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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Getting Your Home Ready for a Furnace Replacement

November 18, 2021

When it becomes time to replace your existing furnace, it can be exciting thinking about getting a totally new one. However, there are some tasks that you’ll want to perform to get your home prepared for the furnace replacement process. Consult a Heating Expert Once you’ve decided that it’s time to get your furnace replaced, it’s time to contact a heating professional. They can evaluate your home and needs to determine which furnace model is right for your home. During your consultation is the perfect time to set up an installation date and ask what

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Should You Use a Humidifier or Dehumidifier This Winter?

October 13, 2021

It’s important that you maintain a healthy degree of moisture inside of your home to ensure you have healthy indoor air quality. Unfortunately, the amount of moisture that you have to add or remove to your interior atmosphere can vary based on a number of factors. One of these major factors is the season of the year you happen to be in. Humidity in the Winter During the months of cold weather, your indoor air tends to be a bit drier than when it’s warm out. The more you run your furnace, the drier your air

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5 Tips to Help Focus on Lower Heating Costs

September 17, 2021

Sometimes, it is hard to think about all the great things about winter when faced with heating costs that increase your energy bills. However, whether it is a mild winter or simply when a fluke storm hits, it is crucial to ensure that your heating system is ready before the winter months. Consider these tips to ensure that you are ready for whatever weather winter brings and keep your heating bill as low as possible. 1. Get Bundled Up It may be worth it to invest in some comfortable slippers and sweaters for the winter months

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