iAir Services Blog: Archive for December, 2015

What Happens When Your Ducts Are Breached?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

It sounds like quite a disaster—a breach in your ducts—and while we wouldn’t go quite that far, it’s certainly cause for concern. Duct breaches are tricky because they’re hard to spot and yet they can have a big impact on your heating and air conditioning system. When you detect them, you should turn off your system and summon a qualified repair technician immediately. The good news is that here in Austin, TX, you have a service that can do the job right. But what happens when your ducts are breached? And how can you detect them so that you can call in a proper repair service? Read on for the answers.

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3 Advantages to a Zone Control System

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Winter has come, and with our mild weather here in Austin, TX, it’s a good time to assess the state of your heating and cooling system and perhaps install some upgrades. For households with comprehensive duct systems, we often suggest a zone control system, which adds a series of shutters into your ducts at key points, Each shutter has its own control panel, allowing you to heat and cool each room or section of your home separately instead of all at once. There are a number of huge advantages to this system, which we’ve spelled out below.

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Never Set Your Thermostat Higher Than It Needs to Be

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Winter has arrived, and that means you’ll be using your heating system on a daily basis. Admittedly Austin, TX enjoys plenty of mild temperatures, but we still get plenty of cold days, and regular use of your heating system is a fact of life. But people, as always, want their house to be warmed up as quickly as possible and sometimes, that causes them to make mistakes. Those mistakes can end up costing you. For instance, many people have a tendency to set their thermostat higher than they actually need the heat to be, in an effort to get their furnaces up and running as fast as possible. This is a huge mistake: you should never set your thermostat higher than it needs to be.

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Common Problems with Heat Pumps This Season

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Austin, TX is an ideal place for a heat pump, which combines the effects of a heater and an air conditioner into one single unit. Heat pumps work well in areas with mild winters like ours, but which still need a reliable heating source for the occasional cold day in the winter months. They can save you a great deal of heating costs and with regular maintenance should last a long time. But like any other system, it suffers problems from time to time, and when it does, you should contact a trained professional to have it addressed. Here’s a list of common problems with heat pumps this season that you should look into.

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