Ohio House Bill 264 was enacted in 1985 to allow school districts in Ohio to make energy efficiency improvements to their buildings and use the cost savings to pay for those improvements. Generally speaking, the cost of the energy conservation improvements must pay for themselves out of the energy savings within 15 years. The law […]
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In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted rules to enforce a phased elimination of hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants (R-22) through 2020. Since that time the EPA has passed additional rules that have accelerated the phase-out by further reducing the allowed production of R-22 from the original 2009 production levels by up to 47%. These reductions may […]
Condenser coils are the most delicate components on air-cooled HVAC systems and one of the components most exposed to the elements. Severe weather, pollen, dust, dirt and debris can negatively impact your HVAC system and result in higher energy consumption and lower heating or cooling efficiency for your building.
In 2005, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act (EPACT), which provided for Federal tax incentives for businesses that enact energy efficiency and savings projects in commercial buildings. This law has been renewed several times, the latest in 2015, extending the tax benefits through year-end 2016. In general, commercial building owners and tenants who purchase […]
One of the least expensive components of your HVAC system, fan-motor belts, regularly cause significant, added operating expense to your building-operation cost.