In 1973, Norman Pitt and his wife moved into a 14-room Civil War era home in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. In those years manufacturing was declining in the traditional working class areas of the City, and factories were closing. Many residents were moving to the surrounding suburbs and the community was struggling.
Another Year of Awesome for Chestnut Hill and ECI Comfort
We'll be back at the Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival tomorrow and I can't wait! This is one of our favorite community gatherings of the year, and it looks like it's going to be a spectacular day to walk the streets of one of our favorite Philadelphia neighborhoods
Keep an eye out for our truck and tent if you're thinking this might be the year you want to upgrade your air conditioning or heating system.
ECI Comfort is known for our specific expertise in working with older homes and historic structures, so if you just want to talk about your home comfort challenges, stop by our tent for about ten minutes and walk away with some options.
Unico's resident trainer Pete Williams is about to blow your mind!
There are a lot of choices when it comes to home comfort systems AND a lot of misinformation out there. In this article we're going to tackle the claim that small duct, high-velocity (SDHV) systems are loud or noisy.
Issues with your HVAC systems can be among the most frustrating problems to have. Whether your home tends to get cold in the winter or your office can't get properly cooled in the summer, HVAC issues can be expensive and uncomfortable.
Before you can go about solving HVAC problems, you have to identify the cause. Here are four of the most common reasons that HVAC systems are inefficient and how to solve them.
Small-duct high velocity (SDHV) heating and cooling systems have many benefits over conventional systems; they use less electricity, can be installed in more places, and are less susceptible to leaks. However, not everyone is familiar with what to look for in these systems, meaning it can be difficult to know how to select one.
HVAC concerns are critical for those who want to live comfortably, whether they live in a cold climate or a place that tends to be warm. For many people, the type of heating and cooling system that they use has the biggest impact on how comfortable they are when the weather is extreme. Because of this, it's important that consumers understand the benefits of choosing a high velocity heating and cooling system
Unico high-velocity keeps older homes comfortable and quiet at the same time.
High-velocity might strike the mental image of a jet engine, but a Unico system won't keep you awake at night. In fact, its whisper-quiet operation is the opposite of anything you might have imagined.
It's easy to think that something powerful would have to be noisy. But that's just not the case here. The design is smart, and good installation practices make this technology exactly right for older homes as well as new construction.
Yours can be the next local home to experience the comfort of humidity control.
While some older Philadelphia homes were designed and built to manage humidity and temperatures the natural way -- through stone construction and the science of passive cooling -- many homes still need the extra help that a Unico high-velocity system gives. And as everyone knows, humid weather can turn an otherwise beautiful day into a sticky, uncomfortable one.
The history and character of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park neighborhood are even more attractive with a modern, energy-efficient cooling solution such as Unico high velocity.
It's upsetting to see communities such as Fairmount and Old City fall into neglect and disrepair, but it's like a breath of fresh air watching them come back into their own again. One big factor in reviving classic Philadelphia neighborhoods has been a reinvention of the way the older homes are heated and cooled. ECI Comfort Solutions has been a major part of it for over 20 years.
As we approach another father’s day I began thinking about the role fathers have taken directly or indirectly over the years in helping their children when making decisions about their homes comfort and efficiency. I wanted to share a couple these stories in honor of father’s day this week.