Wall Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘HVAC’ Category

Do Your Air Ducts Need Repair?

Monday, May 13th, 2024

The system of ductwork in your home is like a silent partner in your HVAC system. You probably don’t notice it, it doesn’t call much attention to itself, but it does a lot of the work that needs to be done. All year round, whether your furnace is making hot air or your air conditioner is making cold air, the ducts handle the distribution.

It’s important to have your furnace and air conditioner professionally maintained every year. But even if you do that, making sure those systems are as efficient and effective as possible, you might be wasting the hot and cold air they provide. Damaged ductwork causes your utility bills to be excessively high, and your furnace and AC to work too hard. How can you tell if you need duct repair?

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Our Guide to HVAC Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Americans spend too much on the energy it takes to keep our homes at a comfortable temperature. According to the US Energy Information Administration, more than half of the energy used in American homes is put toward heating and cooling. That’s a huge environmental impact, and a huge amount of money spent every single month.

Are you stressed out from the cost of keeping your home cool enough in the summer and warm enough in the winter? Do you wish there was something you could do to keep those costs down? We’d like to help you with that. Here is our guide to using your HVAC system as efficiently as possible all year round. These tips will lower your utility bills and keep your HVAC system happy.

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Save Money on Heating and Cooling with Zone Control

Monday, March 18th, 2024

The percentage of the average American’s income that goes to heating and cooling their homes varies depending on the part of the country where they live. In our area, we spend more months having to cool our homes and fewer having to heat them. But overall, heating and cooling costs are the largest portion of energy use in American homes. 

How can we cut the cost of heating and cooling without sacrificing our comfort? Is it even possible? Yes! In fact, you can use less energy—and spend less money—on heating and cooling while making your home more comfortable. A zone control system is the answer.

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Why Duct Leaks Are Big Problems—And How We Can Fix Them

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Ductwork makes so much possible. It was first introduced around half a century ago to facilitate suddenly popular central air conditioning. Once so many homes had ducts, it only made sense to also use them for heating, and now forced-air furnaces are the most common heating systems in the country.

But everything, even if it’s a great plan overall, has the potential for problems. The problems ductwork is most likely to face are damage, caused by something specific, and deterioration, caused simply by time. Damaged or deteriorating ducts can have cracks and holes. What problems are created by duct leaks, and how can they be fixed? Read on to find out.

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AC vs. Heat Pump: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Is it time to replace your air conditioner? Maybe it failed completely at the end of last summer, or maybe you know it’s on its last legs. But since you’re looking into your replacement options, you’ve probably started to wonder whether a traditional air conditioner or a heat pump is a better choice.

Before you consult a professional for help sorting through the possibilities, you may want some more information. Here are some reasons you might want a heat pump instead of an air conditioner, and some reasons why you might decide against it.

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The Dangers of Damaged Ductwork

Monday, April 5th, 2021

ductwork-in-atticIt would be a challenge for you to find a homeowner in our area who doesn’t care how efficiently their air conditioner operates. Given how much of our cooling that we use every year, it makes sense that when the time comes to start using it again in the spring, we want to do so as affordably as possible.

What many folks don’t think about, however, is the role that the “V” part of “HVAC” plays. V stands for ventilation, and your ductwork makes up the ventilation system, connecting your forced-air HVAC systems to the outdoors, making the distribution of conditioned air possible.

Ductwork is often out of sight, and therefore out of mind—behind walls or in attics and crawlspaces. So it’s not easy for you to see when and if it’s damaged… but what can happen if it is damaged?

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How to Choose Your HVAC Company

Monday, March 8th, 2021

technician-standing-in-front-of-vanWhen it comes to making sure your home is a comfortable, healthy, an safe place to be, you want to ensure that the people you’re trusting to service that home are reputable, have great integrity, and will get the job done right the first time, right? There’s no exception when it comes to HVAC installation, repair, or maintenance.

But, just because someone in your community calls themselves an HVAC professional and is affordable doesn’t necessarily mean they are the right professional for you and your specific needs. It’s vital that you do your homeowner, and choose an HVAC contractor that’s the best fit for you and your needs. We’ve provided some guidelines below to help you do just that.

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Improve HVAC Efficiency with These Simple Tips

Monday, October 21st, 2019

HVAC-return-register-ventWhat if we told you there was a way to increase your home comfort while also lowering your heating and cooling bills? There are actually a variety of simply steps you can take to boost your HVAC system’s efficiency, and with winter coming up we’re sure you’d love to know how to save on heating costs.

After all, as hot and humid as our summers are, we still do need our heaters—while our winters are brief the contrast in temperature requires a fully functioning system—but if it’s not operating efficiently, is it really functioning to its full capacity? Keep reading for the aforementioned steps.

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