What are the current ASHRAE standards?

Fortunately most of the furnaces and air conditioners in our homes keep us comfortable throughout the year. But occasionally, we encounter a weather anomaly that throws everything out of kilter. ASHRAE Standards Design Temperature ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) standards are based on a 99% design temperature. This means that … Continued

Is your furnace heating properly?

Most homeowners think that as long as their thermostats reach the desired setting, then the furnace is working properly. In theory, that is correct but it doesn’t always mean that the furnace is performing to factory specifications. A regular safety inspection/cleaning is the only way to ascertain the operational condition of the furnace. Furnace Temperature … Continued

Are you always cold in the winter?

There are many people that we service that always seem to be cold during the winter months. Obviously, when it reaches -10 or -15°F it is almost impossible to stay comfortable while being outside. Our challenge is in dealing with “feeling cold” while being in a heated space. That could be your home, car or … Continued

How often does your furnace run?

Now that we are in the heating season, various furnace related issues always arise. One of the most common problems that we encounter is that the furnace cycles too often. It will run for a short time, shut off, and several minutes later it will start again. Short Cycling There are several factors that can … Continued

What’s New At Official?

The Official Family is thrilled and excited with our new team member. She is a 12 week old Rottie and her name is Bella. Puppy paws will be prancing around the offices for many years, bringing joy and happiness to all of us. Everyone at Official Heating & Cooling would like to thank our customers … Continued

Can you virus proof your home?

This year is definitely proving to be a challenging one. With all the mandates that have decreed, it has become imperative that our homes have to be as safe as possible. We have two products that have been clinically tested to inactivate airborne pathogens. Today more people are working from home and kids are learning … Continued

How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

Changing your furnace filter is crucial since it improves your indoor air quality. The frequency of replacing it depends on the climate and household factors. Some of the elements that matter are whether you have pets and the number of people in your home. This begs the question, how often should you change your furnace … Continued

What size furnace should you have?

Furnaces are sized based on BTU’s (British Thermal Unit). The only definitive way to properly size a furnace is to do a Manual J Heat Load Calculation. Unfortunately, when replacing a furnace, too many people just guess at the size or base their choice on what the old furnace was. The Ideal Furnace The ideal … Continued

How clean is the air in your home?

According to the EPA, the indoor air can be 2-5 times worse than the outside air. Dust, dander, mildew, mold, allergens, bacteria, off gassing, etc. are all trapped in your home. The only way to eliminate most of these pollutants is with ventilation and filtration. The two most effective ways to maximize your indoor air … Continued

Does Your Furnace Have Poor Airflow?

With the Fall weather upon us, most of us have had to turn on our furnaces to remove that morning chill. But because the outside temperatures are not extreme, the furnace doesn’t have to run too long before satisfying the thermostat. Obviously, the room with the thermostat will be comfortable but some of the outlying … Continued