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Why Is My Heater Making Strange Sounds?

opening-heating-cabinetThere is a misconception among some people that living in Arizona means that you’re hot all of the time, or at least comfortably warm. This really isn’t the case, obviously, as anyone that has lived here for a winter or two can tell you. We certainly don’t have the coldest winters in the country, of course, but even at this point our nighttime temperatures are dropping down into the 50’s. Don’t let the fact that the weather is warming up a bit more consistently lull you into false confidence in your heating system.

Late-season heating repairs in Tucson, AZ are fairly common. It only makes sense that the end of the season, after a few months of service, is when heaters are in their roughest condition, right? While the end of the heating season may be in sight, you should still address any problems that you may encounter with your heater as soon as possible. This includes any odd sounds that your heater may start making.

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Heat Pump Repairs: Refrigerant Leaks

Trane-systemsConsidering the fact that we live in an area that is so hot for much of the year, and that what winter weather we do have tends to be pretty mild, using a heat pump in Tucson, AZ really makes a lot of sense. Now, heat pumps are able to both heat and cool homes thanks to their unique design. Specifically speaking, they are able to achieve this goal by reversing the flow of their refrigerant cycle.

A central air conditioner uses refrigerant in its operation as well. If you’ve ever dealt with a refrigerant leak in the summer, you know just how serious of a problem it really is. Because a heat pump uses refrigerant to keep your home comfortable all year long, it is even more problematic. We have some information to help you better understand how it is that a heat pump works, and how to spot signs of a refrigerant leak in your system.

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How Do Electronic Air Cleaners Work?

happy-healthy-familyBecause we live in such a hot geographic region, a lot of the work that our team does pertains to air conditioning systems. There is no denying the enormous importance of your air conditioner in this part of the country. That being said, there are other considerations to keep in mind when it comes to your overall comfort. As important as keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer may be, for instance, you also need to keep the air quality in your home as high as can be.

This means that you may need some help from our IAQ (indoor air quality) specialists. There is no guarantee that the air in your home will be of a satisfactory quality. In fact, it is very possible that the quality of the air surrounding you in your home is lesser than that of the air outside! Pollution is not only a factor outdoors. Read on to learn about the benefits of using an electronic air cleaner in Tucson, AZ, as well as how they work.

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How Does Dual Fuel Heating Work?

natural-gas-combustionHere in Arizona, we tend to put a lot more emphasis on our air conditioning systems than we do our heating systems. In fact, it is our generally warm climate that makes the use of heat pumps around here so common. Just because a heat pump is well-suited to our mild winters, however, does not necessarily mean that it is always the ideal heating system of choice.

Sometimes, a heat pump is faced with chilly enough temperatures that its efficiency begins to drop. In fact, efficiency can drop below that of a natural gas furnace. This is why so many homeowners choose to use dual fuel heating systems in Tucson, AZ. With a dual fuel heater, you get the unrivaled efficiency of a heat pump along with the reliability of a gas furnace. Learn more about the benefits of using such a system with the information we have to share below.

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3 Great Benefits of Professional Duct Sealing

We use our air conditioners a lot more than we do our heating systems in this part of the country. If you use a forced heating system along with a central air conditioner, though, there is some equipment that is in play all year long. This is your ductwork.

Your ductwork is responsible for distributing heated and cooled air throughout your entire home so that you can live comfortably all year long. That is easier said than done if your ductwork is leaking, though. Consider these 3 benefits of scheduling professional duct sealing in Tucson, AZ. 

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Problems Caused by Poor Insulation

A couple of months back, we talked about a few of the potential problems that could negatively affect your insulation. Today, we are going to talk about some of the symptoms that you may notice as a result of problems with your insulation. Whether your insulation is deteriorating, damaged by pests, or simply inefficient for your home’s needs, it must be dealt with properly in order to avoid such problems.

Our technicians are experts at the installation of insulation in Tucson, AZ. Not only will we make sure that your insulation is of a high quality and installed in all necessary areas of your home, but we’ll make sure that it is of the appropriate R-value to ensure a great performance. Call today, and keep your eyes peeled for these particular problems in your residence. 

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Should I Go with a Gas or Electric Furnace?

We know that homeowners around here are more concerned with their air conditioners than they are with their heating systems, typically. However, it is vitally important that you have a good heating system in place. With lows regularly in the 40s and dipping down into the 30s, it’s clear that winter has even reached Tucson at this point.

If you are thinking about investing in a new heating system, chances are that you’ve given the furnace some attention. This is an incredibly popular heater, and with good reason. You will have to make a further decision, though: gas or electric?

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Have You Thought About Using a Ductless Heater?

If not, you should take some time to seriously consider doing so. We don’t live in an area where heat is needed for that much of the year. It is precisely this situation in which we find ourselves that makes the ductless heater such an enticing system, though.

Read on to learn a bit more about ductless mini splits, how it is that they actually heat homes, and what benefits they have to offer. If you decide to go with a ductless heating system in Tucson, AZ, our team is here to guarantee that your system is installed and serviced properly. With our help, you will get the most from your ductless mini split.

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UV Germicidal Lights: Destroying Biological Pollutants

Some homeowners mistakenly believe that the standard air filter in their HVAC systems is all that they need to preserve the integrity of their indoor air quality. This is not true. In fact, that air filter is not even there for your indoor air quality, really. Its primary function is to protect your HVAC system itself from the buildup of pollutants.

Designated air filters with higher efficiency ratings can be integrated into your system in order to protect your indoor air quality. However, certain pollutants can’t successfully be filtered from the air. When talking about biological pollutants, pollutant destruction by way of UV germicidal lights in Tucson, AZ is the way to go.

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Why Choose Radiant Heating Over a Forced Air System?

When it comes to temperature control in this part of the country, the air conditioner obviously reigns supreme. As a glance at the weather forecast will show, though, with temperatures regularly dipping into the forties this time of the year, your heating system has some work to do as well. Just because you don’t use your heater quite as much as your AC doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it some serious attention.

If you’re planning on having a new heater installed before the chilliest time of this year, we recommend that you consider the use of a radiant heating system in Tucson, AZ. There is nothing wrong with using a forced air heater like a furnace, of course. However, radiant heating does have some benefits to offer that forced air heating cannot.

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