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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: What happens during my HVAC maintenance service?

Ask Dirk: What happens during my HVAC maintenance service? Your HVAC system is a mechanical system with lots of moving parts. Without regular maintenance and care, its performance will start to decline and eventually the entire system will just plain fail. A heating and cooling system replacement costs thousands of dollars, so regular maintenance can extend its lifespan and protect your wallet. What does the technician do? Inspect and Change Your Filters We’ve talked about how important clean filters are regularly [...]

2019-07-23T10:55:44-07:00June 16th, 2019|

Ask Dirk: What is the best thermostat for my home?

Ask Dirk: What is the best thermostat for my home? Heating can account for nearly half of the average family’s winter energy bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Having a good thermostat may help homeowners reduce those costs. The market is full of choices when it comes to home thermostats, so let’s break it down so that you as the homeowner can make an informed decision before winter hits here in northern Nevada. High-end thermostat options: Smart thermostats Operates [...]

2019-10-21T13:31:20-07:00September 18th, 2018|

Ask Dirk: How can I lower my cooling costs?

It’s hot. Darn hot. It can be expensive to be cool, but you can lower your cooling costs with these simple tips. Keep your filters clean Dirty filters are one of the biggest causes of AC poor performance or system failure. Imagine breathing with a filthy cloth over your mouth and nose. It’s much harder, and you’re bound to start coughing. Your AC needs regular filter changes to keep your system running smoothly. At the very least, change them twice a [...]

2018-09-01T13:23:58-07:00September 1st, 2018|

Ask Dirk: What Are My Options When Buying or Replacing My Air Conditioner?

Ask Dirk: What Are My Options When Buying or Replacing My Air Conditioner? Overwhelmed by your choices when purchasing a new air conditioning system? Central air conditioners fall into three categories based on your budget and what works with your existing system. Here is a look at each category. High-end air conditioners The ultimate in comfort and efficiency There’s no doubt you are paying a premium for comfort with high-end systems. If you like to run your AC all day and [...]

2018-08-17T13:21:23-07:00August 17th, 2018|