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Why Do I Have Hot And Cold Rooms In My House? How Can I Balance My Residential HVAC System?

There are several possible solutions to increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system and making the air distribution system work the way it was intended. As with all problems the solution isn’t always black and white and different solutions may work for different people. Unfortunately in Las Vegas the builder or their HVAC contractor does not look at the best way to run each home’s air distribution system independently. They will engineer a track home one time and will ignore...

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How Often Should I Get A Furnace Inspection?

If you have never had your furnace inspected it might be time to get it done. Although furnaces don’t get the “fanfare” that A/C units get in a hot weather climate like Las Vegas, they are just as important to have inspected regularly (if not more important) than the A/C unit. The reason that furnace inspections are important even in Las Vegas where we don’t use them that much is because you are still dealing with natural gas and...

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Our NATE Certified And Licensed Technicians Can Handle Any AC Repair

“We are keenly aware that there is great value in having an educated consumer, which is why we have developed this page. It will hopefully help the customer to better understand the different parts of an HVAC system, why they go bad or are inefficient, and why they need to be replaced.  We encourage you to be your own Best Advocate. Never be afraid to ask your technician to demonstrate for you why the part they say is bad,...

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Things To Be Aware Of When Considering R 22 Replacement Refrigerants

The best replacement for R-22 Freon is usually R-407c. It has a very low loss in capacity (0 – 5%) relative to R-22 and is less expensive than many other R-22 replacement refrigerants. If a system has R22 in it already you cannot use a replacement refrigerant to simply add to the R22. For one, R 22 is its own refrigerant whereas the replacement refrigerants are made up of several different kinds of refrigerant designed to mimic operating pressures/temperatures of...

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The Origins of Air Conditioning – The History of the Air Conditioner

Although Willis Haviland Carrier created the first version of the modern day air conditioner, methods of artificially creating cool air existed long before he was born. To keep cool ancient Egyptians would dangle reeds in their windows and had a system where water would drip down the reeds.  As the wind blew across the reeds the water would evaporated and create cool air. You might recognize that this is the same concept behind today’s swamp coolers. Ancient Rome had a system of...

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Retrofitting A R-22 System With A Higher Efficiency R410A System

The big question for many homeowners is whether or not you should choose to do this. I am going to try and convince you that one you decide to do this, the bigger issue is making sure it gets done right. Don’t think that we are the only ones facing these issues. Check out what the owner of “Cool Your Air” in Miami has to say to his customers by clicking HERE. From east coast to west, we are all facing these...

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Filters & Filter Maintenance

When choosing a filter there are three things to consider: Cost Purpose Functionality If you are used to buying a filter at your local hardware store or big box retail stores you are probably thinking that cost is not that big of an issue. You can find filters ranging anywhere from a few dollars to upwards of $20+ for others Common Filter Types Fiberglass Filtersare probably the most common. They also happen to be the cheapest (Go figure). These filters have...

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Making Sure Your Hvac System Works In The Summer

At legacy air we are striving to be the best HVAC company. This means making sure we are known primarily for our customer Service. This is why we have developed this page and several others like it, where we are counting on the concept that if we help you better understand the things you can do yourself, you aer more likely to come back to us for help with the things that might be a little tougher to handle. Here...

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