What Is Duct Testing and Should I Have It Done?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

If your home is like most, it has a complex network of air ducts running through the walls and in the ceilings. These ducts transport air from your air conditioner and forced-air heater to distribute comfort evenly around the rooms.

Because the ductwork is mostly hidden from your sight, it’s often difficult to tell if it has sustained damage and developed air leaks. Leaking ducts can be a serious problem, contributing to a loss of 30% of the air inside them (source: U.S. Department of Energy). That’s a lot of air that you pay to cool or heat that you don’t end up benefiting from.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioning System This Fall?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The summer may be the hottest time of year for Las Vegas, NV, but the rest of the year doesn’t give us a long break from using our home air conditioning systems. You never know when you’ll need to switch your AC back on when the heat makes a sudden return. For this reason, you must pay special attention to when your air conditioner is coming to the end of its service life. You can’t afford to leave an AC that is on the edge of failure sitting in your home, waiting for the moment it lets you down during the next blazing hot day.

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Another Late Summer Air Conditioning Issue: Clogged Drain Line

Monday, September 14th, 2015

We’ve written a bit on this blog recently about some of the malfunctions that you might encounter with your air conditioning system around the end of the summer. Las Vegas has a long “air conditioning season”—in fact, you might say that it never really ends—but the stress that a home’s air conditioner undergoes during our often brutal summers puts ACs at a higher danger for failing during the close of the season.

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3 Options to Consider for Your Next Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Las Vegas isn’t exactly known for its cool season, and the air conditioners in our house get a serious workout during the year, especially during the summer. As the hottest period of the year moves into the rearview mirror, it’s a good time to consider the long-term prospects of your home’s air conditioning system. If the AC unit is over 10–15 years old, or it has started to cost too much to keep up, you should plan on having a new system installed when the temperature cools a bit.

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