Monthly Archives: February 2013

A True Story

The other day I was on a site visit on a packaged roof top unit to try to assist a contractor who was having problems with some nuisance lock outs. Of course we went through all of the usual checks of  … Continue reading

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New D.O.E. Furnace Efficiency Changes — UPDATE

As most of you are aware, there is a proposal to change the Furnace Efficiency Requirements for the norther tier of states requiring 90+ % efficient furnaces as of May 1, 2013. As of now, that is on hold pending … Continue reading

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Refrigerant – R410a vs. R-22

Since the ground-hog predicts an early spring, I thought it would be a good time to talk about refrigerant. As you know, manufacturers could no longer produce air conditioners with R-22 as of 2010. There is also a scheduled phase-out of R-22 … Continue reading

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Ground Hog Day

Today is Ground Hog Day.  Did he see his shadow — meaning 6 more weeks of winter or did he go back into his hole — meaning an early spring? Well, according to the official Ground Hog: Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring .  Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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