How to dispose old HVAC Units

Safely get rid of your worn out heating or air conditioning system

Old HVAC

How to properly dispose an old air conditioning unit. (Photo Credits)

Like any home appliance, HVAC Units also have a lifespan. It gets worn-out with being used day in and day out so there really would come a time when it has to be replaced, and disposed of. Plumbing Association of San Diego

But how should a property owner safely deal with disposing an old HVAC Unit?

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency has a published guideline o9utlining how a unit should be disposed of. It basically says that disposal should be left to the professionals.

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“Whether you are on the job at a construction/demolition site or at a demolition scrapyard or recycling facility, you are likely to encounter refrigeration and air-conditioning (AC) equipment. Refrigeration/AC equipment has historically used refrigerants and/or insulating foam, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which deplete the stratospheric ozone layer and contribute to global climate change.”

Download the guidelines here.

Recycle, recycle, recycle

Sustainablog.com meanwhile shed light on the possible scenarios once a household decides to get rid of their worn out HVAC equipment. A/C And HVAC  

“Often, recycling companies will voluntarily retrieve the HVAC unit from your house, and deliver it to an drop-off location. If you choose this option, ensure the recycling vehicle can accommodate large appliances — like cooling towers, chillers or generators — and expel them through environmentally responsibly channels.”

The continuation of the article can be found here.

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The Spruce meantime shared the many ways to dispose of old air conditioning units. One way, according to them is to ask the supplier of the new HVAC System, if they could dispose the HVAC for replacement.

“When buying a replacement air conditioner, check with the retailer to see if they’ll take and dispose of your old model for you. Some merchants may provide this service as part of the sale; others may reduce the cost of your appliance in exchange for a trade-in.”

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How to dispose old HVAC Units

Safely get rid of your worn out heating or air conditioning system

Old HVAC

How to properly dispose an old air conditioning unit. (Photo Credits)

Like any home appliance, HVAC Units also have a lifespan. It gets worn-out with being used day in and day out so there really would come a time when it has to be replaced, and disposed of. Plumbing Association of San Diego

But how should a property owner safely deal with disposing an old HVAC Unit?

Plumber’s tips on conserving water in the garden

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has a published guideline o9utlining how a unit should be disposed of. It basically says that disposal should be left to the professionals.

HVAC Expert’s advice on installing a window aircon unit

“Whether you are on the job at a construction/demolition site or at a demolition scrapyard or recycling facility, you are likely to encounter refrigeration and air-conditioning (AC) equipment. Refrigeration/AC equipment has historically used refrigerants and/or insulating foam, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which deplete the stratospheric ozone layer and contribute to global climate change.”

Download the guidelines here.

Recycle, recycle, recycle

Sustainablog.com meanwhile shed light on the possible scenarios once a household decides to get rid of their worn out HVAC equipment. A/C And HVAC  

“Often, recycling companies will voluntarily retrieve the HVAC unit from your house, and deliver it to an drop-off location. If you choose this option, ensure the recycling vehicle can accommodate large appliances — like cooling towers, chillers or generators — and expel them through environmentally responsibly channels.”

The continuation of the article can be found here.

Related HVAC Repair and Installation Services:

San Diego HVAC Contractor Click Here        

HVAC Lakeside More Info                  

HVAC Escondido Emergency Electrician  

HVAC Chula Vista Check Website

H.V.A.C El Cajon Free Estimate     

AC Repair Oceanside Holiday Electrician

The Spruce meantime shared the many ways to dispose of old air conditioning units. One way, according to them is to ask the supplier of the new HVAC System, if they could dispose the HVAC for replacement.

“When buying a replacement air conditioner, check with the retailer to see if they’ll take and dispose of your old model for you. Some merchants may provide this service as part of the sale; others may reduce the cost of your appliance in exchange for a trade-in.”

Read the rest of the ways to dispose an HVAC here.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

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Plumber’s Advice on Water Efficiency in the Bathroom

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Plumber’s Advice on Water Efficiency in the Bathroom

Conserving Water in the Bathroom

Sea bath (without mirror)

The bathroom consumes a huge chunk of a household’s water usage. (Photo Credits)

Conserving water in the bathroom can do a lot in terms of saving on water bills, and being friendlier to the environment.

More and more households are getting conscious about this because water does not only represent household bills at the end of the month. It is also a finite resource that should be conserved. A/C And HVAC

Earth Easy mentioned several tips on lowering water consumption in the bathroom.

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“If your bathroom was designed before 1992, your showerheads probably put out 5 gallons of water a minute (GPM). Multiply this by the number of minutes you’re in the shower, and the water usage adds up rapidly. After 1992, showerheads became legally required to put out no more than 2.5 gallons of water (you can find an adjustable showerhead that puts out as little as 1.0 gallons of water per minute and still offers an enjoyable shower). The average person uses a shower for 10 minutes per day, so switching to a low flow showerhead can save a family of four about 58,000 gallons of water per year.”

Check out the whole article here.

