Archives for Air Conditioning

Can a smart thermostat help my business?

While we know that smart thermostats can help the homeowner regulate their home’s temperature and save their home from potential catastrophe, many business owners are still using old-style thermostats and don’t give much thought to using smart thermostats. Should businesses use smart thermostat systems for their business?
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Categories: Air Conditioning, Heating, and Tips and Tricks.

Strategies to Help You Save on Summertime Cooling Costs

For those of you who have already received whopping electricity bills this summer, thanks to the merciless mercury levels on the thermostat, we have four strategies to help you save on summertime cooling costs. All in Favor of Fans Sure, it might seem obvious, but a few well-placed stand up, desk, or — better yet — ceiling fans work wonders to circulate air throughout your house as well as keep down your summer electric bill. Combining forces between fans and your AC unit helps regulate temperature without pushing your AC unit, or those bills, to the max. Get with the
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Categories: Air Conditioning.

Ditch the Window Unit: How to Choose an AC System this Summer

Depending on the size of your home or office, relying on a window air conditioning unit this summer might not be adequate. In that case, ditching the window unit and choosing a new AC system might be your best bet. Here’s a quick look at some common AC window unit issues and the case for central air conditioning. AC Window Units Woes Good in a pinch, air conditioning window units can prove problematic for the following reasons: they can be noisy and have a tendency to emit less than pleasant odors into your home. Moreover, dust and debris that build
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Categories: Air Conditioning.

Freon R22 and its Replacement, Puron R410A

You may know that air conditioners need refrigerant to make cool air, and you may know that this is sometimes called freon. It’s actually known as R22, and the name “Freon” comes from DuPont’s name for R22. Freon is considered a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), which contributes to ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere. Since 2010, new air conditioners have been manufactured with new standardized R410A, also known as Puron. What does this mean? It means, hopefully, better news for the environment, for one. R410A does not contain chlorine (and instead has fluoride), which will reduce the damage to the ozone if
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Average HVAC Costs for Homeowners

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve had a home for a long time, you may dread calling your HVAC technician when you have an issue. You just don’t know if this is the time you may be needing a furnace repair or some other big dollar problem. You may be Googling your way through the internet right now to try to get an idea of how much your repair would costs at best and at worst. Never fear! We’ve collected some of the average HVAC costs for homeowners courtesy of information provided by HomeAdvisor.com Keep in mind that every
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Categories: Air Conditioning, Furnaces, Heating, and Humidifiers.

What are the most common AC repairs?

You may be wondering “what’s wrong with my air conditioner” as the warm weather starts to ramp up. Maybe it’s not cooling air as quickly as it used to, or it’s making a strange noise. Whatever your issue may be, we can help. If you need air conditioner assistance, contact Home Air Plus today. Common Problem: Refrigerant Leak In order to keep things cool and create cool air, an air conditioner needs refrigerant liquid like a car or a, you guessed it, refrigerator. If this liquid begins to leak out of one of the lines or seals, this can drastically
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Tips and Tricks.

Think Spring: It’s Time for AC Maintenance!

While we might be struggling with intermittent snow right now in NH, when warm weather hits, usually it hits hard. Ninety-degree weather and blazing sunlight is just around the corner. It’s not too early to start thinking about the health of your air conditioning system. Why bother with an AC tune up? The big question is does anyone bother with an AC tune up, and why should they? There are a lot of answers to this question, but the easiest is that spending a little money now on an AC tune up can help you save loads during the sweltering
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Categories: Air Conditioning.

Mitsubishi Ductless Systems Can Provide Heat & Cool

Home Air Plus just completed this recent installation of a two zone Mitsubishi ductless system with the newer floor style model. Both the wall and floor units will provide heating and cooling and are ultra quiet. If you’re looking for a new, energy efficient way to heat and cool different rooms in your home, ductless may be the way to go. Home Air Plus specializes in Mitsubishi brand heating and cooling solutions. If you’re tired of duct maintenance such as cleaning and repairing air ducts, this simple solution can drastically help. As with all our ductless units, each wall and
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Heating.

Short Cycling: Why does my furnace keep turning on and off?

Short Cycling… Have you heard this term before? Your air conditioner or even furnace can suffer from a short cycling issue, but it is something that can be fixed, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Symptoms My AC or furnace keeps turning on and off repeatedly My AC or furnace seems to be running more frequently than usual I haven’t changed my temperature in my house, but my AC or furnace is still trying to turn on and off to fulfil a demand I haven’t made Diagnosis Your system could be short cycling. When a system
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Categories: Air Conditioning and Furnaces.

Does an extra warm winter mean an extra warm summer?

Extra warm Winter… extra warm Summer too?? The REAL answer is… Oh wait, DARN! My crystal ball just went out again! Okay, I know deep down that global warming is a bad thing but… yeah, it was kind of nice to have an above-average winter. I’m still just recovering from last winter. All I can say is thank you El Niño! Let’s get to the point of this article. I say make summer what YOU want. As a matter of fact, make ALL the seasons what you want. Here at Home Air Plus, we can create any climate environment you’d like in your
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