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Ask Dirk: Are Mini Split Systems Right for My Home?

In our last column, we talked about zoned systems and how they can improve energy efficiency and maximize home comfort. If you are interested in zoned systems, mini split systems are another option in zoning your home. Option for zoning: mini split systems Mini split systems are made up of two types of components: an outdoor condenser or heat pump and one or more indoor air-handling units. The indoor air-handling units may be self-contained or may utilize ducts to circulate conditioned [...]

2022-01-25T16:31:40-08:00January 25th, 2022|

Ask Dirk: Does my ductwork need replacing? Part 2

In our last column, we discussed the health and comfort aspects of your HVAC system’s ductwork. In this column, we’re going to examine increasing the efficiency of your system through replacing your ductwork. Efficiency How well a system works and how the various mechanisms and equipment in your HVAC system interact influences how well the ducts perform and makes a significant difference in the cost and the effectiveness of heating and cooling a home. Typical systems with ducts in attics or [...]

2022-01-06T12:06:58-08:00January 6th, 2022|

Ask Dirk: Does my ductwork need replacing? Part 1

The ductwork in your home acts like its circulatory system – sending air throughout the various rooms and returning it to your furnace or air handler. Properly designed and installed ductwork can make a significant difference in the efficiency of your system, improve comfort in your home and improve the health and safety of indoor air. Chances are that your ductwork needs some attention. The typical life cycle of your ductwork is approximately 15 years. According to the Nevada Rural Housing [...]

2021-12-22T16:40:14-08:00December 22nd, 2021|

Ask Dirk: Should I Buy a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats have been around a little more than a decade and you may be wondering if it is time to buy one. A smart thermostat takes outside information to help run your HVAC system more efficiently, and even provide additional protections to keep you and your home safe. Putting the Smart in Smart Thermostat to Help Save You Money Smart thermostats like Google’s Nest and Honeywell’s Home Thermostat learn and adapt to your schedule automatically to help save on heating [...]

2021-02-22T10:46:50-08:00February 22nd, 2021|

Ask Dirk: What is a zoned HVAC system?

Updated: September 2, 2020 Zoned air systems divide sections of your home into different areas or zones, which are then each controlled by separate thermostats. In contrast, a standard heating system treats your home with all of its rooms as a single area and is controlled by a single thermostat. Based on your home’s size, floor plan and level of comfort desired, either option could be a good fit for your family. Here are some benefits of zoning: MORE CONTROL Assuming [...]

2020-09-02T15:19:16-07:00February 7th, 2020|