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What You Need to Know About the R-410A Phase Out

Almost as soon as R-410A was being implemented in HVAC equipment across the United States, manufacturers and government agencies began to realize that it was horrible for the environment. The GWP or Global Warming Potential of R-410A was higher than it was for R-22, but also 5 times higher than R-32 and 3 times higher than R-454B. For the record “environmentally friendly” is a misnomer. We don’t know of any refrigerant being used anywhere in the world that is “friendly”...

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5 Benefits of an HVAC Maintenance Program

As a homeowner, there are a variety of maintenance tasks that you must handle throughout the year to protect your home and make sure that everything is working properly. Yet, you are not alone if you often forget to have your home's HVAC system serviced twice a year as recommended. However, having your HVAC system serviced regularly by a reputable technician is critical, as this helps to ensure that your system runs efficiently and is able to keep your...

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MERV Ratings: What Do They Mean?

Every homeowner and building manager buys air filters. Maintenance teams, business tenants, home renters, and repair services; we all buy air filters. Why? Because indoor air quality is important - and every HVAC system in the modern world requires the constant changing of air filters. Air quality and circulation efficiency both depend on a clean, unclogged air filter as part of the system - and anyone responsible for their building or zone's air quality takes on changing that filter. To...

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8 Reasons to Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance in the Fall

How often you should have HVAC maintenance scheduled is an important step in supporting the well-being and life span of the system's equipment. With a regularly scheduled maintenance plan. homeowners can rest easy knowing the system is running at peak performance throughout the year. If, for any reason, the system is experiencing any problems, the technician will be able to detect and diagnose those issues during the maintenance check. Here are eight reasons why you should schedule your HVAC...

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Top Reasons Your AC System Is Not Blowing Cold Air

You are already quite aware that your Las Vegas, or Henderson Nevada home air conditioning system represents one of the largest home appliance investments that you will ever make. In this post, we are going to discuss some reasons why your air conditioning system is not blowing cold air, and offer you some ideas on keeping your  system healthy and protecting your investment! From simple dirty filters that need to be replaced, to the more technical as well as electrical issues,...

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6 Practical HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

Owning a furry pet is a joy known by millions of people across the country (and billions across the world). We humans need companionship and pets like cats, dogs, and even hamsters provide warm and fuzzy unconditional love. They also provide an unlimited source of pet hair. When you love on your dog or your cat rolls on the carpet, pet hair is the result. When you clean your hamster cage or brush your rabbit, pet hair gets into...

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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 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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Hvac Care For Pet Owners

We love our furry pets, but the hair and dander floating around can wreak havoc on your HVAC filter and can have a negative impact on the air quality in your home. While this may seem a small price to pay for the enjoyment of having dogs or cats, there are some special considerations for having pets in your home. Here are some preventative HVAC maintenance steps you should take to protect your HVAC system from the damage caused by...

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Are HVAC Service And Maintenance Programs Worth The Cost?

An HVAC system is an expensive investment. You’re putting thousands of dollars into your ongoing comfort, and you want to be sure that the system you’ve purchased continues to function as it should for many years to come. Most systems come with a warranty that will cover you for a little while, but it’s also likely that your contractor offered HVAC service and maintenance with the installation. Many people are justifiably concerned as to whether it’s worth the investment for...

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