EC Motors: What’s the Scoop?

By | Air Conditioning, Cooling, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Residential

What is an ECM?

An ECM, which stands for “electronically-commutated motor“, is a motor that is very important in different HVAC equipment. While these motors sound like any other motor, they’re actually brushless! A brushless motor replaces the carbon variants found in brushed motors with magnets. This change within the system allows for the ECM to adjust to its specific task at hand, whether that be through its torque, power supply, or speed.

Why it’s Important:

Recently, there’s been a change in the requirements for ECMs: they are now mandatory for every piece of HVAC equipment. According to Richard Bardgett from Nidec Corp. (a motor-manufacturing company), the two main modes of operation for ECMs are: “constant airflow within the system or constant torque of the motor.” The main reasoning behind this shift is to increase the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment installed in residential buildings. There’s also another type of motor: a PSC, or a “permanent split capacitor”, is similar to an ECM. The main difference is that a PSC constantly uses energy, rather than adjusting to specific tasks. This means that, with a PSC, your HVAC equipment becomes less efficient both in energy and in overall system quality.

What does this mean for you?

These mandatory motors, while they’re generally more expensive than other motors, save homeowners more money due to its adaptable nature! Since they are so energy efficient, you can save more money on your monthly energy bills. The savings in your bills make up for the higher pricing of the ECM, and allows you have more pocket money at the same time. Another perk to the ECM is that it’s much quieter compared to other motors found in HVAC equipment. For this reason, Happy Harold suggests you call High Performance Heating to quickly change or replace your system to match ECM guidelines. The faster you switch, the more money you’ll save!

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Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance

By | Furnace, HVAC

Keepin’ it clean with routine maintenance!

We know that we talk a lot about maintenance, and we know you probably think its a gimmick. But, take a look at the 5 benefits of routine maintenance below! Maintenance is a sure-fire way to keep your homes HVAC system running as efficiently and safely as possible.

Maintenance = Efficiency

Dirt can build up on different components inside your system, which impairs its ability to run smoothly. A dirty filter alone will restrict your airflow, causing your blower motor to work harder. The harder your system works to move air around, the more energy it will consume. Keeping your system clean gives it the opportunity to run at optimum capacity. You may very well be surprised at how nice your utility bill looks the month after a cleaning!

Maintenance = Cleaner Air

Air passing through a dirty system will ultimately produce dirty air. The same contaminates we find in your duct work are also in your furnace. By cleaning your furnace regularly, you’re not only improving its efficiency, but also improving your air quality. And did you know that studies suggest your homes air is dirtier than outside? Don’t believe us? Check out this article by the Huff Post!

Maintenance = Less chance of break down

Cleaning your system twice a year is ideal, trust us, we’re experts! But cleaning it once a year is just as good of an idea. Hear us out, we try to make your routine maintenance as affordable as possible so that its easy for you to keep up with, but that’s not the only reason we offer such great deals on a cleaning! We also want to spot potential problems and bring them to your attention before they become a broken furnace in the middle of a Rochester snow storm. We strongly believe that early detection is key to keeping your home comfortable all year round.

Maintenance = Safer Home

Because your furnace burns fossil fuel, it can put out some awful fumes. From carbon monoxide, to gas leaks and fires the dangers of a furnace are pretty intense. A regularly maintained furnace is the clear choice for safe happy home! On the off chance you do have a gas leak, and you need a test performed, give us a call. High Performance Heating and Air will put you at the top of our service list to perform a gas line leak test in your home. All you have to do is call Harold!

Maintenance = Warranty Protection

Most systems come with a warranty that will become null and void if you do not keep up with your routine maintenance. Our best piece of advice is, and will always be, to have your system cleaned regularly! We do understand that unless its broken, you probably aren’t thinking much about your furnace or AC. Which is why we’ve created a system that ensures you’ll never have to remember your maintenance again! Join one of Happy Harold’s clubs, and we’ll call you to remind you of your pre-scheduled upcoming appointment.

