iAir Services Blog: Archive for July, 2015

Now is the Right Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, July 27th, 2015

We rarely think about heating systems in the height of summer, with Austin, TX melting under high heat and humidity. But winter will get here faster than you think and while our temperatures are milder than other parts of the country, we’ll still need our heaters to keep those cold nights from affecting us. You can plan for that by scheduling a heating maintenance session with a qualified technician. He or she will check the various components (burners, pilot light, control switches), as well as cleaning off the dirt and gunk, scanning for carbon monoxide leaks, replacing the filter and ensuring that any bolts or screws are nice and tight. Now is the right time for a heating maintenance session, and the benefits will be heartily felt when the time comes.

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Why Should I Install a Zone Control System?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

You may have heard of ductless air conditioning systems, which establish multiple units throughout your house and allow you to adjust the temperature in each section individually, as well as turning off the air in parts of the home that aren’t being occupied. Those are attractive features, especially in Austin, TX, where summers get hot and a little flexibility with your air conditioner can come in handy.

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What’s the Difference Between an Electronic Air Cleaner and a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Indoor air quality is a serious concern, and while your heater or air conditioner can set your household temperature exactly the way you’d like it, the presence of dust and other contaminants can still make your home a less-than-pleasant place to be. Here in Austin, TX, you can adopt numerous means to combat low indoor air quality, including electronic air cleaners and UV air filters. Both perform the same basic task, but they do so in different ways and have slightly different effects. We’ve broken down the difference below to help you make an informed choice as to which one best meets your needs.

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3 Qualities of Geothermal Air Conditioning

Monday, July 6th, 2015

You may have heard about geothermal air conditioning and heating systems, which draw upon the ambient heat in the earth to warm and cool your home. The system runs a series of tubes below the earth, which maintains a constant temperature once you get down below a few feet. The tubes carry a mixture of water and antifreeze through them, which either release heat from your home into the ground (in the summer) or pull heat form the ground into your home (in the winter). There’s a high up-front cost, but the benefits will serve you well over time, especially in a town like Austin, TX, with large tracts of property.  Here are 3 qualities of geothermal air conditioning that you should keep in mind when considering a purchase.

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