Sample of Manufacturer Response to Flooded Equipment

Boiler Manufacturer Response to Flooded Equipment Technical Bulletin Dated: September 28, 1999 Subject: Flooded Boilers Issued by: Tom Senter, Weil McLain Sample: This bulletin covers how to service a Weil-McLain cast iron boiler, which has been either partially or fully, under water due to flooding conditions. DANGER If any part of a boiler, burner or… Read More »

Carbon Monoxide Q & A – Espanol

Monóxido de Carbono -Preguntas y Respuestas CPSC Documento # 466S ¿Qué es el monóxido de carbono y cómo es producido en el hogar? El monóxido de carbono (CO) es un gas venenoso, sin color ni olor que es producido por quemadores de combustibles sólidos, líquidos o gaseosos que no se queman completamente. Los aparatos de… Read More »

Use & Care of Home Humidifiers

Use & Care of Home Humidifiers Introduction Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. However,… Read More »

Guide to Indoor Air Quality

The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality Introduction Indoor Air Quality Concerns All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some… Read More »

Residential Air-Cleaning Devices – A Summary

Residential Air-Cleaning Devices Introduction Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air. They range from dusts to chemicals to radon. Air cleaners are devices that attempt to remove such pollutants from the indoor air you breathe. The typical furnace filter installed in the ductwork of most home heating and/or air-conditioning systems is… Read More »

Combustion Appliances – Indoor Air Pollution

What You Should Know About Combustion Appliances and Indoor Air Pollution Hazards may be associated with almost all types of appliances. The purpose of this booklet is to answer some common questions you may have about the potential for one specific type of hazard – indoor air pollution – associated with one class of appliances… Read More »

DOE Standards Increase Furnace Costs

FURNACE MANUFACTURERS ADAPT TO MEET NEW DOE STANDARDS ECM Motors will Increase New Furnace Prices, but Save on Fuel Use and Costs Starting July 3, 2019, new U.S. Department of Energy FER (fan efficiency rating) standards designed to help curb carbon emissions and energy costs will go into effect. To meet these new standards, furnace… Read More »

Selecting Heating Fuel & System Types

Selecting Heating Fuel and System Types Selecting the fuel and heating system best suited for your needs depends on the following factors: The cost and availability of the fuel or energy source The type of appliance used to convert that fuel to heat and how the heat is distributed in your house The cost to… Read More »

Interpreting the Sound Ratings of a Unit

Decibel (dB) Comparisons Common Sounds This decibel (dBA) table compares some common sounds and shows how they rank in potential harm to hearing. In many industries, workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels. This is particularly true in the construction, lumber, mining, steel and textile industries. SOUND NOISE LEVEL (dBA) EFFECT Jet Engines (Near) 140… Read More »