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HVAC System

Ask Dirk: What factors contribute to home comfort?

Whether it’s a hot summer day, a chilly winter night, or anything in between, you should always be able to enjoy a level of comfort in your home. Our ability to customize our home comfort is a privilege, after years of innovation to create the tools we have today. In this article, we will explore the four key components of home comfort, and how the people of the 18th and 19th centuries kept comfortable in their own homes before air conditioning. [...]

2022-10-03T10:35:31-07:00October 3rd, 2022|

Ask Dirk: What Should I Know About System Maintenance?

Why Should I Maintain My System? To keep your system running efficiently, it is important to schedule an annual maintenance appointment. In a previous blog, we asked if annual maintenance was really necessary, and the simple answer is yes, it is. A yearly maintenance inspection will ensure the reliability of your system, as it will be less likely to break down. It allows parts to be inspected and replaced (if necessary) before a problem occurs rather than after it does. Failing [...]

2022-03-25T11:32:51-07:00March 9th, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-03-25T11:37:37-07:00January 25th, 2022|

Ask Dirk: What are Zoned HVAC Systems, and Do I Need One?

What are Zoned Systems? If you are unfamiliar with this term, you might be wondering, what are zoned HVAC systems? What do they do, and why should I know about them? Zoned systems group areas of your home with similar heating and cooling needs and independently control those areas according to their individual needs. We have touched on this topic before in a previous blog, but this time we are going more in-depth. You most likely do not occupy all the [...]

2022-03-25T11:26:41-07:00January 13th, 2022|

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|