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MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

Every homeowner and building manager buys air filters. Maintenance teams, business tenants, home renters, and repair services; we all buy air filters. Why? Because indoor air quality is important - and every HVAC system in the modern world requires the constant changing of air filters. Air quality and circulation efficiency both depend on a clean, unclogged air filter as part of the system - and anyone responsible for their building or zone's air quality takes on changing that filter. To...

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Furnace 101: How They Work & What Are Your Options?

When it's time to choose a new heating system, whether it is a new installation or a replacement for a current HVAC system, one of the best options is a furnace. With several types to choose from offering different fuel sources, understanding how furnaces work ensure the system you choose will fit your individual needs. What Are Furnaces? Furnaces are designed for a specific reason — to provide heat throughout a home. Furnaces are also referred to as forced-air furnaces because...

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8 Reasons to Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance in the Fall

How often you should have HVAC maintenance scheduled is an important step in supporting the well-being and life span of the system's equipment. With a regularly scheduled maintenance plan. homeowners can rest easy knowing the system is running at peak performance throughout the year. If, for any reason, the system is experiencing any problems, the technician will be able to detect and diagnose those issues during the maintenance check. Here are eight reasons why you should schedule your HVAC...

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Top Reasons Your AC System Is Not Blowing Cold Air

You are already quite aware that your Las Vegas or Henderson home air conditioning system represents one of the largest home appliance investments that you will ever make. In this post, we are going to discuss some reasons why your air conditioning system is not blowing cold air, and offer you some ideas on keeping your  system healthy and protecting your investment! From simple dirty filters that need to be replaced, to the more technical as well as electrical issues, there...

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What is Air Balancing and Why is it Important for Your Home?

The architect or designer that drew the blueprints for your home did more than simply show the construction crews where to put walls, doors, and windows. There exists a page in the blueprint package of your home for the HVAC requirements. The way the internal ducts should be laid out, what size register should be put in each room, and other pertinent information regarding the recommended HVAC system for your home. On that page of the blueprints, each room...

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6 Practical HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

Owning a furry pet is a joy known by millions of people across the country (and billions across the world). We humans need companionship and pets like cats, dogs, and even hamsters provide warm and fuzzy unconditional love. They also provide an unlimited source of pet hair. When you love on your dog or your cat rolls on the carpet, pet hair is the result. When you clean your hamster cage or brush your rabbit, pet hair gets into...

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4 Ways Your HVAC Unit Can Alleviate Allergies

Allergies trigger when small agitating particles hit your airways. Maybe it's yellow pine pollen or sage brush that blows through once a year. Perhaps it's pet dander you're allergic to or mold spores in the air. Most of us notice that allergies are less problematic indoors, because there are fewer allergens. It's not just that the doors and windows keep out extra pollen. Staying indoors can alleviate your allergies because of how HVAC systems work. A well-maintained HVAC unit can...

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Things To Know Before Turning Your AC Back On For Summer

The first blast of cool air from your air conditioning unit is a refreshing introduction to the spring and summer seasons, but without AC that is operating properly, the transition into the warmer months can become uncomfortable.  Knowing when to call a professional is important, especially when your air conditioning unit is showing signs of a potential problem after winter. Homeowners should know how to protect their unit during the idle months and what to look for when turning it...

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How Often Should You Have Your Heater Inspected?

The heater in your home is an essential part of both comfort and safety. Protecting the home from extreme cold temperatures in the winter months is something all homes should b equipped for. Of course, heaters are like any home appliance; they still need the occasional inspection and maintenance. Heaters need to be kept clean, internally and externally, and many types of heaters need to be monitored to ensure they remain safe inside the home. It's important for your heater...

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Calculate Actual Cost of New AC Unit [2021]

The decision to repair or replace your AC unit can be difficult. A newer system is typically more efficient, and requires less maintenance and repairs, making it less expensive year after year. However, new AC units can be expensive. When does it make sense financially to upgrade your system? This online calculator is designed to estimate as accurately as possible the actual savings you'll get from purchasing a new ac unit. Skip to the bottom of this article to see...

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