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Ecolighten Featured in Mechanical Business Magazine

Ecolighten Featured in Mechanical Business Magazine

Posted by Ryan ColemanOctober 10, 2015

Ecolighten is proud to be featured in the September / October edition of Mechanical Business magazine with an article titled “Maximizing Furnace Performance“.


Based on Ecolighten’s Quality Installation Study for Furnaces that was commissioned by FortisBC, “Maximizing Furnace Performance” provides a top ten list of system and design considerations for contractors when installing a high-efficiency furnace.

Given that properly sizing HVAC equipment and installing these units to industry-recognized procedures is critical to ensuring top-notch performance, “Maximizing Furnace Performance” is a step-by-step outline to help contractors optimize the energy efficiency, while delivering comfort and maximizing equipment longevity.  Key highlights of the article include:

  • Guidance on Pre-Changeout Steps with visual and diagnostic testing including load calculations and external static pressure testing to understand existing conditions of the home.
  • Recommendations on critical Installation Components including venting, controls, filtration and ductwork adjustments to maximize system performance.
  • A summary Commissioning Checks and tests to verify and document that the engineered performance of the furnace has been achieved.

About Mechanical Business:

Mechanical Business is a Canadian-owned and operated magazine for HVAC/R, plumbing and hydronic professionals. It is distributed to 21,914 mechanical contractors, wholesalers and specifying engineers throughout Canada.

About Ecolighten:

Ecolighten Energy Solutions is an environmentally-focused company dedicated to helping our clients find innovative solutions to using energy more wisely in our homes. Backed by real-world experience, Ecolighten has a broad and deep knowledge base in mechanical design, building science, house-as-a-system and energy services to help our clients meet the challenges of energy-effiiency.