Save Energy the Green Way with a Whole House Fan

Americans Spend $22 Billion A Year To Cool Their Homes…

A 2,800 square foot home could easily spend $2,000 over a 6 Month Period Using A Central Air Conditioner To Cool Their Home! When you Compare this to the Savings running a Whole House Fan.

A Whole House Fan’s Operating Cost Is 1/10th The Cost Of Your A/C Usage…

Yes, during the same six month period, if the homeowner who spent $2,000 on air conditioning used a whole house fan instead, they could have saved more than 50% or $1,000 off their energy bill!

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Whole house fans have been used effectively for many years. A whole house fan is very effective at cooling a home anytime the air temperature is cooler outside than inside your home as it takes advantage of cool overnight and early morning temperatures which saves you money.

THE PRICE WE ALL PAY FOR ELECTRICITY IS NOT GOING DOWN!

With Sky-Rocketing Electrical Energy Prices we all pay…

Investing In A Whole House Fan Is A No Brainer As It Will Pay For Itself In A Short Period Of Time, Then it will Pay You for years In Saved Utility Bills Year After Year!

Yes, Over Its Lifetime A Whole House Fan Can Save You Thousands & Thousands Of Dollars…

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It’s Getting Hot Out There: Homeowners, you should check on your air conditioning system

The last few weeks in the Treasure Valley temperatures have been consistently in the 90s and that means that all of our air conditioners are working their hardest. The last thing anyone wants right now is for their air conditioner to break down and stop cooling our homes when the temperatures are hot.

The best insurance against a broken air conditioning system is regular maintenance and while many of the parts in your air conditioning system are technical there are some things that a homeowner can do to make sure that they stay cool all summer long.

1. Make sure to clear the area around the condenser, the condenser is the outdoor unit and it circulates air through itself by pulling air through the coil and blowing out the top. Bushes and any other obstructions must be kept clear of the condenser so that the air can flow properly.

2. The coil in the condenser also must be kept clean, occasionally rinse the coil with the garden hose to clean any dirt and debris off and your air conditioner will run cooler and save you energy.

3. Change your air filters regularly, a clean air filter is even more important in the cooling season than in the heating season. A dirty filter can restrict air flow possibly allowing the indoor evaporator coil to freeze. A frozen indoor evaporator coil will stop air flow and can easily lead to damage of your cooling equipment which can result in expensive repairs.

4. Keep your condensate drains clear, as moisture condenses on the cold indoor evaporator coil it is collected in a pan under the coil and flows out a drain that typically is made of white PVC piping. It’s important to make sure this drain flows freely to prevent water damage and possible build up of any mold growth.

5. Periodically check to be sure that the condenser fan runs when the air conditioning is running, this fan acts just like your car’s radiator fan and if it stops working the air conditioning system overheats and this causes damage that can lead to expensive repairs.

Ameri-Serv @ Ameri-Serv Inc. ASI Heating and Cooling Green Informational BLOGOriginal post created by: Ameri-Serv

Save Money on running your AC This Summer

When temperatures begin to get higher, your energy bill will likely get higher too. You can help keep costs low and your home cool when you schedule regular maintenance tune-ups on your air conditioner. Schedule a maintenance tune-up appointment and maximize efficiency and your budget. Schedule early with Ameri-Serv and take advantage of preseason tune-up discounts.

There are a few easy steps you can do yourself to ensure your system is running more efficiently. You may be surprised to learn that in many cases 30 percent of the air in the average central air conditioning system escapes ducting in basements, crawlspaces or attics. In some cases the air from the attic or crawl space is drawing into your home, that just is not good. Loose or open duct seams allows air to seep out… or in. Just be simply sealing the ducts with Duct Mastic or sealant (I know This Sounds Funny But Do Not Use Duct Tape) to ensure the seams are keeping all of your cool air in its place. You can contact Ameri-Serv and ask for a complete analysis of your air distribution and duct system and we can fix these leaks for you saving you money for years to come.


SIMPLE CHECKLIST FOR ENERGY SAVINGS

  • Have indoor and outdoor coils cleaned before warm weather starts. A dirty coil reduces the system’s ability to cool as it decreases heat transfer and air flow.
  • Have your central air conditioner’s refrigerant checked and adjusted, leaky systems not only cost you money but can damage the environment.
  • Have blower components cleaned and adjusted to provide proper system airflow, the blower wheel gets coated with dirt and oil, the more debris the less efficient it operates which simply costs you even more money in summer and in winter.

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Green buildings and Volatile Organic Compounds

One aspect of green buildings that many people do not understand is easy to explain. Everyone knows and many like that all too familiar new car smell but what most people do not know is that the smell itself is a warning. What your are smelling is called volatile organic compounds or VOC’s.

We all know that the new car smell is fleeting and disappears after several weeks, unfortunately the VOC’s do not disappear as quickly and you continue to breath these compounds for quite a long time.

So, your saying.. So What, Right? Well, if you knew what chemicals you are breathing you would not say that. Many of these chemicals are known toxins and some are known to cause cancer. Funny but we really never hear much about these chemicals but in fact we are all exposed to these chemicals every day we are inside a car, an office and in our homes and there is almost nothing you can do to prevent it or fix it.

The VOC’s usually come from any manufactured source, things such as carpet, paint, plastics, fabrics, foam, rubber, glue, furniture and many building materials are all known sources of these compounds. Other sources include many regularly used cleaning chemicals and aerosols.

As we all know, most newer homes and offices are pretty well sealed and these contaminants that are released within our homes and offices do not dissipate very well. Many of these compounds cause sick building syndrome and this usually leads to allergic sensitization or asthmatic symptoms from many people.

One of the goals of building green is to reduce or eliminate these compounds from the indoor environment and one of the best things to come from the “green movement” is the manufacture of countless products that are proven to have significant reductions in these nasty chemicals. While they do not completely eliminate all the possible VOC’s they do reduce them considerably.

Here are just a few of the most common chemicals found in our everyday lives…

  • Formaldhyde
  • Toluene (Methylbenzene)
  • Xylene (para and/or meta)
  • Ethanol
  • xylene, ortho
  • Benzene, ethyl
  • Benzene, 1,2,4-trimethyl
  • Limonene (Dipentene; 1-Methyl-4-(1- methylethyl)cyclohexene)
  • Hexanal
  • Heptane
  • Cyclopentasiloxane, decamethyl
  • Nonane
  • Benzene, 1-ethyl-4-methyl (4-Ethyltoluene)
  • Acetone
  • Dodecane
  • 2-Propanol (Isopropanol)
  • Cyclohexane, methyl

So next time you are looking to paint your baby’s room or carpet the living room think about what your buying, many of the everyday products we all buy will “off gas” these compounds for a long time after the “new smell” goes away. Look for products that are labled as low VOC products and breath easier everyday.

Ameri-Serv @ Ameri-Serv Inc. ASI Heating and Cooling Green Informational BLOGOriginal post: Ameri-Serv