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Is a Modulating Furnace Right for You?

By | Furnace, HVAC

What is a modulating furnace?

A modulating furnace is one that has twenty (20) or more stages of heat using less gas than a 2 stage furnace all while keeping your house within 1-2° of your thermostat setting. A modulating furnace can achieve up to 98% efficiency, this means that 98% of the fuel that goes into the system returns as heat.

How does it work?

This type of furnace will alter the gas input to meet the demands of the home. For example, let’s say you’re bringing in your groceries, you’ll probably make more than one trip to your car. We know that each time we open the door to bring another load in we’re letting warm air out and cold air in. A modulating furnace will be able to sense this change in temperature, turn on and replace what you’ve lost in a controlled manor. Meaning if you’ve only lost 20,000 btu your modulating furnace will replace that 20,000 btu. By catering to your homes specific needs, you’re using less fuel and in turn saving more money.

How much does it cost?

A modulating furnace will generally cost about $2,000 more up front than your average single or two-stage furnace, but based on your decreased fuel use you could potentially earn back every cent of that in savings.Imagine decreasing your energy bill an average of $12 a month, sounds pretty good right?

Single stage and two stage defined-

A single stage furnace knows only two behaviors, on and off. When your home calls for more heat, it will turn on and run at full capacity until your thermostat says that’s enough. This method is great for providing blasts of warm air, however it is not known for its ability to maintain that comfort in a way that is efficient. A two stage furnace is slightly more advanced in that it can function at two different levels depending on the needs of the home. This type is a bit quieter than a single stage, and provides a longer heating cycle leaving your home comfortable longer.  This type is one step closer than single stage furnace when it comes to meeting your needs as efficiently as possible.

Interested in learning more, and finding out if a modulating furnace is right for you? Give us a call for a free estimate at 585-3Harold!

Furnace Tune-Up Special – $79 (+tax)

By | air filters, Furnace, Heating, Heating Contractors, Home, HVAC, Residential

Scared to turn on your furnace?

Energy costs from using your heating system are directly impacted by the overall health of your system. Regular maintenance and cleaning is key to extending the life and efficiency of your investment!

Call us today to schedule your furnace tune-up – only for $79 (for a limited time)!

What does a furnace tune-up include? Check out our Furnace Services at:

https://www.highperformanceheating.com/hph/furnace-tuneup.php

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Carbon Monoxide-The Silent Killer

By | Boiler, Furnace, Heating, Residential

Carbon Monoxide-The Silent Killer!

This Boiler was in need of MAJOR Repair- Improper Combustion Caused the Sooting of the boiler to fill This Gentlemen’s House with Carbon Monoxide. His Boiler was leaking water as well causing the burners to completely rot out. Natural Gas was pouring from the end of the burners, lighting, then (thankfully) the water was putting out the flame. Great to save from an explosion, but horrible for the headaches.

Way Too Much Carbon Dioxide-

This house was filled with over 3000 parts per million. If This Gentlemen’s home was not loose as it is, he was at a level that could cause death in less than an hour-Check Out This Chart-
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The Experts say that it is colorless and odorless, however, a well trained HVAC Technician can detect the odor of improper combustion, often the leading culprit of CO Poisoning. These can be acidic taste on your tongue, black powdery substances on window sills, and most often, complaints of headaches, nausea, and of being tired all of the time. 

Why Wait, Have Your System Checked out for Carbon Monoxide Today!

Don’t Take the Chance-Call High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning for a low cost HVAC Maintenance visit to be sure your system is operating at its Maximum Safety and Efficiency Levels-585-302-5018-Just Call HAROLD!!!!Call For Your Furnace or Boiler Maintenance Today!

 

Heating Season Is Here-Is Your Heating System Tuneup Done?

By | Boiler, Furnace, HVAC

High Performance Heating & Cooling Has The Most Experienced HVAC Technicians In Rochester, NY! Get Your Tuneup Done Today

Heating Season Is Here-Is Your Heating System Tuneup Done Yet?

