Why are humidifiers used more in heating than cooling?

January 20, 2021

While having a humidifier in your home can increase comfort throughout the year, it is especially important to have one during the cold winter months. Many heating systems actually come with a built-in humidifier in order to introduce more moisture into the air when the heater is running. There are several reasons why it’s important to humidify your air during the winter. Combat Dry Winter Air Cold air is much more dry than warm summer air. It can’t hold as moisture as well because of its temperature, and this leads to the dry-air feeling associated

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The Facts on UV Lights and Their Effects on Viruses, Bacteria, and COVID-19

December 18, 2020

There are several means by which air purification can be used to kill microbes in the air. One of the newest and most effective means of killing viruses and bacteria in the air is through the use of UV air purifiers. How exactly does it work? Read on for the scoop. Microbes Die in UVC Light UV light is a natural killer for viruses and bacteria. Whether they are in the air, on surfaces, or even in water, countless studies have confirmed that this natural type of light radiation energy kills all of these microbes. In

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Avoiding Furnace Repair Bills

November 19, 2020

There are several things you can do that will help you avoid furnace repair bills. These are all free to low-cost solutions. Open Your Air Vents Many people erroneously believe they save money on their energy bills by closing air vents in unused rooms. In reality, this practice makes your furnace operate less efficiently and can cause it damage. Your furnace is designed to heat your entire home, and when it can’t, problems develop. Make Sure It’s Installed Right The reliability of your furnace depends on how it’s installed. If it’s too

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Tips for Cleaning Your HVAC System

October 20, 2020

In the United States, the majority of residential living spaces use central heating, ventilation and cooling systems. These setups utilize HVAC units to condition and heat air, ductwork to carry air throughout homes and apartment complexes and thermostats to tell HVAC systems when to run. Although these networks are sturdy and often last over a decade, they need to be cleaned regularly. Make Use of Compressed Air Air compressors are usually associated with roofers, construction workers and home improvement. Even if you don’t have much use for an air compressor, consider buying or renting one

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Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Immune Systems

September 20, 2020

Although it’s impossible to avoid all health risks, it’s important to make changes to your environment when your environment causes health risks that you can avoid. One such potential health risk is long-term exposure to various pollutants that are present in your Kennesaw home’s air. To be sure, some of these pollutants only cause minor symptoms. However, some pollutants can cause long-term damage with serious side effects. To help protect your family from harm, we at Total Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling offer this guide on the risks that indoor pollutants pose to immune systems. Problematic Indoor Pollutants

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Total Comfort Solutions Now Offers Commercial Refrigeration

August 1, 2020

Refrigeration was invented so that consumers and businesses could store food and beverage for long periods of time without it going bad. Businesses use commercial refrigerators to store prepared meals and ingredients. Here is how commercial refrigeration works and the benefits it provides. How Commercial Refrigerators Work Commercial refrigeration relies on two physical principles. The first is the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This law of physics states that when two objects with different temperatures are brought together, heat travels from the warmer one to the colder one. Commercial refrigerators transfer heat from inside them to a

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The Best Way to Cool Older Homes

June 8, 2020

You don’t have to pay a fortune to cool your home, even if it’s older. There are cost-effective ways to reduce your energy bills without making your place uncomfortable in excessive heat. Here are some great ways to beat the heat in older homes. Install a Smart Thermostat A smart thermostat effectively manages the temperature in your home based on your household’s routines. If you program the system properly, it will let your home get hotter when everyone is away, saving you money, and lower the temperature when people are home. Smart thermostats are easy to

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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

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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

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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

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