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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How to Assess the Heating and Cooling System in Your New Home

March 15, 2022

When you buy a new home, take some time to assess its heating and cooling system. Doing so can save you from unfortunate and expensive surprises. It’s worth the time it takes to fully investigate it to see if it meets your needs. Find the Energy Rating Label Heating and cooling equipment should have an Energy Star rating label on it. The furnace will be rated in AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency), while the air conditioner is rated by SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). The higher these numbers are, the more efficient the equipment is.

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Extending the Lifespan of Your Furnace

February 16, 2022

You can count on most furnaces to operate reliably for about 10 years. Aging units can start to develop an array of issues due to wear and tear on their parts. There are several steps that you can take to increase the life expectancy of your furnace. Schedule Annual Furnace Tune-Ups Scheduling annual tune-ups for your furnace can keep it free from issues. A technician will go over the various components of your heater and check it for any lurking problems. By getting small issues addressed early, you can keep them from developing into anything

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How to Tell Your Ductwork Is Damaged

January 10, 2022

If your ductwork is damaged, it can cost you a lot of money in higher energy bills. There are a few signs that you need to have your ductwork repaired or replaced. Hot and Cold Spots If different rooms in your home have drastically different temperatures, that’s a sign there’s a leak in the ductwork. If there are holes in the ducts or the joints aren’t properly sealed, conditioned air doesn’t end up where it’s supposed to. High Energy Bills If air is leaking out of your ducts, your energy bills

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Keeping Your Furnace Up to Code

December 20, 2021

There are numerous cities and states that set building codes. These codes directly affect how you’re allowed to install, operate and maintain an HVAC system. Know the basics of the building codes and if your furnace adheres to the latest regulations. What Are the Codes? The Uniform Mechanical Code was developed by the American National Standards Institute and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials. This system sets national and international standards for HVAC installations, repairs and maintenance. The codes are updated every three years, and the updates are posted on

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