How Does Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 16, 2021

Ductless mini-splits use air handlers and heat pumps to warm or cool air inside your home. The system doesn’t use air ducts because it only cools one room, unlike the central air conditioning units that heat the entire house. Most homeowners in Centerville are embracing ductless mini-split systems because they are energy-efficient. The systems also make homes more comfortable by allowing you to control temperatures using a remote and save on energy bills. Here is a guideline on how ductless mini-split systems work. Components Ductless mini-split systems have three primary components. The evaporator or blower unit sits on the walls...

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 12, 2021

If you are concerned about the quality of the indoor air you breathe in your residence, there are several natural ways to improve it. Simply changing your air filters on a regular basis is an excellent start. Clean filters are vital to removing pollen and particulates from the atmosphere. Here are a few more worthwhile suggestions. Add Houseplants Many types of houseplants will work to improve the indoor air quality in your house. A great flowering houseplant to add to your decor is the gerbera daisy. This plant helps remove toxins from the air, and it works well anywhere from...

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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Testing

January 5, 2021

Equipment that burns fuels like natural gas, propane, oil, charcoal or wood releases carbon monoxide (CO) among other exhaust fumes. When exhaust systems fail or equipment malfunctions, the CO can leak into your house. Seasonal inspections of your furnace, gas dryer, gas water heater and fireplace protect you from the threat of CO poisoning. Professional CO Testing A technician licensed by a company that maintains furnaces or provides indoor air quality checks will use a portable electronic toxic multi-gas monitor. This is a very sensitive device that can detect trace amounts of CO coming from fuel-burning equipment. A furnace technician...

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Can a Temperature Zoning System Save Me Money?

December 16, 2020

If you have rooms in your home that go largely unused, you can save money by having a temperature zoning system installed. Your home will be just as comfortable while you save money on your utility bills. What Is a Temperature Zoning System? When you have an HVAC company install this system in your home, it’s split into zones. Each zone has its own thermostat and temperature. There are dampers placed in your ductwork that block air as needed so that each zone has independent heating and cooling. Each thermostat is connected to a central controller, and so whenever it...

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Let’s Hear It for the Modern Furnace

November 18, 2020

At , we understand not everyone gets as excited about HVAC equipment as we do. That doesn’t mean that we can’t share our enthusiasm for certain HVAC components from time to time, though. For example, the modern furnace, something most Centerville homes have in them, is easy to overlook. However, on a cold winter day, you’re sure to be thankful for the men and women who have made the furnace what it is today. Central Heating Is Not That Old Although humans have used fire to heat themselves for all of recorded history, the modern furnace as it exists today...

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How Air Pollution Poses Largest Threat to Children

September 24, 2020

According to the World Health Organization, about 93% of children under 15 are exposed to air so polluted it puts their health at risk. They estimate that about 600,000 children die annually from acute respiratory infections caused by air pollution. Air Pollution Affect on Children While outdoor air can be polluted, indoor air is often worse. Indoor air can be very unhealthy to breathe, especially for children under the age of 15. They breathe in more air than adults when factoring in their small size and weight. Polluted air even affects children in the womb. Pregnant women who breathe polluted...

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How To Effectively Set Your Thermostat For A Multi-Story Home

August 11, 2020

Everyone has their favorite thermostat setting that makes them the most comfortable. However, when you have a large home, things can get complicated when there are a number of people living inside. Here is a breakdown on how to effectively set your thermostat for a multi-story home. Heat Rises The most important thing to remember is that heat rises. This is a basic scientific principle that is very relevant to a thermostat setting in a multi-story home. Because heat rises, not all the floors of your home should be at the same setting. Switching things up depends on the season,...

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How To Choose The Right IAQ Product For My Needs

June 16, 2020

There are a great many IAQ products on the market, and they all have different functions and ways to transform your home into a place with refreshing air. Here is a discussion of how to choose the right one for your particular situation. Dry Air If your home’s air is overly dry, it can sap your energy and leave you coughing. A humidifier is excellent for this job. Humidifiers inject moisture into the air and make it less dry than before. Don’t worry about too much humidification since these products automatically shut off once the level is right. Humidity On...

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Why Does My HVAC System Smell Like Smoke?

May 13, 2020

If your furnace or air conditioner smells like smoke, it doesn’t necessarily mean that anything is burning. However, it is a good idea to take note of the problem and call for assistance if it lingers. Let’s take a look at some possible reasons why this might be happening. An Air Filter Is Clogged As filters get older, they do a poor job collecting dust, pollen or other particles in the air surrounding your furnace or condenser unit. As these particles start to collect on fan motors and other parts, they have to work harder to produce hot or cold...

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How to Add Home Equity with HVAC Upgrades

April 16, 2020

All homeowners can benefit from improving their properties. Even if you’re selling in a down market, the right home improvements can increase your profits. The trick is making sure the improvement you pay for gives you added return. Simply updating your HVAC system to current standards can improve the value of your home. However, there are ways to increase the return even more. Increase Energy Efficiency Do your homework and find a product that increases energy efficiency in a marked way. The idea is to save on energy costs over time. This may include installing a system with the highest...

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