What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

May 12, 2020

Summertime is just around the corner. Perhaps you need to get an air conditioner before it arrives, but you’re unsure what size to get. Is bigger better? What EER score provides the most bang for the buck? Let’s break this down. Air Conditioner Sizing Calculation An inadequately small air conditioner will sputter along, soaking up valuable energy without actually getting the job done. An extravagantly large air conditioner may cool the room down instantaneously, but it will also generate excess humidity, leaving you cold and clammy rather than comfortably cool. Besides that, the additional wear and

Continue Reading
company icon

How Air Purifiers Can Fight Against Viruses and Bacteria

April 15, 2020

Many people are under the assumption that their HVAC system is all they need to keep their air as clean as possible. This isn’t always true in some cases. Studies have shown that the air inside can be more polluted than outside. This is why customers look to air purifiers to clean the air in their homes. If you are new to air purifiers, here are some things you should know about how they work. Three-Stage Filtration The best air purifiers go above and beyond the air filters in your HVAC

Continue Reading
company icon

Are Mini-Split Units Good for Heating Purposes?

March 17, 2020

In the past decade, mini-split systems have revolutionized the air conditioning game. By combining the best aspects of a window unit and a conventional ducted air conditioner, mini-splits provide unparalleled efficiency for cooling a property. While mini-splits are often the first consideration when thinking about air conditioning, people are less quick to associate them with heating. However, we believe that mini-split systems can be a fantastic heating solution as well. Here’s why. Elimination of Ducting Losses The primary reason for the incredible efficiency of a mini-split is that ducting losses are almost entirely eliminated. In

Continue Reading
company icon

How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

February 16, 2020

In the realm of HVAC maintenance, there is no task as simple yet crucial as regularly changing the furnace filter. Once you understand the importance of this easy chore, the question then becomes how often you should perform it. Here are a few guidelines to help you determine how frequently you should change that filter. What’s in Your Home? One factor that determines how often you need to change your furnace filter is what’s in your home. For example, if you have pets, your furnace filter will likely become clogged much more quickly than if there

Continue Reading
company icon

Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?

January 8, 2020

If you have a heating system that runs 24/7 and it isn’t overheating your house, chances are you have a heat pump. Those without heat pumps, however, should not run continuously unless your area is experiencing extremely cold and windy winter weather. How Heat Pumps Work What makes heat pumps different than other heating systems? Heat pumps draw heat into your home during cold weather, and draw it out during the hot months. Because the heating and cooling action of heat pumps is slow, they typically run for longer periods. When they can’t keep your home

Continue Reading
company icon