Best Way to Keep Your Home Air Clean and Fresh

January 20, 2023

We all want to live in a safe and healthy home environment. Unfortunately, air pollution is a reality of modern life. Whether it’s from outdoor sources or indoor ones such as cooking fumes, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted by cleaning products and paint, the air in our homes can be filled with pollutants. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to improve your home’s air quality and make it a healthier place for your family. 1. Maintaining Proper Ventilation Maintaining proper ventilation involves bringing in the fresh air from

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The Geothermal HVAC System: Frequently Asked Questions

December 20, 2022

Geothermal HVAC systems in Bellevue, Nebraska, are a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option to other HVAC systems. These systems suit all climates because they utilize natural temperatures below ground level. Geothermal systems utilize this natural cooling and heating process to cool and heat your home more efficiently than a typical central AC. Are Geothermal Systems Worth It? If you use propane, oil, or fuel to heat your home, the high installation cost of a geothermal HVAC system will eventually pay for itself. A lower electricity bill will replace your high heating fuel bill. The lower running

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Furnaces vs. Heat Pumps: Which Costs More to Operate?

November 19, 2022

If you are in the market for a new heating system, you are likely carefully considering your options. In addition to the upfront cost of a new system, it’s important to think about how much that system will cost to operate throughout its lifetime. When it comes to furnaces and heat pumps, which one is cheaper to run? Energy Efficiency Comparison Generally speaking, a heat pump is much more energy efficient than a furnace. The main difference between a furnace and a heat pump is that a furnace generates heat while a heat pump transfers

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The 4 Main Causes of Delayed Ignition in a Furnace

October 19, 2022

Delayed ignition in a furnace is one of the most common troubleshooting problems for homeowners. The symptoms can vary from a faint gas smell to an unplugged unit to no heat. With these and other symptoms, homeowners may be uncertain why their furnace failed to ignite until it is too late to turn it on. As such, delayed ignition can result in fires if the issue is not dealt with quickly. Here are some of the top reasons why your ignition could be delayed. 1. Mold/Moisture Buildup One of the most common causes of delayed

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4 Reasons to Upgrade From Your Window AC

September 13, 2022

People choose window ACs because they’re cheaper. However, they can cost quite a bit of money to run. They are also less energy efficient than a central air conditioner and thus cost more to operate. Maybe it’s time for you to upgrade from your window unit AC and get something more efficient! 1. They Can’t Cool a Large Room Many window ACs are designed to cool a single room. However, the cooling capacity gets drastically reduced if you try cooling a large room. Therefore, you may need to purchase more than one unit to do the

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Reasons for a Squeaking Air Conditioner

August 16, 2022

Squeaking is a common air conditioner sound, and there are several reasons why it occurs. Consequently, there are also several ways of dealing with it. Whether or not a squeak coming from your air conditioner is something to be concerned about depends upon when it occurs and how long it lasts. The Blower Belt One potential cause of squeaking in an air conditioner is a problem with the belt connecting the blower to the motor. When you have a belt-driven blower in your air conditioner, it will often become worn and slip over time. Fortunately, fixing

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How to Perfectly Time Your Air Conditioner Replacement

July 26, 2022

Even high-quality and expertly maintained air conditioners can’t last forever. At some point in time, you’ll have to replace the cooling equipment in your Bellevue, Nebraska home. Perfectly timing your air conditioner replacement can help you save a lot of cash. It will also ensure that you’re never left without reliable cooling when you need it. Start Saving for AC Replacement After 10 Years of Service Most air conditioners will lose approximately half of their efficiency after one decade of service. Moreover, losses in efficiency are progressive throughout the remainders of their lifespans. This is also

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Understanding What an HVAC Damper Does

June 16, 2022

An HVAC damper is a device used to control the airflow in a heating or cooling system. Dampers are typically located in the ductwork and operated by a handle or lever that allows you to open or close the damper. We at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning specialize in providing our customers with the best possible HVAC experience, and that includes making sure your system is operating at peak efficiency. One way to do that is by ensuring your dampers are working properly. Types of HVAC Dampers There are two main types of dampers: automatic and manual. Automatic HVAC dampers

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Unclogging Your AC Drain Line

May 17, 2022

Your air conditioner has a drain line that can become clogged. This can cause trouble with your AC system and can cause damage to your home. There are a few easy ways to fix this problem. What Is an AC Drain Line? Your air conditioner removes humidity from your home. The moisture it collects is condensed on metal coils and falls onto a drip pan in the form of water. The drip pan funnels water into an AC drain line that removes it from your home. The AC drain line is wet and enclosed. This can

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Is a Window Unit Less Expensive Than an HVAC System?

April 11, 2022

Is a Window Unit Less Expensive Than an HVAC System? With summer on the way, now’s the time that most homeowners start to think about their home’s cooling needs. And for homes without an existing HVAC system installed, this inevitably leads to one question. Is a window unit cheaper than an HVAC system? The answer, of course, depends on a variety of factors. Here’s an overview of the pros and cons of both solutions and an explanation of when each makes the best choice. Consider Your Cooling Needs The first thing you must

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