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Water Hammer: Why It’s Bad And What You Can Do To Prevent It

Modern industrial processes depend heavily upon automated fluid control. The routing and flow rates for fluids within a plant environment are under the direction of computerized controllers, and this has proven to be a precise, reliable system. However, the physical laws behind fluids in motion aren't altered by any amount of electronic sophistication; that means changes in fluid dynamics are predictably going to affect systems. One such effect is known as water hammer, and it can be destructive to equipment and processes. Read More 

MERV Ratings: Where Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Better

Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) ratings offer an easy-to-read roadmap for choosing the air filter that fits your home's filtration needs. But choosing your home's next air filter isn't as simple as picking the filter with highest number. It's also important to understand the impact that MERV ratings can have on your HVAC system and how choosing a filter with a too-high rating for your system can cause long-term problems that affect its performance and your home's indoor air quality. Read More 

Selling Your Home? Here Are 6 Easy Ways To Increase Buyer Interest

Now that you have decided to sell your home, you're undoubtedly focused on making sure that it doesn't sit on the market for long. Forget about planning any costly remodeling projects – in addition to settling on a fair asking price, you can use the following tips and tricks to increase buyer interested and get your home sold in no time: Get the Garage Door Serviced The garage is an important feature for most potential buyers, so it's important to give it some attention before putting your home on the market. Read More 

How To Clean Your Electrostatic Furnace Filter

Unlike the standard forced-air furnace, your furnace uses an electrostatic filter to clean your home's indoor air. Although your electrostatic filter provides significant improvements in air quality over a conventional furnace filter, it also requires more maintenance—and without any HVAC training, servicing your electrostatic system may seem impossible. However, your electrostatic system isn't as complicated as you may think. Maintain your electrostatic filter by following these furnace service steps. How Your Electrostatic System Works Read More 

I’m Responsible For The Parking Lot, Too? Tips For Choosing The Right Paving Material For New Small Business Owners

From payroll taxes and hiring to budgets and advertising, when it comes to being a small business owner, you're forced to wear several hats that don't always fit. In addition to all the financial and administrative duties, as a small business owner you're also responsible for keeping your store front and parking lot looking good, as well. If you're planning to renovate your parking lot, and don't know where to begin, here are a few of the pros and cons of two popular materials: asphalt and concrete. Read More