A brand new lennox furnace installed in a basement.

Why Does Our High-Efficiency Gas Furnace Vent Hot?

Do You Need to be Concerned if Your Furnace Exhaust Pipe is Hot? Older style furnaces had their exhaust run up through the home and then up through the roof. Because the chimney is out of reach, most people have no idea how hot it can become. Whether the furnace is a standard (a conventional furnace 50-70%), mid-efficiency (70-80%) or a high-efficiency furnace, the provision for combustion air and flue gas vent systems is very important. Mid-efficiency furnaces have an […]

Box Media Air Filtration

What the Weatherman says about…Furnace ‘Box media Filtration’ There are many things you can add to your HVAC system to solve issues you and your family may be having in your home.  Everything from Ultra Violet lights to Wi-Fi thermostats.  The real question is what is a good idea for you. In the case of box media air cleaners, it is a matter of how much you currently spend on air filtration now, or rather how much you would like[…..]

Outdoor airconditioning unit from Lennox.

When To Replace Your Heating or Cooling System

To repair or replace, that is the question that most likely comes to mind when your heating or cooling system stops working like it should. Although fixing the issue may be the most affordable solution now, it may not be the best choice in the long run. Looking at another HVAC or air conditioner repair bill might make you reconsider getting new equipment. Factors to consider include: Fifty Percent Rule When the cost of repairs approaches 50% of the value of[…..]

Diagram of airflow through an air filtration system.

Everything You Wanted to Know About HRV’s

DEFINITION: Heat recovery ventilation (HRV), is an air-to-air heat exchanger which employs a cross flow or counter-flow heat exchanger (countercurrent heat exchange) between the inbound and outbound air flow. HRV provides fresh air and improved climate control, while also saving energy by reducing heating requirements for incoming fresh air for the home. Not to be confused with Energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), which are closely related, however ERVs also transfer the humidity level of the exhaust air to the intake air.[…..]