• How Much Refrigerant Is In A Home Air Conditioner

    Have you ever wondered what’s causing your air conditioner to produce cool air? You are right, that’s the magic of the refrigerants! Another question: how much refrigerant does your unit need to cool your home? It can be really tricky. Since most of the homeowners are not very knowledgeable about this matter, we have some pieces of information to guide you in getting the answer to your concern. The General Rule of Thumb When estimating the amount of refrigerant in a residential A/C unit, the general rule that is used is in the 2-4 pounds per ton of cooling. Say, for instance, recharging a 3-ton A/C with a 35-foot line set from e... Read More

  • Biggest Energy Hogs in the Office

    It is an obvious fact that commercial offices tend to have higher energy usage as compared to a typical household. This is primarily due to the numerous types of equipment used in the workplace. If you are managing your office’s energy consumption, you need to take note of the biggest energy hogs in the office so you can employ energy-saving tips to boost efficiency and increase savings. To help you out, here is a rundown of the biggest energy hogs in a typical workstation and some tips to manage its energy consumption. Lighting System Turn the lights off when not in use. Lighting accounts for more than 40% of the overall energy ... Read More

  • Help! My Air Conditioner’s Drain Pan is Full

    Finding water anywhere in the house is usually a bad sign. But seeing this in your A/C’s drain pan is a completely normal scenario unless of course, the water is overflowing. So what’s causing your drain pan to be filled with stagnant water? Read on and find out! What’s the Function Of Your Drain Pan? Let’s start with the basic. What does a drain pan do in your system? A drain pan is vital equipment of your unit as it serves as a reservoir which carries water to the drainpipe. The drain pan and pipe are responsible for removing excess water from the evaporator coils. If the drain pan fails, the water will not be properly channel... Read More

  • Essential Business Electrical Safety Tips

    We always have a busy environment in the workplace, and it makes us overlook some important safety concerns in the building. You are right; we are talking about your electrical system. After all, it is the one that keeps the business operating. If you are thinking of ways to keep your building a safe place for your employees and to anyone who pays a visit, Hightower Service Inc. can guide you all the way. Check out these tips to prevent electrical dangers in the workplace. Regular Maintenance Schedule Your commercial building is made up of busy people and even busier machines and electrical equipment. With routine maintenance, proper opera... Read More

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