How Do Ductless Mini-Splits Work?

June 12, 2024

Ductless mini-splits are among the most popular HVAC systems in the U.S. They’re affordable to purchase and install, and homeowners can often take advantage of rebates and tax credits. They’re also highly efficient and economical to run every month. Let’s explore the main components of a ductless mini-split and how they function. Outdoor Unit The term mini-split refers to a split HVAC system. That means that there’s indoor HVAC equipment and outdoor HVAC equipment. Every mini-split will have an outdoor unit, also called a condenser unit. The condenser unit houses the following:

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How AC Maintenance Can Save You Money in the Long Run

May 15, 2024

With daytime temperatures often climbing as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months, you need a functional air conditioner in your Shawnee home. Fortunately, you can prime your AC for optimum summertime performance with pre-season tune-up services. Taking great care of your cooling system can provide other rewards, too, both now and in the future. Read on to discover eight ways in which the maintenance you provide today can pay you later on. 1. Extend the Lifespan of Your Cooling Equipment The average lifespan of residential air conditioners is between 15 and 20

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Why Should I Switch to a High-Efficiency Air Filter?

May 1, 2024

In the summers, you likely spend a great deal of time indoors in the summer away from the heat. You should be getting the most out of your HVAC system, keeping cool while breathing in clean air. Here are the benefits of a high-efficiency air filter. Better Indoor Air Quality You might think that a regular HVAC filter is filtering your air adequately. The reality is that a standard air filter may prevent dust and debris from circulating through your system and your indoor air, but a high-efficiency air filter performs much better. High-efficiency air filters

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How Can I Reduce My Energy Bill this Summer?

April 28, 2024

With seemingly everything getting more and more expensive these days, most people are looking for anything that can help them save a bit of money. Electricity bills are often one of the bigger monthly expenses for many homeowners, especially in the summer when their AC system runs so much. If you’re looking to lower your energy bills this summer without sacrificing your comfort, here are some tips to keep in mind. 1. Have Your AC System Professionally Serviced One of the easiest and most effective ways to lower your electricity bills is to have your

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Can Whole House Humidifiers Improve Your Health?

April 18, 2024

A whole-house humidifier connects to your home’s HVAC ductwork and cold air return. It can operate independently of or in conjunction with the HVAC system. When activated, the humidifier collects water in a tray. Air flowing through the HVAC ductwork passes through this tray, picking up moisture. The air then cycles through the furnace and back into the ductwork, distributing the humidified air throughout the house. Installing a whole-house humidifier can save you money and reduce energy usage. Higher humidity levels in your home allow you to lower your thermostat during winter, as

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What Are the Benefits of Financing Your Next HVAC Installation?

March 6, 2024

When it comes time to replace your aging or broken HVAC system, the cost can be daunting. Purchasing a new heating and air conditioning unit is a major investment that often runs into the thousands of dollars. Many homeowners simply pay cash or put the expense on a credit card. However, financing your next HVAC installation through Air Care Heating & Cooling has many advantages that are worth considering. At Air Care Heating & Cooling, located in Shawnee, KS, we have been providing top-quality HVAC services to homeowners in the greater Kansas City area since 1981. When the weather turns frigid cold or sweltering hot,

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How Often Should You Change Your HVAC Filters?

March 1, 2024

HVAC filters play a critical role in maintaining indoor air quality and ensuring your heating and cooling system operates efficiently. As air circulates through your home, dust, dirt, pollen, and other airborne particles get trapped by the filter, helping prevent buildup in air ducts or damage to crucial HVAC components. Filters have limited capacity and get clogged over time, requiring regular replacement. So, when is it time to install a fresh filter? Here are the best practices on HVAC filter change intervals. Check Your Filter Monthly As a general guideline, physically inspect your filter once per

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What is the Average Life Expectancy of a Heater?

February 12, 2024

Different types of heating systems have different lifespan expectancies. Some last much longer than others, especially when paired with regular maintenance and care. Heat pumps and forced-air systems are the most popular home heating options in Kansas. Because of the varying temperatures in the state, these systems provide effective heating and cooling year-round. Heat pumps can adjust to the ever-changing weather in Kansas, while forced-air systems with furnaces provide rapid heating. Regardless of the heating system you use, it’s important to know its average lifespan, when to schedule a replacement and how to extend its use.

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which is Better?

February 8, 2024

You can improve the efficiency, comfort and affordability of your house by installing a tankless water heater instead of a conventional unit with a tank. There are a variety of types available, each with its own set of features to meet certain demands and preferences. If you’re in the process of choosing between a tank and a tankless water heater, knowing their differences will be a huge help. That way, you can make an informed decision for yourself and your family. 1. Size There is a huge size difference between conventional tank water heaters

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How Professionals Figure Out the Right Size of Furnace

January 11, 2024

Specialists in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) use a multipronged strategy, taking into account a wide range of criteria, to guarantee that the chosen furnace will adequately heat the home. Choosing the correct size of furnace impacts your home’s comfort, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Optimal furnace size is the result of a complex process that includes environmental factors and careful heating load estimates, as discussed in this guide. Heating Load Calculation A thorough heating load estimate is the foundation for choosing the appropriate furnace size. The square footage plays a major role in this assessment. Furnaces

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