As a business owner, you know how important it is to keep your employees happy and comfortable while on the job. You probably spend a lot of time nurturing relationships and taking the time to recognize your employees when they do a good job. But you may be overlooking an important aspect of human comfort, the physical environment. If your place of business is cold and drafty in the winter, your employees will be uncomfortable and may think you don't care.
It's a heavy-duty responsibility keeping heavy-duty equipment operating in peak condition during a big project. From new road construction and bridge building to excavation for new housing developments and commercial complexes, the projects you supervise will always have two big challenges. In construction contract terms, these challenges are 1.) meeting the deadline, and 2.) not going over budget. Or, in more straightforward terms – time and money are the key driving forces in your supervisory role.
There are plenty of things in life that are worth holding onto. Unfortunately, the same can't quite be said about the average central A/C system. Although it's normal to expect years of reliable service, many homeowners make the mistake of holding onto their A/C systems for far longer than they should. Keeping an A/C system for too long often becomes a costly and time-consuming mistake. If you're holding onto your old central A/C system, then consider these 5 reasons for letting go of your old unit.
Wouldn't it be nice if air conditioners were to evolve into ultra-efficient, problem-solving machines? Although it might seem like an idea straight out of a science-fiction novel, some manufacturers are experimenting with components capable of resolving age-old HVAC issues. Here are two up-and-coming air conditioning features that could prevent common problems so that you don't have to spend as much time troubleshooting your air conditioner: 1: Antimicrobial Copper Components Copper might just seem like another metal, but believe it or not, it is capable of destroying invisible pathogens.
If your home has a separate air conditioning unit, then chances are it won't see much use throughout the winter. Unfortunately, a dormant air conditioner can make for a rather cozy place for rodents, birds and other small creatures to seek refuge in as temperatures drop. Nesting critters can leave behind chewed insulation, damaged wiring and a host of other unpleasant and rather expensive surprises. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your A/C critter-free throughout the winter:
A few years ago, I could tell that we were having serious furnace problems. In addition to dealing with a house that was constantly too cold or too warm, we were also plagued by a noisy, smelly furnace that seemed to have trouble on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about furnaces at the time to spot the problems quickly. One day, the entire system died, and it was beyond repair. After having that experience, I learned a lot about HVAC systems, so that I could troubleshoot future systems. This website is all about teaching you what you need to know so that you don't end up in the same situation.