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Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

By Viccarone HAVC
December 06, 2019 Category • Heating

A little update from Viccarone HVAC for when its time to replace that Furnace: Did you know the US Department of Energy has enacted that all furnaces switch production over from PSC blower motors to more efficient ECM motors effective for production after July 3, 2019. At Viccarone HVAC, we have been much converted now for about 12 weeks on inventory and installing 90% of our installations with the new ECM motor designs. Spare parts and service needs are being addressed with all the manufacturers we deal with daily. A little explanation about the motor designs: On many installed furnaces, the original (OEM) blower motor is a PSC model. Short for Permanent split capacitor, PSC motors are designed to do what furnace motors have always done in the past: simply turn on and off. The output of a PSC motor isnt controllable and it has no intermediate speeds. Its either running at full output or its not running at all. The energy consumption of the motor is therefore fixed at a single

Benefits of Custom Duct Work

By Viccarone Heating
December 11, 2018 Category • Heating

Creating custom duct work is a science and an art. Custom duct work is important for increasing efficiency and reducing costs in your heating and cooling system. Optimizing Your HVAC System By beginning a custom duct work job with Viccarone Heating and Air Conditioning, youll be well on your way to optimizing your system. To start optimizing your HVAC system, you need to reduce the static pressure. This reduction in static pressure comes from the engineering and utilization of a proper design load calculation and not oversizing the equipment. If you are using equipment that is oversized, you are compensating for the waste from the ductwork, the filter box and other system drags on the total system design. You can improve the HVAC system design and total effectiveness by including: A radius duct design. Increase the duct size. Reduce the right angles. Eliminate the wasted corners. Reduce any leaks, holes or openings in the duct. You can add larger filter box sizes to help with

Furnace and Winter Preparation

By Viccarone
October 10, 2017 Category • Furnace, Heating

Sept. 22 marked the first day of fall this year, which means that in Ohio and Illinois, winter is already on its way. You probably have a list of preparations you need to undergo before the snow gets here, but dont forget a crucial item: your furnace, which needs winter preparation just like your windows need weather stripping. Part of the reason is that the extreme winter weather places more stress on the furnace, as you are likely to use it more heavily during colder months to heat your home when you need to the most. However, its also important to get your furnace checked and cleaned to catch any problems before they develop into serious issues, which is not only inconvenient but also dangerous if they occur during a power outage or severe cold snap. Cleaning your Furnace First, you should have the furnace thoroughly cleaned, checking several important elements: thermostat operation, safety controls, ignition and flame, indoor blower and combustion fan motor. Secondly, the flame

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