What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 13, 2021

An air conditioner relies on several parts to operate. When any single part suffers from wear and tear or another issue, the entire system could perform poorly. Peoria homeowners may benefit from familiarizing themselves with the main parts of an air conditioner. This way, they could be on the lookout for symptoms indicating certain parts might be failing. The Primary Parts of an Air Conditioner Four specific parts rank as the top components that make an air conditioner work — the condenser, the evaporator, the compressor, and the expansion valve. The all-important liquid refrigerant runs through

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 8, 2021

Your air conditioner has a filter that keeps it clean and improves the indoor air quality of your home. It needs to be cleaned regularly. You should clean it every one to three months, depending on how quickly it gets dirty. Locate the Filter The air conditioner’s filter will be in one of two places. It can be found at the return register, which is where air enters your home’s HVAC system. It can also be in the air handler, which is in the crawlspace, basement, closet, or attic. It will be at the bottom of

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How To Test Indoor Air Quality For Mold

February 8, 2021

Mold spores can severely reduce the indoor air quality of your home and affect your family’s health. Mold incursion in your Peoria house will exacerbate breathing conditions and can cause the following symptoms in healthy individuals: Shortness of breath Sneezing Consistent coughing Chronic fatigue Skin issues like rashes or itchiness Headaches Runny nose Visual Checks Mold needs moisture to grow, and it can be found wherever leaks might occur or moist air is prone to gather. Check the corners where walls meet and

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 5, 2021

If you’ve noticed more dust buildup, allergy or asthma symptoms, poor indoor air quality could be to blame. Most Americans spend at least 90% of their time indoors, and a majority of that time is spent at home. If you’ve heard that houseplants could boost your Peoria, AZ, home’s indoor air quality, you might be encouraged to give them a try. Before you set up a greenhouse in your home, though, here’s what you need to know about the ways indoor plants affect air quality. Pollen Houseplants’ aesthetic appeal can make them a good choice for

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Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

December 3, 2020

If you have a traditional HVAC system, you have ductwork. Heated and cooled air is distributed to all the rooms of your home through this ductwork. You might be wondering if getting your air ducts cleaned is worth it. Here we’ll discuss the benefits of having your ducts cleaned and how it can benefit your indoor air quality. Allergens, Dust and Contaminants Over time, things like allergens, dust and other contaminants can build up in your ducts. Rodents can even make their way into them where they can leave droppings and eventually die. In places that

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HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

November 9, 2020

There’s a technology called Aeroseal duct sealant that seals your ducts from the inside. This technology is used because walls, pipes and other barriers prevent technicians from reaching all of your home’s ductwork. How Aeroseal Duct Sealant Works The technician uses a device that sprays a non-toxic solution throughout your home’s ductwork. The solution binds over holes, sealing them off. It only builds up in areas of your ductwork where it’s needed. Aeroseal duct sealant is much less labor-intensive than the traditional way of sealing ducts. It can reach parts of your ductwork where it’s otherwise

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What Are the Differences Between Air Filters?

October 20, 2020

As a homeowner who depends on a heating and cooling system on a regular basis, you know that air filters are integral to that system. By collecting dust and other pollutants, an air filter keeps the HVAC unit running smoothly. However, not all air filters are created equal. There are differences to keep in mind, especially when the time comes to replace your current filter. Some Air Filters Last Longer At the lowest end of the spectrum cost-wise are fiberglass filters, which remain effective for no more than 30 days. More long-lasting, and perhaps

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Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Immune Systems

September 20, 2020

When is the last time you checked the air quality in your home? High-quality air can go a long way towards improving the overall health of everyone in your home, even if their immune system is healthy and strong. A person’s immune system could be weakened if it is consistently exposed to dirty air. Here are some negative health effects of poor air quality that should lead you to check your air quality now. 1. Infections The presence of pathogens like bacteria and viruses in a home increase the likelihood of respiratory infections for the

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Could Geothermal Heating or Cooling Be Right for You?

August 19, 2020

If you are tired of having high electric bills in the summer and winter while you try to stay comfortable in your home, you should consider a geothermal system. This will give you a reliable, steady stream of heating and cooling. Here are three reasons why a geothermal system may be your best bet when it comes to heating and cooling your home in all seasons. They Save Money on Your Bills Once you purchase your geothermal heating and cooling system, you will find that your energy bills decrease markedly. They will be energy efficient

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

July 17, 2020

Coming home to a living room cooled by air conditioning is an amazing feeling. However, there are some reasons why this might not be a good idea. Let us take a close look at whether you should leave the air conditioner on during the day when you’re out. Cost Leaving your air conditioning system on racks up a huge cost. We all know how expensive it can be to run the AC, and hours of usage during the day really do add up over time. In particular, when it gets hot, your cooling system has to

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