iAir Services Blog: Archive for September, 2015

How Does a Geothermal System Work?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Fall has arrived in Austin, TX, which makes it an ideal time to consider replacing an outdated heating and cooling system. Temperatures are apt to be fairly mild for the next few weeks, giving you an excellent window to put an older system out to pasture and consider something new. If you’re looking at installing a new HVAC system for your home, consider the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. This innovative technology draws upon the infinitely renewable energy of the earth itself, providing inexpensive and environmentally friendly temperature control for your entire household. How does a geothermal system work? We’ve provided a brief outline below.

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3 Features Offered by Modern Thermostats

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Thermostats are built to last and chances are yours has been doing the job reliably for many years. But even if there’s nothing wrong with it, you might want to consider an upgrade to a more modern version, especially if your current one is more than ten years old. Technology has advanced with thermostats just like everything else, and modern thermostats offer features that you wouldn’t have believed possible just a few years ago. That’s a big deal here in Austin, TX, where the heat and humidity can be overwhelming at times. Here’s a brief list of three of the most exciting thermostat features:

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for the Off-Season

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer season for air conditioning, and while we likely have a few more steamy weeks here in Austin, TX, the temperatures will start dropping before you know it. For most people, that means simply turning off their AC and forgetting about it until the spring, which could be a big mistake. If you can get your air conditioner ready for the off-season, and then maintain it periodically throughout the winter, you can reduce the risk of repairs and help your system retain its efficiency for a long time to come. Here’s how.

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Why Should I Consider a UV Air Purifier?

Monday, September 7th, 2015

UV air purifiers sound like something out of a science-fiction movie: using invisible light to kill germs as they attempt to invade your home. That’s no small consideration in Austin, TX, where high humidity levels create a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. UV air purifiers help improve your indoor air quality, as well as reducing the risk of illness and infection in your home. (This is of especial concern to households that have just brought home a new baby, or who may have asthmatic or elderly members living there.) They’re all strong benefits, but they don’t explain how UV air purifiers work, or why you should consider one for your home. We’ve included a brief outline below.

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