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Autonomous Vehicles in the Technical Service Industry

September 12, 2018

Hearing that GM plans to release a vehicle into the general public in 2019 that will have no steering wheel or pedals got me thinking about where the HVAC business will be in a few years. A large part of our company assets is tied up in vehicles and what is inside them.  Our industry basically…

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Research Your HVAC Contractor

August 20, 2018

Can you think of another piece of your home that requires your service provider to have a running in-depth knowledge of gas, gas pressures, gas code, flame stability, water, condensation, geo-thermal, water pumps, air temperature, air movement and velocity, air pressure in duct, pneumatic and digital controls, refrigerant types and their chemical properties, along with…

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The future is here, but can we afford it?

August 13, 2018

Being a residential HVAC company in Columbia, South Carolina, ASAP Heating and Air often gets asked about the future of homes and ways to cut energy costs.  We can offer things like geothermal, mini-splits, duel fuel, zoned systems but this mysterious thing happens when we are asked to give pricing as most people tend to…

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Taking a Look at Nest Thermostats vs. Carrier’s Cor

July 27, 2018

I have been in the HVAC business for fifteen years now doing everything from consulting work, designing systems, installation of systems to selling equipment and running a company.  The thing that always stands out to me when seeing new things hit the street is, does it work, is it helpful, and is it intuitively simple…

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Ductwork Blues

July 13, 2018

Moving into the residential HVAC world, I have found one of the biggest problems that we are facing that is nearly an epidemic, is the misuse of products in the heating and cooling world.  I know what is happening.  Schools are teaching kids about being doctors, lawyers, school teachers, police officers, chefs, firefighters, and ballerinas. …

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Sweaty Ductwork

June 29, 2018

I love that scene in “Along Came Poly” when Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ben Stiller challenge two other guys to a friendly game of basketball.  If you remember, Ben’s character gets matched up to the gentleman that Philip’s character refers to affectionately as “Sasquatch.” The name plays well with his physique, as he is rather…

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What does it mean when your capacitor is out of spec?

June 22, 2018

One of the things you should have done annually or bi-annually is have your capacitors inside your HVAC (Air Conditioning) unit checked.  If they are out of spec/range/tolerance, they should be replaced.  This is most often the reason your air conditioner unit won’t come on when it should.  The two things that capacitors do is…

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“It’s Not Easy Being Green” – Kermit the Frog

June 15, 2018

This article discusses energy efficiency with common sense. Staying on a budget while being a good steward of your environment. We culturally have this strange expectation when a company chooses to call themselves “green”. It’s as if everyone in the company’s office eats tofu, goes to the loo in a composting toilet, only charges their…

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A Tale of Two Stories – Why to install two HVAC units on a two story home.

June 11, 2018

If you want to see me hit the roof, sell me something I don’t need.  Couple that with me being a firm believer in treating others as you would want to be treated.  A young family asked that I come take a look at the home they had just purchased.  You could tell as you…

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Gas heat versus heat pump

June 6, 2018

I was recently asked what I recommend when replacing a unit; if one should go the route of a heat pump or gas heat when taking in consideration that we live in South Carolina (specifically Columbia… famously hot?). My response was gas and this is why: Not taking into account that I am a residential…

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