If your area is prone to high levels of humidity, you know just how much this gets in the way of your comfort. On a humid day, your body just feels warmer than the temperature on the thermostat actually indicates. The added levels of water vapor in the air mean that your sweat has trouble evaporating from your skin. And this means that your body cannot go about its natural way of cooling you off. A quality HVAC system can help. Continue Reading
Duct cleaning is a service often scheduled to help improve the indoor air quality of a home, but would you guess it could also improve the performance of your air conditioner? Your ducts are some of the most important parts of your AC. Keeping the ductwork clean may save you money and make your air conditioner perform a lot better. Read more about the reasons for this in today’s guide. Continue Reading
It’s easy to forget about the air filter in your home HVAC system. Most technicians recommend replacing this filter each month or more frequently depending on how much use it gets. However, it’s easy to forget. And if you’re not aware of why a filter change is so vital, you may not feel as motivated to do so. We’ve written this post both as a reminder and to inform you of the importance of this routine task. Continue Reading
Without a thermostat, you’d be unable to operate your HVAC equipment at all, let alone adjust it to your preferences. The thermostat is central to the operation of your heating and air conditioning systems, but many homeowners are unaware of some important thermostat information that could help them to keep more comfortable and save on cooling costs. Here are 3 things we think you should know about thermostats so you can gain greater efficiency and control. Continue Reading
When your air conditioner is not running at its best, your first fear may be that the system needs replacement. Replacing an air conditioner is a big job, but a new system is a necessity at some point. Of course, you don’t want to replace an air conditioner if it can still run well for one or two years more. So how can you tell if the air conditioning system is really done for? Continue Reading
It may not be time for a new air conditioning system yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to make improvements to your AC. The following upgrades can make your AC run more efficiently, make controlling the air conditioner more convenient, and keep you and your family more comfortable. Take a look! Continue Reading
If you need to replace an older air conditioning system, or if you want to upgrade your home to a more efficient energy source, you might consider the many benefits of a geothermal heat pump. With so much focus in on renewable energy in today’s world, now is the perfect time to make the switch to renewable sources for your energy needs. And what better place to start than with your air conditioning and heating systems, which take up such a large portion of your monthly bills? Continue Reading
Air conditioning maintenance is a valuable service which most experts recommend scheduling early in the spring. This is because maintenance helps you to find out about any air conditioning issues before the cooling season picks up, and keeps your unit working in top condition before the weather becomes frustratingly warm. Have you forgotten to schedule air conditioning maintenance this spring? Speak with an air conditioning expert today; it’s not too late. Continue Reading
Your air conditioning system has many components that must be in good condition in order to run properly, such as motors, fans, and a compressor. One part you may not think of as being so essential to the operation of the air conditioning system, however, is the ducts. Of course, you need a duct system in order to bring cool air from the unit to the vents in your home. But did you know that an air conditioner may run into problems if the ducts are not in good shape?
Ducts Can Encounter a Lot of Problems
The ducts in your home may actually have a number of holes and cracks which you are unaware of. In fact, most ducts contain leaks according to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, with the typical duct system experiencing up to 30% in duct losses in some cases—and that’s a lot of wasted energy. This is sometimes due to poor installation, or else the ducts may simply run into trouble from wear and tear over time. Whatever the reason, a leaky duct system is likely costing you a lot in extra cooling costs.
Duct Leaks Waste Money
As air leaks out of your ducts instead of into the rooms in your home, the air conditioner runs for longer to cool down the house. That means that you are left with the extra bills, and the additional costs that go along with excessively running this system. The parts wear down a lot more quickly, and you may end up having to pay for repairs a lot sooner than expected.
Hire Professionals for Duct Sealing
So how can you tell if you have leaks in your ductwork? Pay attention to any hot and cold spots in the room, reduced cooling capacity, and high energy bills. Or just call in an expert. The job of duct sealing is not really suitable as a D-I-Y project. Standard duct tape is not a solution for your ducts, but professionals have the proper tools and the expertise to identify the exact location of leaks.
Call the experts at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning for professional duct sealing in the Louisville, KY and Southern Indiana areas.
Today’s thermostats allow you complete control over the temperature of the whole house throughout the day, even allowing you to preset the temperature for when you are away. But one thing you cannot control with a single programmable thermostat is the temperature of each room. Controlling individual zones of a building is the norm in large commercial spaces, especially those with multiple offices, units, and/or stories, but did you know you can get zone control right in your own home? Here are two ways that an HVAC professional can set this up for you. Continue Reading