Understanding a Heat Pump’s Efficiency Claims

November 20, 2020

Finding an efficient way to heat your home is of utmost importance. After all, a typical winter in Olathe is full of many long, cold days that can leave your home quite chilly and uncomfortable. If you’re using an inefficient heat source to keep your home warm, you could find your heart sink when you receive your utility bill. That’s the main thing that makes a heat pump so intriguing. Claiming up to 300% efficiency, a heat pump almost seems too good to be true. Fortunately, the hype surrounding heat pumps matches the reality, meaning that these are a great...

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7 Reasons Why Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

October 20, 2020

You rely on your furnace to keep you warm during a cold winter. Your heating system is designed to be able to run day and night. Unfortunately, your furnace may at times stop working accordingly. A unit that starts blowing cold air could leave you freezing in your own home. It is important to correctly troubleshoot your furnace failure if you’re looking for a quick turnaround. Luckily, our technicians are well-equipped with all the necessary tools needed to repair your furnace correctly. We’ll accurately identify your issue no matter the size or scope. The following are seven common problems that...

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How To Protect Your Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

September 20, 2020

Low temperatures mean that your heating systems are operating overtime. This means that Kansas residents should be aware of probable hazards to their HVAC system, including carbon monoxide leakages, which are difficult to detect without an alarm. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas produced as a byproduct. It can be lethal to humans and animals. Leakages can originate from various sources: water boilers, heaters, furnaces and gas appliances. It is essential to recognize these risks and to know how to protect your household from CO poisoning. This is what we recommend to avoid CO poisoning in...

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Tips For Selecting the Right AC System

July 16, 2020

A properly functioning AC system keeps your home comfortable by regulating temperatures and humidity levels. It can also help reduce the presence of allergens, which can impact your health and well-being. Putting forth some due diligence when researching a new air conditioner is important. You can find the ideal system by consulting our team of professionals and considering the following factors. 1. Size of the System Always pick the right unit for your space, so knowing the approximate square footage of your home in advance is helpful. When the AC system is too big, it will need to switch on...

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Importance of Humidity Control

June 13, 2020

Poor humidity control in your Olathe, KS, home can have many negative impacts on your comfort, health, and well-being. Ideally, indoor humidity should be in the 30% to 50% range. If your house is too dry or too humid, these issues can be fixed with the advice from our technicians at . In Olathe, high humidity is more of a problem than low humidity. We offer reliable indoor air quality solutions and modern air conditioning systems for optimal indoor humidity control. Health Effects of Poor Humidity Control When your home’s air is too humid, mold thrives. For many people, mold...

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How Damaged Ductwork Can Impact AC Performance

May 10, 2020

You rely on your air conditioning unit to regulate temperatures in your indoor surroundings during the summer. However, we all know that your AC can underperform in certain scenarios. This is especially true if your system runs day and night and is not maintained well. One of the most common causes of poor AC performance is damaged ductwork. Your unit’s ductwork is a crucial part of your indoor cooling system. It allows cooled air to travel into your surroundings. Any ductwork issue impacts your unit’s efficiency and costs you in terms of repairs and utility bills. These are examples of...

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Cost Benefits of Geothermal Systems

April 18, 2020

When you’re in need of a replacement heating and cooling system for your home, you might want to consider a geothermal system. These systems could also be used for a new construction home. Knowing the benefits of these heating and cooling systems will allow you to make an informed decision about which HVAC equipment to purchase. Low Operating Costs Compared to air-source heating and cooling systems, geothermal systems offer low operating costs. The Environmental Protection Agency explains that geothermal heating and cooling systems could lower your heating costs by 70% and your cooling costs by 50%. Environmentally Friendly Another benefit...

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Getting Your AC System Ready For Summer

March 19, 2020

Summer will be here before you know it. When it arrives, it will bring with it a wave of heat and humidity that will have you wishing for winter. While you can’t change the season or take away the heat, you can control your indoor environment with a reliable and efficient air conditioner. However, over these past few months, your air conditioner has been the least of your worries. After all, most days during winter in Olathe are anything but warm. How do you ensure, then, that your air conditioner will be ready when the dog days of summer arrive?...

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How Does a Thermostat Work?

February 20, 2020

All thermostats are designed to read and control room temperatures by communicating with a heater or air conditioning system. The way this happens will depend on the type of thermostat your system uses. Thermostats can be found attached to the equipment or connected via wires and mounted on the wall for easy access. Some models are wireless and operate using a battery. Types of Thermostats Your home thermostat is either electronic or mechanical. Most modern homes have electronic thermostats with a digital readout. Older homes may have a mechanical thermostat. Electronic models use sensors to detect the temperature in the...

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What Is Acceptable Indoor Air Quality?

February 10, 2020

You spend a lot of time inside your home breathing the air that flows through it. The quality of that air is important to your health, so identifying and removing dangerous substances is equally important. Proper ventilation is also of great value in helping you expel dirty air from your home. Here are three pollutants you want to test for right away to ensure your indoor air quality is acceptable. 1. Radon Because radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas, proper detection of it will be necessary. Radon is naturally released by uranium as it breaks down in soil...

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