7 Benefits of Ductless AC

September 13, 2022

Ductless air conditioners (mini-splits) have many advantages over traditional HVAC systems, especially in Florida. Here are a few of the benefits of ductless AC systems for your Florida home. 1. Energy Efficiency Ductless AC systems are up to 40% more energy efficient than traditional HVAC systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. This is because ductless AC units don’t lose any cool air through ductwork, which can be a big problem with traditional AC units. 2. Flexibility Ductless AC units can be used in various settings, including homes, offices, and

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Mini-splits or Central AC?

August 15, 2022

Our HVAC professionals at Brisk Air have to admit that mini-split ductless ACs are indeed more efficient than central air conditioning. The reason is simple. Central AC depends on ductwork to move conditioned air from room to room. Though the ducts may be tight when they’re first installed, over the years, they tend to sag, and the seams between them loosen. This impedes airflow, which means the air conditioning system becomes less efficient. Seams that are not tight also allow pollutants into the ducts. Mini-splits don’t have this problem because there are no ducts. About Mini-splits

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How Multi-Zone HVAC Systems Work

July 26, 2022

Selecting a multi-zone HVAC system is a choice many home and business owners make in order to save money, reduce environmental waste, and keep their properties at a comfortable temperature. Understanding how this system works can encourage you to get one installed. Establishing Zones Figuring out the zones is an early step in the process. Zones are determined based on square footage, layout, and the needs of the home or business. For example, if your home has two stories and a basement, you might decide that each floor should be its own zone. In a robust

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Types of HVAC Dampers

June 13, 2022

One of the ways to save energy is to zone your home, so the temperature of individual rooms can be independently handled. HVAC dampers are the key to having zoned heating and cooling. By having a zoned HVAC system, you’ll save energy and have a comfortable home. What is an HVAC Damper? An HVAC damper blocks airflow when it’s closed and allows airflow when it’s open. They’re placed out 4-6 feet from the main ductwork. Some must be opened and closed manually, while others can be controlled remotely. There are five types of HVAC dampers.

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How to Unclog a Blocked AC Drain Line

May 19, 2022

Your air conditioner can help you to maintain an optimal temperature in your Coral Springs home or business. Because this equipment is essential to your comfort, it is advisable to deal with a clogged AC drain pipe right away. Isolating the Problem You’ll first need to locate your drain line. For a free-standing family residence, it will usually be found outside near the condenser unit. If you own a condominium in a building, the drain will be located in the same closet with the HVAC equipment. Look for a PVC pipe with a plastic cap. Once

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Can I Save Energy by Opening the Windows in My Home at Night?

April 14, 2022

In theory, throwing open the windows in your Coral Springs home to enjoy a nighttime breeze is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to save energy and cash while sleeping. However, there are many important things to account for before using this tactic to cut costs. Following are a few considerations that might make this decision a bit easier. Your Air Conditioner Does More Than Cool the Indoor Air Air conditioning systems provide several different benefits in addition to indoor cooling. In Coral Springs, FL, these benefits are often essential. Properly maintained air conditioners filter

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Should I Use a Space Heater Instead of a Furnace?

March 15, 2022

Are you considering using a space heater to heat your home this winter? With your furnace likely skyrocketing your energy bills, it’s understandable to consider cheaper alternatives. Here’s what you need to know about space heaters and furnaces. Furnace A furnace will heat an entire house to a set temperature. This system protects your home from the worst of the cold weather. However, older houses often struggle with cold spots and drafty rooms that never heat up all the way. A furnace also costs a lot to run each day and requires regular maintenance to ensure

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Plan a New Air Conditioner Install to Save You Money

February 15, 2022

There are certain situations in which you control the timing for expenditures on a new air conditioning unit. These include a newly built home or a house remodel. In addition, if you have a very old AC unit, you may want to replace it at a convenient time for your schedule and not wait for it to stop functioning completely. With proper and routine maintenance, most air conditioners will operate for 15 to 20 years. If you have control of your air conditioner purchase, you will probably get a better deal on both the unit and the installation in the

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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 12, 2022

Your furnace performs a critical function in your home, providing a safe and comfortable temperature for your family and guests. V Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that poses many health risks when inhaled, causing dizziness, loss of consciousness, and other symptoms. What Creates a Carbon Monoxide Leak? Carbon monoxide forms when your furnace fails to completely burn fuel. Incomplete combustion inside the furnace leads to a buildup of carbon monoxide that circulates throughout the home. This buildup is often caused by a crack in a flue pipe or the heat exchanger.

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

December 20, 2021

3 Steps to Figuring Out Your Proper Furnace Size You might think purchasing a new furnace is as simple as walking into a store and selecting one with the features you desire, but this is a recipe for an expensive mistake. Furnaces of all kinds come in a variety of sizes, all using different amounts of energy, referred to as BTU (British Thermal Unit). A variety of factors affect the needed furnace size in a home, from humidity levels to home size and insulation amount. To keep things simple, we’ve outlined a basic method of furnace sizing to get

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