Water from the Faucet

Water Footprint Calculator meantime came up with a comprehensive post meant to guide homeowners on their water usage. For their advice in conserving water in the bathroom, they mentioned about bathroom faucet use and maintenance. Plumbing Association of San Diego 

“Install low-flow faucet aerators in your sinks – you can save gallons of water each time you use the tap. Conventional faucets flow as high as 3 gallons per minute, but low-flow faucets flow at 1.5 gallons per minute. Fix those leaky faucets. That constant drip is more than just annoying; it’s also a huge waste of water. You can lose more than 20 gallons of water a day from a single drippy faucet!”

More tips can be found here.

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The Australian Government’s website Act Smart also came up with tips in saving water in the bathroom.

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“Check for toilet leaks by placing a few drops of biodegradable food colouring into the cistern, and wait for 30 minutes. If you have a leaking toilet, you will see coloured water in the toilet bowl and you need to contact a plumber. A slow, barely visible leak can waste more than 4,000 litres of water a year. Check for leaking pipes by reading your water meter before you go to bed, then again in the morning. If there has been no water use overnight, and the reading has changed, you may have a leaking pipe and should seek advice from a plumber.

Read the continuation here.

Regular professional plumbing maintenance is also key in lowering water bolls in the bathroom and beyond. This is because routine maintenance and inspection   can help solve leaking and other piping issues even before they get blown out of proportion.

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Plumber’s Advice on Water Efficiency in the Bathroom

Conserving Water in the Bathroom

Sea bath (without mirror)

The bathroom consumes a huge chunk of a household’s water usage. (Photo Credits)

Conserving water in the bathroom can do a lot in terms of saving on water bills, and being friendlier to the environment.

More and more households are getting conscious about this because water does not only represent household bills at the end of the month. It is also a finite resource that should be conserved. A/C And HVAC

Earth Easy mentioned several tips on lowering water consumption in the bathroom.

Plumbing 101: How to replace a Bathroom Faucet

“If your bathroom was designed before 1992, your showerheads probably put out 5 gallons of water a minute (GPM). Multiply this by the number of minutes you’re in the shower, and the water usage adds up rapidly. After 1992, showerheads became legally required to put out no more than 2.5 gallons of water (you can find an adjustable showerhead that puts out as little as 1.0 gallons of water per minute and still offers an enjoyable shower). The average person uses a shower for 10 minutes per day, so switching to a low flow showerhead can save a family of four about 58,000 gallons of water per year.”

Check out the whole article here.

Water from the Faucet

Water Footprint Calculator meantime came up with a comprehensive post meant to guide homeowners on their water usage. For their advice in conserving water in the bathroom, they mentioned about bathroom faucet use and maintenance. Plumbing Association of San Diego 

“Install low-flow faucet aerators in your sinks – you can save gallons of water each time you use the tap. Conventional faucets flow as high as 3 gallons per minute, but low-flow faucets flow at 1.5 gallons per minute. Fix those leaky faucets. That constant drip is more than just annoying; it’s also a huge waste of water. You can lose more than 20 gallons of water a day from a single drippy faucet!”

More tips can be found here.

Related Plumbing Repair and Installation Services:

The Australian Government’s website Act Smart also came up with tips in saving water in the bathroom.

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“Check for toilet leaks by placing a few drops of biodegradable food colouring into the cistern, and wait for 30 minutes. If you have a leaking toilet, you will see coloured water in the toilet bowl and you need to contact a plumber. A slow, barely visible leak can waste more than 4,000 litres of water a year. Check for leaking pipes by reading your water meter before you go to bed, then again in the morning. If there has been no water use overnight, and the reading has changed, you may have a leaking pipe and should seek advice from a plumber.

Read the continuation here.

Regular professional plumbing maintenance is also key in lowering water bolls in the bathroom and beyond. This is because routine maintenance and inspection   can help solve leaking and other piping issues even before they get blown out of proportion.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

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HVAC Expert’s Advice on Reducing Heating Bills in the Bedroom

Lowering heating costs

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Efficient heating in the bedroom. (Photo Credits)

Sleeping cold in the winter will never be a good idea. Apart from it being uncomfortable, it can lead to sickness for some individuals who may be sensitive about drops in temperature.

The website This Old House says there are various ways to cut down on heating costs around the home during the winter season. In one of its articles, it enumerated the ways to use heat more efficiently at home, particularly the bedroom. Plumbing Association of San Diego

“Add up all those overlooked cracks, gaps, and openings around your windows, doors, plumbing, and wiring, and you may find your house has a hole the size of a Mack truck. Seal it up, and you’ll save more than 10 percent on your heating bills. Start by caulking or weatherstripping around windows.”

Check out the rest of the material here.

More heating conservation tips

Time.com also came up with an article discussing the lowering of heating bills during snow season. One of their advice is to bundle up. A/C And HVAC       

“Don’t shed that sweater when you get home. Instead, wear warm clothing inside and turn your thermostat down. You can save 5 percent on heating costs for every degree you drop your thermostat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, according to the California Energy Commission’s Consumer Energy Center, which suggests a maximum setting of 68 degrees during the day. Unless you have a heat pump, consider cranking the thermostat setting down to 55 degrees when you’re sleeping or away from home for an extended period, as well.”

