Overcoming SF6 Phantom Emissions

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In any business, it is important to take an accurate inventory of assets, and to be sure that the inventory statistics remain accurate, regular follow-up inventory inspections serve as an excellent means, of discovering and repairing any reasons, for a non balanced report.

Entering the results, of taking inventory, into an app, and then backing up the data makes the process much more convenient. It isn’t difficult, to discover an SF6 leak, but in the event that this occurs, such information can, easily be added to the inventory tracking application’s records, which will figure such factors into the inventory balance.

The product is quite costly, today, and the price is likely to increase, with fewer SF6-dependant devices being produced, in favor of more advanced, eco-friendly alternatives that are emerging. This makes having accurate inventory statistics important.

Read the whole story here – http://refrigerantauthority.com/how-to-avoid-phantom-emissions/


Reclaim SF6? Or buy a Virgin One?


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Using SF6 has been very popular for a long time now. The issue is that, although SF6 is a great material, it also leaves behind at tremendous amount of greenhouse gas and this is extremely bad for the environment.

In order to address this issue, users of SF6 can consider the use of reclaimed SF6 as opposed to using Virgin SF6. It explains some of the benefits of using reclaim SF6 as opposed to virgin SF6. General benefits of reclaim SF6 may include reduced costs and benefits from initiatives started by EPA.

Not to mention that reclaim SF6 still fits the specifications that virgin materials are used for. Help sustain the environment by using reclaim SF6.

For more information, click here – http://refrigerantauthority.com/reclaim-vs-virgin/


What will Happen to HVAC Companies Upon Government Shutdown?

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The government shutdown not only will affect the HVAC industry, but also the environment as a whole. While the government shutdown lasts, EPA and DOE will remain shutdown and this is a major blow for the HVAC industry as it relies on these two government organizations for regulations.

With the government shutdown, the HVAC industry is in the dark over compliance issues that require immediate attention and resolutions. Without the DOE and EPA, environmental issues will have to take a backseat and this is a major area of concern as it can have tremendous ripple affects for our social well-being in the long term.

For more information, click here – http://refrigerantauthority.com/how-the-government-shutdown-will-impact-the-hvac-industry/

Healthy Indoor Air In School: Secure Your Child’s Care


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Find out if the schools related to you are taking the right steps to having healthy indoor air. Many schools, for the same amount of floor space, may have up to four times as many occupants as an office building. This is a problem that needs to be addressed if the air quality is poor.

Children are more likely have respiratory issues has their bodies are still in development. This article explains some tell-tale signs of whether your school building has air quality problems and some techniques that can be utilized in order to address this issue.

Links to the EPA are also available to provide additional information about how to improve the quality of your school’s indoor air.

More of these sure steps to a healthy indoor air in school here – http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/2013/10/sure-steps-to-healthy-indoor-air-in-schools/


Let’s talk about the 7 Factors of a Successful High Performance Building

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Buildings can offer different benefits and have different factors on the environment around it, the people working inside of it, and others. Some of these benefits to the environment are energy savings and are “green” buildings. During the 1990’s, the US began to focus on making buildings green and sustainable. Buildings started to become regulated more strictly, as the 2000s Congress defined high-performance buildings as buildings designed and built in the context of larger human, environmental, and economic concerns.

Legrand decided to research and have identified seven key factors behind the success of most high-performance buildings. These seven factors are Market and Economic Influences, Security and Natural Disasters, Energy Security and Climate Change, Social Equity, Changes in Building Design and Management, Information Technology, and Codes and Standards. Buildings that favor these seven factors are destined for success and will sustain that success for a long time.

Read the full article here – http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/2013/10/the-7-trends-behind-high-performance-buildings/


Safety Tips: 5 Questions to Ask upon Installing HVAC System

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“Viruses, bacteria, and other pesky airborne particles are a fact of life, but how does one prevent them from spreading?

On top of HVAC systems being complex and hard to grasp, maintaining these sytems can be equally, if not more challenging. These systems must be maintained to ensure that nasty biological particles are not floating around in the air that can affect the well-being of everyone around.

List of helpful questions that you should ask about your HVAC system is provided in order keep the circulation of air in your home or business as pristine as possible. For more tips and strategies on how to deal with these very real and potentially dangerous issues, sign up for the blog in the link.”

For more information, click here – http://www.goodway.com/hvac-blog/2013/11/hvac-system-safety-top-5-questions-you-should-be-asking/


HERS Introduced the 2015 Energy Conservation Code


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Homebuilders will now have to adhere to the Energy Conservation code. This helps builders build more energy efficient homes in different climate zones. The incentive for this is home buyers will now qualify for a 2066 IECC tax credit of $2000.

The only requirement is they most use 50% less energy that what was required by IECC in 2006. Not only is the way the home was constructed factored in now but also the type of lights and appliances are included. This will equate to around $100 billion in national savings by 2030.

How all of this pans out is yet to be seen, but it is definitely a step forward towards energy efficiency.

Read the whole story here – http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/71518/The-2015-Energy-Code-Will-Have-a-HERS-Rating-Compliance-Path


Georgia Power Stepped Up!

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With the new highly disliked Energy Star Version 3 Program, local companies such as Georgia Power has stepped in to provide their own programs similar to that of Energy Star Version 2(a well-liked program).

Georgia Power offers incentives to builders for keeping houses as energy efficient as possible and have also taken steps to use multiple channels of marketing in order to get the word out.

Georgia Power has also provided videos for people who do not know what the HERS Index is and who may not be sure whether or not their home is energy efficient. This promotion is a great step in helping homes become more energy efficient.

For more information, click here – http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/71895/Georgia-Power-Fills-the-Void-Left-by-ENERGY-STAR


What’s wrong with Energy Star New Homes Program?

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Energy star has introduced the new Version 3 from the Version 2. This new version has people attached to the energy star program in a mad frenzy with all the confusion and regulatory requirements that are now in place, causing many to back out of the Energy Star Program.

Some of the factors relevant to the drop of use in the Energy Star program is due to the housing crash in 2009 but the main issue revolves around what Energy Star used to be and what it now has become. This article argues for the basic reasons of reverting back to some of the benefits provided to the users in the Version 2 and not in the Version 3.

Read more of this news here – http://www.energyvanguard.com/blog-building-science-HERS-BPI/bid/71978/Is-the-ENERGY-STAR-New-Homes-Program-Dying


Clean Sweep: Vacuum Accessory that Sweeps the Area

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The high vacuum wand to low vacuum dust collector known as Clean Sweep removes dust from the area. It is a very economical way to remove dust from certain areas. It provides up to 40 in. wg at 90 psig. Large particles are trapped so they cannot be caught in the filter. It uses a pneumatic vacuum pump that brings in the dust through a hose system.

The vacuum is maintenance free. The accessories it comes with are a flexible hose, floor sweep, and crevice nozzle. It also comes with an instructional video that makes set up a breeze. Overall the vacuum is a very ergonomic way to remove dust from an area.

For more information, visit this link – http://news.thomasnet.com/fullstory/Vacuum-Accessory-keeps-dust-collection-work-areas-clean-20014950