Choosing the Best HVAC System for a Multifamily Home

In order to choose the best HVAC system for a multifamily home, you need to take a few factors into consideration so you can help avoid issues in the future. You obviously want to provide maximum comfort for occupants while ensuring the greatest energy efficiency possible. Here are the factors you should look at when selecting an HVAC system for a multifamily house. Accounting for Energy Demand Calculating peak energy demand for your multifamily home’s HVAC system is a math problem best left to a knowledgeable and experienced professional. Contrary to the energy demand of a

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Do You Need Indoor Air Quality Testing?

At Integrity Heating & Cooling, local customers know us as the company that can handle their heating and cooling systems. However, we know that there is more to your indoor climate than temperature. The air in your home can carry an assortment of dust particles, irritants, and chemicals. There are several reasons why you might want to get indoor air quality testing. Age of the Home If you are thinking about buying an older home, checking the air quality might be a wise move. Older homes often do not have dedicated AC systems. Because these homes were draftier

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Avoiding Temperature Extremes in Your Home

Few things are more annoying than uneven cooling in a home. Unfortunately, it’s common for a house to have certain hot rooms while other areas remain cold. This can lead to higher utility bills if you go to extra lengths to make your home comfortable. Does your house have hot or cold rooms? Here are some things you can do to change that. Move furniture away from vents Get a professional to clean your vents Get a professional to check the duct insulation in your attic Get a zone system for

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Is There a Difference Between HVAC and Air Conditioning?

We all know that air conditioning cools us down, but what about HVAC? You may have heard this term used before, but what exactly is it and how does it differ from basic air conditioning? Here is some basic information about these systems. HVAC Has AC in It HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In most parts of the country, including the area around Charlotte and Denver, NC, most residents have both heaters and air conditioners in their homes. HVAC encompasses the whole system while AC is generally used to talk about

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Can Uneven Cooling in a Home Be Fixed?

Among the most common cooling problems that homeowners deal with is unevenness. You set the thermostat to a particular temperature. The system reaches that temperature, but some areas of your home still feel too warm. This is particularly common in multi-level residences. Here are some of the ways that you can fix uneven cooling issues. Optimize Your Return Vents Obstructed return vents are a common problem that Integrity Heating & Cooling encounters as a leading provider of air conditioning services in Charlotte. Vents must not be blocked by things like furniture. Vents should be clear of dust and

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How Does an HVAC System Work?

The term “HVAC” stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. These systems are intricate, and they do a good job of keeping your home comfortable during both the winter and the summer. But do you know how they operate? At Integrity Heating & Cooling, we find the process fascinating and thought you might, too. Here are a few details about your HVAC system and how it functions. The Heating Element The heating part of your HVAC unit is the furnace. Central heating systems feature a burner, flue, blower and heat exchanger. The burner activates when the thermostat

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Can’t Sleep? Maybe It’s The Temperature In Your Room!

Can’t sleep? Well, you may take comfort in knowing that you are among the 30 percent of Americans who struggle with insomnia-related issues. Many people fall asleep easily, but wake up just three to four hours later. According to the Sleep Institute, this is common, and it often has to do with your bedroom temperature or air quality. For example, one person reported to the Sleep Institute that they had followed their wife’s suggestion to keep the thermostat lower at night. He felt it was cold, though, and then ended up setting their thermostat at 60,

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Can Air Conditioning Trigger Asthma?

For very many years now, it has become general knowledge that the combination of cold air and humidity leads to the swelling of the trachea and the voice box. Asthma patients usually have very sensitive airways and may find that when the North Carolina summer temperatures soar, along with the humidity levels, their asthma signs begin to act up and worsen. Indoor Air Quality for Asthmatic People Other established causes of asthma include allergens such as pollen, pet dander, and dust particles which gets into your home via the air and settles on your carpet, furniture

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What Is Super Cooling?

You can lower your energy consumption and your air conditioning bill by using a process called supercooling. This involves making changes in energy consumption so that your air conditioner runs at the coldest temperature during non-peak hours to keep the costs low. 4 Steps to Supercooling Your Home North Carolina is one of top 10 electricity-generating states, and three-fifths of this state’s households use electricity for home heating and air conditioning. To reduce costs, you will want to take one or more of these steps to supercool your home: 1. Adjust your thermostat

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Indoor Air Quality Effects on Health

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality in your home. It has a significant effect on the comfort and health of occupants. It’s crucial to control and understand various pollutants that may cause adverse health effects in your home. Immediate Effects Some health effects manifest soon after you are exposed to a specific pollutant. They include dizziness, fatigue, headaches and eye irritation. Often, such effects last for a short duration. Also, you can quickly treat them by moving away from an identifiable source. If you are exposed to indoor air contaminants, you may

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