How to Calculate Air Conditioning Load of a Room

March 1st, 2021
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With winter slowly, but surely, coming to an end soon, it’s time to focus our attention on our air conditioning systems. What kind of shape is yours in? Is it time for you to invest in a replacement?

If it is time for you to upgrade, you are likely tempted to just go ahead and buy the biggest and best system you can afford and get it installed quickly, right? We really want to encourage you to slow down and consider the implications of this, though. Rushing into an air conditioner purchase can lead you to not only getting the wrong model of air conditioner for your specific home, but the wrong size too, which will have serious implications to the efficiency of the equipment and the comfort of your home.

To properly size a system, our professionals must do what’s called a cooling load calculation. “Wait,” you might be wondering,” I thought you were going to tell me how to calculate the air conditioning load of a room?”

This is actually a pretty complex job, and it’s not just the room we have to calculate the load for, but your entire home. There are a number of factors that go into this calculation. They include:

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What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?

February 22nd, 2021
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As we still deal with chillier temperatures for a few more weeks (well, chilly by our standards, right?), our time and attention is likely to be pulled to our furnaces—are they operating as they should? Did you have yours maintained last fall?

We definitely encourage these inquiries! If your furnace wasn’t quite up to par this season, and/or your air conditioner was on its last leg in 2020 and you were already considering a replacement, then now might be the best time to look into it.

Ductless air conditioning has become quite popular for homeowners living in our climate. These systems are heat pumps—this means they work like air conditioners, but also can reverse the flow of refrigerant to work as heaters. Curious? Read on to learn more!

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What Does SEER Mean in HVAC?

February 15th, 2021
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While in many areas of the country homeowners are still dealing with the chilliest of winter temperatures, we know that with spring right around the corner, temperatures can warm back up real quick! So if your air conditioner was on its last leg this past summer, now is the time to start looking into a replacement. This isn’t a decision you want to rush into—you should make sure your new AC system is properly matched to the type of home you have and your individual comfort needs.

You’ll also want to look into SEER ratings when making your decision, too.

Wait, unsure what SEER means? Well, it’s an energy efficiency rating that applies to all central air conditioner and heat pump systems. Knowing the efficiency rating of your new air conditioner could be the difference between affordable comfort and astronomically high energy bills.

Read on as we uncover more about what SEER is and what it means.

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Introducing APCO-X, an Advanced Whole-House Air Treatment System

February 8th, 2021
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February is considered the “season of love” for many. But we don’t want to talk about your significant other or lack thereof. We’d rather talk about the love you have for your home!

What’s that? You don’t love your home so much? Let us guess, it’s because it’s not as comfortable or as healthy as it could be. That’s a bummer! But it doesn’t have to be your reality forever. In fact, we encourage you to take a look at how you can improve your indoor air quality ASAP and start breathing healthier.

One way? With the APCO-X whole-house air treatment system! Read on to learn more.

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Score a Touchdown with Your Heater This Winter: Efficiency Boosting Tips for Lower Bills

January 25th, 2021
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Discovering how to pay less on your energy bills can feel a bit like scoring a touchdown during the Super Bowl. Okay, maybe not that great, but it can feel as good as your team scoring a touchdown, right? Or maybe it can feel as good as the laughter you’ll experience during this year’s Doritos or Snickers commercial during The Big Game.

Anyway, how can you actually achieve this? After all, everyone wants to pay less on their energy bills—is there some big secret on how to do so? It’s not a secret at all! The easiest way to achieve this is by using your heater as efficiently as possible. Read on to learn how!

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Signs That It’s Time for a Heater Upgrade

January 11th, 2021

With everything going on in our country this year, it can be easy to forget that you need to prioritize your own needs, particularly when it comes to home comfort. One of the most common calls we get in the wintertime is heating emergencies—a heater that’s completely broken down all of the sudden, or has stopped blowing out warm air. This is what happens when you:

  1. Skip maintenance too many years in a row, or
  2. Don’t replace your heater when it starts showing signs of failure.

Nobody wants to replace their heater prematurely, nor do they want to be stuck in the cold without a functioning heating system. We get this. This is why we’ve shared below some signs you can watch out for that it’s time to upgrade your heater. Heeding these tips could be the difference between home comfort and suffering in chilly temperatures this year.

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How to Keep Your Furnace Operating Safely This Season

December 28th, 2020
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Safety has been a huge topic of conversation lately. With COVID-19 cases still going strong, people are urged to stay home and stay safe. A vaccine is on its way—it’s already being administered in healthcare facilities to staff and residents throughout the country! In the meantime, we’re all doing our part to protect the health and safety of our families and communities.

But have you given thought to your home safety this year? If you have a gas-powered furnace you absolutely should be considering this. That’s not to say that gas-powered heaters are inherently dangerous, but when not properly cared for and without the right preparation, they can become so.

Read on as we go over a brief checklist that you can use to make sure your gas furnace is ready for the winter season!

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The 8 Core Values We Live By

December 16th, 2020
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At Dayco Systems Heating and Cooling, our professionals live by 8 core values. Here is what they mean to us!

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The One Gas Furnace Problem You Don’t Want to Have

December 14th, 2020
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Okay, let’s face it… there is no problem that you want to have with your furnace, right? No matter the issue, it’s inconvenient and many times even costly.

But there is one problem, in particular, that’s not only inconvenient and costly but could be potentially hazardous, too. What problem is that? A cracked heat exchanger!

If there’s any year we don’t need anything else threatening the safety of our households, it is 2020, right? You have enough to worry about—maintaining good health hygiene both in your home and outside, making sure you’re equipped with the right indoor air quality products to keep your family’s immune system up, and adapting your holiday plans to accommodate social distancing and restricted travel.

We get it, and we want to do whatever we can to help keep you safe, including making sure that you’re very knowledgeable about heat exchangers and why they shouldn’t be damaged. Read on!

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What Actually Happens During Professional HVAC Maintenance?

November 30th, 2020
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Are you still waiting to schedule your heating maintenance appointment? Look, we get it, that’s the absolute last thing you want to worry about right now. With the current state of the world and the country, you want to think about your family’s health and safety, how you’re going to remotely celebrate the holidays, and maybe even your indoor air quality. Your heater is there, and that’s fine.

But what if the service you got from your heater could be great? What if you could pay less for your energy use and keep your home comfortable all winter long? This is possible! It’s possible by staying on top of your heating maintenance sessions. This should be done once a year for a standard furnace or boiler and twice a year for heat pump systems. But what actually happens during these maintenance tune-ups?

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