Summer Savings For Your Air Conditioning With Christian Brothers HVAC
Are you looking for the answer on how to heat or cool Arizona home with a ductless heat pump or a ductless air conditioner? You are on the right site. Ductless units can be the only source of heating or cooling in the house or co-exist and nicely compliment a central air or forced air systems in the same building.
It's hot out there Phoenix! Be sure to get your AC unit double-checked, before it gets any hotter. There are many things you can do now to prevent discomfort for your family in the Arizona heat. Call Christian Brothers at 623-499-9794 for service.
Up until recently, ductless air conditioners have not been very popular in Arizona and for good reason. A window air conditioner, while noisy, could be bought for only a few of hundred dollars. It was hard to justify spending several thousands more on a ductless unit, and then use it only a couple of weeks a year during short AZ summer. The situation has changed with the arrival of high efficient ductless heat pumps.
There are several strong factors favoring acceptance of ductless heat pumps:
A heat pump essentially is a traditional air conditioner. It means that the infrastructure - manufacturers, distributors, contractors - is here.
A heat pump can be used all year around for both heating and cooling. That's instead of a couple of weeks only for air conditioning, you might need AC Repairs.
Heat pump efficiency is 300% compared to traditional electric heat.
Ductless units are able to supply heat and cool to selected spots only and saving on the rest. This is compared to central air (forced air) systems wasting energy on the entire house. Think of intelligent vs. bruteforce ways of heating and cooling.
This same ability to take care of selected spots makes ductless heat pumps a nice addition to the central air in the house.
Here are a few examples - an addition to your house; rooms upstairs are always hot and cold at a wrong time of the year.
Ductless heat pump price came down significantly in the last couple of years. These days they cost only a couple of hundred dollars more than comparable air conditioner.
Clean HVAC System Breath of Fresh Air for Allergy Sufferers
Clean HVAC system breath of fresh air for allergy sufferers
If allergy season has you sneezing and sniffling, you might believe you’re better protected inside your house than outside in the fresh air. Think again. In a typical six-room house, everyday living creates up to 40 pounds of dust every year, according to NADCA: The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association. What’s more, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system pulls in a sizable amount of contaminants, and may re-circulate those irritants five to seven times a day.
Your heating and cooling system can be considered the heart and lungs of your home, taking in air and breathing it out. Generally, the cleaner the lungs, the cleaner the air in your home – and the fewer allergy triggers circulating in the air. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air heating in your home, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions or some environmental allergies. That’s why it’s important to get a quality HVAC cleaning done on a regular basis.
By having your HVAC system cleaned by a professional like Christian Brothers could actually save you money in the long run. That’s because contaminants in your home’s heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Even though you use filters, the HVAC system still gets dirty through normal use. When the system is clean, however, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you want, and will use less energy – saving you money.
Once you’ve decided to have your HVAC system cleaned, how do you choose a professional?
• Look for a company that’s certified by NADCA to perform HVAC system cleaning and is a member in good standing of NADCA. The organization has a list of member companies; visit www.nadca.com. NADCA members carry general liability insurance, have at least one person on staff trained and certified as an Air Systems Cleaning Specialist, and clean and restore heating and cooling systems following the organization’s guidelines.
• Ask a contractor to inspect your system and give you time estimates for their work. This will give you a general idea of how long the job should take.
• Not every house needs an HVAC cleaning. A quality company will do a visual inspection first and recommend a complete cleaning only if necessary. The professional should be able to point out debris buildup that is visible to the human eye, such as by removing a floor register and taking a picture with a digital camera.
• Has the company been in business long enough to have adequate experience? Ask if the company has done work in homes similar to yours. Get and check references.
• Ask for proof that the company is properly licensed and adequately insured.
• The company may use one of two main types of vacuum collection systems – either one mounted on a truck or a portable unit. All vacuum units should be attached to collection devices for safe containment prior to disposal. Any device that exhausts indoors must be HEPA filtered.
• A vacuum collection device alone won’t get your HVAC system clean. The professional should also use tools designed to actually clean debris off the components, such as brushes.
• Run through a checklist of what needs to be done with the professional before and after the job, to ensure it’s done properly. You can find a thorough checklist at www.nadca.com.
Keeping allergies at bay can be a multi-faceted job. But having clean air ducts in your home will go a long way toward everyone breathing more easily.