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10 Steps We’re Taking This Summer to Keep Your Family and Our Staff Safe

As a heating and air company, Legacy Air has the honor to be an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this honor, comes the responsibility of keeping our clients and staff members safe and ensuring that we don't spread the virus. The nature of our business means that we must come to your home, and in most cases, we must come inside your home. During these visits, we want to keep you and your family safe along with our...

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Is R22 Still Available?

On January 1, 2010, they approved a ban that began a gradual phase out of the refrigerant R22. They slowly reduced the amount of R22 that could be brought into the United States as well as could be produced here. That timeline ended on January 1st, 2020 and now R22 can no longer be manufactured in the United States, now can we import it from other countries. Does that mean that I will not be able to make repairs to...

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Why You Need Annual AC Maintenance in Las Vegas

With a subtropical climate, Las Vegas has long and hot summers. During the months of summer, your house can feel like an oven during the day as temperatures rise. This is why a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is a crucial component in the house. Though HVAC systems are durable, they are still subject to wear and tear, which can reduce performance. As such, to protect your loved ones from the excessive heat and undue discomfort, it is...

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How Air Filters & Air Quality Products Effect Viruses like COVID-19

Below is a list of the most common Indoor Air quality products for residential homes. We are trying to gear this to answer the questions on the benefits that each product does provide, but also let you know how it might affect the Covid-19 disease and your chances of getting it. Can an Air Filtration System Protect from Covid-19? Ultimately no matter what filtration system you have, the only way it can filter out any virus is if you or somebody...

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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 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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