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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Should I Run a Space Heater or Furnace?

March 6, 2022

During the winter months, you need to have some sort of heating unit inside of your home to keep your family and your home safe. While furnaces are the most popular heating system utilized in the residential sector today, many homeowners are rethinking their heating options. Space heaters can be simpler to run and don’t require fuel. However, does that make them a good option over traditional furnaces? What Is a Space Heater? Before we dive into what is a better heating option, it’s first important that we distinguish between these two heating options. A

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Reasons to Hire a Licensed HVAC Contractor

March 2, 2022

Whenever something happens with the HVAC system in your home, it can be overwhelming, especially if it occurs in the heat of a Las Vegas summer. When having someone repair, maintain, or install heating or cooling equipment, you’ll want to know that they are experienced, trustworthy, reliable, and honest. All of these qualities can be found in a licensed HVAC contractor. Regardless of whether you are installing a new heating or cooling system, in need of a repair for your current one, or looking for annual maintenance, you should always hire qualified, licensed, and professional technicians. Here

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What Is the Best Air Filter for Your Home?

February 18, 2022

Choosing the right air filter is key to protecting your family’s health and safeguarding your HVAC system. With the right filter, your furnace and your family will breathe easier. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the best air filter for your home. Why Does Your HVAC System Need a Filter? A furnace filter is comprised of fibrous material that is typically set in a rectangular frame. It sits in the channel behind the air intake cover. Some units have filters installed in the return vents. The filter is what stands

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9 Habits to Avoid If You Want to Keep Your Drains Clear

February 12, 2022

Few things are more frustrating than having a clogged drain. Not only does it prevent water from flowing freely, but it can also cause a major flooding problem. If your drains are constantly getting clogged, it might be time to take a closer look at your daily habits. Here are nine bad habits that could be ruining your drains and causing backups in your home. 1. Not Using Drain Covers Drain covers are crucial for protecting your drain from any foreign objects that may fall in. Many of us have dropped small items into our drains

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When Should You Install Your New Air Conditioner?

February 2, 2022

If your HVAC machine is on the older side, you might be starting to think about a new system. However, it’s not necessarily a good idea to buy a new air conditioner the second your old system turns 10. Since an AC is such a major appliance, it’s a good idea to approach your purchase more thoughtfully. Timing your purchase carefully can help you save big or get a better installation. However, there’s no single time that works perfectly for everyone. The right time to get a new AC will depend on your goals. The Best Time

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A New Year’s Resolution Checklist for Your Heater

January 18, 2022

It’s a new year, and you probably have resolutions for all kinds of things in your life. But do you have one for your heater? If not, you should. Performing and checking off some simple tasks can improve the overall energy efficiency of your heater, improve your indoor air quality, and create an overall more comfortable home environment. Below, we have compiled a New Year’s resolution checklist for your heater. Create a Schedule to Change Your Air Filter The air filters in your heating system should be changed every 60 days. However, they should be

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Heat Pumps vs Furnaces: What Are the Differences?

January 11, 2022

When a new heating system is needed, many homeowners simply default to the most common option. Gas-burning and electric furnaces are by far the most popular heating systems, but many people are unaware that heat pumps can actually be a better choice for some households. When deciding which type of appliance to invest in, your climate, budget, and personal preferences should all be taken into consideration. Heat pumps and furnaces have quite a few differences, and each kind of heating system will come with its own benefits and downsides. Whichever one you choose will be a major commitment and investment,

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