iAir Services Blog: Archive for October, 2015

What Is the Difference Between Ductless Heating and Zone Control?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you may be wondering about your options. Two in particular sound like they achieve the exact same thing: ductless heating and zone control systems. Both of them allow you to shut off the heat in individual rooms while leaving it on elsewhere in the house, as well as tailoring the heat to difference temperatures in different rooms. So what’s the difference between them? That’s an important question to answer, especially as temperatures continue to drop here in Austin, TX. The most basic answer is that they each use different methods to achieve the same overall results.

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3 Reasons to Call Emergency Repair

Monday, October 19th, 2015

A good repair service knows that you can’t limit breakdowns to the working day, which is why we offer 24-hour emergency service to homeowners throughout the greater Austin TX, area. But many homeowners would prefer to hold on until morning (or Monday) to get their system repaired. In some cases, that’s the smart call, since you might very easily be able to simply shut your system off and wait it out. But in other cases, calling in an emergency service maybe the only prudent thing to do. Here are 3 specific reasons to call for emergency repairs for your HVAC system.

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Fall has arrived here in Austin TX, and winter won’t be far behind. Now is the time to take a long hard look at your home’s energy efficiency. You can make upgrades and improvements to your home this season that can improve its overall efficiency a great deal. Over time, the saved costs in monthly heating and cooling bills can readily offset the cost of the upgrade in question. What kind of upgrades are we talking about? Here’s a brief list to give you some idea.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Heater Now

Monday, October 5th, 2015

We strongly recommend to all of our clients with failing heating systems that they consider replacing them now, in the fall. Temperatures here in Austin, TX are still pretty warm, which means you won’t have need of a heater for a while and can plan the installation according to your schedule, instead of having to rush ahead of a cold front or similar emergency. But is your heater truly ready to be replaced, or would it be more worthwhile to keep it for another season or two before installing a new one? Specifics vary and you’ll need to make the final determination yourself but here are 3 reasons to replace your heater now that you should consider.

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