Choosing a Programmable Thermostat

March 28th, 2016

Perhaps one of the most useful recent interventions in the heating and cooling industry is the programmable thermostat. This little device provides several benefits, including:

Greater Control Over the Temperature of Your Home: Unlike your traditional thermostat that maintains a constant temperature 24 hours a day, a programmable thermostat allows you to adjust temperatures during specific times. This will lead to…

Increased Comfort: You can program your thermostat to turn off your HVAC system when you leave for and have it turn back on an hour before you arrive home, meaning you will still come home to a comfortable house.

Reduced Energy Use: A programmable thermostat allows you to use energy only when you need to, unlike traditional thermostats that waste energy even when you are not home or asleep. This energy savings will have a positive effect on the environment and will…

Save You Money on Your Heating and Cooling Bill: We will talk about this more in next week’s blog, so be sure check back!

But how does one go about choosing the right programmable thermostat for his/her home? Well, it all depends on you and your schedule and how often you are away from home for long periods of time – work, school, and other activities. So look at your schedule and then take a look at how each type of programmable thermostat fits your lifestyle.

7-day models: These provide the most flexibility and are ideal if your daily schedule tends to change a lot. 7-day models allow you to set different programs (with four possible temperature periods per day) for each day of the week.

5+2-day models: If you use the same schedule every weekday and another on the weekends, then this programmable thermostat is best suited for your needs.

5-1-1 models: This model of programmable thermostat allows you to set one program for Monday-Friday, another on Saturday and another on Sunday.

If you have any further questions about choosing the right programmable thermostat for your home, please contact Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

We can also professionally install any programmable thermostat!

Clean Air is Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

We proudly serve the following counties for residential services: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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1. Which Programmable Thermostat is Best for Me?

2. Choosing the Right Thermostat for Your Home

3. Reasons to Choose a Programmable Thermostat for your HVAC System by TDHMECHANICAL

 

Why Heating and Cooling System Maintenance Is Important for Small Businesses

March 27th, 2016

In today’s economic environment, owning your own small business is tough enough as it is. But when you add high utility bills to your already stretched finances, it can be almost too much to bear. There has to be a better way…

One way to save money is to have your heating and cooling system professionally inspected. If your HVAC unit is not running efficiently, it could be costing you big bucks every month, money you cannot afford to waste.

Your HVAC system is accountable for more than 40% of your total energy use. So you can see why it is so important to ensure that your unit is running as efficiently as possible. But on top of that, a properly working heating and air conditioning system can help you maintain a healthy indoor air quality. Both your employees and your customers will thank you for this!

And if you are worried about cost, consider this…

It is far more expensive to replace or repair your system than it is to pay for inspections twice a year. Regular maintenance check-ups can prevent breakdowns and costly repairs, while also increasing efficiency (lowering your utility bills) and extending the life of your HVAC system.

So what are you waiting for? Call a heating and cooling expert with a proven track record for success, like Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning Co.!

Clean Air’s certified technicians will perform a thorough and comprehensive heating system inspection for just $89*. Regular maintenance of your heating system can prevent costly repairs and help to lower your monthly utility bills. Call today to schedule your Heating System inspection.

Most heating and central air conditioning problems can be resolved with a simple service call. Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning’s licensed HVAC service technicians will diagnose the problem and provide you with an honest assessment of your HVAC system. If a more complex issue is discovered, Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning will present you with all options so that you can make an informed decision.

At Clean Air, we have set the standard for heating & air conditioning service and installation excellence. We are so confident you’ll be pleased with your fast, friendly and professional service, we are certain that you will become a customer for life. Call us today.

If you have any questions about HVAC Maintenance or wish to schedule and appointment, please contact Clean Air by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Clean Air is Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

We proudly serve the following counties for residential services: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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Why Heating and Cooling System Maintenance Is Important for Small Businesses

Energy Efficiency and your Air Conditioner :: HVAC Maintenance

March 27th, 2016

Did you know that 45-50% of your utility bills go towards your heating and cooling? That’s right, your HVAC system accounts for more energy use than any other system in your home. And because of this, it is important to properly maintain your HVAC equipment. This will not only ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible, but should also save you money in the process.

Additional Home Energy Efficiency Tips

  • Home Energy Audit: Before you do anything else, it is important to evaluate your home’s energy efficiency (or lack thereof). This takes into consideration much more than just your heating and cooling systems, and will give you a benchmark from which to make decisions and measure your energy saving progress.
  • Make sure your Air Conditioner is the Right Size: Check specifications carefully when choosing the right air conditioner for your space. And remember, bigger is not always better.
  • Use your HVAC System as Needed: When you can, use fans. This will help cool your home without having to rely on your air conditioner. Of course, this is only a useful solution when the outdoor air is cooler than the indoor air.
  • Thermostat Control: Maintaining a minimum difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures can help lower your overall cooling bill.
  • Shade Air Conditioning Units: A unit operating in the shade uses up to 10% less electricity than one operating in the sun.
  • Use your Curtains: Blocking the sun’s rays will help keep your home just that much cooler.
  • Programmable Thermostat: A programmable thermostat allows you to program the temperature settings inside your home. Turn your air conditioner off when you are at work and have it start back up 15 minutes before you return home. You will never notice a difference, but your wallet sure will.
  • HVAC System Maintenance: Did you know regular maintenance of your heating and cooling equipment can help you avoid costly replacements and repairs, and can reduce your energy bills? Protect your investment and guard against future repairs with our HVAC system inspection specials: Fall System Inspection or Spring System Inspection.

If you want to learn more about Energy Savings Tips, or wish to schedule a service call, please contact Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Clean Air is your trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

We proudly serve the following Maryland counties for residential services: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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Air Conditioning Savings Tips

 

 

Trends Heighten Need for Humidity Control

March 27th, 2016

The NEWS, The HVACR Contractors Weekly Magazine, reported that there are currently several trends converging, like a perfect storm, to make humidity control a crucial aspect of contractor’s sales, techniques and profitability. One of the main catalysts for this movement is you, the consumer. Today, consumers are increasingly aware of their need for humidity control.

Proper humidity control not only improves the comfort level of your home, but it also improves indoor air quality. Because of this, interest in humidification and dehumidification has grown drastically in recent years along with the desire for more energy efficient and healthy homes. So who do you turn to to address these issues? HVAC contractors, of course.

HVAC contractors have the ability to offer whole-home solutions for humidity control, much better than the portable items available in retail stores. These contractors have the knowledge to provide solutions that contribute to wellness and comfort, provide a fair return on investment, and conserve energy.

What more could you possibly want?

Most HVAC problems can be resolved with a simple service call. Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning’s licensed HVAC service technicians will diagnose the problem and provide you with an honest assessment of your HVAC system. If a more complex issue is discovered, Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning will present you with all options so that you can make an informed decision.

At Clean Air, we have set the standard for heating and air conditioning service and installation excellence. We’re so confident you’ll be pleased with our fast and friendly service, we are certain that you will become a customer for life.

If you have any questions, please contact Clean Air, Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972, by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Clean Air’s professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

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“Trends Heighten Need for Humidity Control” The NEWS, The HVACR Contractors Weekly Magazine

Preventative HVAC Maintenance is a Good Investment :: Clean Air

March 27th, 2016

In order to avoid costly repairs and poor ventilation or air circulation, preventative maintenance is your best friend. No one wants to work in an office building or live in a home that is stuffy in the summer or chilly in the winter. But that is what you will end up with if you ignore your HVAC system.

Your HVAC unit is the lifeblood of your home or office. Without a functional heating and cooling system, your building would be uninhabitable. That is why a comprehensive preventative maintenance program is a must.

The better a HVAC unit is maintained, the more likely you are going to get the appropriate life cycle from the equipment. If you fail to keep up with your system’s maintenance needs, it will quickly deteriorate, requiring costly repairs and premature replacement.

Maintenance is much cheaper than what you will spend if your system fails. So why not choose preventative maintenance? Spend a little money now so you can save a ton of money in future repairs makes a lot of sense, right?

It’s a no-brainer.

If you have any questions, please contact Clean Air, Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972, by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Clean Air’s professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

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Sources: Preventative HVAC Maintenance is a Good Investment Buildings.com

 

The Latest Technologies in Heating & Cooling May Help Sell Your Home

March 27th, 2016

In Baltimore, MD and the surrounding areas, we are finding more and more homes up for sale. The homes that sell fastest are the homes that have weatherization options in place, to create a comfortable living space while reducing the high costs of energy usage.

Newer items have been added to the HVAC industry to bring our systems into the future of technology. Technicians in Baltimore, MD and the surrounding areas, are using a new ultraviolet germicidal light system inside the air duct piping to sterilize the air as it flows through the air ducts and is circulated throughout the home in order to create a cleaner, healthier air supply. The UV air sterilizing unit keeps the coils clean, killing off the bacteria and mold that may exist on the condenser coils. This reduces the pathogens that can become airborne and travel through the duct system into the living space throughout the home. Allergy sufferers have noticed some great results from the overnight use of this new technology. Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning is an air conditioning and heating repair and installation expert in Baltimore, MD and can give you details on how this new device operates and works in coordination with your HVAC system.

The latest technology in the HVAC system defines new terms for cleaner indoor air. A system that is properly installed by an expert in the air conditioning repair and installation industry will kill off airborne germs, ventilate and circulate the stale indoor air. Within the small walls of the system’s casing, we can now control our environment better than ever, thanks to the new technology and features of HVAC systems. Contact the specialists at Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning to find out more about the new technology available to keep your home comfortable.

If you want to learn more about The Latest Technologies in Heating & Cooling, or wish to schedule a service call, please contact Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Clean Air is Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

We proudly serve the following counties for residential services: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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Converting from Oil to Gas heat

March 27th, 2016

Have you ever thought about converting from oil to gas heat? Well, even if this is a new concept to you, we are going to outline several reasons why this switch makes sense for both you and the environment.

Good for the Environment: Converting to natural gas heating reduces the emission of harmful pollutants, pollutants that have been directly linked to climate change, acid rain and ozone depletion. Natural gas heating emits up to 40% less CO2 and up to 99.9% less sulfur dioxide. Pretty impressive, huh?

Good for the Country: Most natural gas – 97.3% of it to be exact – comes from the good ole U.S. of A. Yet, 90% of our oil comes from foreign countries. If enough communities switch to natural gas, we can eventually eliminate our country’s dependence on foreign fuels.

Good for Your Wallet: Now this is the category you really care about. Heating with natural gas is more efficient. And greater efficiency means you’ll use less energy. And using less energy means you will save money on your monthly heating bill.

As much as half of the energy we use in our homes goes to heating and cooling. Making smart decisions about your home’s HVAC system can have a big effect on your utility bills…and your comfort! Oh yea, and did we mention that switching to natural gas can even increase the value of your home?

How can you afford not to convert to gas heat?

If you have any questions about how the switch to R-410A will affect you, please contact Clean Air by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Put your trust in a professional heating and cooling company with a proven track record of success. Clean Air is Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

We proudly serve the following counties for residential services: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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R410A Replaces R22

March 27th, 2016

HCFC-22, also known as R-22, has been the refrigerant of choice for residential and commercial heat pump and air-conditioning systems for more than four decades. Unfortunately, R-22 is a greenhouse gas and its manufacturing produces a by-product (HFC-23) that directly contributes to global warming. Furthermore, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently declared R-22 an ozone depleting substance. And according to the 1992 amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international environmental agreement, all ozone depleting HCFCs (hydrochloroflourocarbons) are to be systematically phased out.

