Specialty Heating and Cooling Offers Solution to Swine Flu and Air Pollutants in the Home
Portland, Ore. — January 19, 2010 — Homeowners now have another tool at their disposal to fight off the flu viruses often associated with cold winter weather. Specialty Heating and Cooling today announced an indoor air purification system that has shown to reduce odors, air pollutants, VOCs (chemical odors), smoke, mold, bacteria, viruses and a 99+% inactivation rate for H1N1 Swine Flu.
“Since the cold season is upon us, it usually means more chance of passing around germs and bacteria in your home or business, “ said Mike Morgan, vice president of Specialty Heating and Cooling. “While most indoor heating and cooling systems focus on keeping you comfortable, they don’t provide adequate air filtration and purification. This special ultraviolet air purification kills the bacteria and virus on contact.”
Recently, some long-time clients of Specialty Heating and Cooling (we’ll call them the ‘Jones’ family) recently responded to a promotional letter offering a special discount on our geothermal heat pump Precision Tune-Up. During the course of events, we found that upgrading their current geothermal heat pump system offered some tremendous benefits that were simply too good to pass up. Here’s their scenario. If yours is similar, it’s possible you too can take advantage of all the tax credits, rebates, enhanced energy savings and increased comfort that an updated geothermal heat pump system can offer! Continue reading →
Geothermal (or Water Source) Heat Pumps have been long recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the “most energy efficient and environmentally friendly” systems available. This is a worthy commendation yet the first question for a savvy home owner is often, “what does this mean to me in a practical sense?”
“Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.”
Let’s dissect the end of this definition and see why the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy have both recognized geothermal heat pump systems as the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling systems available.
Now that you have your new state-of-the-art Air Conditioning unit, here are a few tips to help your unit run stronger and more efficiently for longer, without having to pay a service technician (We find that our clients enjoy it when we can save them money).
Keep Filter Clean
A clogged or improperly installed air filter on your indoor air conditioning unit will increase operating costs and shorten the life of the unit. For detailed filter cleaning information refer to indoor unit literature.
Do Not Block Floor,Wall or Ceiling Vents
When drapes, furniture, toys or other common household items block vents, the restricted airflow lessens the Air Conditioning system’s efficiency and life span.