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Which Air Filters NOT to Use

Early in this series we talked about “filter ratings” which amount are equivalent to a bucket of hogwash. We will see some of these here and discuss some other “over hyped” types of filters. The Home Depot Air Filter Performance Rating (FPR) System From the Home Depot Website: The Home Depot Air Filter Performance Rating […]

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Two Stage Air Conditioners

Two stage air conditioners have gained significant popularity in recent years, and rightfully so. Once a property owner experiences the benefits of two stages, it’s hard to go back. In many cases, our customers tell us that they feel comfortable during summers at higher indoor temperatures, and that they feel the benefits of reduced humidity […]

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AC Replacement vs. Repair

It is often brought up when is a good time to replace your air conditioner and not repair it. When it begins to fail there are so many scenarios that run through your head. Here are things to consider. Utility Bills Most systems have a life expectancy of 10-13 years. At 10 years the cost […]

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Understanding Air Filters – Part One

Filters for your HVAC system are essential; yet most people do not fully understand their importance. Prevailing marketing hype only tends to confuse people even more! This article will establish what a filter’s job is, how we select the proper filter and the differences in the filter types. A Filter’s Job: Easy right; a filter […]

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Residential Kitchen Hoods: Improving your Home AC Efficiency

Restaurant owners are very familiar with the comfort issues associated with unbalanced kitchen hoods, but how does this relate to residential kitchens? New codes and potential changes to accommodate these changes are leading residential constructors to consider adding make-up air systems to homes. These make up most of the air lost to the kitchen hood. […]

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Importance of Air Filters

Dirty air filters are a leading cause of air conditioner performance problems, but are one of the easiest to fix. These problems include higher humidity, poor airflow, condensation in the wrong areas, higher energy consumption and lower equipment service life. Every space has its own unique needs, so the frequency of filter changes is not […]

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