Tips on What to Do When Your AC Unit Freezes Up

July 10, 2022

A common problem many homeowners face is the freezing up of their air conditioning unit. This can be a significant inconvenience, and it’s important to know what to do when it happens. Freezing up could be a precursor to a bigger issue, such as broken refrigerant lines, so fixing whatever may have caused the unit to freeze up as soon as possible is essential. There’s nothing worse than an AC unit that won’t work properly in sweltering summer heat. You can do a few things when your unit freezes up, and the effort might save you from

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Complete Guide to Understanding HVAC Dampers

June 20, 2022

Dampers are mechanical components added to HVAC systems to increase comfort and energy efficiency and prolong the lifespan of the HVAC unit. An HVAC owner ought to understand dampers, their purpose, and how they can be used to improve a home or business. What Is an HVAC Damper? An HVAC damper is a device that controls the amount of airflow into or out of a home. Depending on the season, it can be used for both heating and cooling. In the winter, it can help keep your home warm by closing off any openings in the

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Does Air Conditioning Cause Air Pollution?

June 3, 2022

Air conditioning can cause air pollution if the system is not properly maintained and serviced. If you have an older AC system, there is a chance that it may be causing air pollution by releasing ozone-forming chemicals into the environment. However, this is less likely if your AC system was installed after 1994. Older models of air conditioning units were not designed to release low levels of ozone-producing chemicals in the same way that newer models are. This means that older models could be releasing higher ozone levels than more recent models, which would mean that they

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How to Use a Plumbing Snake

May 17, 2022

The plumbing system is one of the essential parts of any home, delivering water to the bathrooms, kitchen, and toilets as well as flushing dirty water. It’s also one of the most used systems in the houses, increasing the chances of getting clogged or blocked. Homeowners need to carry out frequent inspections and maintenance to ensure everything is operating optimally. During an inspection, you may notice your kitchen sink or bathroom drain is a little slower than usual. This is a sign of clogged drainage systems caused by hairs and materials such as food and dirt. Over time,

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How Can Vomit Affect Your Plumbing System?

May 12, 2022

While Snopes considered and largely disproved the old wives’ tale that vomit ruins plumbing, you can stop up your drains by vomiting into the sink. Only toilet plumbing can appropriately handle vomit. Sometimes, though, you can’t make it to the toilet. You reach the sink first. No one can fault you for where you get sick when you fall ill. However, you could cause yourself plumbing issues if you choose the sink over another option like the trash can or toilet. Why Is Vomit Bad for Plumbing? You probably don’t want to study

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How to Control Cooling Costs With Smart Responsive Ventilation

May 3, 2022

When it comes to keeping cool in hot weather, most people don’t think twice. But if your air conditioning system is broken, you might soon be sweating your home’s maintenance costs. A broken air conditioning system will cost you more than you can imagine. You will be sweltering and uncomfortable, but you’ll also be shelling out money for repairs. What Causes an Air Conditioning System to Break Down? An air conditioning system works hard to keep your home cool, but it’s not invincible. The system is designed to break down and needs repairs during its

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Can Smart Thermostats Save You Money?

April 19, 2022

Are you considering installing a smart thermostat in your Las Vegas home? Smart thermostats add cool features and can help save you money and energy. According to the EPA, a programmable thermostat could save you upwards of $180 a year. The nice part is that the smart thermostat thinks for you. What Is a Smart Thermostat? Smart thermostats can be controlled by a tablet, smart speaker, phone, or other internet-connected devices. They let you schedule when you want your home to be at a certain temperature. They work with your home automation system and make

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Should You Put Thought Into Where You Place Your Thermostat?

April 11, 2022

Since HVAC systems are such a large investment, most people put a lot of thought into which one they will install. One component that homeowners in Las Vegas often overlook, though, is the thermostat. Unfortunately, overlooking your thermostat can cause comfort issues in your home and prevent your HVAC system from operating as efficiently as it could. Every aspect of your thermostat, from type to placement, is important when you’re trying to achieve constant home comfort. Whether you’re installing a thermostat yourself or having it installed by someone else, here are a few tips that the pros at BEST Air Conditioning Plumbing Repair encourage

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How HRVs and ERVs Work and How They Can Benefit You

April 7, 2022

An HRV is a heat recovery ventilator, while an ERV is an energy recovery ventilator. Let’s take a look at how they work and what advantages they can offer you. The Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) The HRV is a passive ventilation system that transfers heat between the supply and exhaust air streams. It is more common in colder climates and helps to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your home. The HRV does this by recovering 60% to 80% of heating energy, meaning it removes stale air from inside your home and replaces it

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Effective Ways to Prepare Your HVAC System for Spring

March 17, 2022

Now that winter is coming to an end, it’s only a matter of time until the high temperatures of the Las Vegas, NV spring and summer arrive. While you’ve probably been utilizing your heater over the last few months, you’ll likely be relying heavily on your AC unit going forward. However, if you start cranking up the air conditioning all day every day, it’s going to put a lot of extra strain on the system. That can cause your HVAC unit to struggle with its performance and efficiency, and it can also lead to appliance breakdowns or malfunctions. The good

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