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Welcome to the AB&B Heating and Air Conditioning Blog! Our goal is to provide helpful articles with the HVAC information and resources you need to make the best decisions for your total home comfort!
More than half of the utility bill of your home is comprised of heating and cooling costs. The HVAC system uses more energy than any other system. You would want your home to be very comfortable, perfectly warm during the winters and suitably cool during the summers. At the same time, you would also want
Saving money on utilities is not as hard as people seem to think. If we were more vigilant and paid attention our energy consumption would be something we could easily control. Air conditioning is great to have for obvious reasons, it improves the quality of the air we breathe indoor and most importantly, keeps us
There is a method of providing heat for a home that will not push allergens around the house, nor result in stratified layers of warm and cool air in the home – radiant floor heating. Those two issues are the main complaints in forced air systems. If you’ve ever noticed that your feet are cold
The Heat Pump Does your HVAC system lack electric-resistance or gas heating? Does it have a reversing valve? Then that is a heat pump! Technically speaking, all AC units are heat pumps. But when we say ‘heat pump’ what we mean is a device capable of using the refrigerant cycle to extract usable heat from
Indoor air quality plays an important role in your health and your family’s health. You probably spend more time breathing the air in your home than anywhere else. Unfortunately, in our homes today air quality is not always great. Contaminants in the air can trigger allergies and illness, but ultraviolet, or UV, light can help
Even the best air conditioning units have a limited lifespan. However, it might not always be obvious when the benefits of replacing an aging AC system outweigh the benefits of a system repair. Here are some of the things to consider before you make your final decision. How Old Is Your Air Conditioner? Most air
Most of us forget just how important it is to make sure your home air is fresh and clean, from changing the filter to adding a air purifier. Taking care of a few small things around the house will make a huge difference!
Have you ever heard of sick building syndrome? Sick building syndrome is often suspected when occupants of a particular edifice repeatedly suffer from mysterious signs of illness, such as dizziness, chronic fatigue, headaches, upper respiratory infections and unexplained eye/skin/nose/throat irritation. Normally this term is reserved for commercial or business buildings, but the principle behind it
Humidity levels naturally fall along with temperatures in colder parts of the year. Unfortunately, when the air in your home becomes excessively dry, you can develop a number of health- and property-related problems. You can avoid dry air and its accompanying problems by installing a whole-air humidifier, a device that gives you control over moisture