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New system considerations

New system installations: Considerations Do you want a full system with a thermostat or a specific machine for the summer like a swamp cooler? Do you need a new furnace just for the winter? For any of these projects, the cost will vary depending on the quality, style and machine size you choose. If you…

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Maintenance

Can I ask you something? Do you brush your teeth? What about taking a shower every now and then? Oh, you do? Why do you do that? Do you have a particularly dirty job or eat a lot of dirty food? It just makes sense, right? General maintenance is a part of everyday life but…

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Manufacturers

There are many air conditioning system manufacturers out there. Who is the best? Which ones will last longer? Is it worth it to buy a high-end system? I have worked on enough systems to say confidently that the brand is not nearly as critical as the quality of installation and maintenance. If either of those…

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Nomenclature – Model Numbers

This is a collection of information that we can not take credit for and we can not guarantee the accuracy of the older data. This has proven to be helpful to us for many years and we do not know the original author. https://www.nachi.org/forum/f20/hvac-manufacture-dates-174/ HVAC AGE CODES IN SERIAL # INFO Amana: BLACKHORSE. B=1971 or…

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Air Purification

Air quality As HVAC professionals we are regularly faced with issues related to the quality of indoor air and the adequacy of ventilation, but the HVAC system is not normally the original the source of the problem. Health hazards related to the inferior quality of indoor air have been documented for centuries, but it wasn’t…

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Whats a fair price?

What should it cost | Residential This list is being added to on a regular basis. There will also be updates to the articles where we discuss the individual components where you can find pricing as well. Here you will find our opinion on what is a fair estimated cost for the most common types…

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Thermostats -General

Most thermostats today are digital, programmable and many are accessible through the internet via a Wi-Fi router. This affords us the ability to control the HVAC system with our pc or phone, even while away from home or the office. But you don’t really need to access it through the internet if you have a…

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How does an HVAC system work?

Have you ever wondered how an HVAC/R system works? I’ll be the first to admit this isn’t the most attractive topic at first glance and the more you investigate it the less appealing it can seem. AC heating and refrigeration systems are complex machines and it can take years to get a firm grasp around…

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Component Definitions:

Component Definitions: Air handler: This is the indoor section of a heat pump or electric heat system. They are usually located in a mechanical closet, attic space or crawl space. Blower assembly: Located in the indoor section, this is what moves the air inside the home or building. Blower motor: The motor which drives the…

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Equipment manufacturers

There are many air conditioning system manufacturers out there. Who is the best? Which ones will last longer? Is it worth it to buy a high-end system? I have worked on enough systems to say confidently that the brand is not nearly as critical as the quality of installation and maintenance. If either of those…

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