The Indoor Air Quality Challenges of Autumn

September 20, 2021

The indoor air quality in our homes is a serious concern that the EPA warns is one of the greatest health risks facing modern Americans. Each season brings with it its own set of IAQ challenges. Autumn is an interesting time of year in Nevada because there is a lot of variation depending on where you live. It can feel like an extended summer at times, but it also brings unpredictability along with more allergies and the cold and flu season. In this spirit, let us consider how the fall season may affect your indoor air quality and some of

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Benefits of Observing Fall Furnace Maintenance

September 15, 2021

Your furnace is an essential system in your home, especially during the chilly winter days in Las Vegas. The best way to ensure your equipment does not break down during the cold season is to observe routine maintenance. Ideally, you should schedule a tune-up before winter. In this article, we explore the process and benefits of fall maintenance. Boost the Efficiency of Your System Furnace maintenance is essential to keep your heating system running efficiently throughout the cold season. There are routine tasks you can perform to prepare your equipment for winter. One

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Is it Time for a New Air Conditioner?

August 23, 2021

Your air conditioner is a piece of equipment that you want to take care of. You need it to keep cool when the sweltering summers come along, and you want it to work well for as long as possible because it can be a few thousand dollars to replace it. But even with the best care, you’ll eventually come to a point when you have to get a new one. It can be difficult to tell, though. There are a lot of symptoms of a bad air conditioner, and some of them can simply be repaired. But if you’re having

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End of Summer Maintenance

August 9, 2021

Performing end-of-summer maintenance is a great way to reverse the ravages that nearly non-stop use has had on your air conditioner throughout the hot, dry summer season in Las Vegas. Although you probably won’t be using your air conditioner for a while after fall has officially rolled in, this maintenance is among some of the most important work that you’ll perform all year. Good maintenance just ahead of retiring your air conditioner for autumn and winter will ensure that this equipment is in prime condition when you need it again. The following is everything you should know about end-of-summer maintenance,

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How to Keep Bugs Out of AC Unit

July 27, 2021

Your air conditioner unit is an essential piece of equipment meant to keep you and your family comfortable inside all through the year. But it can also be a gateway for insects to invade your home. When the weather starts to become significantly warmer during the summer months here in Las Vegas, bugs can seek refuge in your home to escape the heat. But while there’s nothing wrong with bugs wanting to keep cool or finding some shade, not taking any action to prevent them from invading your home increases the chances of these insects eventually doing

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Identifying Summertime AC Issues

July 12, 2021

To stay cool in the summertime, your family likely relies on your home air conditioning system. Since summertime brings some of the longest days of the year, it’s not uncommon for your air conditioner to experienced a malfunction or two. By being able to properly identify the malfunction, you can get your system back up and running as quickly as possible. Bad Thermostat Home thermostats are designed to last between 7 and 10 years. When your thermostat malfunctions, it can create many different issues with your air conditioning system. The most obvious is that the digital

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 29, 2021

Cleaning an air conditioning unit is a delicate process. It’s almost surgical in nature. You don’t want to be heavy-handed when handling the machine. It can cause mechanical damage that’s easily a few hundred dollars in repair or replacement costs. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, either. With regular practice, dextrous hands, and the guide below, you can clean your AC unit safely and efficiently. So without further ado, here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your air conditioner. Cut Off Power to Your AC Unit You don’t want to work on

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 20, 2021

An air conditioner is an essential unit to most homeowners that offers relief in the hot summer months. However, setting and maintaining the right temperature that strikes a balance between comfort and reasonable energy bills can be quite a challenge. The ideal temperature setting for your AC will vary based on your location and preferred comfort level. Anything between 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit is standard, but you can still make adjustments throughout the day to meet your unique needs. Here is a detailed guide to help you maintain the most efficient summer temperatures. 1. Set

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 25, 2021

An air conditioner is often one of the biggest users of electricity in the home, so it is a good idea to carefully consider the amount of power your unit will need. Different types of units will vary significantly on their wattage, so your air conditioner might end up using anywhere from 500 to 4,000 watts each hour. If you want to save energy, here are some important things you need to know. What Is an Air Conditioner’s Wattage? Most people are aware that a watt is somehow related to electricity and power. A greater number

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 15, 2021

When you look at an air conditioner, you might notice that its specifications mention BTUs. BTUs are a commonly used metric that helps people determine whether or not an air conditioner is right for them. Understanding what BTUs mean and how they work will help you stay informed. What Does BTU Stand for? BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. This is a type of unit used to measure heat and thermal energy, so it has all sorts of interesting applications. A BTU is technically defined as the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature

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