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How to Stay Comfortable Staying at Home

I hardly need to mention that 2020 has been and continues to be a strange year for many reasons. It is now September and here in northern Nevada, many people seem to be staying inside more often. For some of us, work and school are now happening in living rooms and home offices. For all of us, we have been facing unhealthy levels of air quality for the better part of the month courtesy of wildfire smoke. If you are staying [...]

2020-09-28T12:27:00-07:00September 28th, 2020|

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|

6 ways to keep your home warm this winter

It’s no secret folks, wintertime is here and heating season is truly in full swing. Our northern Nevada winters have many of us retreating into our homes to keep out of the winter weather. When your home isn’t kept warm, it can cause household issues like burst pipes and raise some health concerns related to the cold. Even if your furnace is functioning correctly, your home may be losing heat, wasting energy, costing you money and making you uncomfortable. If this [...]

2019-12-23T11:04:53-08:00December 21st, 2019|

Ask Dirk Q&A: Common Questions Homeowners Ask

Over the past 30 plus years, we’ve been asked countless questions from customers throughout western Nevada. Many of them have been asked enough times that I felt it important to share. Does a bigger HVAC system provide better performance? In short, the answer is no. The size of your HVAC system depends entirely on the total square footage of your home. A system that is too small will run nonstop trying to reach and maintain your desired temperature, whereas a system [...]

2020-08-21T13:54:11-07:00July 15th, 2019|

Ask Dirk: Will running my ceiling fan in the winter save money?

You may use ceiling fans to help cool your house during the summer, but did you know you can use them in the winter to help boost your home heating system as well? Heat rises A ceiling fan normally cools the home by pushing air down directly under the fan. When the blades push air down, they create a wind-chill effect and can facilitate evaporation, further aiding in cooling. This does not actually lower the temperature of your home. It just [...]

2019-02-08T17:19:21-08:00February 8th, 2019|