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Air conditioners are a welcome addition outside and inside your home. A traditional home comforts system has two parts: an indoor unit, such as air handlers, and an outdoor unit. An air conditioner is the outdoor unit that cools air and sends it to the indoor unit for circulation through your home. Indoor and outdoor units are designed to work together. When the air conditioner is properly matched with the air handler, you get maximum efficiency and longer system life.
Thermostats are extremely important because they are your interface and control system for your heating and air conditioning equipment. This is the device that will give you the information on what the equipment is doing, when it needs to be serviced, and allows you to set the exact temperature and humidity you want to maintain in your home. We highly recommend that you purchase a thermostat that is extremely easy to use with a large backlit display that you can see clearly day and night. The display should show not only the room temperature, but also your set point (desired temperature), the humidity, and the status of the equipment.
PACKAGED HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM
Packaged heating cooling systems put efficiency and economy in one-self contained unit. In a packaged system, all equipment is built into an outdoor unit, usually on a concrete slab or other platform. The “package” that gives it it's name provides central air conditioning during the summer and heat in the colder months.
Now you can be sure your home’s air is clear of duct, pollen, fungi, smoke and other particles too small to see. These cleaners provide stepped up filtration, more effective than your air conditioner alone. In fact, these cleaners can remove up to 94% of the particles that pass through your home’s system. And since pollutants can build up as film on walls and furniture, this is a process you will feel and see.
UV LIGHT PURIFIERS
Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air because the ultraviolet component destroys microbes. Unlike filters, which collect pollutants as they pass through the system, UV lights actually kill organic matter, such as bacteria, mold, and viruses. This is the same technology that has long been used by water treatment facilities. This system is highly effective at penetrating thin-walled germs like viruses and bacteria. The light alters the genetic structure of the germ and they die. UV Light has been proven to kill upto 99.9% of germs.
MINI SPLIT SYSTEMS
Popular for many years in Europe and Asia, ductless mini split air conditioners and heat pumps are fast becoming just as popular in the United States too. The system is composed of three main components: an outdoor unit, an indoor mounted evaporator unit, and a wireless remote controller. The outdoor and indoor units are connected via small refrigerant lines that run through a three inch opening in the wall or ceiling. Our ductless mini split systems deliver the unmatched comfort of a traditional split system to specific individual spaces in your home. Whether you're creating a quiet, comfort-controlled home theater room, or simply want to heat or cool an area in your home without ducts, the wide variety of ductless mini splits give you the efficiency, aesthetics, and comfort of a traditional central split system.
DRYER VENT CLEANING
Have you cleaned your dryer vent lately? Fires caused by dryer lint build up are a major problem. Many homeowners feel that if they clean out the lint from the dryers lint trap, then they are eliminating the threat of a fire. They don’t realize that they have a potential fire hazard in their home that could ignite at any moment. It is thought that if you clean out your dryer’s lint trap every month you are alleviating this condition.
Lint is highly combustible and does not only build up in the lint tray, but can build up in any part of the dryer and worst case scenario build up on your heating element. Any spark could cause a fire to start. This type of fire can be easily prevented by having your dryer cleaned on the inside by a certified professional who can open up your dryer and gain access to all areas that need to be cleaned and cleared of lint.
Other factors that can decrease the chances of lint build up are to make sure that your dryer vents directly to the outside using a straight metal vent instead of an accordion style vent or plastic vent, and minimizing the amount of drywall the venting has to go through. If you maintain your dryer, you will improve its efficiency. A dryer with lint build up is proven to dry clothes slower and less efficiently, this can lead to fabric break down and higher utility costs as well as shortening the life of your appliance.