Aggressive Mechanical, Inc

DOE’s HVAC Energy Efficiency Standards: Going Up

26 Jun
going up

After one year in limbo, at least some new HVAC energy efficiency standards are scheduled to take effect in 2015. Originally planned for implementation in May 2013, the standards were also originally intended to impose regionalized changes in mandated efficiency for air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces based on geographic locale. Many HVAC industry groups […]

What Do AFUE, SEER and HSPF Mean for Your System?

06 May
HVAC qustions

HVAC-industry acronyms like AFUE, SEER and HSPF may look like Greek to you. However, decoding their meanings can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to do a little comparison shopping and find the most suitable system that matches your home’s HVAC needs. Here’s what the AFUE, SEER […]

Put Duct Sealing on Your Spring Home Maintenance List

15 Apr
seal ducts

Air ducts are an often forgotten about aspect of many people’s forced-air heating and cooling system. Because they are often hidden behind walls, ceilings, or in basements, it is so easy to forget what an important job they have. The air ducts in your forced-air heating and cooling system are like the lifeline of your […]

Is Your Ductwork Falling Apart?

01 Apr
question mark

No matter how well built, ductwork doesn’t last forever. Sheet metal, fiberglass, and flexduct can all develop age-related issues that compromise their energy efficiency and your home’s air quality. Worse yet, if the ducts weren’t properly installed in the first place, you’ll have problems right from the start. Replacing broken down or badly designed ducts […]

Condensing Furnaces May be Right for Your Monmouth County Home

27 Feb
what you need to know

Condensing furnaces remedy a long-standing drawback of older gas-fired furnaces. Here’s a hint: A standard gas furnace utilizes an exhaust vent pipe made of heavy, heat-resistant metal while the exhaust vent for a condensing furnace is plastic and stays cool to the touch. In conventional gas heating, a significant amount of heat energy produced by […]