5 Reasons Why a Mini-Split System Is Right for You

May 15, 2023

Mini-split systems work on the same principle as heat pumps. Operating without ductwork, these systems use a combination of a condenser and an evaporator to heat and cool your home. They have inverter technology, which allows them to adjust heating and cooling output depending on the temperature conditions of the rooms they are located in. The system does so by sampling the air around it and altering the compressor speed accordingly. The condensers are usually located in unobtrusive outdoor spaces, such as the back of your home. They are responsible for distributing refrigerant through copper tubing connected to one or...

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A Guide to Your Central Air Conditioning Options

April 12, 2023

Here in Olathe, KS, having reliable air conditioning is a must if you want to stay comfortable in the summer. For homeowners, this generally means selecting and installing a central air conditioning system. However, not every homeowner realizes that there’s more than one option to choose from. That’s due, in part, to the longevity of modern air conditioners. Since you can install one in a home and keep it for a decade or more, there’s little reason for a homeowner to keep up with the latest advancements in residential air conditioning technology. To help, here’s a guide to the major...

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Beat the Heat: Your Ultimate Summer AC System Preparation Checklist

March 10, 2023

As the hot summer months approach, ensuring that your air conditioning system is properly working to keep your home cool and comfortable is essential. A summer AC system preparation checklist can help ensure your AC unit is ready to tackle the sweltering heat. Regular maintenance and inspections can prevent costly repairs and breakdowns, ensuring your AC system runs efficiently throughout the season. We will go over some essential items to include in your summer checklist. Clean or Replace the Air Filter Neglecting this critical component of your AC system can lead to decreased airflow, reduced efficiency, and even breakdowns. The...

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Variable Capacity Central Air Conditioning Explained

February 15, 2023

When it comes to central air conditioners, there are several different technologies available that affect more than just the installation cost. Rather, these differences affect everything from the system’s efficiency and operating costs to your home’s comfort. Discover the differences between single-stage, two-stage, and variable-capacity air conditioners and why more homeowners are choosing variable-capacity systems. Standard Single-Capacity Systems A single-capacity system simply means that it’s either on or off. The unit is also running on high whenever it’s on. This consumes the maximum amount of energy during the cooling cycles and also produces the most cool air in your home....

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7 Ways of Improving Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

January 20, 2023

Indoor air quality is an important and often overlooked part of your daily life. Poor indoor air quality can lead to various health issues, such as allergies, asthma, and headaches. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve the air quality in your home. The following are some simple steps to ensure that the air in your home is healthy and comfortable. 1. Keep Humidity Levels Low High humidity levels can offer a favorable breeding ground for mold and mildew, which could be hazardous to your health. Invest in a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels in check or use fans to...

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A Guide to Geothermal and Heat Pumps for Home Heating

December 19, 2022

When it comes to heating and cooling your home, there are many options available. Two of the most popular options are geothermal and heat pump systems. But which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at both systems and what makes them different so that you can make an informed decision about which system will best suit your needs. What Is Geothermal? Geothermal heating works by using natural energy sources from underground to heat and cool your home. It uses the constant temperature several feet below the surface of the earth to draw heat in or release it...

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Should You Be Concerned When Your Heat Pump Runs in Auxiliary Mode?

November 20, 2022

With prices rising on everything in Olathe, it makes sense to save money however you can. One way that many homeowners are able to save some money is by lowering their utility costs with a heat pump. While it’s true that a heat pump is an economical way to heat your home, it does have some unique operational modes that may catch you off guard if you’re not well-educated on the operation of the system. One such mode is called “auxiliary mode.” If you’ve ever seen your system operating in this mode and wondered what it means, the pros at...

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Why Do Heat Pumps Rely on Refrigerant?

October 20, 2022

Heat pumps have slowly gained popularity here in Olathe, KS, in recent years. They deliver heating and cooling efficiency that conventional systems can’t match. That’s not all. They’re also environmentally friendly and require less maintenance than conventional heating and cooling systems. Despite that, we’ve noticed that many homeowners don’t quite understand how heat pumps work. One of the facets of their operation that we get the most questions about has to do with their use of refrigerant. As soon as we mention that heat pumps require refrigerant to operate, we get some puzzled looks. So we decided to offer this...

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Call a Professional When Your AC Motor Needs to Be Replaced

September 20, 2022

Motors determine how efficiently your HVAC system functions. A trained technician must perform annual preventative maintenance on them to ensure that your system provides adequate cooling. When necessary, they will also identify any underlying issue and advise you on whether to repair or replace one. These components are complex and somewhat dangerous. It’s certainly not advisable for a homeowner to tackle these chores of their own. Signs of a Failing AC Motor Before your AC motor breaks down, it will give off some subtle signs. You might hear strange squeaking or grinding noises that point to weak or worn-out motor...

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Find Out Why Your Air Conditioner Is Making Squeaking, Squealing Sounds

August 17, 2022

When it’s working properly, the air conditioner in your Olathe, KS home may emit a faint humming sound. This background noise is non-intrusive and completely normal. However, if your cooling system starts squeaking and squealing while in action, it may be a sign of trouble. The good news is that HVAC systems often declare the very issues they’re experiencing by the types of noises they produce. Paying careful attention to what you hear could help you pinpoint the source of the problem. Following are several reasons why air conditioners squeak. Worn Components Older air conditioners have belt-driven motors. Newer models...

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