Why the Days of R-22 Are Numbered

R-22 is perhaps the most popular air conditioner refrigerant today. It’s in the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) group, a series of chemicals that replaced the notoriously ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). But HCFCs are just a Band-Aid solution, and, like all “bandages”, they must be changed eventually.

4 FAQs About HVAC TAB (Testing, Adjusting and Balancing)

Testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) is an essential yet underrated commercial HVAC maintenance task. Many building owners and property managers don’t appreciate it’s importance, not because it’s overstated but rather becaise it isn’t explained well enough.

Managing Spring Allergies at Home

Many people look forward to the spring season because of the beautiful weather and longer days perfect for spending time outdoors and taking leisurely walks. Others dread springtime, however, because of the allergies it triggers. Residential heating company Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning shares an overview of how you can manage spring allergies in your

How to Improve Energy Efficiency In Server Rooms

With the high number of computer equipment running at any given time, server rooms have big energy requirements, not to mention the massive amount of cooling needed to prevent any of them from overheating. Heating and cooling expert Schmitt discusses the ways you can improve server room energy efficiency.

3 Types of Whole-House Humidifiers

Whole-house humidifiers, along with ventilators, air purifiers and UV lamps, can improve your home’s overall indoor air quality. And unlike other HVAC appliances and devices, they can also significantly alleviate the many health problems associated with the coldest months of the year.

How Can UV Lights Improve Your HVAC System?

Ultraviolet light is notorious for causing sunburn to the skin and discoloration on home furnishings. But did you know that it can actually help improve the performance of your HVAC equipment?

How Does Your HVAC Affect Your Skin?

When discussing skin health, the last thing that probably comes to mind is your heating and cooling systems, but you might be surprised to know that your HVAC system plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy, especially during the winter months. Residential and commercial HVAC repair specialist Schmitt takes a closer look.

4 Reasons to Prioritize Upgrades That Increase Energy Efficiency

While there are many areas of your home that may require upgrades, you should prioritize those that help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Heating and air conditioning expert Schmitt lists the reasons why such upgrades should be at the top of your list.

AFUE: Measuring Furnace Energy Efficiency

AFUE, short for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, measures furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. Homeowners who are on the market for a new furnace or boiler will find AFUE helpful in finding the most energy-efficient heating system for their home. Schmitt shares an overview:

4 Tips to Save on Heating Costs

Heating can get costly during winter, whether you use a heat pump or a furnace. Fortunately, you can do several things to make your home more comfortable all winter long and still save on heating costs. Read on as Schmitt Heating and Air Conditioning shares some tips on how you can do this: