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Variety of HVAC Career Paths

There are many different types of careers in the HVAC industry. You’ll find jobs at all levels of the business sector — from entry level to top management. Furthermore, there are careers that focus on household installations and others that concentrate on industrial applications for HVAC specialties. With the emphasis on green building and renewable energy, the industry is progressing into areas that were barely conceived 10 years ago. Kayl Heating & Air, Inc. in Doniphan, NE, provides opportunities for exploring an HVAC profession. HVAC Engineers Many HVAC engineers have degrees in Mechanical Engineering. They work on designing heating, venting
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Do You Need a Humidifier?

If you’re asking yourself if you need a humidifier, it probably means you’re experiencing annoyances or worse, and getting a humidifier is definitely worth considering. This region can certainly experience dry conditions, potentially causing a cascade of other issues. If your interior air does not contain enough moisture, installing a humidifier could remedy the situation. Signs of Low Humidity You can get a hygrometer to see exactly how much moisture is present in the air in your home. If the reading is frequently below 20 percent, it would be a good idea to do something to increase the humidity. Without
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The Inner Workings of An HVAC System

To understand these types of systems, it’s important to know what HVAC stands for: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. An HVAC system works through a network of components that include the unit itself as well as ductwork and a thermostat. Let’s dig into what each of these components does to better understand how an HVAC system really works. HVAC Unit An HVAC unit is the machine that ultimately heats, cools, and ventilates air. It effectively does all the work in an HVAC system. Every HVAC unit is essentially an air conditioner, heater, and high-powered fan all in one. Air conditioners
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Is Your Furnace an Older or Newer Model?

An essential element of human survival is staying warm when temperatures drop. The earliest version of a furnace in American civilization was the hearth fire. Wood was plentiful in the deciduous forests of the early settlers. However, keeping the fires lit was a full-time job, and chopping firewood was a backbreaking task. Also, the hearth fire was dangerous. By the end of the 18th century, household furnaces were still fueled by wood, but the wood was chopped up and burned in an enclosed stove. This required less supervision and was much safer. The Evolving Nature of Furnaces The first evolutionary
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Can Heating Systems Be Recycled?

Here at Kayl, we’ve been providing heating and cooling solutions for Doniphan, Nebraska, for many years. And many of our customers ask the same question: “What do I do when my heating system dies?” Sure, you should get a new unit when that happens. But many customers are surprised to discover that they can recycle their old heating system. Want to learn more? Take a look at our comprehensive guide! Don’t Just Leave It A rookie mistake many people make is to try to leave their HVAC by the side of the road. However, this is a bad idea for
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How to Save Money on Heating Bills this Winter

There’s nothing you can do to keep winter away, but there are a few things you can do to keep costly energy bills at bay. As winter starts to settle in full-steam, we’ve got a few money-saving tricks to help homeowners around Doniphan, Nebraska stay warm without giving away their wallets. Keep Your Furnace Clean Blocked vents and dirty filters cause your furnace to work overtime, which can cost you big bucks by the end of winter. To eliminate this problem, make sure you have your furnace inspected by a professional regularly. For best results, check your furnace filter monthly
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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

Many people want to know which is better, heating pumps or furnaces. It’s a fair question, and the difference between these two types of heating systems is not trivial. The short answer is that the best pick is the one that suits your budget, preference, and the climate you live in. A heat pump will tend to perform better in temperate climates where the seasonal extremes are not so pronounced. A furnace, on the other hand, will be better suited to handling climates with the harshest winter cold. Heat Pump vs Furnace Now that you know the basic difference between
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How Do Furnaces Work?

Although many homeowners prefer the heat pump for their heating and air conditioning needs, the furnace is still a popular option for providing heat during the winter months. The furnace uses a time-tested and proven design for a reliable production of warm air, and whether it runs using gas, oil, or electric power it will keep a home or commercial building warm and comfortable during cold weather. Basic Furnace Operation Essentially, a furnace uses either an open flame burner (gas and oil models) or electric heating elements to warm the air which is then pushed by a fan through a
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2018 President’s Award Winners

Each year, Carrier, the number one name in heating and air conditioning equipment, systems and parts, recognizes a few of the dealers who have gained the Carrier Factory Authorized status. The President’s Award Winners is an annual event that’s designed to recognize those Carrier dealers who are exemplary examples of the traits that form the backbone of the Carrier brand: expertise, leadership, business growth, customer satisfaction, operational excellence, and management. President’s Award is Carrier’s Highest Dealer Honor On March 9th, 2018, Carrier presented the winning Factory Authorized Dealers with the 2018 President’s Award, the brand’s highest honor, at a ceremony
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Getting to Know HVAC Career Options

HVAC offers plenty of career options both for those who enjoy working with their hands and those who want to work at a desk. Following are some of the most common jobs in this field. HVAC Technician When you call Kayl Heating and Air, the person who comes to your door to maintain, repair or replace your AC or heating unit will be an HVAC technician. Technicians are tasked with both simple and complex repair jobs as well as common HVAC maintenance tasks. They also install HVAC units in newly-built homes, apartments and commercial buildings. HVAC Engineer An HVAC engineer
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