The Difference Between R410A and R22 Refridgerant

September 15, 2022

If you own an older air conditioner, it may use R22 as a coolant, as opposed to newer models that use R410A. What’s the difference between the two? Here’s what you need to know about R22 vs. R410A coolants used in refrigeration and air conditioning. R22, Also Known as Freon You might know R22 by its brand name, Freon. Freon is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon, a kind of chemical linked to worsening holes in the Earth’s ozone layer. Because of its undesirable side effects, R22 was phased out of the manufacturing of new AC units as of 2010.

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Which Is More Efficient: Mini-Splits or Central ACs?

August 11, 2022

Maybe you’ve added a room to your home, and you don’t want to extend your ductwork to it. Perhaps you want to cool your garage or another outbuilding. Whatever your situation, you’ll want to look into mini-splits as a viable option. Mini-splits are ductless heat pumps, and they cool one room rather than a whole house. At the same time, since you can hook up eight air handlers to a single compressor, mini-splits can be ideal for whole-house cooling. No Cool Air Lost Mini-splits can save you a lot more money in the long run when

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Multi-Zone HVAC Systems: How They Work

July 20, 2022

Having multiple temperature zones in your home can be advantageous. It lets you create a more comfortable interior, one that meets the different temperature preferences of your family. It also saves you money, as you can avoid heating and cooling unoccupied areas of the home. Here’s what you need, though, for multi-zone heating and cooling. A Variable-Speed HVAC System While this isn’t an absolute requirement, we still would not recommend anything other than a system that can speed up or slow down according to the size of the area it’s cooling. A single-speed system that’s oversized

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What Is Static Pressure and What Does It Mean for HVAC Systems?

June 13, 2022

Your HVAC system is designed to carry a certain volume of air, and it requires a specific level of pressure inside the ductwork to function properly. If the pressure is too low or too high, it can change the air resistance and lead to numerous different issues with your heating and cooling systems. With this in mind, here is a quick overview of static pressure and what it means for your HVAC system. Static Pressure Explained Static pressure basically refers to how much resistance there is to the airflow inside your ductwork. For the system

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How Portable AC’s Work

May 19, 2022

A portable AC can be a good way to cool a room in your home and remove humidity. The main benefits are that they are relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and can be moved from room to room. They can be placed in any room that has a window and a nearby wall outlet. Some models have wheels, so you don’t need to pick them up to move them. Main Components of a Portable AC Air conditioners work by extracting heat from a room and replacing it with cool air. There are four basic components to

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