While chemical manufacturers will no longer be allowed to produce R-22 for use in new A/C systems, they will still be allowed to produce and import R-22 for use in servicing existing equipment, at least until 2020. Then only recycled R22 will be available.

Because of this long transition, the switch from R-22 to the use of ozone-friendly refrigerants is expected to be fairly smooth. But what will we use to replace R-22?

Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA reviews alternatives to ozone-depleting substances and evaluates their effects on human health and the environment. One of these substitutes is R-410A, a blend of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that does not contribute to depletion of the ozone layer. R-410A is currently manufactured and sold under various trade names, including GENETRON AZ-20®, SUVA 410A®, Forane® 410A, and Puron®.

If you have any questions about how the switch to R-410A will affect you, please contact Clean Air by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Put your trust in a professional heating and cooling company with a proven track record of success. Clean Air isMaryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

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Sources: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/phaseout/22phaseout.html

Is it Time for Some Heating System Maintenance or Repair?

March 26th, 2016

Your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is built to last. Still, there will be instances in which your heating and cooling system stops functioning properly. If this is the case, contact a HVAC specialist – like Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. – as soon as possible and don’t let little situations become major problems.

Most heating and central air conditioning problems can be resolved with a simple service call. Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning’s licensed HVAC service technicians will diagnose the problem and provide you with an honest assessment of your HVAC system. If a more complex issue is discovered, Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning will present you with all options so that you can make an informed decision.

HVAC System Preventative Maintenance and Warning Signs

If you take the necessary time to properly maintain your HVAC system, you can avoid costly heating and cooling repairs.

•Check ductwork periodically for signs of leaking

•Check and change filters often

• If there is any sign of gas leakage, call Clean Air immediately

• For more thorough HVAC maintenance solutions, entrust Clean Air

Your heating and cooling system represents a substantial financial investment and therefore it is essential that you take care of it. So protect your investment and guard against future repairs with Clean Air’s HVAC system inspection specials.

Fall System Inspection

Spring System Inspection

If you have any further questions or wish to schedule a service call, please contact Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Clean Air is Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

We proudly serve the following counties for residential services: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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What is a Split System?

March 26th, 2016

You have heard the term before, but if you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t known what a split system air conditioner actually is. Well, we at Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning have decided to help shed a little light on the subject and provide you with a better understanding of these systems.

A split system consists of two components – an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. These components work together as a single system to provide you with efficient temperature, humidity and moisture control, as well as air circulation. Additionally, the system filters out any harmful pollutants, bettering the indoor air quality of your home.

The efficiency of split system air conditioners is measured using the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, better known as SEER. The higher this ratio is, the more energy efficient the system.

SEER = [Total Cooling Output Over the Cooling Season] / [Total Electrical Energy Input Over the Cooling Season]

So if you are looking for a way to save money every month on your heating and cooling bills, look no further. A split system with a high SEER value could be just the energy efficient solution you are looking for.

However, if you are still unsure if a split system is right for your home, contact Clean Air. Our experts will listen to your needs and provide you with economical choices that will suit you and your family.

When you are ready for your new system, Clean Air Heating & Air Conditioning sells and installs air conditioning systems from all of the leading manufacturers – names you can count on for reliability and efficiency – including: Trane, Carrier, Lennox, Ruud, Goodman/Amana, Sanyo, and Mitsubishi Electric.

If you have any further questions about, please contact Clean Air Heating and Air Conditioning Co., Inc. by calling 1-866-934-6782 or click here today!

Clean Air is Maryland’s trusted resource for heating and air conditioning since 1972. Our professional and courteous staff has the experience to help you with any heating and cooling installation or repair need. Call today to schedule an appointment for a free in home consultation.

We proudly serve the following counties for residential services: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.

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What is a Split System?