Picking an Energy Efficient HVAC System

Picking an Energy Efficient HVAC System

If you are paying attention to the news, then you know Global Warming is one of the major issues facing modern civilization. Some scientists believe that through release of carbon into the atmosphere we have actually increased the overall temperature of the Earth itself. There are a lot of sides to this debate and it is far from over, but one thing it has done is increase the environmental consciousness of the general public and propelled a new line of energy efficient home heating, ventilation and air conditioner systems onto the...

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A Brief History of Intertherm Heating and Cooling

A Brief History of Intertherm Heating and Cooling

The International Oil Heating Company began operation in Missouri in 1919 and was originally founded to provide clean-burning fuel systems to the very polluted metropolitan area of St. Louis, Missouri. The company would continue to build cleaner burning fuel oil stoves and heaters for the domestic market until World War II. That was when IOH, later to become Intertherm, began building heaters for mobile homes used by the US Army in cold weather conditions. After the war, the company continued such manufacturing and even expanded their...

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A Brief History of Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning

A Brief History of Coleman Heating & Air Conditioning

In 1900, a fellow named W.C. Coleman needed some way to pay for his final year of law school. To earn the money he started selling lanterns to merchants in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. The lanterns became quite popular in Kingfisher and soon W.C. Coleman had no need to finish his final year of law school. He began producing Coleman lanterns full time and by 1914 had introduced America’s very first 300 candlepower lantern. The Saturday Evening Post heralded W.C. Coleman by saying, “Except for Thomas Edison, Mr. Coleman may be responsible...

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How to Determine Air Conditioner Size for a House

How to Determine Air Conditioner Size for a House

If you have decided to install air conditioner to combat the hot months of summer, then it’s a good decision. However, along with considering the brand and quality of air conditioner, it is important to determine its size, ie to make sure that your air conditioner is appropriately sized and can efficiently cool your building. Mentioned below are some tips that will help you to calculate the air conditioner size to suit your house. First of all, measure the floor of rooms that you wish to cool with air conditioner. Then multiply the length by...

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Geothermal Heat Pump Vs Gas Furnace

Geothermal Heat Pump Vs Gas Furnace

The concept of geothermal heat pump is relatively new and is considered a revolutionary heating system, as it uses the earth’s constant temperature as its source for heating and cooling purposes. On the other hand, gas furnace has been in the industry for long time. In fact, both geothermal heat pumps and gas furnaces have their own pros and cons. Mentioned below is a brief overview on the comparison of these heating systems based on factors such as ease of installation, performance, efficiency, and durability. Installation and Performance...

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Importance of Correct Heat Pump Sizing

Importance of Correct Heat Pump Sizing

Heat pumps are available in a variety of models and size. One of the prime things that must be considered for the right selection of a heat pump is its size. In other words, the appropriate sizing of a heating system is highly vital to determine its efficiency as well as performance. Further, a properly sized heating system can render maximum heating and cooling comfort to your home. In fact, the heat pump you have chosen for your building must not be oversized or undersized. For instance, if your heat pump is undersized, it will not only fail...

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