Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for February, 2016

How a Dehumidifier Can Help You

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Humidity is not something people think about very often, unless it involves making a hot day seem hotter. However, chronic humidity can have far-reaching effects beyond making you uncomfortable. If you’re not careful, there could be some substantial impacts on your health due to high humidity. Let’s take a look at the effects of high humidity, and how a dehumidifier can help you.

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How Important Is Furnace Size?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Of all the various factors that go into selecting a new furnace, the size of the system is the one that often gets ignored the most. It also happens to be one of the most important. Just because the furnace can physically fit in your home, doesn’t mean that it’s the best option for you. Installing a furnace that is too large or too small for your needs can set you up for all sorts of issues down the road. Let’s take a look at those issues now.

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Why Your Heat Pump May Not Be Heating

Monday, February 15th, 2016

A heating system isn’t much use if it doesn’t actually generate heat. If your heat pump isn’t actually heating your home, there may be a couple of different reasons. Heat pump problems that cause output loss tend to be a bit different from problems that cause similar issues in other kinds of heating systems, like furnaces. Let’s take a look at the unique issues that can cause your heat pump to lose its ability to heat, and what you can do about them.

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Types of Air Purifiers That Can Benefit You This Winter

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Every time you take a breath, you are inhaling millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Prolonged exposure to these contaminants can cause all kinds of negative health effects, including allergy attacks, flu, and asthma. In order to deal with these contaminants, you should install an air purifier in your home. There are a wide range of different air purifier types available on the market, far too many to list them all here. However, we can outline a couple of the more popular ones.

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Watch for These Ductless Problems

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Ductless mini split systems see some of their heaviest usage during winter. This means that their chances of developing problems rises as well, as more and more people rely on them on a daily basis. Like most HVAC systems, ductless problems get progressively worse the longer they are left alone. If you want your ductless system to remain as healthy as possible, you need to be aware of the signs that it’s developed a problem. That way, you can schedule repairs faster and mitigate more damage. Let’s take a look at some common ductless mini split problems, and how to detect them.

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