Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 14, 2021

Do you use air conditioning in your home or business? If you do, then you most likely appreciate how this HVAC technology makes life bearable, especially when it gets uncomfortably hot or cold. But have you ever stopped to wonder who invented air conditioning? The Buildup to the Invention of Air Conditioning Among the most fascinating facts about air conditioning is that it was invented to enhance the efficiency of a paper manufacturing plant. The thermal atmosphere-altering device that many people cannot live without was initially invented for the paper industry. It is important to

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 12, 2021

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been used historically to disinfect the air, water, and surfaces. UV light indoor air quality products employ this concept to destroy airborne microbes and improve the general air quality in homes. Types of Ultraviolet Light Ultraviolet light is a form of light that cannot be seen or felt. It has shorter wavelengths compared to visible light at 100 to 400 nanometers. Ultraviolet light comes in three forms: UV-A light – this range includes black lights with wavelengths of 315 to 400 nanometers. UV-B light – this range

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What Are Ways I Can Conserve Energy?

March 20, 2021

In the desert weather in Las Vegas, summers can get hot. You will inevitably consume more energy to keep your home comfortable in extreme weather. However, there are simple and practical ways you can reduce the electrical consumption of your house. 1. Turn Off Unnecessary Appliances and Use Task Lighting If you’re using incandescent bulbs, replace them with LED or fluorescent lights. They use up only 5% of energy, and the rest is wasted as heat. Incandescent bulbs can produce a lot of heat, which increases interior temperatures and will overwork your AC system. As a

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 18, 2021

Your air conditioner filters do a great job of keeping dust, dirt, and other types of debris out of your home. As they filter out all these particles, your AC unit’s air filter gets clogged, affecting your cooling system’s overall performance. Other than impacting your AC’s performance, dirty air filters can cause a spike in utility bills and increased instances of respiratory infections for the members of your household. It can also result in system failures, which might lead to increased costs due to repairs. It is advisable to check your filters regularly to assess their condition

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How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient

February 18, 2021

Most people enjoy living in older homes since they are full of memories and charm. However, it can be very challenging to save on energy in an older house. Despite their attractive design, such properties bring in extra expenses when it comes to energy use. The good news is that there are several upgrades you can get to keep your energy bills lower in an old home. These enhancements run from quick fixes that you can do yourself to other significant projects that require professional assistance. Here are some improvements that you can consider to make your

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 10, 2021

When it’s cold, or generally during winter, the first thing that a homeowner thinks of is turning on the furnace. But what happens when you turn it on and it doesn’t function? Technology has made lots of things easy, but in regards to finding the appropriate heating and cooling requirements in your home, it’s often difficult to find the right fit. As such, when you move to a new house or are looking to replace an old furnace, the most common question you’re likely to ask is, “What size furnace is right for my home?”

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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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