Is There an Ideal Temperature for Sleep?

October 13, 2021

If you are not in a comfortable environment, you will not get good sleep. There are a lot of factors that influence your ability to sleep, such as the amount of light in your environment, noise levels, and having a comfortable space to sleep on. What role does temperature play in your ability to have a healthy night’s sleep? How Temperature Affects Your Sleep Few things affect your ability to sleep as much as the temperature of your sleeping quarters. Studies have shown that the ideal temperature for sleep is 65 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can

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Choosing the Most Efficient Heating and Cooling for Your Home

September 30, 2021

Selecting the most efficient heating and cooling system for your home can be challenging. There are many compelling options on the market, and you often have to weigh what is most efficient in regard to the environment with what is most efficient in regard to your budget. If you are building a new home, then your options are only limited to what is germane to your region. On the other hand, if you are choosing a new system for an existing home, then you strongly have to consider how the residence is currently fitted. Making fundamental changes could increase your

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Common Slip-ups That Void Warranties

September 5, 2021

A new HVAC system is an important investment in your home, and an HVAC warranty is a contract that provides you with some peace of mind. Typical warranties range from 10 to 15 years, and they are a guarantee that should the unit fail within that time period, the manufacturer will make you whole. A common issue is that homeowners often view warranties as simpler than they are. Warranty claims can be complex, and many people void their warranties without even realizing that they are doing it. Not Registering the Warranty Failing to register a warranty

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 24, 2021

HVAC systems help to keep things running smoothly in the home: They keep everyone in the home feeling comfortable, reduce the amount of humidity in the air, help to heat or cool the home and help to promote healthy airflow. It’s no wonder they require a great deal of electricity. The size, type and age of an air conditioner determines how many watts per hour it uses. Small air conditioners can use as little as 500 watts while larger air conditioners can use 3500 watts. Given that air conditioners can use so much electricity, it’s wise to make sure they’re

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Why Do Air Conditioners Freeze Up?

May 7, 2021

It may seem a bit odd that your air conditioner freezes up. After all, they work on the hottest days of the year. This doesn’t stop the freezing issue. So long as the root cause of freezing isn’t addressed, you will still have problems. As long as the AC unit is running, it can create ice. While this may seem like a good thing, a frozen air conditioner will not cool your home. How Air Conditioners Work The first factor to understanding why an AC freezes up is knowing how it should be working. Air conditioners

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What Are The Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 26, 2021

Air conditioners cool your home to comfortable levels in summer. In winter, you set the air conditioner to low and use it to reduce the humidity in your home. Basically, the system replaces the hot air in your home with cool air. This air is blown over chiller pipes by a blower fan. Inside these pipes is a coolant fluid that flows from inside your home to the AC outdoor unit. The chiller in your AC works the same way as the one in a refrigerator. When the air blows over the chiller pipes, the pipes cool that air, and

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How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 15, 2021

Many homeowners are increasingly opting for a ductless mini-split system. It offers more convenience and energy savings and requires less maintenance than conventional HVAC units. Here is an outline of how the ductless mini-split system works and why you may want to install it in your home. How Ductless Mini-Split Systems Work A ductless mini-split system draws air from the interior to the outdoor compressor unit. Through a series of tubing, the air is moved to the condenser unit, which contains a refrigerant. The air circulates through the refrigerant until it loses heat.

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 15, 2021

The comfortability of your home largely depends on the condition of your HVAC system. The majority of homeowners put off the idea of having their HVAC systems routinely checked, sometimes due to lack of information, while others pass it over knowingly. Just as your car, your HVAC system requires routine maintenance checks. A properly-maintained HVAC system is more efficient and will consume less fuel, saving you a lot of money on your monthly utility bills. Additionally, preventative HVAC maintenance will extend your system’s lifespan and minimize the possibility of regular breakdowns that result in costly repairs or

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How often should you clean your air ducts?

January 22, 2021

In recent years, many homeowners have embraced the use of an HVAC system. This is because of their many benefits in providing desirable atmospheric conditions. Nevertheless, these benefits may come with an increase in expenses due to breakages, leakages, and constant system upgrades. However, you can enjoy these services for a long time with proper maintenance. You only need to understand the HVAC system components and how to take good care of them. What Are the Functions of HVAC Air Ducts? Your HVAC System consists of indoor and outdoor units. Air ducts are part of a

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What is NATE Certification?

January 10, 2021

When comparing various HVAC companies, you may notice that the websites of these companies often have a logo that says “NATE” on it. You may wonder what this stands for and why companies choose to feature this logo on their website. Ultimately, the bottom line is that if you’re going to have any work done on your HVAC system in your Sacramento home, you need to use a company that uses this logo and can verify that they’ve earned it. To further explain what NATE means, check out this guide from Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. What Does NATE Stand For?

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