Riding the Storm Out

Back in 1973, a rock band by the name of REO Speedwagon released its third album, entitled “Riding the Storm Out,” and it became a huge hit. Earlier this month, as the 70 mph winds from super storm Sandy galed outside, shaking the house, this song, “Riding the Storm Out,” began to roll around in…

Cold Climate HVAC Conference This Weekend

Papers providing an international perspective on the current state of design and best practices for buildings in cold climates will be presented at the 7th International Cold Climate HVAC Conference, Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ASHRAE is hosting and organizing the conference with support from the Federation of European Heating and Air Conditioning…

Importance of Seasonal Check-Ups

Seasonal check-ups could prevent spending hundreds on HVAC repairs. When the temperatures dip, many people turn on their heat for the first time and that could mean finding costly problems if your HVAC system hasn’t had a basic seasonal check-up. According to  Lawrence Berkley National Laboratories the average U.S. family spends $2200 a year on utilities.…