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What is a HEPA Filter?

A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is a type of air filter that meets specific standards for the ability to remove particles from the air. True HEPA filters must remove a minimum of 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns in diameter. In the United States, the Department of Energy (DOE) defines whether or not … Continue reading “What is a HEPA Filter?”

The Importance of Pre-Summer AC Service

Tucson summers are extremely hot and air conditioning is essential if you want to stay comfortable. One way to make sure that your cooling system is ready for the heat is with pre-summer AC service. A preventive check-up before the temperature gets too high gives you peace of mind knowing your unit is working properly. … Continue reading “The Importance of Pre-Summer AC Service”

How a Germicidal UV Light Works

Lennox purification systems can help resolve a large number of air quality issues in your home. Their powerful filters remove up to 90% of germs and bacteria as small as 0.01 micron. In addition to air filtration, some of the available units use ultraviolet (UV) rays to further improve your air quality. A germicidal UV … Continue reading “How a Germicidal UV Light Works”

Air Quality Issues a Purifier Can Solve

Improving your indoor air quality can make a dramatic difference for the health of you and your family. Although you can find a variety of single-room air purifiers, the best option is a purifier that works with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. This keeps the air clean throughout your entire home. High-quality … Continue reading “Air Quality Issues a Purifier Can Solve”

Solutions for Common Thermostat Problems

During the hot Tucson summer we depend on our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to keep us comfortable. One vital part of this system is the thermostat, which is responsible for regulating the temperature. Thermostat problems or malfunctions can cause a drop in performance and leave your home too hot or too cold. … Continue reading “Solutions for Common Thermostat Problems”

When to Use a Ductless Air Conditioner

Keeping your house cool in Tucson uses a lot of energy. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you choose can have a big impact on your utility bills and environment. While central air conditioning is common, a ductless air conditioner or mini-split system is a good fit for many households. These units are … Continue reading “When to Use a Ductless Air Conditioner”

Energy Efficiency in HVAC

When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), you will likely hear quite a bit about energy efficiency. Air conditioning accounts for just over a quarter of energy use in Arizona homes. As a result, how well your HVAC unit functions can have a large impact on your energy bills. A more efficient … Continue reading “Energy Efficiency in HVAC”

Heat Pump vs. Gas Furnace

The Tucson desert is known for its heat, but winter temperatures can be chilly. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system should be able to keep you and your family comfortable year-round. Two options are a heat pump or a gas furnace.  Learn more about the differences between these HVAC units:  What is a … Continue reading “Heat Pump vs. Gas Furnace”

How To Tell When You Need Furnace Repair

Even in Tucson, the weather can be unpredictable. It is important to create a safe and warm environment, especially on those cold winter evenings. If your current heating system is struggling to keep your home comfortable during the cooler Tucson winters, you may need furnace repair or replacement. Here are a few common furnace problems … Continue reading “How To Tell When You Need Furnace Repair”

Why Your Home Should Have an Air Purifier

It’s hard for you and your family to be healthy when the air in your home isn’t clean. Indoor air quality can impact your quality of life for better or for worse. One way to improve your wellbeing is installing an air purifier. While you can get single-room units, they may have trouble purifying a … Continue reading “Why Your Home Should Have an Air Purifier”

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