How Your HVAC System Can Affect Your Health

May 16, 2022

When people think of their HVAC system, they mostly think of heating and cooling. Your furnace, air conditioner or other equipment helps keep your home comfortable. But an effective HVAC system should do much more than that. The condition of your HVAC system can affect your health and reduce indoor air quality. The friendly, helpful experts at AC Mechanical know you deserve a healthy HVAC system. We’ll share some of the ways your HVAC system can affect your health and what you can do to address potential concerns. Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers for Moisture Control Ideal humidity levels in your home...

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What Are Some Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

May 11, 2022

Your home’s indoor air quality can be a big part of your overall sense of comfort. While modern homes are designed to help keep heating and cooling inside, this can also help trap airborne pollutants. Some come from the outdoors while others are a result of things you buy for cleaning or hobbies. Regardless of where they come from, airborne contaminants can be frustrating to deal with. Knowing how to fight them starts with knowing what the most common indoor air pollutants are. The local pros at AC Mechanical think you deserve the cleanest, healthiest indoor air possible. We’ve compiled...

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Here Are 6 HVAC Tips to Follow During Home Remodeling Projects

March 22, 2022

Overview of renovations and why it’s a chance to improve HVAC. Mention two-pronged approach of preparation and keeping things clean during the actual process. Home remodeling projects are an exciting chance to give one or more sections of your home a much-needed upgrade. But have you ever thought about including your HVAC system in the renovation process? Depending on the scope of the project, new additions or big changes to your home can change its heating and cooling needs. When you need to design and install additional HVAC equipment for any new construction, call the experts at AC Mechanical. Our...

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What to Know About Replacing Your Furnace’s Flame Sensor

March 8, 2022

Because furnaces use natural gas or sustain periods of high heat, safety components are a vital part of their design. When functioning normally, they’ll keep the furnace from leaking gas or running for too long. One of these safety components is called the flame sensor, and it’s responsible for ensuring that the gas has been properly ignited. If the flame sensor isn’t working correctly, your furnace may continue to allow gas to flow. This could lead to a gas leak, something every homeowner should avoid. Sometimes the problem can be resolved with a thorough cleaning, while damage or component failure...

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How Does Weather Impact HVAC in Cheyenne?

February 21, 2022

Our HVAC systems are all about creating and maintaining comfortable conditions indoors. But the local weather and climate can have a big impact on how hard your HVAC system needs to work. Temperature, humidity and even the wind can influence things like energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Out on the High Plains, the climate of Cheyenne and nearby towns is dynamic. Learning how it affects your HVAC system will help you use it more effectively. The heating and cooling pros at AC Mechanical want to ensure your HVAC system offers the most benefits as possible. Check out some useful...

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Ductwork Cleaning: The Process, Costs and Other Things to Know

February 8, 2022

While cleaning isn’t always a fun task, a clean home is better for your health and sense of comfort. The same idea applies to your HVAC system. Keeping your heating, cooling and ventilation equipment cleaner can improve indoor air quality. A great way to start is with duct cleaning. Getting the air ducts cleaned can reduce airborne contaminants, improve airflow and offer many other benefits. But without knowing the process or potential costs, some homeowners are still a little unsure. We’ll review the ductwork cleaning procedure, average costs and some other key information about this useful service. How are Air...

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How Often Should a Furnace Run in Cold Weather?

February 2, 2022

Now that we’re in the heart of winter, you’ve probably been using your furnace to stay comfortable. Modern furnaces are more efficient than ever, using the shortest possible heating cycle to reach your preferred temperature. But how do you know if your furnace’s current cycles are efficient enough? How often should you run your furnace in cold weather? These heating cycles have a big impact on your monthly energy bill, so determining the ideal schedule can help your HVAC system run more efficiently. Your average furnace will run several times every hour, sometimes as low as 3-4 cycles or as...

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Ways to Save on HVAC Energy Use in 2022

January 25, 2022

Everyone likes an energy-efficient HVAC system. Not only is this better for your equipment, but your monthly bill can see a lot of savings too. Since HVAC makes up the largest portion of your energy costs, an efficient system can really help improve your savings. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for saving money on HVAC energy use in 2022. You can increase your HVAC energy savings in two main ways: Discounts and financial incentives on new equipment and services Improving the energy efficiency of your home itself With this two-pronged approach, you can reduce the long-term costs of running...

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Is a 96 Furnace Worth the Extra Money?

December 21, 2021

There’s a substantial price difference between 96 AFUE and 80 AFUE furnaces. Is the extra money worth it? Let’s review the pros and cons of each to help you decide what’s best for your home. What AFUE Means and How It Affects Your Heating Bill Choosing the right furnace begins with AFUE and understanding how it impacts your energy bill. AFUE, or annual fuel utilization efficiency, measures how efficient your furnace is at turning natural gas into heat. A higher number means less gas is wasted during the heating process. Here are some of the most common ratings: 80 AFUE—minimum...

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How Long Does a Furnace Last?

November 23, 2021

It’s important to know furnace life expectancy because you don’t want it to break down in the middle of winter! Based on our professional experience, most heating systems last around 15–20 years. How long yours lasts depends on how often it runs and how often you’ve done regular maintenance. It’s hard to know exactly when your heating system will go out, but it will start to give you some signs when it’s failing. Some furnace replacement signs are more obvious than others but knowing what to look for can help you avoid any interruptions to your comfort. We’ll review the...

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