iAir Services Blog: Archive for January, 2016

Keep Your Outdoor HAVC System Clear of Debris

Monday, January 25th, 2016

If you own a heat pump here in Austin, TX, it probably contains an outdoor compressor unit which vents air out of the system in order to facilitate the heating or cooling process. The same holds true with a more traditional air conditioner, which likely hasn’t seen much use in the past few months, but similarly uses an outdoor compressor unit to vent warm air out of your home. In both cases, it’s very important to keep the unit clear of bushes, shrubs, and other debris. That means not only ensuring that there’s a good two feet of space between the unit and any foliage, but preventing anyone from stacking items nearby or otherwise blocking the system. Always go out and clear any debris away after a storm or rainfall, and it’s probably a good idea to check for weeds and any other growth every few weeks in the winter. Why? Because they can have a detrimental effect on your system.

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3 Long-Term Benefits to a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System

Monday, January 18th, 2016

A geothermal heating and cooling system is installed beneath the ground on your property: a series of looped coils that circulate a liquid facilitating a heat exchange with the earth. The temperature below ground never changes once you get more than about ten feet down or so, which makes it an infinitely renewable source of energy for your home in Austin, TX. The heat exchange allows the system to heat or cool your home, while providing a number of unique benefits that only this exciting technology can offer. The up-front costs are the biggest impediment, but off setting them are 3 long-term benefits that you should consider very carefully.

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Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Winter has come, and while we can handle the “cold” weather fairly well in Austin, TX, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the time to improve your home’s energy efficiency. An energy efficient home will help lower your bills during our sweltering summers as well as our mild winters, and over time could put a great deal of money back in your pockets. We offer a number of products that can do so, and the more you know about them, the better you can make an informed choice about which ones might be right for your household.

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Upgrades That Help with Your Heating Bills

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Austin, TX isn’t the coldest city in the union, but we still have to use our heating systems every winter and that usually translates to higher monthly bills. An investment in your heating system could help reduce those bills, as well as increasing the lifespan of your heater and helping it run more smoothly. If you’re looking for something a little extra to help with your heating bills this winter, consider an upgrade such as an indoor air quality product or something similar. It’s easier than installing a new heater (and if yours is working fine, why would you want to?) and can make a big difference in your bottom line. Here are a few options for you to consider this winter.

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