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HVAC Review: the Benefits of Variable Speed Technology

Whether the calendar indicates intense August heat or an approaching winter chill, your HVAC system needs to provide as much comfort as possible. It must also work efficiently, saving you the time and money it would take to repair or replace the system. There are several ways to ensure your HVAC system works optimally, and

Air Quality -- Chinese Drywall -- 06-02-16

Chinese Drywall Syndrome and what You Need to Know

Chinese Drywall Syndrome is an issue that occurred with certain imported drywall from China beginning in 2001 going through 2009 and was first investigated by the CPSC and identified as a problem in 2008. During this time there was a huge increase in demand for drywall not only from the housing boom of the mid

airandheat -- AC Coil Maintenance -- 05-02-16

Installation and Maintenance of AC Coils

Your AC Coil Installation There are two coils inside of your HVAC system, the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. The sole function of both of these devices is to move remove heat energy from the refrigerant into the air. On the evaporator coil side, refrigerant flows through an area of low pressure and expands

Air And Heat -- UV Lights -- 03-17-16

What Do UV Lights Really Do for Your Indoor Air Quality?

The sealed indoor environments found in most modern households can easily contain more pollutants than the outside air. If left unchecked, these pollutants — which include mildew, mold and disease-causing viruses and bacteria — can significantly interfere with the health of your household. Fortunately, a newly developed tool, known as germicidal UV light, can help

Air And Heat -- Humidifiers -- 03-17-16

A Home Humidifier Can Help Relieve Your Allergies

A humidifier is an important part of most HVAC systems, especially during the winter when air is naturally drier. This attachment adds moisture to the air making the indoor environment more comfortable. More humidity relieves dry skin and eyes and reduces static build up that gives you those little shocks when you touch tings. But

Air and Heat -- Programmable Thermostats -- 02-15-16

Can I Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat?

The Energy Information Administration estimates that over 40 percent of home energy costs come from cooling and heating our homes. As a result, reducing the amount of energy we use for heating and cooling can significantly lower our overall energy bills. Programmable thermostats may seem like a great way to do this. These thermostats are

Air and Heat -- Air Filter -- 02-15-16

Why Is Changing My Air Filter So Important?

Your home’s heating and air conditioning air filter has two primary jobs. The first job is to remove particles and contaminates from the air. The second job is to act as a barrier that prevents particles from getting into your HVAC system’s motors, fans or coils. If your air filter isn’t able to do these

airandheat -- How to keep pipes from freezing -- Blog Image -- 02-10-16

How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing this Winter

Cold winter temperatures have the potential to cause pipes to freeze in your home. When pipes are exposed to freezing or below freezing temperatures, the water inside the pipes can become frozen as well. To avoid damage to your home, it’s important to take precautionary measures that will help you and your home get through

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All About Carrier Cor Thermostats

Smart thermostats are changing the way homeowners heat and cool their homes. The Cor thermostat, from Carrier, allows users to take better control of their HVAC systems in an easy and hassle-free way. The Benefits of Carrier Cor Thermostats These thermostats use smart technology to help warm and cool air distribute through your home more

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What Size Heat Pump Do I Need?

Getting the wrong size heat pump not only costs you more money, it can cause notable temperature differences inside your house, lead to poor humidity control, and put stress on the pump’s motor because it cycles on and off too frequently. There’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing a heat pump, but getting the