What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 10, 2021

When it’s sweltering hot in summer, your air conditioner keeps your home cool and cozy. For your AC to be reliable and efficient, several components have to work together in harmony. In this article, we will look at the critical parts of an AC and how they function. 1. The Refrigerant Fluid One of the most critical parts of your air conditioner is the refrigerant. The fluid is compressible, meaning you can pressurize it to increase its temperature. It also moves from the indoor and the outdoor unit to dispense heat outside. The

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How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

April 6, 2021

The beautiful flower blossoms of spring increase the presence of particles in the air. When your indoor air is not given the proper attention, it could increase the risks of respiratory illness and allergic reactions. Most households depend on the HVAC system to improve indoor air quality. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget about HVAC unit maintenance until it malfunctions at the least expected times. When neglected, contaminants can multiply within your unit and recirculate them through the house. Adding UV lights into your HVAC system is a solution that keeps your unit clean to circulate healthy

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What Are The Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

March 20, 2021

The air you and your family breathe in your home can be quite hazardous to your general health. That is especially true during the cold winter months when doors and windows are kept firmly shut and homes are made airtight to conserve energy. Indoor air pollutants have been linked to various health effects, including respiratory problems, chronic cough, lethargy, frequent colds, headaches, eye irritation, memory lapses and dizziness. Once you identify or suspect the real culprits, you can significantly reduce or probably prevent many indoor pollutants. Here are some of the most common pollutants you can

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How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 8, 2021

If you are looking for flexible heating and cooling options for your home, ductless mini-splits can be an ideal choice. They are very efficient, especially for controlling temperatures in hard-to-reach areas. Ductless mini-splits are popular in regions where many buildings don’t have HVAC systems. Before installing mini-splits, you need to understand how they work, their benefits, and their disadvantages. What Are Ductless Mini-Split Systems? Unlike a conventional HVAC system that distributes air throughout the house from one unit, a ductless mini-split system serves an area of the home or a single room. Every system has

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How To Make An Old Home More Energy Efficient

February 10, 2021

Old homes don’t get the love they deserve. Although they may present more repair and maintenance needs than newer homes, old homes are often cheaper than their newer counterparts. Whether you rent or own the old home you’re living in, you probably struggle with high utility bills. To improve your home’s energy efficiency, try integrating the tips mentioned below. Water Heater Water heaters have been around for more than a hundred years. In fact, the prototype for the modern tank water heater was developed in the late 1800s, more than 130 years ago.

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How Often Should You Get HVAC Maintenance?

February 4, 2021

You know your HVAC system requires regular maintenance, whether it’s because you installed a new system or have seen the ads. How often should you have your system maintained, and what does it include? Understanding the why and how behind these tasks makes it easier to make this a priority every year. How Your System Works To start understanding why your system needs regular maintenance, it’s important to first understand the basics of how it works. In a single state, it operates on the simple premise of circulating air through your home and your system.

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How to keep snow out of furnace vent

January 21, 2021

Routine maintenance is an essential factor in upholding the efficiency of your heating system. Keeping the snow out of the furnace vent is one of the critical maintenance tasks you can’t afford to ignore. The buildup of condensation can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. In this article, we’ll explore steps on how you can keep snow from out of your furnace vent. Condensation in High Efficiency Furnaces To attain up to 90% AFUE fuel efficiency, a modern condensing furnace utilizes two combustion stages. Unlike conventional heating systems, condensing furnaces have a second heat exchanger. When

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Air purifiers vs Plants

January 10, 2021

Indoor air quality is a concern for many homes today. Modern furnishings and materials are responsible for up to 90% of the contaminants. But how can you manage your indoor air quality? In this article, we compare plants and air purification systems. Can Plants Clean the Air? In recent years, there has been a resurgence of some of the 1970s trends. One such trend is the use of houseplants to purify the air. Using plants may seem like a great idea since they accentuate your interior design choices. Gardening is also a healthy hobby that can

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How Does a Heat Pump Work in the Winter?

December 18, 2020

If the upcoming Hanover winter has got your wallet bracing for the worst, the good news is there’s a more efficient option for keeping your home warm this winter. That better option is the heat pump. Although they’ve been widely available since the 1970s, heat pumps continue to rise in popularity as more and more people realize the exceptional efficiency gains that can be had when using a heat pump from Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating. To help remove the shroud of mystery that sometimes surrounds heat pumps here is some basic information about how they operate.

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Should I Be Worried About Carbon Monoxide in My Home?

December 8, 2020

When thinking through common home threats in Hanover, most people tackle the visible threats first. After all, it’s much easier to set up a home security system to protect against potential intruders that you can see than it is to install security measures for a threat that you can’t see. When protecting your home from threats, though, it’s sometimes the threats that you can’t see that pose the biggest risk. That’s why at Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating, we recommend taking these unseen threats seriously, such as the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. What Is Carbon Monoxide?

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