2 Functions of Plenums in Forced-Air Furnace Systems

November 20, 2022

When your home has a forced-air furnace system, the boxes between the outgoing and intake ducts are called the supply and return plenums. Along with assisting the furnace with distributing and collecting air, the plenums also serve two additional and important functions. 1. Reduce the Noise Made by Air Flowing Through the Ducts One function served by both the supply and return plenums is noise reduction. In a forced-air system, the air coming from and returning to the furnace is usually pretty loud. Without the buffering effect of the supply and return plenums, you would hear

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What’s Behind Multi-Zone Heating/Cooling?

July 20, 2022

Chances are that you own a single-speed, single-zone HVAC system. In other words, your entire home is one “zone,” and when you turn on the HVAC system, it heats or cools your home to one set temperature. You do have the option, though, of switching to a multi-zone HVAC system. Ensure It Is a Variable-Speed System We must warn you, though, not to try and create multiple temperature zones with the same single-speed HVAC system. The installers recommended your current system to you based on your home’s square footage, and if you decrease that space through

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Tips for Successfully Installing a Smart Thermostat

April 18, 2022

If you currently have an old dial thermostat, then it’s time to consider upgrading to a smart thermostat. These thermostats will automatically connect to your phone application via your home’s Wi-Fi. This makes controlling your HVAC system settings possible from anywhere that your phone has internet connectivity. Contrary to what you may believe, installing a smart thermostat is fairly simple to do with the right guidance. Turn Your Circuit Breaker Off Before you start the installation process, you’ll want to kill the power to your HVAC system. You want to do this at the circuit

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How You Can Easily Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Spring

March 15, 2022

Making sure your HVAC system is well-prepared for the upcoming months is key to maintenance. Following a few tips will allow your system to operate more efficiently, which helps to keep your home cool while also saving you money each month. Working with HVAC professionals is also a great way to take care of any issues before they lead to more expensive repairs. The following covers some tips on how to prepare your HVAC unit for the spring. Switch Out Filters An easy way to prepare for the spring months is to replace your filters. A

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3 Major Signs You Have Damaged Ductwork

January 11, 2022

After turning your heat on for the new season, you might have noticed an odd smell coming from the furnace or more dust around the home. Damaged ductwork can cause a host of problems that will ultimately lead to expensive repairs in the future. Check your home this season for signs of worn-out or damaged ducts. 1. Higher Heating Bills Damaged ducts can cause your heat to be leaked out around the home. You’ll likely have inconsistent airflow and heating that can lead to rooms never being warm enough. Your furnace will run longer as heat

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3 Summer Cooling Myths to Avoid

August 16, 2021

If you thought that it would be easy keeping your house cool this summer without breaking the bank, you should be aware of some of these cooling myths sooner rather than later so that they don’t break your budget. There are a lot of misnomers flying around about summer maintenance, and you should be aware of all of the potential pitfalls to efficient summer cooling are out there. Bigger Isn’t Better Some people think that a larger air conditioner will cool off their house faster, which is actually true. But what makes this a myth is

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 28, 2021

It’s usually when it gets hot during the summer that air conditioners develop problems. They’re pushed to their limit, and that can cause parts to break. These are some problems you should look for. Refrigerant Leaks Refrigerant leaks in your air conditioning system are common in the summer. Refrigerant is used to remove heat from your home, and if there are leaks, your AC system won’t be able to sufficiently cool your home. You can’t add refrigerant yourself, so if there’s a leak, you need to call a trusted cooling company. Dirty Air

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 28, 2021

When the summer season rolls around, it’s likely that you rely on your central air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable. While you enjoy the cooling relief, you probably don’t enjoy the higher electricity bill that comes along with it. Fortunately, you can reach a happy medium to ensure that your family stays comfortable and your wallet isn’t depleted in the process. A Standard Recommendation of 78 Degrees Talk with any air conditioning experts, and they will recommend that you set your home thermostat to a cool 78 degrees. This offers a temperature that is

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 24, 2021

An air conditioner can eventually begin to smell bad over time due to a variety of reasons. Once these odors become noticeable, they often get worse. It’s a good idea to reach out to a local HVAC company to investigate and fix the problem. If you’re in the Richardson area, you can rely on our team at Hammack Service Company, Inc. for assistance. Taking care of these issues promptly will usually improve the efficiency of your system and help you prevent small problems from turning into much bigger ones. Here are a few of the top reasons why your

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Who Invented Air Conditioning?

April 12, 2021

Air conditioning is a must in Richardson, TX. The long, sizzling-hot summers mean that you rely on your air conditioning system for relief from heat and humidity. However, air conditioning in homes has only been the standard for about 50 to 60 years. Before this, people had to open windows, use swamp coolers or set up a plethora of fans throughout their homes. Read on to learn about who invented air conditioning and how this invention makes life safer and more convenient today. Willis Carrier Willis Carrier is widely regarded to be the father of modern

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