Quick Tips for a Warmer Holiday Season

We love this time of year; just as it gets cold and right before the holidays. It’s early enough that winter hasn’t quite arrived or dragged on for what seems like eternity, and just warm enough so ice and snow doesn’t make it miserable to be out shopping for loved ones.

And, it’s the perfect time to follow a few quick tips to help ensure you have a warm and cozy holiday season, and most importantly, keep your home warm! Here ...

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How Healthy is the Air in Your Home?

Indoor air quality is a growing concern in our society today. Americans on average spend 70% of their time indoors and according to the American Lung Association the quality of our indoor air can be up to FIVE TIMES worse than the outside air. That’s a pretty scary statistic! These days our focus is on being energy efficient and saving money. As a result, we’re adding insulation, vapor barriers, caulk and weatherstripping to effectively retain our heated or cooled air ...

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What is the Hybrid Heat Dual Fuel System?

With today’s rising uncertainty surrounding utility costs, homeowners nationwide are becoming more and more interested in finding the best, most economical solution for indoor heating and cooling.

Cool Heat specializes in creating customized home comfort systems tailored to your needs with a broad selection of residential heating and cooling products. Cool Heat can help you choose the best system for your home, including a Hybrid Heat dual fuel system designed to deliver maximum comfort and economy.

Hybrid Heat dual fuel systems deliver ...

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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is a serious problem facing homeowners today, according to the American Lung Association. The roots of this problem can be traced directly to the desire for energy-efficient homes to minimize the effects of higher energy costs. Unfortunately, making homes tighter and more energy efficient also reduces the naturally occurring exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Fresh outside air stays out, while air pollutants, excessive humidity and/or overly dry conditions stagnate the indoor air over time.

While ...

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HVAC Glossary of Terms

AFUE

The measurement for heating efficiency is AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency), which ranges from 80% to 95% for new systems. The higher the AFUE, the more efficiently the system performs, the greater your energy savings.

Airflow

The distribution or movement of air.

Air Handler/Coil Blower

The indoor part of an air conditioner or heat pump that moves cooled or heated air throughout the ductwork of your home. An air handler is usually a furnace or a blower coil.

Bioaerosols

Microscopic living organisms suspended in the air ...

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Frequently Asked Questions

What size equipment do I need?

Cool Heat Mechanical Systems will measure your home and ask questions about your family’s comfort needs. Do you have a ranch-style home or a compact two-story? Are there cathedral ceilings, an indoor spa or an exercise room? How well insulated and weather-proofed is your home? What kind of windows do you have? Answers to these and other questions will help us design a system that is right for you.

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Energy Saving Tips

You can’t control the cost of energy. But you can control how much you use.

When it comes to reducing your energy bill, some small additions can add up to big savings. From weather-stripping to fluorescent lighting, little changes make a big difference. These energy-saving tips and products can help you reduce your energy costs.

Programmable Thermostats

Save up to 33% on heating and cooling bills by having Cool Heat Mechanical Systems install a Programmable Thermostat. Make sure not ...

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Key Cooling Terms

Sensible Cooling Load

The heat gain of the home due to conduction, solar radiation, infiltration, appliances, people, and pets. Burning a light bulb, for example, adds only sensible load to the house. This sensible load raises the dry-bulb temperature.

Dry-Bulb Temperature

The temperature measured by a standard thermometer.

Latent Cooling Load

The net amount of moisture added to the inside air by plants, people, cooking, infiltration, and any other moisture source. The amount of moisture in the air can be ...

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Seven Hazards of Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide poisoning results in headache, nausea, chronic tiredness, confusion, dizziness, and sometimes coma or death. It effects people by cutting off the supply of oxygen to their muscles and brain. The harmful effects of carbon monoxide exposure depend on both the concentration of CO in the air and the length of exposure.

* Maximum CO concentration for exposure at any time as prescribed by OSHA. Effects can vary significantly based on age, sex, weight and overall state of ...

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When is it Time to Replace?

Certain telltale signs indicate it’s time to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment, or improving the performance of your overall system. It may be time to call a professional contractor to help you make a change if:

Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old

Consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.

Your furnace or boiler is ...
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