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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Understanding How SEER Ratings Work and Why They Matter

December 12, 2023

One of the most important metrics in the HVAC industry is the seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER. A SEER rating gives you the ability to find out how efficient a heat pump or air conditioner is. A higher SEER number indicates that the system uses less energy. For homeowners who want to maximize efficiency, minimize electricity bills, and make greener decisions, knowing what SEER ratings mean is vital. What Are SEER Ratings? The fundamental formula for SEER is to divide the cooling output of an HVAC system over a typical cooling season by the

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Top 7 Reasons to Replace Your HVAC System in the Fall

October 17, 2023

Like homeowners everywhere, it’s common for those in Kansas to wait for their HVAC system to suffer a catastrophic failure before considering a replacement. The standard gas furnace has an expected service life of 15 to 20 years, and an air conditioner typically lasts 10 to 15 years. Knowing this, you can plan ahead for your replacement instead of waiting for that failure. Consider the top seven reasons to replace your system in the fall. 1. It’s a Slower Season for HVAC Companies The more extreme the temperature outside, the more strain your HVAC system experiences.

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What Drain Services Does a Professional Plumber Provide?

September 11, 2023

Drains ensure the smooth flow of wastewater and help maintain hygiene on our premises. However, these integral components of our infrastructure can develop blockages, damage, and other issues over time. Drain services are a key part of maintaining a property, encompassing a wide array of solutions to address an assortment of drain-related challenges. Let’s delve deeper into drain services, their significance, and the pivotal role they play in upholding the functionality of your property. Drain Cleaning Services Among the foundational components of drain maintenance are drain cleaning services. Drains tend to accumulate a large amount

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Is Going Ductless This Summer Worth It?

May 15, 2023

A ductless mini-split can be an excellent option for keeping cool during the summer. Compared to a central AC unit, a mini-split is easy to install and doesn’t require any major construction. However, ductless mini-splits do have their limitations and are only really a better option in certain situations. If you’re considering a mini-split, here is a quick overview of how they work and how to know whether ductless or central AC is the better option. How Ductless Mini-Splits Work A ductless mini-split is a smaller, self-contained type of heat pump system. Instead of relying

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5 HVAC Tips for Pet Owners

February 14, 2023

5 Important HVAC Tips All Pet Owners Should Know Owning a dog or cat is one of life’s greatest joys and can bring a huge amount of happiness and love into your life. Unfortunately, not everything about owning a pet is so positive, especially when it comes to your heating and air conditioning systems. Pet hair and dander can easily clog up your system and lead to higher energy costs. Your unit may also not work as effectively. All that hair can damage various HVAC components and potentially lead to expensive repairs and a shorter lifespan for your furnace,

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8 Tips on What to Do When Your AC System Freezes

July 29, 2022

Your air conditioner is responsible for cooling your whole house and keeping it comfortable throughout the summer. But when your AC unit freezes up, it won’t be able to keep your house comfortable because it is not efficient as it should be. Here’s what to do when this happens. 1. Turn off the Air Conditioner Turn off your air conditioner but leave the blower when it freezes up. This will prevent the system from continuing to freeze. Don’t switch it on again until the internal unit is thawed and the problem has been addressed. If you

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Explaining Static Pressure in HVAC

June 20, 2022

Static pressure is the level of the resistance to the passage of air in your HVAC system’s ductwork. The pressure of air works much like the pressure of water. If you shrink the diameter of the duct air has to pass through, the pressure goes up. This is similar to when you stick your finger in a garden hose. It’s important to keep an eye on the static pressure in your system; if it is too high, it can damage your HVAC. Even static pressure whose levels are too low are problematic. An HVAC professional from

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How to Find and Maintain Your Ideal Sleep Temperature

October 12, 2021

Room temperature can play a big role in determining how well you sleep. Some people prefer to bundle up in layers of clothing and wrap themselves in heavy comforters. Others strip down to the bare essentials and leave the air conditioner running. Finding and establishing the right nighttime temperature for your Shawnee, Kansas, home could be key to improving your sleep quality. Moreover, it might be a lot easier than you think. What the Experts Say Countless researchers say that the perfect room temperature for a good night’s sleep is between just 65 and 67

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Signs Indicating Your AC Was Damaged in a Storm

August 17, 2021

Storms are a common part of life around Shawnee, and so is storm-related damage. Unfortunately, this damage sometimes includes your air conditioner. Here are some telltale signs a storm has damaged your air conditioning unit. Physical Damage to the Condensing Unit After the storm has passed, go outside and look for any physical damage to your condensing unit. This is the square or rectangular unit outside that most people associate with their air conditioner. There are several aspects of damage you want to look for that will affect the function of the unit.

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