Air Conditioning FAQ: What Is the Thermal Expansion Valve?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The air conditioning season lasts almost throughout the year here in the Las Vegas Valley. After a short break to worry about keeping warm during a few nights, you’ll soon be back to running your home’s AC on a steady basis. That makes it important to see that your air conditioner works at its most energy-efficient best and has the least likelihood of breaking down on the hottest day of the year. To achieve these goals, always rely on professionals for regular maintenance (you should schedule this soon), repairs, or to replace an inefficient older unit with a new high-efficiency system.

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Check That Air Filter: What Are You Breathing Every Day?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Whether you’re still using your heating system or you’ve already switched over to the air conditioner (and considering the weather, we’d wager that it’s the latter, not the former), it’s always a good idea to make a regular check on the system air filter. If, like most homes, you have a heating and cooling system housed in a single cabinet connected to a blower fan, then the same air filter does the job of protecting the components inside from any contaminants that might come through the return air ducts.

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Is Duct Testing Really Worth It?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

One of the services that we provide to our customers is testing their ducts to see if they’re suffering from air leaks. If we discover that the ventilation ducts are losing air through gaps, holes, and other leaks, we can then take care of the job of sealing up the ductwork to restore their airtight integrity. Our technicians are skilled with this service and use the best equipment (such as metallic taps and mastic sealant) to see that our customers receive the finest job possible.

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How Often Should You Test You Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Does your home use natural gas to power any of its appliances, such as a furnace, stove, oven, or clothes dryer? Chances are high that it does, since natural gas is a less expensive energy source than electricity, and it’s also convenient.

However, using natural gas in a home does bring with it the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless byproduct of the combustion of natural gas, which makes it difficult to detect it when its levels rise. You must have CO detectors in your home that will alert you when the concentration of CO reaches potentially hazardous levels. The alarm will give you time to leave the house and call for help before anyone can suffer from the adverse effects of CO exposure.

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What’s In Your Home’s Air? Some Common Indoor Air Pollutants

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Here’s one of the unfortunate facts about modern living: we’re usually breathing in less healthy air inside our homes than we should. In fact, the air inside a home is often much worse than that outside! The reason for this problem is the lack of fresh air allowed to move through a home; the heavy insulation and heat sealing that keep a house energy efficient also doesn’t permit the house to “breathe.” The concentrations of contaminants inside starts to build, resulting not only in a drop in comfort but also a rise in health complications.

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