Understanding the Importance of Air Duct Sealing

January 15, 2023

Your home’s ductwork is a vital part of your HVAC system, and it needs to be fully sealed and in good shape for the system to work effectively and efficiently. Leaking air ducts is a common problem and one that will affect both your home comfort and your wallet. If your ducts are leaking, having them repaired and/or resealed can provide a number of important benefits. To understand how, today we’ll be looking at why it’s so important that your ducts are fully sealed and also how to know when duct sealing is necessary. How Often

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10 Reasons Why Every Home Needs a Heat Pump This Winter

October 17, 2022

When temperatures fall sharply, keeping your Las Vegas home warm is almost impossible without reliable heating and cooling equipment. In Las Vegas, it is normal for temperatures to drop below freezing during the cold winter months. Although many residents in this area opt for furnaces and fireplaces, installing a heat pump might be the best option. Here are ten reasons why heat pumps are a terrific investment. 1. Provide Both Warm and Cold Air Unlike furnaces and central air conditioners, heat pumps are designed to distribute hot and cold air. During the cold winter months, your

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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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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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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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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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When Should You Consider Replacing Ductwork?

October 20, 2021

For most of us, we may get caught up in our daily slew of activities and end up forgetting about a key component in our homes. Often, we forget about our HVAC system’s maintenance. It’s essential to understand the signs of when your HVAC unit is having problems and seek professional help from companies like BEST Air Conditioning Plumbing Repair. We specialize in air conditioning and repair in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Air ducts play a significant role in ensuring your HVAC systems’ efficiency and optimal operation by facilitating proper airflow channeling across your homes’ rooms. The Essence

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