Benefits of Two-Stage Heating

November 17, 2020

Two-stage heaters, also known as variable-speed and dual-stage units, are a newer type of heater that can operate at two power levels. Conventional heaters are either on or off. A two-stage heater can operate at full output or at a more efficient low-power option. How Does Two-Stage Heating Work? A two-stage heater looks just like a conventional heater, and you use it in the same way. It will operate at full strength when it’s freezing outdoors, so your home is comfortable. When temperatures are moderate, it will operate at a lower energy level.

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Why Proper Indoor Air Quality Relies on Ventilation

October 20, 2020

Everyone wants to have good indoor air quality in their homes. Unfortunately, it’s easy for the air inside to become stuffy and polluted. The main way to improve indoor air quality is to have proper ventilation. Airborne Contaminants There can be many air contaminants in your home. Sources of contaminants include cleaning supplies, fuel-burning combustion appliances, off-gassing carpets, glue in furniture and more. You need proper ventilation to remove these contaminants from your home. If there isn’t adequate ventilation, the contaminants in your home multiply over time. Fresh air needs

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The Unique Needs of Ductless HVAC Systems

September 23, 2020

Ductless heating and cooling systems have recently been gaining popularity among homeowners. Rather than using a network of air ducts connected to one indoor air handler, ductless systems use different air handler units coming from a single outdoor unit. Conditioned air is distributed to the air handlers that are mounted on the walls of different rooms. The outdoor unit acts as the central heating pump connected to the air handler units with no ductwork. These systems are beneficial since you can zone the temperatures of different rooms in your home. However, they come with unique maintenance and repair needs.

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How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollutants

August 11, 2020

In Richardson, TX, most people worry about keeping their homes at the right temperature throughout the year. Yet, it doesn’t matter if the air is comfortable if it isn’t clean. Poor indoor air quality can affect the health of you and your loved ones. Fortunately, there are some effective ways to remove pollutants from your indoor air supply. Signs of Poor Air Quality Air quality issues can take on many forms. The most common signs of an air quality problem resemble the symptoms of a common cold. People who have allergies may have a runny nose,

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How Can Air Quality Affect Your Mental Health?

July 16, 2020

Poor air quality doesn’t feel good to breathe in. However, it can have effects that go far beyond your physical health. Let us take a close look at how air quality can affect your mental health. Concentration To start things off, poor air quality leads to poor concentration. We’ve all had those days where we simply can’t focus on even the most routine tasks. If you’re constantly breathing in tainted air, this could become a reality every day. Improving air quality is an absolute must for individuals who work from home and need to be at

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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting Guide

June 16, 2020

There are several things that can go wrong with your air conditioner that you can fix yourself. These are simple things to check before calling to schedule a visit from a technician. Here are the main things to troubleshoot when your AC isn’t working properly. Dirty Air Filter A dirty air filter can cause all sorts of issues that are easily remedied by cleaning or by replacing it. Airflow is restricted by a dirty air filter, so your air conditioner can’t effectively cool the air. If your energy bills have been high lately, it’s entirely possible

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Things To Know About Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

May 13, 2020

Carbon monoxide is a naturally odorless and colorless gas that can get into your home in a variety of different ways. Exposure to any amount of carbon monoxide can lead to significant health problems. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about this gas so you can keep yourself and your family safe. Carbon Monoxide Can Quickly Accumulate in Closed Spaces You should never start a car before opening the garage door or attempt to use a gas grill indoors. It is also never a good idea to use a

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Five Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

April 16, 2020

When is the last time your air conditioner stopped working in the middle of August? Hopefully, your answer to this question is “never.” If it isn’t, you understand just how frustrating and uncomfortable it is. In many cases, you will have to call a technician to have your AC inspected and repaired. The following information covers some simple air conditioner maintenance actions you can take to keep your AC system in good condition. 1. Replace Air Filters Replace the air filters in your HVAC system regularly. When they are clogged, air

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What Does HVAC Mean?

March 12, 2020

Many people have used the term HVAC without really stopping to consider what it means. The acronym stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. HVAC refers to equipment that is designed to move air between indoor and outdoor areas while also heating or cooling a residential or commercial location. These systems help maintain the temperature in your home so it’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and they can ensure the air in your home is clean of contaminants and at the right humidity level. How Do HVAC Systems Work? It is common

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How Does a Heating System Work?

February 13, 2020

At a very basic level, a heating system works simply by generating heat, then transferring that heat to the targeted space. The type of heating system determines how that heat is generated and transferred to your home. The professionals at Hammack Service Company, Inc. have been installing and servicing these systems in the Richardson, TX, area since 1972. Forced Air Furnace A forced-air furnace burns propane or natural gas to generate the heat. It then uses a circulation fan to force air through the system. It draws cool air in and warms it up, then forces it

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