3 Reasons to Consider Air Conditioning Replacement

Monday, May 25th, 2015

When it comes time to keep your house cool during the summer months, you rely heavily upon the integrity of your whole house air conditioner. Unlike the portable window units that are easily put in and removed at the end of the season, your central air unit, heat pump, or ductless mini splits are fully integrated into the home, and you expect them to work effectively and efficiently. Over time, however, you may find that their operation is no longer what it once was. At times like those, you’ll want to make sure that you make a smart decision regarding its future. While repair is typically the first option, there are good reasons for considering air conditioning replacement, despite the fact that your system still technically turns on. Let’s have a look. (more…)

Is Professional Heat Pump Installation Necessary?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

It’s not unusual for homeowners to undertake do-it-yourself projects around the home. Whether you’re putting a new picket fence around the perimeter of your yard or doing some light remodeling in the guest bathroom, it can feel good to adopt the role of the handyman as a respite from your day job. If you work in the trades already, then there’s no greater pleasure than taking care of your own household.

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Maximize Your Pool with a Pool Heater

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Few things are as satisfying as a sleek dive or belly flop into your own pool at the end of a long hot summer day. If you own a pool, you’re already well on your way to creating a happy and healthy home for yourself and your family. But when low temperatures get in the way of enjoying your pool, the results can be disappointing. If you want to extend the use (and fun) of your pool, then you may want to consider installing a pool heater. When professionally installed and serviced (as need be), a pool heater can do wonders for your quality of life on even the cold days. (more…)

What is Ductless Air Conditioning and How Does it Work?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Ducts are virtually synonymous with central air conditioning. When the central air unit kicks on, we know that our indoor air is being pulled through cold coils, cooled, and then returned to our living space by means of a network of air ducts. Despite the ongoing popularity of central air units and other ducted systems, the rise of ductless air conditioning has been steady for a number of years. Many home and business owners find in these systems a high-efficiency alternative, one whose versatility and power rivals conventional central air. But many still may be wondering how this system works, if not with ductwork. Here is a very brief guide.

The first thing to realize about ductless air conditioning is that it is also ductless heating. Your ductless system is essentially an air-source heat pump without the air ducts, and therefore relies on the same cycle of refrigerant that those conventional systems utilize. Like an ordinary heat pump, it has both outdoor and indoor units, and uses a refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from one location and move it to another. But it differs in many important respects.

For one thing, it avoids the use of a centralized indoor air handler completely. Instead of pulling your indoor air supply through the coils located in the air handler and then returning that conditioned air via another set of ducts, a ductless air conditioning system uses multiple blowers installed directly in the living space at strategic locations. Your cool air therefore does not have to travel through ductwork, but rather is cooled within that space for that space.

This also adds some great versatility to your cooling system. Ductless systems offer a kind of built-in zone control in that each unit has its own thermostat (with up to four units per outdoor compressor/condenser), and therefore each part of your home can be separately controlled. This quickly extinguishes arguments about temperature, and it also allows you to save money by not cooling areas that are scarcely used.

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