Smart thermostats for heat pumps

January 22, 2021

Heating and cooling systems are becoming more efficient and convenient. You can use heat pumps for both and cooling and heating. A smart thermostat can boost your HVAC system’s operation and efficiency. Here are a few things that you ought to know about using heat pumps and thermostats. How Heat Pumps Work Unlike your furnace, heat pumps can raise temperatures by transferring heat from one part of the system to another. They extract energy by using a refrigerant to absorb heat from the outdoors and transferring it to the indoors. A compressor will force the refrigerant

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What is a ductless mini-split system?

January 10, 2021

A ductless mini-split system consists of a heat pump system with an exterior condenser that heats or cools your home. The exterior condenser connects to interior cassettes through mini-split pipes. You can then control each of the cassettes independently, which makes it possible to customize the temperature of different rooms separately. The temperature setting in one cassette is independent of other cassette temperatures in the system. A Mini-Split Condenser A condenser or compressor is the heat exchange unit of the HVAC system. It is where the system releases heat from the home or gains it

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 10, 2020

Given the complexity of a modern furnace, it’s completely understandable if you feel overwhelmed when your furnace has a problem. Unfortunately, feeling overwhelmed doesn’t do much to help restore comfort to your Las Vegas home. Luckily, the pros at Polar Air & Heating, Inc. have encountered pretty much every type of furnace malfunction through the years and want to offer their knowledge and experience to help you accurately and easily diagnose common problems with your heating system. Check the Power Switch Since heating systems draw a lot of power, they are always given a separate circuit in your breaker box.

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How to Monitor Your Indoor Air Quality

December 1, 2020

Air quality refers to the degree to which air is clean and free of pollutants. Good indoor air quality is an indication that your home is safe and healthy for all occupants. Conversely, low indoor air quality is on top of the list among the causes of sick building syndrome. High levels of toxins and pollutants lead to symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, throat irritations, and nausea. Importance of Monitoring Air Quality It’s essential to monitor your indoor air quality before you take the right measures to protect yourself. Air quality monitors

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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air

November 20, 2020

When you set the thermostat to a higher temperature, you do so hoping the furnace kicks on without delays. The furnace should then send heated air through the ducts, which, in turn, heat the home. Unexpectedly, a furnace might give off cold air. Cold air won’t be much appreciated in the cold winter season. Scores of serious problems could result when a furnace doesn’t do its job, and that’s why a repair team needs to check things out when a furnace blows cold air. Potential Disasters With Cold Air When the furnace offers only

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Are You Seeing Signs That You Need a New Heating System?

November 10, 2020

A home heating system could last for many years. For some homeowners, the news that a “high-mileage” heating system may last longer comes off as good news. Spending money to replace a furnace or to perform other home-related tasks isn’t something people look forward to doing. That’s not because they don’t want to make upgrades; they might just find it costly to do so. However, it’s important that you keep in mind that it may be more costly and risky not to make a home heating system upgrade. Old systems aren’t always the most reliable. Performance issues

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Can You Still Do Zoning if You Have a Smart Thermostat?

October 20, 2020

Homeowners who want to save on utility bills and improve efficiency often turn to HVAC zoning. Another HVAC efficiency system that is becoming increasingly popular is the smart thermostat. Can you combine smart thermostats with zoning to double your energy savings? The answer to this question will depend on what sort of system and thermostat you are working with. What Is Zoning? HVAC zoning or HVAC zoned systems are a common way of reducing energy usage. In the typical household, not every part of the house is being used at once. Therefore, there is no

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Not Home?

October 10, 2020

After coming home to an uncomfortably hot and stuffy house during a hot summer evening, you may be wondering whether leaving your AC on while you’re away is a good idea. You might also be wondering whether you are saving energy by shutting off the AC when you’re not home. Another option is, is it better to just run it at the same temperature all day? Wasting energy will not only cost you a few extra dollars, but it also requires burning more fuel, which also contributes to global climate change. Read on to explore the options that you have

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Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems

September 16, 2020

The HVAC is a substantial investment in your home that helps improve the air quality. As a homeowner, you would wish that your system works efficiently with no breakdowns over the cooling or heating seasons. However, its quality may begin to decrease as it ages. With the right preventive measures in place, you can minimize constant tear or wear, which may translate into expensive repairs. Besides, you can boost your unit’s longevity to help enjoy optimal comfort year in year out. Below is a list of some best practices to keep your system running for longer

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Suffering from High Cooling Bills? Here’s Why

September 6, 2020

Summertime in Las Vegas, NV, is always hot, so you expect your electricity bills to be high. However, you might not expect your electricity use to keep creeping upward, causing bigger bills every month. If you haven’t adjusted your thermostat down or made any other obvious changes, you might be wondering what’s causing these high cooling bills in your Las Vegas home. Read on to learn about 10 possible reasons why your cooling bills are so high and what you can do about each of them. 1. Dirty Air Filter Dirty air filters are a top

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