Leaving for Vacation? Set Your AC

July 28, 2021

A vacation can be fun and relaxing, but all of that relaxation can quickly turn to despair if you return home to find a disaster. This is precisely what might occur if you fail to properly set your air conditioner before leaving for vacation. Do You Need to Leave Your AC on While You’re Away? Many people mistakenly believe it will be fine to turn off their air conditioner while they are away from home. On the surface, it makes sense. Turn off the air conditioner and save money on electricity, right? Even though you will not be home, though,...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 28, 2021

Cleaning your AC unit is probably a task you don’t really look forward to doing. Nonetheless, regular maintenance is essential to ensuring that your cooling system is running smoothly at all times. A clogged or mechanically defective air conditioner can lead to higher electricity costs. Avoid expensive monthly electricity bills with this easy-to-follow guide on how to clean your AC unit. 1. Clean the Filter Your AC unit’s filter is one of the most important parts of the whole appliance. It’s the component responsible for trapping any airborne particles, including dirt and debris, that get pulled in with the air....

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 5, 2021

When it’s time to replace your old, inefficient, or broken air conditioning system in Centerville, UT, you’ll need to choose the right size for the new unit. Air conditioners are sized in a couple of ways. One is British thermal units, and the other is in watts. The wattage refers to how much power the air conditioner requires to cool your home. Read on to learn about how many watts different types of air conditioners use. Window Air Conditioner Watt Usage Window air conditioners are designed to cool one or two rooms. They’re ideal for cooling spaces that are 200...

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How Does the REME HALO Air Purification System Work?

April 16, 2021

We can all appreciate the benefits of clean air. Air that’s cleansed of pathogens, allergens and pollutants is naturally healthier to breathe. The REME HALO Air Purification System uses ionization to furnish you with the pure air you need. But how exactly does that work? Natural Ionization Did you ever notice how the air smells so fresh and clean after a thunderstorm? That’s the result of the natural ionization process. The REME HALO uses the same process to clean your indoor air. It even creates that same bracing scent. The atmosphere naturally contains hydrogen peroxide molecules. When lightning strikes, it...

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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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