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Air Conditioning

October 12, 2010

How BTUs and EERs Work

  Most air conditioners have their capacity rated in BTUs, or British Thermal Units. A BTU is, generally, the amount of heat required to raise the temperature […]
October 5, 2010

Where Does Carbon Monoxide (CO) Come From?

CO is Produced when: Carbonaceous materials are burned with insufficient oxygen. Its lethal effects have been known for centuries; in ancient Rome, “coal gas” was used […]
October 1, 2010

Using Off-Peak Power to Heat Water

Most consumers use more hot water in the evenings and mornings than at other times of the day. For those who have an electric water heater, […]
September 21, 2010

Radiant Heating

Radiant heating systems involve supplying heat directly to the floor or to panels in the wall or ceiling of a house. The systems depend largely on […]
September 14, 2010

Benefits of a High Efficiency Air Conditioner

Kirk from North Valley Mechanical, describes the benefits of having a high efficiency air conditioning unit.
August 31, 2010

How To Remove The Old Air Conditioning Unit

Kirk from North Valley Mechanical demonstrates how to remove an old air conditioning unit safely and efficiently.
August 26, 2010

Types of Automatic and Programmable Thermostats

There are five basic types of automatic and programmable thermostats: electromechanical digital hybrid occupancy light sensing Most range in price from $30 to $100, except for […]
August 19, 2010

Using Off-Peak Power to Heat Water

Most consumers use more hot water in the evenings and mornings than at other times of the day. For those who have an electric water heater, […]
August 2, 2010

Replacing an Air Conditioning Unit

We recently shot a video of North Valley Mechanical replacing an old air conditioning unit. We are happy to be releasing this video today! Kirk does […]