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Air Conditioners: One, Two and Variable Speed – Part 3

One, Two and Variable Speed Air Conditioners - Part 3 of 3 Knowing that different air conditioner compressor speeds affect energy efficiency & humidity removal ability, which A/C To Choose Depends On Your Budget, Lifestyle And Home's Size. For those in large homes, the Platinum Series presents the best value -- due to highest energy [...]

March 7th, 2017|HVAC|

Air Conditioners: One, Two and Variable Speed – Part 2

One, Two and Variable Speed Air Conditioners - Part 2 of 3 Different a/c models have different air conditioner compressor speeds. Increased energy efficiency, comfort, & humidity removal ability come with additional air conditioner compressor speeds. Al's Plumbing, Heating and A/C sells & installs American Standard (our premium brand) + Coleman  &  Ameristar HVAC brands.  We [...]

March 7th, 2017|HVAC|

Air Conditioners: One, Two and Variable Speed – Part 1 of 3

One, Two and Variable Speed Air Conditioners - Part 1 of 3 Premium brands of Central A/C have various models.  Different models have different air conditioner compressor speed.  The speed a/c compressors operate at affects energy-efficiency, comfort and humidity-removal ability. These are the 3 price-points for air conditioners, each with different air conditioner compressor speed: expensive models have [...]

March 7th, 2017|HVAC|

Covering Ductwork With Insulation — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? (Part 4 of 4)

Covering Ductwork With Insulation.  Can You Do It? This flexible ductwork was not covered with Closed-Cell Spray Foam before insulated was added.  This Presents A Potential Mold Hazard. HVAC Ductwork is typically visible in your attic (especially flexible ductwork).  Today's flexible ductwork is covered with a shiny metallic cover -- this is its vapor-barrier.  The [...]

March 3rd, 2017|HVAC|

Ductwork Performance Testing — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? (Part 3 of 4)

Ductwork Performance Testing A/C Running Non-Stop When It's Quite Hot? (Part 3 of 4) Is Your Ductwork Performance What It Should Be? Ductwork Performance is reduced (sometimes dramatically) if ductwork is installed incorrectly.  Ductwork Performance can also be reduced due to problems which have developed over the years. Reduced air flow causes the HVAC to run longer, decreasing [...]

March 3rd, 2017|HVAC|

Attic Insulation Level — A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot? — (Part 2 of 4)

Attic Insulation Level -- A/C Running Non-Stop When It's Quite Hot? (Part 2 of 4) IF Your A/C Temperatures Difference Passed The Test (See Part 1 of 4),  Your A/C Running Non-Stop Means It's Doing All It Can do to keep you cool.  Here are some things which may be causing the problem. The First Thing [...]

March 2nd, 2017|HVAC|

Cooling Performance Test — Is Your A/C Running Non-Stop When It’s Quite Hot (Part 1 of 4)

Is Your A/C Running Non-Stop When It's Quite Hot? (1 of 4) A/C running non-stop tells you one of two things: Your HVAC system is doing all it can to keep you cool & some corrective actions (not related to the a/c) need be taken. There it has a problem with our HVAC System So, [...]

March 2nd, 2017|HVAC|

NEST Thermostat App: Control Your NEST Thermostat From Anywhere In The World

NEST Thermostat App:  Control Your NEST Products From Anywhere In The World NEST App Displayed On Smartphone NEST Thermostat The Nest Thermostat can certainly be called a "Smart Home" Feature.  This quite sophisticated thermostat is one of the easiest to program..   To program it, simply make the adjustments you want and when you want [...]

March 1st, 2017|HVAC, Uncategorized|

Nest Thermostat – Help Reduce Cooling Costs

The Many Benefits Of The Nest Thermostat The Nest Thermostat has different colored displays based on if it's cooling or heating + the standard display. You may have seen advertisements for the Nest Smart Thermostat, a sophisticated device with many capabilities.  Amazon.com's Nest Thermostat Buyer Satisfaction Score is 4.6 Stars (out of 5) with nearly 5,000 [...]

March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality

Allergies? 40 Tips About Indoor Air Quality 1. Why has Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) become such a problem in recent years?  It's because today’s new homes are built so tight they allow for the build up of pollutants that reduce IAQ.  Newer homes are built very tight (so they don’t leak air) to ensure [...]

January 24th, 2017|HVAC|