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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What Do Thermostat Modes/Settings Mean?

July 19, 2021

Your home thermostat can be the key to electricity savings throughout the warm summer months. However, to optimize your savings, you need to properly understand how to operate your thermostat. Just a couple of wrong settings can make your house feel uncomfortable and even take a nice chunk of change out of your wallet. Temperature The most crucial setting on your entire system is the temperature. The temperature that you input into your thermostat is going to be the deciding factor for when your air conditioning unit kicks on and off. If you want your

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 6, 2021

Listen, did you hear that noise coming from your air conditioner? If so, it may be trying to tell you something is not working properly. By tracking down the noise, you can get an idea of what may be wrong, and start guessing at the repair costs. Do not worry if you are not an air conditioning expert. A simple review of this list will put you ahead of most people and help you know when you need to service your system. Rattling The average air conditioning system will last 10 to 15

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7 Benefits of Choosing Energy Efficient Heating and Plumbing Systems

November 19, 2020

When it’s time to replace or upgrade your plumbing fixtures and heating system in Las Vegas, NV, it’s wise to choose energy-efficient solutions. Energy-efficient plumbing and heating systems are designed to reduce resource usage, save money, and maintain your comfort. Here are seven of the top benefits of choosing energy-efficient plumbing and heating fixtures for your Las Vegas home. 1. Smaller Carbon Footprint Heating and plumbing use a lot of energy resources. Installing fixtures that don’t waste as much heat lowers your home’s energy use. Instead of waiting for a minute or

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