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How Can a Poorly Placed Thermostat Impact Your Air Conditioner?

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Many homeowners often underestimate how vital their thermostat is to the proper heating and cooling of their home. Although a very small component of your HVAC system, it is actually the “brain” of the system and can make or break your cooling and heating efforts.

Many thermostat problems are caused by bad wiring, a faulty model, or poor calibration, but these are not the only reasons that a thermostat causes AC systems to develop repair issues. The location of your thermostat can actually lead to serious problems and discomfort in your home. Keep reading to learn more about bad places to install a thermostat and why each of these spaces presents a problem.

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Learn How a Dual Fuel System Functions

Monday, July 4th, 2016

When it comes to choosing a high efficiency HVAC system for your home, you have many options. Heat pumps are among these options and one of the best systems available on the market today. They have the capability to heat or cool a home, and rather than burning fuel like a furnace or a boiler does, they work through a process called heat exchange, moving heat form one place to another by using a small amount of electricity.

However, there is one small disadvantage to heat pumps. We’ll go more into that below, but what’s important to know is that there is a solution: the dual fuel system. Keep reading to learn more about this type of HVAC system and what it can do for you.

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Understanding the Role of Refrigerant in Your Heat Pump

Monday, May 30th, 2016

It’s easy to assume that heat pumps are used primarily for heating homes in the winter time. However, heat pumps are increasingly being used as a heating and cooling solution, and are actually constructed more like a traditional air conditioner than they are like combustion based heating systems.

This construction is what enables a heat pump to be so energy efficient. However, it also opens up these systems to a couple possible problems. To ensure that your heat pump remains in the best shape possible, you should be aware of how exactly it works. We’ve discussed one of the most vital components to a heat pump below: refrigerant.

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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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