Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Cartersville’

How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Monday, December 27th, 2021
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When it comes to heating or cooling your home, there are many options to choose from. If you don’t already have a heat pump system in place, you might wonder what the big deal is! Are heat pumps really all that great? Well, they are for many homes! Your home just might be one of them.

A heat pump system is very similar to a central air conditioner, with one big difference–not only does it cool your home, but it also has heating capabilities–we’ll dive into the “how” of that below! Go ahead and read on to learn more about heat pumps, and how one of these systems could benefit your home!

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What is an HVAC Sequencer?

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Unless you’re an HVAC professional, chances are you know very little about the inner workings of a furnace or air conditioning system. That’s okay! We wouldn’t expect you to know a whole lot about this. But it’s only natural that you’re curious, and we’re happy to answer whatever questions you might have. Some of the questions we get revolve around the components of an HVAC system and how or why they need to be repaired on occasion.

We would never encourage DIY AC or furnace repairs, for safety reasons, but we’re happy to let you in on what these various components are and what they do. Take the HVAC sequencer, for instance. This is a component designed to stage different parts of the electrical equipment within the HVAC system so that it doesn’t overload and damage the circuits within the system itself or your home’s electrical system. Read on to learn more!

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What is the Best MERV Rating for Furnace Filters?

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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There’s a still fairly common misconception that the air filter that comes standard with a furnace system is in place to protect your indoor air quality. While it certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, this furnace is primarily in place to protect the interior components of the furnace itself from dirt, dust, and other debris that can get in and harm the sensitive components.

That said, there are more powerful filters you can get if you truly want to have an impact on your indoor air quality, making your home healthier, your air easier to breathe, and even making your furnace more efficient. This is where MERV comes in. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and is used to measure the performance of different types of filters. Read on to learn more!

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Why Is My Home So Cold Even Though The Thermostat Is Turned Up?

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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Imagine this scenario: Temperatures are getting chillier outside. You’re feeling colder and colder, and realize you need your heater to make you more comfortable.

So, you go adjust the thermostat so the heater cycles on sooner. There’s just one problem… your heating system is still not getting your home as warm as you’d like.

The heater is operating but it’s not doing it well. So what’s next?

Do you suffer in silence and just keep turning the thermostat up? No, not at all! You can call on our pros and get your comfortable home back. And while you wait for one of our technicians to come, read below to find out why this unfortunate scenario might be happening.

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How to Troubleshoot a Furnace and When to Call a Professional

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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As the weather begins to cool down, it’s just about time to turn our attention away from our air conditioners and towards our furnaces instead. Is yours in good shape? Is it up to the job of keeping you warm and comfy all through this fall and winter?

If you’re not sure, or even if you think it’s just fine, this is the perfect time of the year to schedule maintenance! Maintenance helps your heater work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.

In the meantime, it’s a good idea to know how to troubleshoot a misbehaving furnace so that you can call in the professionals to get it fixed. Read on as we share some tips on how to do so.

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What is the Effectiveness of a UV Light in HVAC?

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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For almost two years now, there’s been an intense focus on how to stay as healthy as possible while isolating at home–or at least staying home a lot more than we have in previous years! As a result, more and more homeowners are thinking about their indoor air quality. Even pre-pandemic, the average home without the right indoor air quality systems and services in place could have worse indoor air quality than outdoor air quality.

If you haven’t already done so, you’d do well to consider the installation of a whole-house UV air purifier. Also referred to as UV lights or even UV germicidal lights, these indoor air quality systems are key to helping homeowners breathe healthier, or at least metaphorically “breathe easier” at home, knowing they’re well protected. Read on to learn more!

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