Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for August, 2015

Why Ductless Air Conditioning Is More Energy Efficient Than Central AC

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Central air conditioning systems are a great way to keep your home cool. They’re certainly a better option than just opening a window or turning on a fan. However, they have their share of weaknesses. One of those weaknesses is that they are unable to modulate their output. An air conditioner has two settings: on or off. It cannot change how much cool air it direct to each room, which means it cannot compensate for differences in insulation across the house. Fortunately, there’s an answer to this weakness and others in the form of ductless air conditioning. Read on to find out why ductless air conditioning is more energy efficient than central air conditioning.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Procedures

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Air conditioning maintenance is a vital part of keeping your system as healthy as possible. While prompt repairs are a good idea for mitigating damage to your system, it isn’t nearly as beneficial because it relies on waiting for a problem to develop before addressing it. Air conditioning maintenance is a proactive way to keep your air conditioner healthy, by isolating and fixing issues before they develop. In order to understand why air conditioning maintenance is so beneficial, have a look at some of the steps taken during a maintenance appointment.

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How Geothermal Cooling Systems Work

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Geothermal heat pumps are often cited as some of the most energy-efficient climate control systems on the market. Though we have recommended them in many cases on this blog, we haven’t really gotten into how they work in a while. In order to understand just how energy efficient geothermal systems are, it helps to understand how they actually work. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how geothermal systems operate.

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Refrigerant: How Does It Work?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Refrigerant is arguably the most important part of any air conditioning system. It is responsible for actually removing heat from your home, and without it your system couldn’t function at all. While you don’t need to know every little thing about the workings of your air conditioner, we do feel that it is important to know a little bit more about the role of refrigerant in your air conditioner. So let’s take a look at refrigerant, and how it works.

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Stay Healthy with a Humidifier

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

We’ve written before about the problems associated with indoor air that is too humid. While you certainly don’t want the air in your home to be too humid, you don’t want it to be devoid of all moisture, either. A lack of humidity is just as bad as too much of it, in terms of your comfort and health. Fortunately, you can fix chronically low humidity with a whole-house humidifier. Let’s take a look at why you may need a whole-house humidifier, and how it works.

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