How Do Smart Thermostats Work?

How Do Smart Thermostats Work? With today’s smart thermostats, it is now possible to program your heating and cooling system to maintain the ideal temperature in your home no matter where you are in the building, sometimes no matter where you are in the world! Of course, it is possible that you have experienced a cold or hot room despite the fact that your thermostat indicates that everything should be perfect. A drafty room or one that receives more sunlight in the summer can cause you to constantly adjust the temperature setting, raising your energy bills and making it impossible to achieve the perfect balance. So the best way around this: don’t try to achieve a “perfect balance”. Many homes, particularly older homes, are just not suited to achieving the “perfect balance”. Remote Sensors: The Brains That Make Smart Thermostats Genius! Remote sensors, however, can provide the thermostat with a more accurate picture of the temperature in your home. As is customary, your HVAC system

AC Ducts And Your HVAC System Part 2

AC Ducts And Your HVAC System Part 2 To check out AC Ducts And Your HVAC System Part 1, click here. So basically, there are 4 common air duct designs. The first is the plenum or radial duct system. Radial systems have the HVAC unit and return grill at the center of the home with the supply ducts extending out around the plenum like the legs of a spider. The second type is the reducing extended plenum system. As the name implies, the plenum reduces in size as it extends across with the air ducts coming out from either side. The third is the extended plenum system. This time the plenum, which does the distribution or removal of air for the HVAC unit, does not reduce in size as it extends across. The last is the perimeter loop system – a radial system, not as many spider legs, with a supply duct that encircles the building. Good HVAC contractors calculate airflow, determine the types of ducts to use to meet the home’s requirements, and sketch the air distribution system for proper p

AC Ductwork And Your HVAC System

AC Ductwork And Your HVAC System There’s a hidden system in your home dedicated to circulating your air. Don’t know anything about your ductwork? You’re not alone. When homes have air duct issues that can cause cold or hot spots, homeowners tend to avoid those rooms and also, avoid the problem. And when they do, without realizing it, they’ve lessened the liveable amount of square footage in their homes. It’s not a good situation. From uneven room temperatures, to excess dust, and high electricity bills, air duct issues can cause daily despair to homeowners and renters alike. What follows is a homeowner’s guide to AC ductwork; we’ll explain everything you need to know so you can rid yourself of those burdensome cold or hot spots and reclaim your rooms. What’s An Air Duct? Check this out – Air ducts, or HVAC ductwork, or AC ducts, are conduits that supply warm or cool air to heat, ventilate, and cool each room in your home. Air ducts are connected to the HVAC unit which filters then

AC Maintenance Service And Your Allergies

Generally speaking, there are a lot of us that believe that allergies are caused primarily by pollen and pet dander. As a result, why do people who live and work in cities continue to suffer, despite the fact that pollen-producing plants and furry critters are in much shorter supply than in the suburbs? Many people believe that poor indoor air quality is the cause of their problems (IAQ). An AC maintenance service can assist in reducing contaminants and allergens in indoor air, allowing you to breathe more comfortably. Talking About Indoor Air Quality, Allergies, and Air Conditioning Maintenance It doesn’t matter if you aren’t familiar with the pollution statistics; seeing the brown haze hanging over the city gives you a good indication of the quality of the air you are breathing outside. However, it may come as a surprise that the air quality inside buildings in Southeast Houston is frequently far worse than the air outside. Poor air conditioning maintenance is one of the primary

HVAC Preventive Maintenance Contracts: Frequently Asked Questions

HVAC Preventive Maintenance Contracts: Frequently Asked Questions Is it possible that you were recently burned by high HVAC repair costs? Alternatively, have you recently purchased a new HVAC system and want to get off to a good start by taking proper care of it? It’s possible that you’re considering investing in regular service for AC repair and exploring HVAC preventive maintenance contracts for the first time if this is the case. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you have questions… and you may not be quite ready for a sales pitch just yet, so you’re hesitant to begin making calls. Listed below is some useful information on what to expect from an HVAC preventive maintenance contract, as well as how to get started evaluating your options. Most frequently asked questions about HVAC preventive maintenance contracts include the following ten: Listed below are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive from first-time purchasers of HVAC preventive maintenance con

HVAC Company Issues You Should NEVER Tolerate

HVAC Company Problems You Should Never Tolerate As a business owner or manager, you may find it easier to simply ignore nagging concerns about your HVAC service provider when you have so many other pressing issues on your mind. The problem is that over time, those things that were merely irritating begin to escalate into critical issues that cost you money and even threaten your company’s survival. In most cases, unless you live in a very remote area, you will have many options when it comes to selecting an HVAC service company. You have to ask yourself why you should accept less than you deserve, or worse, less than you’re paying for when the market is competitive. Here are some of the most common reasons why your HVAC service provider may be letting you down, as well as reasons why you should repair or rethink your relationship with him or her. Putting off routine maintenance tasks If you have a preventative maintenance agreement, are you confident that your HVAC service provid

What To Expect From An HVAC Maintenance Contract

HVAC Maintenance Contracts In Houston, TX As either a homeowner, building owner or property manager, you are well aware that a failure of the HVAC system can result in significant backlash from the people who rely on you to keep the building comfortable. Because your reputation and bottom line are on the line, it’s important to keep an eye on these systems to see if they require maintenance or air conditioner repair . This quick checklist is intended to assist you in avoiding costly repairs and equipment shut-downs by keeping track of the most critical components of your equipment. Inspect your air handling unit as well, paying particular attention to the outdoor air inlet. Inspect the area surrounding the module to determine if any sources of contaminants exist which can cause contamination to spread through to the interior of the building. Examine the fan’s condition, paying particular attention to the blades and motor. If you notice areas of deterioration, make the necessary repai