EC Motors: What’s the Scoop?

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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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Welcome to the Club!

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Join Happy Harold’s Club Today!

Whats it all about? Harold’s here to offer you an incredible deal on routine maintenance, repairs, improving your indoor air quality and so much more! Did you know that you can lower your energy bill and increase your systems efficiency? You cant beat that! Take a look below at everything Harold’s clubs have to offer.

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance

What does this mean? We’ll schedule your clean and checks annually so you don’t have to worry about it! Our system will automatically place your routine maintenance onto our calendar. One of our friendly customer service representatives will give you a call a few days before your appointment to verify the set time and date fit your schedule. If for some reason you are unable to make your appointment on the scheduled date and time, we’ll work with you to set you up with a new appointment that fits your schedule.

Guaranteed Service within 24 hours

Though our response time for emergencies is a maximum of 3 hours, what happens if we can’t make it? We’ll buy you a hotel, of course!

Discounted or Free Diagnostic Visits

If you’ve never experienced the unfortunate event of waking up to no heat in the middle of the week, you may not realize just how great this benefit is. Typically a service call is $89 during normal office hours and $149 after hours, with repairs in addition to that. Imagine not having to worry about that service all fee at all!

Discounts on Repairs

Based on the club membership you choose you will receive between 15-20% off the cost of repairs. Pair this with your discounted or free diagnostic visit, and guaranteed front of the line service, you’ll never fear a heating emergency again!

Discounted Improvements to your indoor air quality (IAQ)

Do you know what’s in the air in your home? Take a look at one of Happy Harold’s blogs about the importance of taking care of your homes air (click here). With a club membership from Happy Harold you could receive 15% off of the improvement of your homes air. That includes humidifiers, duct cleaning, air purifiers, etc!

Both of the memberships we offer can save you over $250 a year in repair and maintenance costs! So what are you waiting for? Call us today!

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Transform your Sunroom!

By | HVAC, Residential

Staying comfortable year round

A sunroom is a great addition to any home giving you a place to enjoy the sunshine and landscape without being subject to harsh weather. The temperature in these rooms, however, isn’t always easily controlled. Given that sunrooms aren’t normally linked to your homes central heating and cooling system, it is necessary you have a plan for temperature control.

Mini Split for the Win!

In our opinion the best way to combat adverse temperatures in your sunroom would be with a mini split unit. A mini split system is one where you can control the temperature in individual rooms. Thus giving you the versatility you need to set the temperature of your room to your liking. A system like this has two main components, an outdoor compressor and an indoor air-handler, and installation is a breeze! Another benefit to mini split systems is that, unlike central air and your furnace, you can shut off the air to unused rooms without causing your system to overwork its self. Mini split systems are quiet, and blend well into any room of your home. Wondering what it would cost you to have a mini split system put in? Harold’s free estimate service is just a phone call (or webform) away!

Small Change = Big Impact

Airflow is key!

Air flow through the sunroom will relieve heat, so having ventilation openings high in the room will help it escape. You may also want to place fans near the floor, this ensures hot air pockets do not linger in your room.

Window tints

At certain points in the day the light will be quite intense beaming through the windows. You can combat this with window tints! Window tint will provide additional shade keeping your room cool. While also providing privacy and protection for your furniture from sun fade.

Blinds

Window dressings, such as honeycomb shades add an extra layer of insulation to keep your sunroom warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These shades are considered energy efficient and provide superior light control.

Weather Stripping

Weatherstripping your sunroom will help reduce drafts, and block energy loss through windows and doors. Weatherstripping can also aid in energy savings, you may just want to do all of your homes windows!

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Furnace Tune-Up Special – $79 (+tax)

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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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High Performance Heating and Air Conditioning and our New Location

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Our New location is Top Notch-Centrally located in the Henrietta and Brighton area, we are closer to major expressways and central in Monroe County New York to better serve your HVAC Needs. Call Harold today and solve all of your HVAC Needs Today Come Visit us at 

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

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Heat Pump Installation Specials!

By | Air Conditioning, HVAC, Residential

Heat Pump Sale- Call Now for this Special Offer-Save $300 off a New Heat Pump. Heat pumps have come a long way in the past 20 years. Call Today for heat pump installation specials and start saving on your heating system today! 18 Month financing on a new heat pump will get you warm and cozy, while saving money on your heating bills, Call NOW!
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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!

 

Home Comfort, in Rochester, NY

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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.

This is Harold!

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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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