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Home Ventilation Safety Tips

Home Ventilation Safety Tips

Home ventilation safety tips are important because a well ventilated house is a healthy house. The term ventilation refers to the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. Without proper ventilation, pollutants get trapped inside causing harm to humans and pets.

Natural Ventilation

Opening windows and doors is a great example of natural ventilation.  This allows natural air to flow through the home and is found in older construction. Natural ventilation is the most common because it allows the fresh outside air to flow.

Spot Ventilation

The use of exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom are good examples of spot ventilation. The fans pull inside air through vents then deposits the air outside. Most spot ventilation is used n conjunction with other types of ventilation covering a greater area.

Whole Home Ventilation

Whole home ventilation includes duct work and exhaust systems covering every room in the home. In Las Vegas, this type of system is usually the HVAC system installed in most homes. The system covers the house and includes filter areas to sort out larger particle while making the inside air a little cleaner. This helps protect pets and humans including those with respiratory illness.

Home Ventilation Safety Tips

With each type of ventilation precautions are available. Here are a few helpful tips to improve the air quality in your home.

Natural Ventilation – screens on windows and doors are effective in filtering large particles. While smaller particle can still enter the home, reduce the amount of time windows and doors are open.

Spot Ventilation – motorized fans are a good source of ventilation but are also a hazard. Unattended fans with a power source can lead to fires. Watch the duration of a fans use to reduce fire hazards.

Whole Home Ventilation – Regular HVAC maintenance and replacing air filters are great ways to keep the system running smooth. Preventative maintenance reduces the risk of mechanical failure.

At Superior Heating & Air, we service all household and commercial units.  For a free estimate on your ventilation unit, call us at (702) 324-7597 today.

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Energy Efficient Air Conditioning

Energy efficient air conditioning

Energy efficient air conditioning units are more common given government regulations. While older systems can still be used, when replacing a unit, minimum standard will apply. According to Energy.gov, “Today’s best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid 1970s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.”

What Is A SEER Rating?

The SEER measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency. A SEER rating is a maximum efficiency rating, similar to the miles per gallon for your car. Your car might get 28 miles per gallon on the highway, but if you’re stuck in city traffic it could be lower. If your air conditioner is 21 SEER, that’s its maximum efficiency. For Las Vegas, we are in the Southwest region of the country, It’s recommended that we have a SEER rating of at least 14. This efficiency is designed to give us the best running system while keeping the energy costs to the lowest point possible.

For the latest minimum standards, visit Energy.gov

Superior Heating & Air

At Superior, we install energy efficient air conditioning units based on the job specification. This means that depending on the duct work and the size of the current unit, we recommend what’s right for you. This is not a one size fits all.

Cost depends on the location of the unit (roof or on the ground), current condition of connections and duct work and other factors depending on the age of the home. We are always at your service to repair or replace and HVAC unit. For questions regarding the replacement of your HVAC unit, call us (702) 324-7597.

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Cleaning Las Vegas Air Ducts

Cleaning Las Vegas Air Ducts

Cleaning Las Vegas air ducts is a dirty job. At Superior Heating & Air, we have the equipment needed to service your air ducts and improve indoor air quality. As a locally owned and family operated HVAC company, we take pride in keeping the air flowing all year long.

What Is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is a process to clean out the wall and ceiling registers, vents and floor grills (if applicable) thereby reducing the dust in your home. This process also makes your air conditioning unit run more efficiently. In the long run, a more efficient unit lasts longer too.

An important note: this is not a do it yourself job. When cleaning air ducts, the process is dirty and without the proper equipment, a bigger mess will be made than necessary.

A trained Superior Heating & Air professional indentifies the problem areas where dust gets clogged in the ducts. These areas are cleaned to alleviate dust particle traveling into your home. In addition, the vents on top of the roof will also be cleaned. The process usually takes a few hours because of the small access areas to reach the ducts. When complete, the air ducts will be clean and ready for regular use.

In the rare case a serious problem (i.e. mold) is found, we will remediate the problem. There may be an additional cost associated with more serious problems.

Superior Heating & Air

We are at your service 24/7 for all your heating and cooling needs. In our harsh desert conditions, every HVAC unit should be serviced two times per year. Ask us about our VIP Membership for $99. This includes an HVAC tune-up plus a plumbing inspection and water heater flush from Superior Plumbing & Drain. To make an appointment, please call (702) 324-7597.

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