My Heater Died—What Type of Heater Should I Replace It With?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Usually the words, “my heater died,” are spoken with an exclamation mark at the end: “My heater died!” Here in Las Vegas, a broken heater is a bit less of an urgent problem, since our coolest weather is down in the 40s, not in the negatives! But you can’t go through the winter with a broken heater, and if the system is beyond reasonable repair (i.e. any repair would be more than half the cost of getting a new heater) it’s time to have a replacement put in.

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It’s Still Not Too Late: Schedule Your Heating System Inspection!

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We’re at the tail-end of the year, as you’ve certainly noticed now that winter holiday decorations are everywhere. Although we don’t expect to run into extremely cold weather this winter—this is Las Vegas, after all—it’s important to have heating systems prepped for those occasional cold nights. Heating maintenance from professionals is necessary to see that a heater is ready to do its job, and that it will operate safely when it comes on.

If you’re thinking that it’s already too late and you might as well just skip heating maintenance for this year, we urge you to reconsider!

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Let’s Talk Carbon Monoxide and Protecting Your Family from It

Monday, November 14th, 2016

It’s highly likely that you use natural gas in some way in your home. It’s the most common way to power furnaces, as well as stoves and ovens. Natural gas is inexpensive compared to electricity, and it’s convenient and burns cleanly. It’s no wonder that it is so widespread across the country for use in homes and businesses.

But using natural gas brings with it a note of caution: carbon monoxide (CO). Carbon monoxide is not actually natural gas—this is a common misunderstanding—but a byproduct of the combustion of natural gas. Anything that burns can produce CO, but the most common source in a home is natural gas appliances like a furnace.

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Take Advantage of Nevada Air Conditioning Rebates

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The heat is with us all during the year in Nevada, and air conditioners handle around three times the amount of work that they do in most other parts of the country. A good portion of your energy budget during the year goes to running your home’s AC. So you will be glad to know that NV Energy offers a number of rebates for air conditioning services that can help you out with those electrical bills as you tune-up your air conditioner or replace it with one that consumes less energy.

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Air Conditioning Myth: “The Bigger the AC, The Better”

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Does it seem like this might be the last summer for your current home air conditioner? If you’ve struggled with higher electrical bills, multiple repair calls, and a home that no longer gets as cool as it used to, then it’s probably a smart idea to schedule an air conditioner replacement in the next month or so. With the unpredictable heat in Las Vegas, you never know when you’ll need home cooling again.

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How Old Is Your Air Conditioning System?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

No mechanical device can last forever—unless it’s mounted in a museum and never used again. The air conditioning system in your home is a mechanical device that you definitely need to use often. During a Las Vegas summer, there will probably never be a day when you don’t use it!

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Tricks to Keep Cool (And Spare Your Air Conditioner) in Summer

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Poor Las Vegas air conditioning systems! They really are great heroes, and without them there wouldn’t be a thriving place called “Las Vegas” today. Can you imaging making it through even a few days of our 100°F summer heat without your home’s air conditioning system? It’s not a pleasant thought.

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Why Should My Ducts Be Professionally Sealed?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Your ductwork is an essential part of your central HVAC system. Properly installed and maintained ducts are vital to its efficiency. However, sometimes incidents do occur that cause breached ductwork. If your ducts are damaged and leak air, then your unit has to work harder to cool or heat more air throughout your home, wasting your energy and money. So, should you have your ducts professionally sealed?

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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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Answers to Some Common Customer Questions

Monday, January 18th, 2016

On our weekly blog, we usually address one issue at a time, such as looking into specific concerns that our customers frequently have, or explaining how a piece of HVAC equipment operates and how it can benefit a home. This post is a bit of “housecleaning” for questions that have shorter answers.

Our technicians are always glad to answer any of your questions or concerns, so feel free to give them a call. Our staff is here to help you enjoy the best comfort and indoor air quality in Las Vegas.

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