2021

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Heidi's HVAC Help, Ideas, Troubleshooting Tips and More

Hello, I am Heidi, and this is my blog devoted to HVAC issues, repair, troubleshooting, maintenance tips and more. Before you dive into my posts, let me introduce myself. I am a mum of three kids and married to an amazing husband. I used to work in the HVAC industry, but now I spend most of my time working as an editor from my house. I needed something that offered the flexibility of staying at home with my little ones, but I miss the hands-on nature of HVAC work. In this blog, I plan to post on a variety of HVAC related topics. If you have questions or concerns, I hope these posts help you.

How to Ensure Your New Ducted Air Conditioner Lives Up to Its Energy Efficiency Standards

1 October 2021
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Modern air conditioning units come with components and features designed to promote optimal cooling while using little energy. However, certain factors can undermine the efficiency of the unit after installation. Therefore, despite having a high energy efficiency rating, your AC may still consume a lot of power during cooling. Therefore, as you install a new ducted system, consider the following factors that will ensure your AC lives up to its efficiency standards. Read More …

3 Clear Indications It’s Time to Repair Your Ducted AC

28 July 2021
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Even with proper maintenance, your air conditioner might still develop mechanical issues. This is particularly true for older systems. While you can handle some of the issues yourself, most air conditioning problems require professional examination and repairs. For example, an AC compressor failure is a problem that only a certified HVAC contractor can handle. That's because the compressor contains many intricate components that help in cooling the air. In addition, repairing faulty components requires special skills and tools. Read More …

5 Reasons to Stick With Gas Heating

27 May 2021
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If you need to replace your gas furnace, you might wonder whether you should switch to using an electric heating system instead. Although electric heating systems might seem more modern, they actually have several disadvantages compared to gas heating systems. Here are five reasons why you should stick with gas heating. 1. Affordability Although gas furnaces can be expensive to purchase and install, they usually pay for themselves through their low running costs. Read More …

Why a Split System Air Conditioner Is a Good Choice for Your Apartment

7 April 2021
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Apartment living comes with a few limitations, and one of them is that you can only modify your space to the extent that the owner allows. Therefore, when buying an air conditioning unit, you need to assess the type of system and whether it would make sense in an apartment. As you look around for the best unit, you should consider a split system AC which features an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. Read More …

Reasons to Install Ducted Air Conditioning in a Home

11 January 2021
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Ducted air conditioning systems use a network of tubes, typically located within the crawl space under the roof, that leads to ceiling vents in the rooms below. Thus, you'll have one unit cooling the entire house by sending cold air through the ducts. These air conditioning systems offer several advantages. Visually Discreet The set-up of a ducted system is unobtrusive, and it won't interrupt your home's decor. The operating unit is stored inside the roof cavity or outside and is well out of sight. Read More …