Careful with Those Winter Thermostat Settings!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

The weather in Las Vegas has cooled down to the point where we can actually call it “cold.” (Although somebody from Wisconsin would probably fall down laughing if they heard that.) If you’ve got your heat pump or furnace working to provide pleasant warmth for the close of the year, make sure that you aren’t running it in a way that wastes energy. Because we don’t run our heaters that often, it’s easy for us to fall into traps about how best to set the thermostat.

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The Heating Benefits of Heat Pumps in Las Vegas

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Las Vegas isn’t known for its cold snaps. Right now we’re going through “cooler” weather, which means an average high in the low 80s. In the middle of winter, the night time temperatures will drop to levels where many homes will need heating assistance—but it’s still about as mild a winter as you’ll find in the continental U.S. What’s the best way to heat your home in this area? 

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A Word about Heating Maintenance (Yes, You Need It)

Monday, October 10th, 2016

When you see the word “heating” in a post right now, you’ll probably think that we’ve lost our minds. Yes, it’s a bit cooler right now in Las Vegas—meaning temperatures are now in the high 80s at their peak, and maybe dipping into the high 60s at night—but that’s still nothing that requires using a heating system for comfort.

However, October is the time of the year when we start advising our customers to arrange for annual maintenance for their heating systems. During the winter, Vegas will start to experience some cold nights when the temperature drops into the low 40s. That may sound like tropical vacation to a person who lives in Minnesota, but it is still cold enough that your house will need to have its heating system running. You want to make sure that your home’s heater will run, and will run without wasting power.

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Do I Need an Air Purifier to Go with My Home’s Air Filter?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

When you think about cleaning the air in your house to remove irritating and harmful particles like dust and lint, your thoughts will probably first go to air filters. Mechanical filters, which use a mesh of fibers to attract and trap contaminants, are the standard method to provide improved indoor air quality for homes. Almost any household will benefit with the right air filters put in place.

But what about electronic air purifiers? Does your home also need one of these air cleaners paired up with the air filter?

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Will the Las Vegas Heat Cause My AC to Break Down?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Summers in Las Vegas are notoriously hot, and this summer will probably be one of our hottest. Even a standard summer means temperatures during the day hovering consistently above 100°F. Any air conditioning system handles a huge workload during that type of heat.

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How a UV Air Purifier Can Help with Better Air Conditioning

Monday, May 9th, 2016

We provide both air conditioning and indoor air quality services, and often the two cross paths. After all, most of the indoor air quality devices that we install integrate directly into the ventilation system connected to your air conditioner (as well as your forced-air heater). The UV air purifier is a special case, however. Using one of these purifiers for your home is not only a great way to eliminate germs, viruses, mold spores, and bacteria from floating around your home, it will also help your air conditioner perform at higher efficiency.

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Help, My Air Conditioner Isn’t Keeping My Home Cool Enough!

Monday, April 25th, 2016

You can hear your air conditioner working: the motors are humming, air blows out from the vents, and you can detect the sound of the compressor turning on. But something is not right. The house doesn’t feel cool enough, and the oppressive Las Vegas heat is still getting inside.

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The Compressor in Your AC: What It Does, Why It’s Important

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Your air conditioner’s compressor is the heart of your AC system. This, along with the condenser, is housed in the outside portions of your air conditioner, referred to as the “condenser unit.” The purpose of the compressor is to add pressure to the refrigerant that it receives from inside your home in order to increase its energy and temperature.

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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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How High Efficiency Furnaces End Up Saving Money

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The heating season in Las Vegas—that is, the season when we need to have our heating systems running—is relatively short. But that makes it important to ensure that we have heaters that run efficiently. You don’t want to see an enormous utility bill arrive during the month you had the furnace keeping the house warm become the unit is a massive energy waster.

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