Oaks Heat & Air Blog : Archive for April, 2016

Energy Recovery Ventilators: Use and Benefits

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When you live in a hot, sticky climate such as ours, you use your air conditioner a lot. Naturally, you’ll want to find ways to save energy, and thus save money. An ERV, or an energy recovery ventilator, helps you do this by providing a method to ventilate your home without wasting precious energy.

ERVs are designed to circulate fresh air into your home without compromising climate control. In layman’s terms, you will not need to open a window or door just to let fresh air in, while running your HVAC system.

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Should I Invest in a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

When it comes to purifying your indoor air, you have many options. It is vital that you do everything in your power to maintain good indoor air quality, as avoiding this can result in ill effects on your health and the health of your family. Standard air filters can only do so much, as they are designed to protect the inside components of your HVAC system, and not your indoor air quality. Air filtration devices are great for removing pollutants and contaminants from the air, but they are not always 100% effective in completely purifying your air. However, a UV air purifier will help.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Spring is upon us, though we’ve already begun experiencing warmer temperatures since before winter ended. If you’ve already found yourself using your air conditioning system, then hopefully you didn’t run into any problems. However, over the years your AC experiences natural wear and tear, and even a well maintained cooling system will eventually need to be replaced. But how do you determine when that time has come? How do you know if you should replace your AC, or if a simple repair will do?

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What Are My Air Purifier Options?

Monday, April 4th, 2016

When it comes to improving the quality of your indoor air, you have many options as far as products and services. There are a number of air filtration systems on the market, and each of them has a different method to remove contaminants from the air in your home.

Your indoor air quality is important to your health and the health of your family. The most important thing to realize is that the air filter which comes standard with your HVAC unit is designed to protect the inside components of your unit, not your indoor air. This is where an air purifier comes in: but what type is best for your home?

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