Helpful and Hopeful HVAC Tips

The Pros and Cons of Various Air Conditioning Systems for Your Home

Posted by on January 20, 2017

You don’t always need to rely on a ducted air conditioner for your home when it’s time to have a new system installed. There are other models that may provide all the cooling you need, but which might cost much less and be much easier to install. Note a few of your options, along with their pros and cons, so you can determine the best choice when you need a new air conditioner for your home. 1. Window or portable units The benefit of window or portable units is that you can take them with you when you move to a new home, and they...

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Signs You Need to Check the Air Quality of Your Home

Posted by on January 9, 2017

The air quality of your home might not be something you think about often, but it is definitely something that can make you and your family members ill. Here are some signs that you need to check and improve the quality of air in your home. Your Allergy Symptoms Are Worsening If you or someone else in your home is suddenly experiencing a fluctuation in allergy symptoms, even though the climate or season hasn’t changed, it might be due to the air inside your home. Poor air quality is often linked to dust, dander, and debris that is being...

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5 Attributes of a Roof That Is Ideal for Solar Panel Installation

Posted by on November 8, 2016

Not every roof is a suitable candidate for solar panel installation. This article discusses some of the considerations that you can use to assess whether the roof on your home is ideal for the installation of solar panels. Orientation Different areas receive maximum sun exposure from different directions. It is therefore important for you to find out whether the orientation of your roof will allow any solar panels that are installed there to be fully exposed to sunlight for most of the day. Improper orientation of the roof may compel you to...

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Effective Ways to Beat the Dust Inside Your Home

Posted by on October 4, 2016

Air conditioners are efficient systems for cooling down temperatures inside your home when the weather is uncomfortably hot. While these cooling systems come with standard air filters and can be further equipped with air cleaners and air purifiers to ensure better indoor air quality, it is up to you as a building owner or occupier to avoid creating an environment where pollutants can thrive and cause health issues. Here are a couple of things you should do to minimise the presence of harmful airborne particulates in your home so that the air...

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Five Tips for Improving the Efficiency of the Air Conditioning in Your Mobile Home

Posted by on September 29, 2016

While mobile homes can be a low cost living option, they are often not that insulated, and that can increase your cooling or heating bills. Want to help the air conditioner in your mobile home run more efficiently? Check out these tips: 1. Add insulated skirting around the base of the home. If cool air is seeping out of the bottom of your mobile home, your air conditioner will have to work extra hard to keep your space cool. To prevent that from happening, add insulated skirting to the base of your mobile home. This is relatively easy to...

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Installing Air Conditioner in Your Home Office for the Summer: 3 Tips for Optimal Energy Efficiency

Posted by on September 15, 2016

Hot, sunny days can reduce overall productivity. Ideally, you want your home office to be kept at 25 degrees Celsius, as Cornell University has found that workers tend to be twice as productive when working in environments at this temperature than in the same environment, but 5 degrees Celsius colder. If you work at home, counter the effects of hot summer days by installing air conditioners in your home office. To keep your expenses minimal, here are 3 tips you should keep in mind that will keep the air conditioners energy efficient. Use the...

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3 Reasons the Ice from Your Dispenser Tastes Bad

Posted by on August 31, 2016

When it comes to keeping cool in the Australian heat, a refrigerator with an ice dispenser can be a lifesaver. Of course, the ice is only useful when it tastes good. Have you noticed an unpleasant taste to your ice recently? There are a number of reasons why refrigerator ice can taste bad; here are 3 possible causes and their solutions. Dirty Filter Ice dispensers have filters to remove bacteria from your water before it’s frozen. If your filter is clogged and dirty, bacteria will begin to make its way into your ice and cause an...

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4 Helpful Considerations When Installing a Residential Solar Heating System

Posted by on August 31, 2016

With electricity, oil, and gas being subjected to global price fluctuations, it is prudent that you generate your own energy to meet your domestic heating needs. Solar power is a renewable energy that has minimal negative impacts on the environment. Many jurisdictions also offer incentives and credits for those using renewable energy in their homes. Using solar technologies also reduces your reliance on nonrenewable energy sources. Here are a few things you should consider when installing solar heating systems in your homes. Long-Term Costs...

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4 Factors You Should Consider Before Installing a Heat Pump

Posted by on August 31, 2016

You can condition the air in your home using a heat pump. However, several factors ought to be considered before you install a heat pump in your home. This article discusses some of the crucial issues that you need to think about in order to get the best performance from your heat pump. The Size Don’t think about the size of a heat pump in terms of its physical dimensions. Instead, consider its size in terms of BTUs (British Thermal Units). The BTU size of a heat pump indicates how much heat such a pump can generate as it operates. The...

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Air Conditioning | 4 Nifty Strategies To Remove Ice And Restore Normal Operation Of Your AC Coils

Posted by on August 30, 2016

Ice deposits can easily form on AC coils when the unit is running for a long time, especially in summers. If ice builds up on your air conditioning coils, then your room will not cool down as efficiently as before. This is because these frosted coils obstruct proper airflow. Follow these nifty strategies to remove ice and restore normal operation of the coils in your air conditioning unit. Shut Down And Disconnect The AC Before proceeding with the ice removal process, make sure you shut down and disconnect your air conditioning unit from the...

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