Get Your heating system tuneup scheduled with High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning.They are Vital to system reliability…

Furnace Tuneups

Furnace tuneups are key to making sure your HVAC system is up to snuff before the cold weather.  Furnaces are less likely to fail if a trained technician has gone through it to flag anything that may cause the heating system to fail. There are small sensors, drains, burners, motors and all types of other components that if gone unchecked will wreak havoc on an older hvac system.

Heating and air conditioning systems that are not maintained are simply inviting a costly breakdown, and when does it break, Christmas!!

The mild season we had last heating season Your furnace could have broken and you did not even know it

It could have broken in a way that it would only actually fire after 10 or 11 attempts, causing a temperature swing in the home, yet still keeping the home relatively comfortable. Why do you ask? When it did fire, the place would warm up a little. The only thing that seemed wrong were the energy bills were high and the thermostat was never actually at the temperature setpoint.

Any Thermostat should keep the home at least within 2 degrees of setpoint.

Boiler Tuneups

Most of the Hot Water Boilers that we see that are broken are ill-maintained, and when it has gone on too long, it is expensive. Not just the boiler repairs expensive, but the damage created, (whether it be water on the floor or all over the basement), can be costly.

Water boilers are different because tuneup issues could be effecting operation unnoticed, for example, we had a customer this year that thought the upstairs was just colder, low and behold there was not even any water in the upstairs heating system!!!

This has most likely cost him thousands of dollars more in his heating bills over the years that his boiler was not tuned up.

Our trained technicians are the best when it comes to hot water boilers, don’t let lack of a proper hvac tuneup cost you money. View our Specials and get on the schedule today before emergency boiler repairs are part of your future.

Furnace Replacements-New Installations

Last season we removed and reinstalled over 20 pieces of heating equipment  installed by other companies. Our fail safe methods of HVAC equipment replacement ensure that the system you are paying for will live its full life without costly breakdowns do to a poor installation.

Its the little things that are the most important when it comes to your install-Dont be fooled, Get it Installed by High Performance Heating and Harold and the crew will make sure you are all set.

Happy Harold & The Crew Are Ready To Serve You, Get your gas furnace tuned up today!

High Performance Heating and Cooling

2350 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd
Rochester, New York 14623
United States (US)
Phone: 585-429-5751
Secondary phone: 585-426-3004
Fax: 585-426-3007
Email: customercare@highperformanceheating.com
URL: https://www.highperformanceheating.com/

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Heating Contractors-HVAC Experts

By | Air Conditioning, Boiler, Furnace, Heating Contractors, Water Heater

Why Choose Us?

Our People-On time

Our People, We care. From the folks in the office to the HVAC Techs that are in the field. We care about your home, your comfort, and your family’s well being.-We are Highly Trained Heating and Cooling Experts

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Friendly Service from a Licensed, Trained HVAC Technician
  • Honest
  • Dedicated
  • Focused

We treat our customers as a priority. We want your heating and air conditioning system to operate as it should. We want your water heater to provide the hot water you need when you need it.

Our Warranties

We Back Our Systems with a 100% Money Back Guarantee

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • 2 Year Warranty on all Repairs
  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Temperature Variance Guarantee

We want you to tell your friends about us. The dedicated and focused staff at High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning will be there when you need us. 24 -7 Emergency Service!

Peace of Mind

At High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning, we give you peace of mind from the time you schedule your appointment, to the time our trucks are pulling out of your driveway. Even after the job, we still provide follow up calls to ensure that you are 100% satisfied and everything is up to your expectations and your new equipment is registered and under warranty. Our highly trained HVAC technicians strive to provide the best overall customer service experience possible. Read some of our reviews and you’ll see why we are Rochester, NY’s superior HVAC company. Call us today and schedule that gas furnace tune-up or furnace replacement and start saving big bucks today!

