With the new year only a couple weeks away, people are most likely starting to think about which New Year’s resolutions will help them improve their lives. While you’re listing a few of your own resolutions, it might be a good idea to include getting in touch with air conditioning and heating companies to learn better ways to take care of your HVAC system. Not only will this help ensure your home is comfortable all year long, it could also provide some extra benefits to your health and savings.
In a recent report titled “2019 Most Challenging Places to Live With Spring Allergies”, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranked Las Vegas 2nd place in the West (34th nationwide). Heating and cooling specialist Cal Air shares an overview of what this report means if you suffer from spring allergies. What Causes Spring Allergies? Pollen allergies, also referred to by experts as seasonal allergic rhinitis, are triggered in the springtime by trees, weeds and grasses that release seeds and pollen as part of their reproductive cycles. People with pollen allergies who inhale these particles exhibit various symptoms, including a runny nose, eye irritation and sneezing. Certain areas happen to have a higher pollen count in the air compared to other places because of certain environmental factors. When compiling their report, the AAFA factored in a particular area’s pollen count with the number of people who take allergy medications and the number of available board-certified allergists. In […]
More than a few homeowners resort to turning off the heating and air conditioning to save money, which has the effect of making the home uncomfortable to live in. You might be surprised to know that there are many ways to make your home run on less energy without sacrificing comfort. Cal Air shares the following tips: TIP: Use Your Fans If you have ceiling or free-standing fans, utilize them! When used in conjunction with the HVAC system. fans improve air circulation, which increases the comfort of the room by helping to heat or cool it more evenly. The room will also reach its target temperature more quickly, which will help reduce HVAC output. TIP: Replace the Air Filters Replace the air filters regularly—or clean them, if washable—as prescribed in the HVAC care and maintenance manual that came with your system. Clogged filters reduce the amount of warm or cool air that can get into the room, […]
An air conditioning system is now an everyday piece of home equipment. Yet, homeowners probably have no working knowledge of this necessary invention. If you’re like most people, you also have little clue about what makes it tick or what affects its performance.
Being a good troubleshooter makes a good air conditioner owner. Knowing what to do when your unit isn’t working or doesn’t work right empowers you to restore its optimal performance without calling in a technician.