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Articles by Kimberly Schwartz
When it comes to large equipment that powers HVAC systems, the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” definitely rings true. And nowhere is an ounce of prevention more beneficial than with chiller maintenance.
The only things certain in life are death and taxes — and this year, it’s also certain that small business owners are going to bear the brunt of even more taxes.
These days, essentially everybody wants their building to be more efficient. But there are still barriers to achieving high efficiency and constructing a high-performance building.
There are many obstacles contractors face when working on these types of projects, including everything from educating owners to following through on building operation.
People tend to use words like “complex” and “intense” to describe government regulations that impact the HVAC industry. These days, “rapidly changing” could also be applied, as the industry quickly shifts its plans to accommodate the potential change to the DOE’s regional furnace standard.
Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed the rollout of version 3 of its Energy Star for New Homes program, and more HVAC contractors became involved in this process to certify efficient homes.
A recent article by the creator of Angie's List talked about the problem of temperature variance between a multistory home’s floors and suggested homeowners “add a second system.” Really, Angie?