The original article can be found here.

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Hometips.com shared five tips on lowering heating bills during the winter season. Last on their list is taking full advantage of the home heating system.

“If your home is heated with a forced-air system, have the system serviced regularly. Clean filters or replace them every month or two. Be sure air ducts are free from blockages and that they are properly sealed. A tremendous amount of heated air can be wasted if joints between heating ducts become disconnected. Also be sure that any ducts passing through unheated areas such as the crawlspace or attic are insulated.”

The rest of their advice can be found here.

Keeping the HVAC system well maintained especially in the onset of the winter season is another way to keep heating costs as bay. Consulting an HVAC professional can help determine whether there are repairs or maintenance work that needs to be done.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

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HVAC Expert’s Advice on Reducing Heating Bills in the Bedroom

Lowering heating costs

IMG_4968-001

Efficient heating in the bedroom. (Photo Credits)

Sleeping cold in the winter will never be a good idea. Apart from it being uncomfortable, it can lead to sickness for some individuals who may be sensitive about drops in temperature.

The website This Old House says there are various ways to cut down on heating costs around the home during the winter season. In one of its articles, it enumerated the ways to use heat more efficiently at home, particularly the bedroom. Plumbing Association of San Diego

“Add up all those overlooked cracks, gaps, and openings around your windows, doors, plumbing, and wiring, and you may find your house has a hole the size of a Mack truck. Seal it up, and you’ll save more than 10 percent on your heating bills. Start by caulking or weatherstripping around windows.”

Check out the rest of the material here.

More heating conservation tips

Time.com also came up with an article discussing the lowering of heating bills during snow season. One of their advice is to bundle up. A/C And HVAC       

“Don’t shed that sweater when you get home. Instead, wear warm clothing inside and turn your thermostat down. You can save 5 percent on heating costs for every degree you drop your thermostat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, according to the California Energy Commission’s Consumer Energy Center, which suggests a maximum setting of 68 degrees during the day. Unless you have a heat pump, consider cranking the thermostat setting down to 55 degrees when you’re sleeping or away from home for an extended period, as well.”

The original article can be found here.

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Hometips.com shared five tips on lowering heating bills during the winter season. Last on their list is taking full advantage of the home heating system.

“If your home is heated with a forced-air system, have the system serviced regularly. Clean filters or replace them every month or two. Be sure air ducts are free from blockages and that they are properly sealed. A tremendous amount of heated air can be wasted if joints between heating ducts become disconnected. Also be sure that any ducts passing through unheated areas such as the crawlspace or attic are insulated.”

The rest of their advice can be found here.

Keeping the HVAC system well maintained especially in the onset of the winter season is another way to keep heating costs as bay. Consulting an HVAC professional can help determine whether there are repairs or maintenance work that needs to be done.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

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Winterizing the HVAC System

Preparing for the Winter

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The winter months can be damaging to the HVAC System. (Photo Credits)

The HVAC System, like any home fixture, will need to be prepped and protected from harsh weather conditions like the winter. A good way to prevent any damage is to winterize the HVAC System particularly the part of the system that is installed outdoors.

SF Gate shared a step-by-step instructional on winterizing the outdoor unit of an air-conditioning system. Plumbing Association of San Diego 

“Find the air conditioning circuit near your unit. Usually, it has a plastic or metal lid that covers the electrical circuit. Open the lid and flip the switch to turn the unit off. This prevents the unit from turning on during an unusually warm winter day, keeping water out of the unit that could potentially freeze.”

Read the continuation here.

More tips on winterizing the HVAC System

Homes.com also came up with its share of homeowner advice on gearing up HVAC units for winter time. Apart from ensuring that the HVAC Unit will run smoothly during the snow season, winterizing it, they say will help cut down on power costs. A/C And HVAC    

“Now let’s move outside. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can forget all about your AC. In fact, after a long, dusty summer of perpetual use, your air conditioning unit is probably feeling its age. In particular, check for vines, weeds, and brush that may have grown up around your outdoor unit. Look for twigs or leaves that may have fallen into the interior, and clear these out. It may not seem like it now, but winter is only a few short months long—so the more preparation you do now, the less work you’ll have in front of you come summertime.”

Take a look at the whole guide here.

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Popular Mechanics also came up with advice on winterizing a home HVAC System.

“This one’s really easy, and it will even save you a few pennies next summer, too: Simply drain any hoses and air conditioner pipes, and make sure you don’t have excess water pooled in equipment. If your A/C has a water shutoff valve, go ahead and turn that off. Similarly, make sure any hoses are drained and stowed away neatly. Turn off exterior water spigots. It’s also a good idea to seal any water leaks around the place—and don’t forget to remove any window A/C units and store them so you don’t invite cold drafts all winter.”

Read the rest of the post here.

Winterizing an HVAC System may require time and effort, but the savings that a household may garner from doing so will be immense given that it will protect the whole system from getting damaged by the winter.

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