Bean's opinion: Are you shopping for mechanical trades and
In your own life, when something matters to you,
you talk about it, care about it, and research it...
that’s what we at
www.healthyheating.com are asking you to do when it comes to
indoor environmental quality; but if all you care about is
the price of the HVAC system, then the price is the discussion, not the indoor
Understand, the construction business has worked
overtime to turn various "behind the wall" building systems into
commodities; many sales people will tell you that what they
offer is the same or better than the
other guy - that the HVAC system meets building codes but is cheaper. No wonder the
public has been lulled into not caring about indoor
environmental quality systems. Every time we hear, "all we care
about is price," what we hear is, "we don't really care, we
just want to get the buying over with, cheap”…and that position
is deleterious to the health of the indoor environment and by
connection your health; it destroys system efficiencies and by connection
attacks your cash flow and your ability to build up your net
worth; and leads to poor environments which are harmful to
valuable assets such as heirlooms, furnishings and paintings.
If you are educated - take the time to research
built to code systems. Learn the difference between
HVAC systems and indoor environmental quality systems.
thermal comfort is not something you get from equipment. Learn about industry Standards and the organizations which publish them.
The real story behind residential mechanical
systems, energy and indoor environmental quality is readily
available - all you have to do...is your homework.