A UV Air Purifier Can Mean a Healthier Winter Season

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Even though winters in Las Vegas are about as mild as they can get in the country, that doesn’t mean we get to escape a major part of winter: its flu and cold season! Our dry air can especially contribute to the fast spread of illness in households over the winter.

There are ways to combat flu season, and not all of them have to do with medicine. There are improvements to your HVAC system that will eliminate many of the germs and flu viruses that can move through your house and spread sickness. But not just any air purifier will handle the job. You either need extremely powerful filters—which will probably end up cutting off airflow—or you can have a UV air purifier installed. The latter is the best way to go.

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My Furnace Just Came on and I Can Smell Burning!

Monday, December 5th, 2016

This is a common concern that any HVAC company hears from customers during the start of cooler weather. When furnaces first turn on for the season, people often notice a peculiar acrid odor coming from the vents. Nobody wants to smell anything burning in their house, since it immediately creates worry of an electrical or gas fire somewhere. However, in most cases this burning odor from a furnace as it first comes on isn’t a reason to worry.

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How Air Leaks in Ducts Hurt Your Air Quality

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We’ve recently written about how the fall is an excellent time to schedule duct sealing for your home. In that post we emphasized how you can save money this way, eliminating up to 30% of the air that goes to waste through air leaks in the ventilation system. Scheduling duct testing is the best way to find out if you need to have leaks sealed up to improve your home’s energy performance.

But there’s another important reason to have your air ducts made airtight, and that’s to protect your indoor air quality. Those air leaks can lead to unhealthy air getting into your living space.

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The Fall Heat Wave: Some Tips to Help Your AC Cope with It

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

People who live in Las Vegas know that the start of the fall doesn’t mean an escape from summer heat. Often, temperatures spike during the end of September and beginning of October, and that means a last extremely rough period for air conditioning systems before the (somewhat) cooler weather starts. We have some tips on coping with the heat at this time of year to make your hard-working air conditioner’s job a bit easier.

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August and September Are Risky Times for Your Air Conditioner!

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

If you remembered to schedule a spring maintenance inspection and tune-up for your home’s air conditioner, then the system has probably worked well through these hot summer months. A professional AC tune-up makes sure that a cooling system begins the hottest time of the year with the best possible preparation.

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Types of AC Air Filters and How Often You Should Change Them

Monday, June 6th, 2016

We hope that you’ve already arranged for your pre-summer maintenance check-up and tune-up for you air conditioning system. (If not, there’s still time to schedule it by signing up for the Lee Cool Club!) Now that we’re heading into the intense Las Vegas summer heat, and you have a tuned-up air conditioner that’s ready to go, you have to remember that there’s still a maintenance job to do on your own: regularly change or clean the air filter.

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You Could Be Getting Much Better AC Performance: Here’s How

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

There are few parts of your home that are more important—and least a home in the Las Vegas Valley—than the air conditioning system. We live in one of the hottest parts of the country, where the summers can range from hot to sizzling to flat out ridiculous… and the rest of the year is pretty warm as well. You run the air conditioner often, and that makes it a wise idea to see that it runs at its most efficient and isn’t an energy waster.

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Why You Should Never Purchase Air Conditioning Equipment Online

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Today it seems that getting anything you may need or want for your house only takes a few mouse clicks and keystrokes. Presto! It’s on its way in the mail from an online retailer, often for less money than you might find it elsewhere.

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Does Your Heating System Smell Funny? This Might Be the Reason

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The Las Vegas Valley isn’t known for the bitter cold winter weather blustering through it. In fact, for much of the winter, homeowners will only need to have their central heating systems running for short periods of time. But when you turned on your heater for the first time during the year, did you notice an odd smell coming from the vents? Whether a moldy, acrid, or dusty scent, it probably caused you worry that something was with the heating system. Below, we’ll look at these different smells and what they might mean for your heater.

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