As the snow melts and the sun begins to shine once more, we here at P&D Mechanical welcome spring. Minnesotan winters certainly can weigh heavy on the soul! We also welcome the opportunity to get back out into the community again and continue our plumbing and heating work, as well as toilet repair. Not that we weren’t doing this in the winter, but as the air warms, plumbing issues that were undetectable to the layperson in the winter, due to freezing temperatures, can suddenly become glaringly obvious—and huge hazards to both your pocketbook and your home. We’d be happy to assist you with any of your springtime mechanical needs.
Winter is almost here, and with it comes higher heating bills! No matter how efficient your energy system is, the undeniable fact is it gets cold around these parts means you’ll be using more of your heating this time of year. If you need heating work, now’s the time to get it done, lest your family or business be stranded without warmth this holiday season.
Ever since the environmental movements of the 1960s and 1970s, sustainability and green living has been a concern that weighs heavily on many Americans’ minds—even more so after the hole in the ozone layer that made quite the scare in the 80s. Homeowners and businesses alike are today working to cut down on their carbon footprint; scientists are devising new ways to maintain modern life’s conveniences while also reducing humanity’s impact on the environment.
A chilled water system is an air conditioning system that works similar to heated flooring. Instead of raising the temperature, a chilled water system is designed to reduce the temperature. The process is simple: water is cooled down to roughly 40 degrees. It is then channeled through a network of pipes that stretch along the inside the walls of a building. The purpose of the system is to cool the building down in a more efficient manner than a standard HVAC system. This method of cooling a building has many benefits and advantages.
A radiant floor heating system generates large amounts of heat that transfer through the flooring of a home. Radiant floor heating gives you the feel of being in a warm room. It is similar to leaving an oven door open and feeling the heat radiating from the oven without being in direct contact. Radiant floor heating systems are popular with homeowners because they offer distinct advantages over other heating systems.
Choosing to purchase a commercial building is a big step for your business. It’s a significant investment. One that should be completed with minimal problems, both now and in the future.
Getting an inspection is one way you can ensure that you are purchasing a business that is structurally sound. To be safe, make sure your inspector inspects these three critical aspects of your building.
When it comes to operating a business, you are responsible for a lot throughout the day. You have to ensure that your employees are meeting their metrics, your vendors are keeping your business stocked with supplies, and you have to ensure your business remains profitable. The last thing you want to worry about is whether you have a roof or plumbing leak.
You are happiest in your home when everything works as it should. When you turn your heat on, it comes on. Additionally, when you want a nice, hot shower, you expect the water to warm to your liking, until it doesn’t. Boilers fail. Fortunately, most don’t fail without warning signs. If you’ve noticed any of the following symptoms, you may need a new boiler.
Whether you’re interested in buying a house, renovating a house, or building one, you’ve probably wondered about heating systems and which is best. The real question isn’t which is best as any modern heating system is going to work well, but rather which work best for your needs. Ultimately it’s something to discuss with your contractor and the best way to approach the situation is to have a general understanding of how heating systems work and what advantages each style presents.
Winter is coming, and there are ways you can prepare. Annual inspections of your heat pump and overall HVAC system should be first on your to-do list. Even if your system seems to be working okay, there are certain maintenance routines that are required to assure it doesn’t fail to serve you at the most unfortunate time. At your home or office, a routine inspection will save you the inconvenience of having to stop everything you’re trying to do while waiting for an HVAC technician to come repair your system.