Archive for the ‘HVAC’ Category

When Should I Service My HVAC Unit?

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Your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit is one of the key elements in ensuring that you and your family live healthy and comfortable lives. It literally cleans the air you breathe and helps to regulate the temperature in your home. It is your responsibility to ensure that your HVAC unit is serviced and maintained properly so that you can live comfortably without any problems, summer or winter. Most industry experts recommend that the air filter be cleaned or replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions and that you call in the professionals and have it … read more »

What is a Heat Pump?

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If you have an HVAC system installed in your home, you have probably heard the term ‘‘heat pump’’ used. What exactly is a heat pump? Using technical jargon, a heat pump is defined as a refrigeration system that works on a mechanical-compression cycle and is used to either heat up or cool down a controlled space. The installation of a heat pump consists of two main parts, an indoor unit, aka an air handler, and an outdoor unit that is similar to an air conditioner. A compressor is used to circulate a refrigerant that absorbs … read more »

AC Unit Maintenance

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When you have an independent air conditioning unit or when it is part of a HVAC system, you need to carry out simple maintenance. This helps in prolonging the life of your expensive equipment and also in improving the efficiency of your air conditioner and heating systems. Some simple steps like cleaning the a/c unit and replacing parts like the filter regularly will help you save significantly on the energy bills. For Independent A/C Units First unplug the air conditioner and remove the front cover; a filter will be placed in front of the coils … read more »

The Benefits of a Trane Unit

If you live in an area where heat and humidity are issues all year round, then you without a doubt can’t imagine life without your air conditioning unit. Air conditioning makes life bearable in such environments, as it’s often the only thing standing in between your family and complete misery, especially at certain times of the year. However, even the best and most lovingly maintained units will need to be replaced sooner or later. This calls for every homeowner to make the decision as to whether or not to get a new unit that is … read more »