forquer
May 09, 2019 Category: Heating, Air Conditioning, Mini Split

If I have an addition, garage, or patio on my property is my HVAC equipment going to be enough to heat and cool that additional space or do I need to consider adding additional equipment? The answer is almost always going to be that you will need additional equipment. If the added space is similar to your house in terms of structure and insulation, then you will most likely not need to add another unit. Heating and Cooling Sunrooms For example, if the extra space is a three seasons room like the one shown above with a lot of windows, youre going to need a separate heating and air conditioning unit. This is because this type of room does not have much insulation and will always be much hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. Your original thermostat will not be enough to control the temperature in this room if it can even indicate it. Therefore, this room would really do well with its own thermostat and its own small air conditioning heating system such as a mini split system. Heating

Have You Considered Being an HVAC Professional?

By Forquer
May 02, 2019 Category: HVAC, Woking In The Trades

Are you stuck thinking about what you want to be or what job you think will best suit you and your personality? Have you everconsidered the trades, or more specifically going into the HVAC profession? We at Forquer Heating and Air Conditioning want to encourage everyone to consider going into the HVAC trade because the trades are always looking for good people who want to make a difference! Is an HVAC Career Right for You? HVAC is a job that is always in high demand so there are always many opportunities. We love working in HVAC because there is never a dull moment. It is very exciting because there are all kinds of different equipment to work with, the site changes daily with a different house anddifferent people. If you enjoy being outside, HVAC is a good career choice for you because you get to work outside at certain times and inside during other times. If you like working with people, you get to meet all kinds of people and be their hero when you come to repair and service their

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance on Refrigeration Units

By Forquer
April 25, 2019 Category: Preventative Maintenance, Commercial

As part of preventative maintenance for your commercial heating and air conditioning units, you want to consider having your refrigeration checked as well, especially for restaurant owners. Its a very good idea to maintain your refrigeration because this type of equipment is very costly, to purchase and to repair. Its especially important to pay attention to the condenser coils inside these units. A Dirty Condenser is a Compressor Killer One of the most common issues with refrigeration units is a dirty condenser coil. Especially in restaurants, bars, or any business that has a frequently used fridge or cooler. Its very easy for these coils to get greased up and dirty which leads to a breakdown. Anybody that owns a restaurant that has replaced a refrigeration compressor knows they are not cheap. So, keeping a clean condenser coil is essential. Energy Savings Not only is repairing or replacing your condenser expensive but disregarding the maintenance on it will cost you in your

Does Your Restaurant or Office Need a Dehumidifier?

By Forquer
April 18, 2019 Category: Air Conditioning, Humidifier

More often than not, the air conditioning unit in your restaurant or office is oversized. Most people think that the bigger the unit, the better they will be able to cool their space. However, if your unit is too large, you could run into a few problems. Issues an Oversized Air Conditioner Can Cause Using an air conditioner that is too large will increase your electric bill, negatively affect your air ducts system, and cause the relative humidity in your building to increase to an uncomfortable level. In a Restaurant: Most restaurant owners will purchase a large air unit to prepare for those 95-degree days, when their dining room is full when they do need that much cooling. However, your restaurant is almost never using the full unit capacity and therefore you are going to have to run the thermostat lower to be comfortable. This ends up costing more in energy than it would if you had a more appropriately sized unit. Using such a large air conditioner also adds more time to your defrost

Don't Forget About Preventative Maintenance for Your Rented Equipment!

By Forquer
April 11, 2019 Category: Preventative Maintenance

Are you renting a space for your business? Did you know that you could be responsible for your heating and cooling maintenance? Dont wait for your heater to die or your air to bite the dust, get them checked with Forquer! Why Get a Preventative Maintenance Check? Everyone knows the importance of preventative maintenance on their heating and cooling equipment in their homes, but often, business owners who rent out their business space do not even think about checking their equipment. More often than not, the renter is responsible for the heating and cooling equipment in that office, or restaurant, or tanning salon, etc. Some leases read that the renter is responsible for maintenance and even repairs. Many people think that just because their heat or air is working, that everything is fine so they do not check their equipment; out of sight out of mind. However, disregarding your appliances isnt going to save you money. In fact, it will cost you more in the long run. Its not if your

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