You Can Get AC Without Ductwork

September 19, 2022

Even without ductwork, your home can get an AC system that cools most or all of its rooms. Called a mini-split, or ductless air conditioning, this system delivers energy-efficient cooling that more than justifies its up-front cost. Read to learn more about how Xtreme Air, Inc. can help you. How Ductless ACs Work Ductless units work similarly to traditional heat pumps. Both push air throughout the house from a central outdoor unit, but the former uses air handlers while the latter uses a series of ducts. The technicians at Xtreme Air, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ, can install ductless air conditioning,

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5 Reasons Your AC Might Be Squeaking

August 10, 2022

It is important to know that it’s perfectly normal for an AC unit to make some noise while running. However, if your AC makes an unusual or loud noise, it could indicate something wrong with the unit. The squeaking noise could come from several different AC unit parts, including the compressor, fan, or ductwork. If you notice your AC unit making a squeaking noise, it’s important to have it checked out by a professional as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Here are some possible reasons why your AC unit may be squeaking. 1. Worn-Out Condenser

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3 Signs It’s Time for a New HVAC Unit

July 16, 2022

Do you think your home or office’s HVAC unit may be on its last legs? If so, you’re not alone. Many people put off getting a new unit until it’s absolutely necessary because they dread the cost. However, the reality is that a new HVAC unit can actually save you money in the long run. You just need to know when it’s time to get one. 1. Your Unit Is More Than 15 Years Old If your HVAC unit is over 15 years old, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Newer units are much more energy

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How Long Does the Average HVAC System Last?

June 20, 2022

From furnaces and boilers to central ACs and mini-splits, the term “HVAC system” covers a variety of products. How long these systems last for will depend, of course, on what product we’re talking about as well as on certain factors that lie outside of it. First, let’s give some basic figures. Heat pumps, gas furnaces, and electric furnaces all run for anywhere between 10 and 15 years. You may achieve 20 years if certain conditions are met, which we’ll touch upon below. Mini-splits can last a good 30 years, and boilers five years longer than that.

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Does Closing Vents Reduce HVAC Energy Usage?

May 20, 2022

In the summer, a central HVAC system offers whole-house comfort. But if you’re like most people, you likely spend the majority of your time in the downstairs portion of your home. And that may lead you to wonder if you’re wasting money by cooling unused upstairs rooms throughout the day. Here at Xtreme Air, Inc., we get questions about that kind of thing all of the time. So, we’ve decided to provide the answer to the ultimate summertime cooling question of whether you can save money by closing the upstairs air vents. Continue reading for the answer. Should I

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Are Window AC Units More Affordable Than HVAC Systems?

April 18, 2022

The two most common kinds of cooling systems you’ll see in homes are window units and HVAC systems. HVAC systems are the more popular option, but they aren’t necessarily the most frugal. While window AC units have their disadvantages, they are most likely a more affordable choice for your home than an HVAC system. Purchasing Costs HVAC systems are large, complex appliances that must be connected to your home’s ventilation system. They have the massive task of controlling your entire home’s climate, and as a result, they’re quite expensive. Even the cheapest HVAC units are rarely

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Can Leaky Windows Affect My Home Energy Costs?

March 17, 2022

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that heat gain and loss through your house’s windows account for up to 30% of your home heating and cooling energy usage. Poorly insulated windows also force your HVAC system to cycle longer, and the additional wear and tear can shorten the lifespan of your unit. Here are some ways to lower your monthly energy bills by minimizing heat loss and gain through your windows. Single-Pane Versus Double-Pane Windows All newly constructed homes now include double-paned windows, but they weren’t common in houses until the 1970s. Single-paned windows

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The Best Season to Install a New Air Conditioner

February 17, 2022

When the weather starts to heat up, many people start thinking about installing a new air conditioner. But, when is actually the best time to do it? Is there a specific time or season of the year that’s better than others? Here’s an ultimate guide to when is the best time to install a new AC unit. Summer Summer is the most popular time to install a new air conditioner because of the hot weather. However, it’s also when prices are at their highest. If you can wait until the fall or spring, you’ll likely

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4 Quick Tips for Cleaning Your Heat Pump or Furnace

January 13, 2022

Phoenix, AZ, is known for its intensely hot summers and plentiful sunshine. However, winter nights in the city can get downright cold. To keep your home comfortable this winter, follow these quick tips for cleaning your furnace or heat pump. 1. Clean or Change the Filter Once each month, check the heating system’s filter. If you see a layer of dust, wash the filter according to the manufacturer’s directions. If it’s a disposable filter, replace it. Don’t wait more than three months between filter cleanings or replacements. 2. Remove Debris From Vents

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3 Factors to Guide You When Considering Furnace Size

December 20, 2021

The size of a furnace will depend on your heating requirements and your location. Typically, you will require a furnace that will adequately provide enough heat for your home’s occupants. At Xtreme Air, Inc., we’ll guide you on the ideal furnace size for your home in Phoenix. Here’s what to consider. 1. Size of Your Home Large homes with lots of square footage will require a large furnace. On the other hand, a small home only requires a small furnace for heating. In most areas of the country, a furnace usually puts out a minimum of 3,000 BTU

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