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Should Air Vents be High or Low?

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Most homeowners don’t give second thought to where the air vents are unless there’s an issue. But when your home was built, the builder placed them in specific locations for reasons we’ll discuss here. Air Supply Register and Return Grill Basics It’s easy to understand how your home is warmed or cooled when you know…

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Different HVAC Smells and What They Mean

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Warm weather is right around the corner, and you can’t wait to turn the air-conditioning back on. But you may notice some strange HVAC smells emanating from your system. These HVAC smells are a pain, and you should always check with a technician to rule out more serious problems. Here are the main culprits causing…

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HVAC Safety Tips to Protect Children in Your Home

While HVAC systems are generally safe, they can pose a risk to curious children if not properly protected. It’s important to take proper precautions to keep your children, and HVAC system, safe and out of harm’s way. Here are a few easy-to-do HVAC safety tips that will keep your children safe and give you peace…

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How Energy Efficient Are Heat Pumps?

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If you live in an area with mild winters, a heat pump could be the best option for regulating indoor temperatures. Heat pumps are increasingly becoming an energy-efficient alternative to central heating systems. They operate on a different principle, and they are often more efficient, saving energy and utility bills. Here are some facts about…

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What Are The Different Types of Furnaces?

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As energy efficiency becomes a priority to save money and protect the environment, homeowners in Los Angeles are looking for ways to update their heating and cooling system. At JW Plumbing, Heating, and Air, Inc., we offer high-quality furnaces that fit every budget and household size. Fuel Options for Your New Furnace Modern furnaces operate…

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What Do UV Lights Do For HVAC Systems?

Since their invention, ultraviolet rays have been widely adapted for multiple uses, even in HVAC systems. The beams are beneficial in maintaining good indoor air quality. There are two types of UV rays that work along with an HVAC unit. The coil-sanitizing lights are the most common, installed directly on the air conditioning coils and…

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How Do Loose Air Ducts Affect Your HVAC System

Air ducts play an essential role in the operation of your HVAC system. When something goes wrong with your ducts, you can feel the consequences and sometimes hear them throughout your home. Over time, your ducts can loosen and separate, giving room for conditioned air to escape. Many things can use your air ducts to…

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The Unique Needs of Ductless HVAC Systems

A ductless HVAC system can be a great way to get comfortable temperatures without having to do messy ductwork installations throughout a building. They let you adjust temperatures on a room-by-room basis, and they can be more efficient than central HVAC systems. However, there are some things you need to keep in mind before getting…

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A Beginner’s Guide to HVAC

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, which are the three core components of home comfort, form the acronym of HVAC. The HVAC world includes a group of technologies that many of us take for granted until we purchase our own homes. At that point, we’re not only responsible for the monthly utility bill but regular maintenance,…

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Recommended Thermostat Settings for your Home

When the temperature changes due to the seasons and weather in Los Angeles, CA, you can, of course, set the thermostat to any setting you prefer. However, if you are interested in saving money on your energy consumption in the long run, there are recommended settings you can consider. These are designed to provide indoor…

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