Air Conditioning Fun Facts

Sometimes it’s nice to shake things up with a little random fun. So, here are five silly air conditioning facts that we bet you probably didn’t know. A/C wasn’t originally made for people. It was originally invented in 1902 to dehumidify the space where a New York publisher kept one of the first printing presses. The invention of the A/C made it possible for early settlers to venture into places like Nevada and Florida and stay. Until then, the northeast remained the county’s heart. A/C contributed to the massive popularity that quickly overcame movie theaters. The “cool air” cinemas were marketed for people to get away from the heat of summer and enjoy a flick (since most homes were not yet equipped with this technology). The addition of A/C to schools almost brought an end to summer vacations. The summertime break was initially started so that kids wouldn’t have to sit in a sweltering classroom becoming fussy and inattentive anyway. Thankfully, teachers appreciated their break from school as much as the students so the tradition continued. A/C contributed hugely to the development of modern medicine. Many of the medications and treatments that are used today could not have been created without the help of cooled and controlled environments. Furthermore, air conditioning made it possible for hospitals to thrive without the rampant spread of germs and viruses. That’s why it’s always so cold in hospitals and doctor’s offices! For more information about air conditioning in Las Vegas, contact...

Are You A/C Savvy?

The primary reason utility bills are so high for most homes is because residents just don’t know much about caring for their air conditioning unit. So, we’ve put together a quick reference guide to help you increase your A/C knowledge base. We recommend you bookmark it to help save money and extend the life of your HVAC. While You’re Home Program your thermostat to the highest temperature at which you feel comfortable. If at all possible, avoid setting the temperature lower than 75°. Anything lower than that causes an HVAC to consume more energy than necessary. If that temperature setting isn’t cool enough, make use of ceiling and floor fans to better circulate the cool air around your home. When You’re Away Take advantage of a programmable thermostat to save your family as much as 30 percent on utility costs each year. Program the A/C to raise the temperature to about 80° while you’re out. Then, have the thermostat kick into gear about 30 minutes before you’re due home. Just remember to avoid turning off the unit altogether. Doing so makes your HVAC work unnecessarily hard to cool the space once you get back home. If you feel like your A/C isn’t cooling the way it should, the first thing to do is to check your air filters. If they’re clean, then it’s a good idea to call 702.227.5622 to schedule a air conditioning repair...

How To Prevent A/C Repair Problems

After the last few posts we’ve shared, you should now know that changing your air filter is one of the best ways to prevent air conditioning repair problems. However, that is not the only way. So, here are a few tips to help you do everything you can to prevent costly air conditioning repair services. #1 | Turn off the air when you cut grass near your outdoor unit. This helps to prevent blades of clippings from getting sucked into the the coil and causing damage to the air conditioner or heat pump. It’s also a good idea to check around the unit and remove overgrowth and debris since you’re already out there. #2 | Stay on top of pest control. Ants and bugs tend to enjoy the dark areas around the electrical components of your air conditioner. Unfortunately, their presence can actually cause the unit to break down. So, it’s generally a good idea to maintain a protective layer of insecticide around the base to prevent infestation and unnecessary damage. #3 | Get a maintenance agreement. This proactive approach to maintenance will help you be sure that any potential damages are caught and repaired before they become larger issues. Getting a biannual tune up from a licensed and experienced air conditioning repair company can save you serious money in the long run. So, call 702.227.5622 to schedule your appointment...

How To Replace Your Home’s Air Filter

For about a week now, we’ve been sharing content all about air filters. Today, we thought it best to share with you the right way to replace your air filter. How to Replace an Air Filter While it may seem like common sense, most people don’t completely know how to replace an air filter. There are one or two critical steps that, when ignored, cancel out the act of changing the filter. So, follow these steps to change your air filter and protect your HVAC for years to come. Choose the right size. If you’ve been living in your home for a while, the air filter size will be printed right on the size of the filter that’s being replaced. If you don’t have a filter to work off of, measure the space where the air filter will go. Just remember that the air filter needs to fit inside that space so deduct about half of an inch from the measurement you take to find the right sized filter. Turn off the power to the unit to prevent an accidental injury. Remove the old filter and place it in a trash bag to avoid getting dirt and dust into the air. Vacuum out the space behind the air filter if it has been some time since it was cleaned. This will help extend the life of the new filter you’re installing as well as your HVAC overall. Install the new filter. Check the filter for directional arrows indicating which direction the new filter needs to be installed. If you don’t see any arrows, the direction doesn’t matter. Replace the...

3 Reasons to Change Your Air Filter

Everyone knows that they need to change the air filter in their home’s HVAC unit at regular intervals. The reason for that necessity is arguably the most common misconception circulating about air filters. We mentioned in an earlier post that most people are under the impression air filters need to be changed in order to help purify the air you breathe. However, this isn’t totally the case. So, we compiled what we believe are the three most important reasons to change your air filter. #1 | Prevent damage to your HVAC. More often than not, air conditioning units break down because they’re dirty. As they circulate the air in a home, the system develops a buildup of dirt, dust mites, hair, carpet fibers and more. This causes the entire system to overheat and the motor to eventually break down. The end result is the costly repair or replacement of your HVAC unit. Regularly replacing your air filters prevents this from happening sooner than necessary. #2 | Maintain low energy costs. Keeping the air filters in your home fresh makes it so your HVAC can work at optimum efficiency. In fact, doing so can save you as much as 15 percent on your heating and cooling costs. Alternatively, if you leave your filters dirty and clogged, you are likely to experience a significant increase in your energy costs because your HVAC has to work so much harder to get hair through the vents. #3 | Maintain good air quality. While this is not the actual purpose of maintaining clean air filters, it is an added bonus. If dirt and allergens...