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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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 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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3 Ways to Determine if Your AC Unit Is Energy Efficient

August 10, 2021

Nowadays, many homeowners are looking for ways to save some bucks with energy consumption. LED light bulbs and high-efficiency dryers and washers are the common ways to minimize daily power consumption in homes. But have you thought about your air conditioning unit? An air conditioner utilizes a lot of energy during the hot summer seasons than many other home appliances do during an entire year. That is especially true if you reside in a humid and warm region. One of the best ways to reduce your utility bills is by installing a high-efficiency AC. Here are

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Thermostat Modes/Settings Explained

July 19, 2021

Programmable thermostats were invented to make it easier and more energy-efficient to heat and cool a home. However, they can, unfortunately, be difficult to use. It helps to understand what the different thermostat settings do if you’re going to get the most out of one. Heat and Cool Setting These are the two main modes on a programmable thermostat. When you switch between these two modes depends on the climate you live in. No matter where you live, set it to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. Whether you set it to

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How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 14, 2021

It’s not unusual to run into the occasional issue with your air conditioning unit. However, just like any other household appliance, you can simply reset it. Doing this is similar to rebooting your computer when you fun into a problem. One of the biggest reasons to reset your air conditioner is that it’s not blowing cool air or you’ve experienced a power outage. If there’s a problem, Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning in Nebraska can help. Here are tips on resetting your unit. Locate the Reset Button Some air conditioners have a reset button while others don’t.

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Most homeowners don’t think much about their thermostats until they have a significant problem. It’s wise to replace your HVAC’s thermostat even before it breaks down completely. People replace their thermostats for several reasons, like upgrading to a more modern unit and energy efficiency. However, for most people, the concern is how to know when to replace their thermostats. Read through for information about when to upgrade your thermostat. Heater or Air Conditioner Is Constantly Running A constantly running heating and cooling system is a sign of a faulty thermostat. It could be due to a

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

February 5, 2021

When choosing a new furnace, it’s important to consider several factors to ensure that you get a furnace that is well-suited for your Bellevue home. In addition to the type of furnace that you’ll want Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning to install, it’s important to think about the size of your furnace. The good news is that the pros at Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning stand ready to assist you in your furnace-buying process to ensure you get the perfect furnace for your needs. Understanding the AFUE Rating To help buyers objectively compare different furnaces, each furnace comes with an AFUE rating. This rating

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

January 5, 2021

A furnace filter might not be the most complex part of a furnace, but it does serve an essential purpose. A filter reduces dirt, dust, dander and other contaminants in the furnace and air ducts by capturing them. Over time, expect a filter to become “full” and require replacing. How often should filters be replaced, though? A Standard Duration for Switching Filters A standard recommendation for replacing a furnace filter suggests once every 90 days. The filter’s thickness could factor into how often a replacement becomes necessary. With thicker filters, the “switch time” might be every

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Creative Ways To Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

September 20, 2020

Your AC unit is vital for the summer season. It does its best to keep your home cool; however, it can be an eyesore. Air conditioners can detract from your outdoor design, so what steps can you take? Provided that you do not block the airflow and make sure the AC system is accessible, it’s okay to cover it. Here are five creative ways to hide your outdoor AC unit. 1. Flower Planter Cases Ready to update your AC system camouflage game? Grab a planter case and your preferred flowers. Flowers may be a great supplement

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