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Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?

We’ve seen a lot of questions out there on air duct cleaning, wondering if the service is a scam or waste of money. We understand the skepticism because it requires enlisting professional help, which can be both timely and costly. We’re here to put the rumors to rest and give you our honest answer. Air duct cleaning is not necessary on a regular basis like HVAC maintenance; however, we offer this service because there are times where it is...

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5 Common Household Products That Pollute Your Home’s Air

When we hear of pollution, rarely do we consider the air inside our own homes. That’s because pollutants such as greenhouse gases and pesticides are all lurking around outside. The scary truth is that studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have found that indoor levels of pollutants may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. There’s more— the leading sources are coming from everyday household items that you’re likely to be using. Our pros at Legacy Air are...

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5 Heating Mistakes That Are Costing You

Our coldest month is upon us, which means many of you are doing your due diligence to cut down on costs. After all, according to Energy Star, your heaters account for the largest part of your utility bill. But in your efforts to save, you may stumble upon misinformation that leads you astray. Has anyone told you that you can conserve energy by closing the doors to rooms that don’t need to be heated? Unfortunately, that’s wrong, along with a lot...

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6 Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace6 Signs It’s Time for a New Furnace

Here in Las Vegas, we’re known for our bustling nightlife, top-notch entertainment, glamorous hotels, and our sweltering summers that reach the triple digits. The last thing you’re associating the city with is winter. But if you’ve been a resident long enough, you know that come December, the temperatures drop down low and a functioning heater is essential for staying warm. At Legacy Air, your comfort is our top priority, and we’re focused on making sure you stay that way for...

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What Causes an Air Conditioner to Freeze Up?

You would think that with an AC, freezing is good and will produce cold air. Unfortunately, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. An AC works through a refined control of temperature, pressure, and airflow. If any of these things fall out of balance, the refrigerant system that creates the cold air can overclock and freeze itself, without actually making your air any colder. A frozen AC will either blow warm/cool air or nothing at all. Of course, you’re...

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Can I Mix Different Refrigerants?

You’re wondering if you can mix different refrigerants for your air conditioning system. The short-long-only answer is no, never. There are many reasons why it’s impractical, illegal, and not economical for a homeowner to mix refrigerant types. CFC-type refrigerants like R-22 – the most popular in the United States by far – are a single type of refrigerant. CFC stands for chlorofluorocarbons. These refrigerants contain chlorine, fluorine, and carbon. HCFC, a “replacement” refrigerant used in place of R-22, is also made up...

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How To Use A Swamp Cooler

Evaporative cooling is one of the best possible ways to save electricity in the summer when temperatures rise to their peaks and your home AC just can’t keep up. Swamp Cooler is the popular name for an evaporative style cooling system. There are swamp coolers big enough to cool an entire home and portable swamp coolers that are perfect for cooling one room at a time. There are even entirely non-powered swamp coolers that you can take with you...

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What Is The Difference Between Commercial And Residential HVAC System?

Regardless of whether summer is heating up your space or chilly weather has come around again, your comfort depends upon your HVAC system. It is important to understand the differences between commercial and residential HVAC systems in order to know what you should expect from each one. Here are seven main differences comparing the two. POWER Because commercial spaces tend to include a great deal more square footage as well as serving a greater number of people, their HVAC systems require more power than do...

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How Do I Size My HVAC System?

The last thing you want to face in your Las Vegas home or office between May and September is air conditioning malfunction. That’s not to say that an absentee heating unit on a cold December night is any more welcome. Vegas’ desert climate definitely runs to extremes, which is why it’s critical to have a properly sized HVAC unit installed. An inaccurately sized HVAC unit has consequences that can quickly become much more than just an inconvenience. It leads to...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ductless Ac Systems

When you’re choosing an air conditioning system for your home, you want to be certain that you invest in the most dependable, efficient model possible. Central air conditioning systems can be an excellent choice for most homes, but if you live in an older house that lacks ductwork, installing one of these systems can be both expensive and time consuming. For houses without existing air ducts, the best option is installing a ductless AC system, which you may have also...

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