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WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF “BAD” AIR?
If you can answer yes to ANY of the following questions, your home may have low Indoor Air Quality. Other signs include; condensation of windows, musty smells, damp surfaces, discolored ceilings, respiratory issues, and/or lingering headaches.
- Is it humid or uncomfortable in your home?
- Do you find yourself having to turn the thermostat below 75 degrees F to get your home cool?
- Does anyone in the home have allergies or respiratory issues?
- Is noise from either unit an issue?
- Has your electric bill become too high?
- Have you noticed dust coming from your air conditioning vents?
- Does the air in your home seem stale or stagnant?
- Would you like to be able to control the comfort in each room of your home separately?
- Are there unwanted odors in your home?
- So What Causes “Bad” Air Anyway?
There are many different factors that can lead to the deterioration of Indoor Air Quality. Harmful chemicals and gases from candles or aerosol cans can build up over time. Dust, dander, and pollen can also build up if not cleaned or filtered out on a regular basis. Poor home insulation can cause a number of other effects, including too high or too low humidity, mold, and outside pollutants infiltrating your home.
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A crack allows carbon monoxide to enter into your home and you or your family may experience dizziness, light-headedness, flu-like symptoms, or even death by asphyxiation. Carbon monoxide limits the body’s ability to take in oxygen and because the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning may be gradual and undetected.
The normal use of heating and cooling cycles of a furnace can cause cracks in a heat exchanger. However, a furnace that is being overworked is more likely to have a premature breakdown and potential carbon monoxide leak. Dirty air filters, blocked vents, and burners that are not functioning properly can disrupt the combustion process and can contribute to the detrimental stress that may lead to cracks in a heat exchanger.
A heat exchanger is to separate the safe warm air that is circulated through your home from the poisonous carbon monoxide gas created during the combustion process when your furnace is operating.
Variable speed refers to the indoor blower motor. These motors can use 1/7th the energy and are excellent for customizing comfort level in different zones of your home. A variable speed motor can also help clean the air and control the humidity
Yes, programmable thermostats are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury and they allow you to automatically control the temperature in your home without ever touching your thermostat.
Selecting a temperature depends on the time of year and your personal preference. In the summer the average setting could be 75°-80°. In the winter 68°-72° is the norm. Do avoid drastic temperature changes, set your temperature back no more than 5° doing so will cause your unit to work harder to achieve the desired temperature.
The temperature produced by your unit depends on the temperature of the air coming into it. Usually, the air produced by your system should be 15°-20° below what enters the system. So, if the air entering is 80° then the exiting air should be about 60°-65°. However that is only if your system is operating properly and has been running at least 15 minutes on a warm, dry day with a home that is about 80° inside. On a milder day, with an indoor temperature 70, the air coming out should be 50-55.
Usually a unit that is on or off is less expensive than one that keeps cycling on and off repeatedly. Your system uses the most electricity on start up, that’s why a smaller system is often more economical to operate although it may be running nonstop it will consume less power than a larger system that cycles on and off constantly.
Is it normal that my heat pump delivers warm air in the winter, but not hot air, and will operate for long periods of time?
Yes, this is normal. A heat pump generally produces air that is around 80° and provides even heating throughout the house – not a blast of intense heat.
Heat pumps are very effective for homes. A heat pump is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system that works year-round for comfort. During warmer months the heat pump works as a normal air conditioner. In colder weather, a heat pump collects heat from the outdoor air and transfers it inside the home. On very cold days when there’s not enough heat in the outside air to meet the thermostat setting, an electric heater supplements the indoor air to warm a home. This process is quite efficient as it produces two to three times more heat than the energy it uses. With this dual-fuel option, the two systems share the heating load, but never simultaneously, each system operates when it is most cost effective.
Two-stage heating means a furnace has two levels of heat output: high for cold winter days and low for milder days. Two-stage furnaces start in the first stage, instead of reaching full capacity all at once. That means there is no sudden blast of air. The low setting meets household heating demands 80% of the time, allowing a two-stage unit to run for longer periods and provide more even distribution of heated air. Because the furnace operates mostly in its lower-capacity first stage, it burns less fuel than a furnace that always runs at full capacity and then has to shut off when the heating demand has been met.
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