Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 15, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Ductless heating and cooling systems can keep your living and working spaces comfortable without spiking utility bills or requiring a massive initial investment. Ductless systems make sense for all sorts of different spaces, including entire homes, home additions, commercial spaces and offices, and more! Keep reading to find out why home and business owners are making the transition to ductless heating and cooling and whether you could benefit from doing the same.

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Topics: heating and cooling, ductless systems

Why Good Indoor Air Quality Is Crucial

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 8, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors…sleeping or hanging out at home, working in the office, shopping, or exercising at the gym. When you think of indoor pollutants and harmful gases, things like mold, radon, smoke, or carbon monoxide probably come to mind. Many of us don’t realize, however, that our homes may be full of other, less obvious contaminants that could also greatly harm our bodies.

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Topics: indoor air quality

What Is a Heat Pump?

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 2, 2017 9:53:00 AM

Do you have a heat pump or a more conventional heating and cooling system? If you're interested in learning more about what a heat pump is and how it works, you've come to the right place. If you'd like to upgrade to a more energy efficient air conditioning system, a heat pump may be the solution you've been looking for!

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Topics: heating and cooling, heat pumps

7 Budget-Friendly Cooling Tips for Summer

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 26, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Apart from heading to the pool or sitting with your face directly in front of the fan, there are several other budget-friendly ways to stay cool during the hot summers. Here are a few ideas that can help you lower the temperature inside your home by keeping the heat out and getting the cool air to circulate more effectively so you can lower your energy bills and stay comfortable!

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Topics: air conditioning

What Is a Ductless Heating and Cooling System?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 18, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Ductless systems can be installed to heat and cool your home much like a typical heating and cooling system would, but they don’t require extensive and intrusive ductwork to carry and distribute air throughout your home. For certain types of spaces, such as home additions, hard to heat or cool areas, older homes with no ductwork, or new constructions, a ductless system can be more energy efficient and cost effective than a central air system. To learn more about what they are, how they work, and the many advantages they offer, keep reading!

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Topics: heating and cooling, ductless systems

How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 12, 2017 2:30:00 PM

You may be thinking, why in the world would I care to know how my air conditioner works? That’s for my HVAC tech to take care of! Well, that’s true, but understanding the basics of how your system cools and dehumidifies the air in your home can help you know if, when, and why your system needs to be inspected, repaired, or replaced. 

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Topics: air conditioning

How Low Humidity Levels Can Affect Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 6, 2017 10:07:00 AM

When the humidity levels inside your home aren't where they should be, your property and health could be at risk. If the air is too dry, which is our main focus for this blog post, several components throughout your home will be susceptible to damage. If you suspect low humidity levels, you can get a hygrometer to test how much moisture is in the air.

Most describe ideal humidity levels as falling between 40–60%, but some experts believe  35-45% humidity is preferable. Low humidity levels can cause health problems, destroy wooden furniture, and cause musical instruments to go out of tune. If your indoor humidity level falls below 35%, seriously consider investing in a quality whole-home humidifier to keep your family and your property safe.

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Topics: indoor air quality

Should I Consider a Heat Pump?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 27, 2017 1:09:00 PM

Everyone needs some sort of heating and cooling system in their home or business to remain comfortable during the cold winters and hot summers. Conventional heating and cooling systems are popular, but heat pumps are excellent alternatives for many reasons. Keep reading to learn about what a heat pump is, how it works, and why it may be a great option for you.

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Topics: heating and cooling, heat pumps

Do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 20, 2017 3:03:58 PM

Year after year, the increased temperatures throughout spring and summer remind us of the need for 3 things: shades, shorts, and air conditioning. An air conditioning unit may seem the least exciting of the three, but it's also the most important.

If you've had your current AC unit for quite some time, you may start to wonder when the time to replace it will come. If you've experienced one or more of the following problems, you should consider replacing your air conditioner sooner rather than later.

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Topics: heating and cooling, air conditioning