How Are Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Related?

August 9, 2020

Aside from your water supply, the air supply in your home is one of its most important features. After all, if the air in your Champaign home suffers in quality, you and your family could wind up with any number of respiratory, neurological, or cardiovascular diseases. With so much at stake, it’s important to understand all the different components of indoor air quality. One of the most important components that determine indoor air quality is your HVAC system. It Filters the Air Even if you have fans in your home, the most effective piece of air-moving

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Why Does My AC Unit Need an Air Filter

July 14, 2020

When you’re working in dusty conditions in Champaign, IL, it’s important to wear a mask to protect your nose, throat, and lungs. In the same way, your air conditioner needs its own “mask,” known as an air filter, to protect its sensitive internal components. Here are a few ways that an air filter helps your air conditioner perform at its best. Protects the Condenser Coil The condenser coil on your air conditioner is a crucial part of the cooling that takes place. This coil is responsible for removing heat from the air as it passes

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How To Save Energy Dollars in the Summer

June 7, 2020

When summer temperatures rise, so will your air conditioning bills. There are several ways that you could minimize your energy use throughout the hot summer months while keeping your home comfortable. Regardless of the size or shape of your home, there are steps you can take to keep your home cool without wasting a lot of energy. Windows and Doors The outside air during mornings and evenings is often cool and should be welcomed into your home. While it’s still pleasant out, open as many windows and doors as possible to let the cool air

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Do Air Conditioners Bring In Fresh Air From Outside?

May 11, 2020

During extreme temperatures, it’s important to make sure your home is properly sealed. This will help your air conditioner to operate more efficiently. However, a house that remains closed for long periods of time can develop air quality problems because stale, polluted indoor air isn’t being replaced by fresh outside air. You may assume that your air conditioner can pump fresh air into your home. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. To understand what your system can and can’t do, here is a basic guide from Bash Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. about air conditioners and indoor air quality. Not a Fan

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How to Prevent Costly HVAC Repairs

April 15, 2020

One of the easiest ways to get the most out of your HVAC components is to adhere to a regular maintenance schedule. In addition to saving money on repairs, you’ll also likely cut down on your heating and cooling costs. Let’s take a look at what you can do to avoid potentially costly furnace, heat pump or air conditioner repairs. Visually Inspect Your HVAC Components Whenever you are in the basement, make it a point to look at your furnace to check for cracks or other obvious signs of damage. If you are outside, look

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