Our Proof-

Read our Reviews-Our Customers tell the Story

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Home Comfort, in Rochester, NY

By | Air Conditioning, Cooling, Furnace, Heating, Home, HVAC, Residential

Ever experience where your spouse is to cold and you’re too hot? Or your spouse is to hot and your freezing. Well, we can make sure your home is as comfortable as possible. The right combination of heating and cooling, will bring you and your family a level of comfort like never before. Especially in Rochester, New York; one of the few cities in the world where you can personally experience all four seasons in one day.

So, save yourself the hassle and call High Performance Heating & Cooling today. (585) 3-HAROLD, or visit www.HappyHaroldHeating.com

And since we are moving into the summer season (Hopefully Rochester ) let me just tell you some information on our cooling service!

We at High Performance are fully certified and highly trained! With our professional installers years of experience installing cooling equipment and receive daily training to stay up to date on the latest. They’ll treat your house and possessions with the utmost respect. Their first priority? Your cooling comfort.

High Performance is recognized for efficiently completing our work without leaving any loopholes behind. Before we even begin working, we’ll give you full estimates with no hidden charges.

So remember Rochester, Temperature not right day or night, call HAROLD! (585) 3-HAROLD.

Winter’s Last Strike!

By | Air Conditioning, Boiler, Furnace, Heating, Home, HVAC

We are sorry it is still winter #Rochester, but we can help. For the most part this was a very easy winter on us upstate New York residents. Unfortunately winter last a little longer here. We promise you that soon we will be talking about air conditioners, but for the moment lets cover heating, hopefully the last time this winter.

Harold and we are at your service for repairs, tune-ups, and installation for furnaces. Even if winter is almost over, why not take advantage our teams quality service right now! Put your furnace worries at rest for next year all together, and be covered now until spring really gets here. In fact, visit www.happyharoldheating.com for today’s coupon with our services. Then give us a call at (585) 3-HAROLD, and well be on our way!

When it comes to Heating, we and Harold cannot be beat! Based on years of experience, we have the most qualified furnace service team out there. Our team fully understands the concepts that make your heating equipment function correctly, so we install and maintain heating equipment of any brand.

Also, don’t forget, at High Performance, we are the boiler experts. Call HAROLD today to find out about all the different options with Boilers. We guarantee we will find you the best possible fit for your needs.

Harold will offer the best service and care for your water boiler that you will ever need. Whether it is boiler installation, boiler repair, boiler maintenance or boiler cleaning; we ensure quality performance in addition to precision and accuracy when working on your Boiler in Rochester, NY. Oh! And by the way we guarantee your boiler repair for a full Year! Call High Performance Heating and Cooling at (585) 3-HAROLD today, and we promise will be talking about sunshine, baseball season, and air conditioners soon #Rochester!

This is Harold!

By | Air Conditioning, Air Ducts Cleaned From High Performance Heating and Air, air filters, Boiler, Cooling, Furnace, Heating, Home, Humidifier, HVAC, Hydronics, Residential, Tankless water heater, Water Heater

Who is Happy Harold and what does he have to do with HVAC? Well, imagine a hot summer Saturday. You have just had a terribly long week at work and the air conditioning unit gives out. Your spouse is asleep, and the kids are running around like crazy. You just wanted one day to yourself, to relax and enjoy life. Just shout “HAROLD!”
It could also be a cold winter night, and you’re having a furnace emergency at the worst possible time. Shout “HAROLD.” The Boiler gives out, shout “HAROLD.” You want to understand more and compare different types of water heaters. Shout, or maybe just say nicely, “Harold.” I think you see my point.
The thing is Harold will come to your rescue when you him, and Harold leads the “High Performance Heating & Cooling” Team.
Not only do we offer you the best expertise on boilers for the region, but we help answer any questions you might have regarding HVAC; to help you come up with the best decision regarding what you may need. Just tweet your questions to @HighPerHVAC or call us at (585) 3-HAROLD.


Remember, the next time your furnace needs repaired, your air conditioner needs replacing, or your questions need answering, Call HAROLD, and the High Performance Team will be there to help.
For more information, and our latest discounts visit www.happyharoldheating.com

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