There are few things quite as thrilling as preparing for a family vacation or highly anticipated trip. The excitement is almost as good as the vacation itself. But, what should you do with your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system when you go on vacation?
Proud pet owners have to put up with a lot in order to keep their furry friends around. Pet hair on furniture and dander floating in the air are among the most irritating downsides of sharing your home with a dog or cat. But if those hairs and particles are being scattered around your home, you can bet they’re ending up in your HVAC filter — and that’s just one way owning a pet can affect your climate control system.
Ductless air conditioners are often overlooked as a cooling option, but they do offer some significant benefits over a window unit or central air. Ductless systems are similar to a window unit in that each evaporator is designed to cool a single room, and they are similar to a central split system in that there will be a condenser unit placed outside the home and an evaporator placed inside.
Are you struggling to keep the second story of your home cool this summer? As hot air rises, so does the temperature in your upper level. Keeping it cool can be a challenge, even if you have an air conditioner. Read on to learn our top tips for maximizing the output of your home’s cooling systems and keeping the second story of your home nice and cool.
Experts recommend a permanent electrostatic filter with a rating of MERV 8 and microns 1 for those with allergies. This kind of filter captures particles in the air with self-charging fibers. They can also catch smaller contaminants without getting dirty too quickly. These filters have washable versions, but when you clean them, be sure that they’re completely dry before placing them back where they go.