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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Recycling Energy with ERV Systems

Even with proper insulation, new windows, and a newly-installed roof, cool and warm air inside the house will find its way out one way or another. It's not like the house is strictly airtight. If energy is lost in the process, then the least you can do is collect some of it before it's lost for good.

This is the objective of energy recovery ventilation (ERV): outgoing energy is collected and reused to cool or warm incoming air. The promise of energy savings—with a payback period of between one and three years—is enough to attract more households into installing ERVs. You probably know that an ERV system recycles heat and puts it back on the HVAC grid, but how does it do it?

The function depends on the type of ERV system used; the most popular is the rotary wheel system. Although relatively inexpensive, rotary wheels require more maintenance than other ERV systems on the market. The system stores precious energy otherwise lost as exhaust to be used to warm outside air when it comes in, thereby reducing demand for more Btu.

It also works the same with cool air; rotary wheel systems store the cold air for cooling incoming warm air. Experts estimate that homes can save as much as 75 percent on their energy bills by recycling precious energy. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Furnace Repair Prevents CO Poisoning Risks

If your furnace emits a yellowish burner flame, you may want to keep tabs on that. For all you know, your furnace might already be releasing huge amounts of toxic carbon monoxide (CO) throughout your household. Although a yellow flame isn't really a definite telltale sign of a CO buildup, it may be best to have your furnace checked by a licensed contractor as a safety measure.

Carbon monoxide poisoning in humans often manifests as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting—symptoms that are somewhat similar to other respiratory diseases. The gas itself is odorless and colorless, which means that there's no way for you to detect it. High amounts of CO are known to cause unconsciousness and even death, particularly among existing heart or lung conditions, infants, unborn babies are especially vulnerable. Those who are asleep are also in grave danger of succumbing to CO poisoning.

CO poisoning is the reason why all gas-based appliances need to be vented. When it comes to your furnace, see to it that it doesn't have any soot or rusting along its pipes, which can be possible indicators of a CO leak. It might also be useful to install a carbon monoxide detector at home.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Why Toledo Furnace and Heating Maintenance and Check-Ups are Vital

A reliable company should also employ some of the latest technology, parts, and equipment when handling repairs and maintenance. Furthermore, homeowners should ensure their choice employs certified and experienced technicians who are qualified to handle even the most complicated issues in heating systems. Companies in Ohio like Action Heating provide fast, reliable, and professional furnace repair for Toledo homeowners. With the indispensability of heaters and furnaces, proper care and attention should be given to them, not only to ensure their efficiency, but more importantly, the safety of families.

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