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Are all air filters created equal?

Are All HVAC Filters the Same? Your heat pump, furnace, or mini-split no doubt comes with a filter, which keeps particulate matter from harming the components. There are different types of filters, though, with a different capacity for doing the job they were made for. Some Filters Have More Surface Area First of all, you should know the difference between the two types of disposable filters: fiberglass and pleated. The pleated kind has a greater surface area than the fiberglass kind thanks to their pleats, or folds, and can last up to 90 days. Fiberglass filters, by contrast, need replacing
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Do You Still Need to Maintain Your AC in the Fall?

While you may not actually use your air conditioner during the fall months, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep tabs on the system. Certain events during the mild-weather months could have an impact on the unit’s ability to run properly next spring or summer. Dust or Pollen Could Clog an Air Filter There is a chance that dust, pollen or other debris in the air could clog an air filter during the months of September or October. If you haven’t changed your air conditioner’s air filter in the past 90 days, it may be worth doing so even if
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How To Effectively Set Your Thermostat For A Multi-Story Home

Multi-story houses are some of the most impressive on the real estate market. However, their size can often make it difficult for a thermostat to handle. Let’s take a look at how to effectively set your thermostat for a multi-story home. Summer Settings The main thing you have to remember is that warm air rises and cool air sinks. This means that in the summer, you should set the upper floor of your house to its desired temperature. Then, set the lower floor a couple of degrees warmer. Cool air will naturally gravitate toward the bottom floor, equalizing things overall.
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Will Air Conditioning Remove Home Humidity?

Humid air is unpleasant to live and sleep in. While high humidity isn’t always bad for your health, it can be miserable to experience for extended periods of time. Here’s a close look at how an air conditioning system can help the situation. AC Effectiveness AC does remove home humidity to a certain degree. When the unit’s fan is blowing, moisture will dissipate from the air. However, it’s really difficult to control the humidity level in this regard. The humidity might not change much at all, and you’ll be left with a cool home and a high moisture level. Although
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Does My Humidifier Need Maintenance

Humidifiers help to add moisture to the dry air in your home. However, when they are not well maintained and cleaned, they can also create a dangerous environment that can harm you and your loved ones. To ensure that you have a quality humidifier, we offer only the best brands humidifiers here at Kayl Heating and Air Inc. that are safe, efficient, and easy to maintain. Keep reading to find out why you should have a well-maintained humidifier. A Dirty Humidifier Can Affect Your Health Uncleaned equipment in your home can release harmful particles in the air. These particles can
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Is It Bad To Leave My Windows Open When I Have My AC On?

A dependable air conditioner can keep your home comfortable even during sweltering heat waves. Opening a window in hot weather can be a good idea, too. After all, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little bit of fresh air inside the house. What about running the air conditioner while the windows are open? No rule says you can’t do this, but there may be a few drawbacks. Cold Air Escaping When you run the air conditioner, cold air fills the house. As long as the air conditioner is maintained correctly, then it should pump cool air through the vents. When
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Why You Should Invest in a Smart Thermostat

The experts as Kayl Heating & Air in Doniphan, NE, have comprehensive knowledge of the latest innovations in heating technology, and we love to share this information with our customers. There are so many new ways to improve your heating system’s power, efficiency and environmental impact. If you are looking for a place to start, a smart thermostat is a simple way to get the most out of your heating equipment. Efficiency These devices take programmable thermostats to the next level of efficiency. You start by setting an initial program, but a smart thermostat will learn your actual home heating
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New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

While your HVAC system may be working well at the moment, there could be ways to make it run even more efficiently. Keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule can also help prevent any future problems from developing. Let’s take a look at some tips that you can use to keep your home comfortable in 2020 and beyond. Change the Air Filter Failing to change air filters in the furnace or air conditioner may result in dirty and stagnant air being circulated around your home. Air that is full of dust or pollen could be difficult to breathe without coughing
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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

Checking your furnace filter shouldn’t be a scary undertaking. However, you may feel a little concerned if you notice that the filter has turned black. Since the filter collects and traps dirt, dust and other debris, it won’t maintain its original pristine condition for long, but a pure black filter is a bad sign. Here are some reasons why it might look that way. Carbon Monoxide Can Change the Color The main problem to worry about is carbon monoxide, which can change the color of a filter to stark black. Regardless of the reason for it, there is nothing good
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Are You Heating Your Home as Efficiently as Possible?

Home heating can be a drain on your wallet, so you’ll want to ask yourself whether that heating is as efficient as it can be. There are several ways to improve that efficiency, some drastic and some basic, and a few are given below. Replacing an Inefficient System This is one of the drastic methods. For example, an undersized heating system will run for an excessively long time, while an oversized unit will heat too quickly and wind up short-cycling. In both cases, the unit will raise your energy bills and wear down sooner, making a replacement more cost-effective in
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