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Control Cooling and Heating Regardless Of Where You Are

Control cooling and heating regardless of where you are Cooling and heating the home isn’t what it used to be—and that’s a good thing! For decades, forced-air central systems dominated the marketplace. In recent years, however, we’ve seen tremendous advancement across a broad swath of product categories, like home climate control. Today, homeowners enjoy a rich variety of exciting new options for cooling and heating. Of them all, there’s perhaps none more exciting than the zoned systems pioneered by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating. To control the temperature level in your home in the past meant running (and paying) for… read more

7 reasons that make home temperatures uneven (continued)

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7 reasons that make home temperatures uneven (continued) In the first part of this analysis we discussed how home temperatures fluctuate, and what is the nature and mechanics. Read through, ask additional questions (in the comment section below), and you could fix this comfort issue without getting a contractor involved. Here are 7 reasons that make home temperatures uneven: 4. Ductwork acts as a stack pipe. As mentioned above, when the fan shuts off, the supply branches and grilles in different levels act as a stack pipe. It is similar to a chimney effect. The vertical stack, called trunk, allows… read more

7 reasons that make home temperatures uneven

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7 reasons that make home temperatures uneven Majority of homeowners think that a central HVAC system can maintain constant and even home temperatures throughout your home. This is one of the most common misconceptions. There plenty of articles that advise homeowners what to do in order to make the entire home feel more comfortable. All of these articles say the same: “If you having temperature fluctuations from one room to the other, or between two or more levels of your house – call a reputable heating and cooling company, they will give suggestions on how to best deal with such… read more

VRF Systems Features (Continued)

Multi-citcuit VRF system

VRF Systems Features Features (continued) Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems (VRF systems) are heating and cooling systems that utilize a technology developed in 1982. Like residential type smaller ductless units, a VRF systems use refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium. They consist of a single (or multiple, depending on capacity) outdoor condensing unit that circulates the conditioned refrigerant within the building to multiple indoor air handling units. Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating VRF systems features include: Energy efficiency – VRF systems work at about 30% higher efficiency than conventional systems. INVERTER-driven compressor varies capacity to precisely meet load requirement while reducing power consumption.… read more

VRF System Explanation and Features

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VRF System – Variable Refrigerant Flow VRF System utilizes a heating and cooling technology developed in 1982. Like residential type smaller ductless units, a VRF system uses refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium. The system consists of a single outdoor condensing unit that circulated the conditioned refrigerant within the building to multiple indoor air handling units. Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating features include: Design and installation flexibility – installation is possible in tight spaces because the two-pipe design and compact components of VRF system requires less space than conventional systems. Lower life-cycle costs – energy savings as well as reductions in total installation and… read more

Richair Comfort Solutions Earns Super Service Award

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Richair Comfort Solutions Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service   Richair Comfort Solutions has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.   The Comfort You Want, The Quality You Expect   Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List,… read more

Ductless vs. Window Air-Conditioner: 3 factors to consider

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Ductless vs. Window Air-Conditioner: 3 factors to consider Ductless vs. Window Air-Conditioner comparison is a valuable side-by-side tool for savvy shoppers. See 3 major factors to consider: Efficiency: A ductless system costs more up front than a window unit, but over the long term, however, a ductless cooling and heating system pays back with the system’s outstanding energy efficiency. If compared with the average window unit, a ductless cooling and heating system consumes 40 percent fewer energy, so a homeowner can enjoy lower monthly utility bills during the cooling season. Savings wouldn’t mean much if your home felt uncomfortable. Even though… read more

Debunking 3 Myths About Ductless Air Conditioner

Create zones in your home with ductless mini splits.

Ductless Air Conditioner – debunking 3 popular myths Mini-split ductless air conditioner offers a great alternative to your space additions that need cooling even though duct work is non-existent or simply not feasible. It is easier to install over central air conditioning and it is offer more energy efficient than a central air conditioning unit. Unfortunately, ductless air conditioner is the subject of all types of misinformation and myths. Today we’re going to debunk a few popular myths about it: Mini-split ductless air conditioner only suitable for new construction. False! Mini-split ductless air conditioner is a great option for zonal cooling… read more

Replace your Window Air Conditioner with Ductless System

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Replace your Window Air Conditioner with Ductless System Get that ugly, inefficient and noisy window unit out for good! A ductless system offers much cleaner appearance, higher efficiency, and unmatched comfort. If you are shopping for a window air conditioner, before you make any decision, be sure to consider all options. Today’s cooling and heating technology offers ultra quiet, sleek and super-high efficient ductless system, so window units become increasingly outdated. For all their attractive pros—low initial cost, portability, easiness of putting in – these appliances come with a multitude of off-putting cons. First, even the most energy-efficient models are… read more

Prepare Your Home For The Winter Chill

Winter Home

It is difficult to predict what the weather will be like during a New York winter where weather conditions can vary significantly. Whether you are expecting a record-breaking season or typical winter weather, it is important to prepare your home properly for the winter chill. Whether you’ve got a ductless heat pump or a traditional HVAC system, taking preventive steps now with smart maintenance and home improvement tasks will help to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Schedule an annual tune-up! You should schedule a tune-up for your heating system at least once a year. The ideal time for… read more