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How to Improve Your Furnace’s Heating Ability

Monday, January 24th, 2022

Furnaces are an excellent heating solution. With the ability to achieve higher heat output than most heating systems, they are energy-efficient and reliable. In addition, you can use the furnace to improve your home’s indoor air quality by installing an air filtration system, humidifier, or air purifier right inside its system.

Generally, furnaces are a handy component in the home when it comes to keeping yourself or your family warm and comfy during the cold months. While older low-efficiency units cannot match some alternative heating solutions newer high-efficiency models can rock up to 98% efficiency, which balances well when you factor in fuel affordability.

Nonetheless, no matter the rating of your furnace, here are tips to help you improve its efficiency and bring down your energy costs.

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Can Your Home Benefit from an Air Purifier?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

virus-cells-on-dark-backgroundWhen spring arrives, you start to pay attention to the air quality. Your daily morning routine might start with checking the pollen count outdoors as well. If you’re paying more attention to the air quality outdoors, it probably comes naturally for you to start paying closer attention to the air quality in your house. We’re here to take the reins when you’re looking for IAQ guidance.

We typically recommend air purifiers in Sweeny, TX because they’re effective and affordable systems. But each home is different. What might benefit your neighbor could be a terrible fit for you. We’re going to give you some guidelines to determine if air purifiers are right for you.

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Now Is The Perfect Time to Install a New Heater

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Tech-FurnaceThe cold season is over, which makes now the perfect time to replace your heating system! Sound a bit bizarre? Don’t worry, we’ll explain. Demand for new heating systems tends to be pretty low in the summer, which is precisely why it’s a good idea to install a new one at that time if you’re on the market. You’ll be more likely to find a deal on a new system, and you won’t have to worry about waiting weeks for an appointment to install it. Waiting until right before winter, when everyone who needs a new heater is going to be installing it, is just going to frustrate you. So the question is: do you need a new heating system? Well, that all depends on the answers to the questions below.

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How Duct Mastic Works in Duct Repair

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Duct mastic is a type of sealant, used to repair breaches in your ducts.  It’s a reliable tool that most HVAC repair services are familiar with, and can help resolve a potentially huge problem with your heating and air conditioning system. Breaches in your ducts will pull conditioned air out of the system or bring conditioned air in, which lowers the efficiency of your HVAC unit and increases both monthly bills and the frequency of repairs. A good repair technician can get it fixed, and here in Sweeny, TX duct repair service is usually just a phone call away. Duct mastic is one of the most potent ways of handling the issue. Here’s a quick breakdown on how duct mastic works in duct repair.

The material is essentially a paste, applied with a brush or a trowel and used to cover up the breach in question. It goes on very smoothly and a good technician will ensure a thick and even coat while he or she is applying it. Once it dries, it forms a solid seal that prevents air form escaping, restoring the integrity of your system. Duct mastic work well in part because it retains its flexibility, even after it dries. That means it won’t crack or splinter over time. Yet it’s still quite strong: waterproof, resistant to the effects of sunlight and able to handle the variations in temperature that your HVAC system will subject it to. Perhaps most importantly of all, it won’t degrade the material that forms your ducts, ensuring that the breach stays sealed over a long period of time.

Duct mastic works best in small cracks of seals. Like any past, it can’t handle a large breach of more than an eighth of an inch wide. But eve with larger breaches, it can still be used to seal the fitted pieces typically used to seal a larger breach. For more on how duct mastic works in duct repair, or to schedule a repair serve in your home, call upon the experts at Switzerland Air to help. Duct repair is included in our list of indoor air quality services, and we often use duct mastic as a part of our operations. We also offer a variety of professional AC services in Sweeny. Let us show you what we can do. Give us a call today!

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Benefits of a Commercial Chiller System

Friday, March 21st, 2014

A commercial chiller system is a form of air conditioning, mounted on the roof of an office building or similar structure. They come in two types: air cooled and water cooled. Air-cooled systems blow warm air from your building across a set of coils circulating refrigerant. Water-cooled systems send the heat from the air into water, which facilitates a heat exchange with a series of copper tubes containing refrigerant. It works more effectively than air-cooled chillers for larger offices, which naturally have higher demands on an air conditioning system. Here in Sweeny, TX, commercial chillers make a lot of sense, especially considering our hot muggy summers.

Did you know that Switzerland Air specializes in repairing and installing commercial chiller systems in Sweeny, TX?

But what, specifically, are the benefits of a commercial chiller system? The answers can be found below.

  • Energy efficiency. Commercial chillers have the benefit of using less energy than other types of air conditioning systems. This allows you to save money on monthly cooling costs quite readily, a major concern when you’re dealing with a business. Not only do you need to keep your employees comfortable, but you want your customers to enjoy your space and want to come back to it. A commercial chiller will help you do that without breaking the bank.
  • Environmental impact. Commercial chillers are environmentally friendly, using less energy to do their work while still providing reliable air conditioning. Newer models improve their environmental efficiency a great deal, and smaller models tend to use less energy than larger ones to boot.
  • Flexibility. Regardless of the size of your business, there’s a commercial chiller that can meet your needs. Their flexibility means that you can adjust and alter the number of units you have fairly easily, tailoring the payload to reflect your specific needs.

The benefits of a commercial chiller system also depend on your business’s needs, which is why you could use an expert like Switzerland Air to help you. We operate in Sweeny, TX, we offer expert commercial HVAC services, and commercial chiller systems are part of our field of expertise.

Call us today to make an appointment!

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Should You Install a Commercial Boiler for Your Business?

Monday, January 13th, 2014

In Sweeny TX, commercial boilers can be a viable option for keeping your business toasty and comfortable during the cold winter months. No one likes working in a chilly office, and if paying customers visit your place of business, you want them to be warm and comfortable as well. A viable heating system is an absolute must, but should you install a commercial boiler for your business? Or would another option suit you better?

Commercial boilers eschew the “modular HVAC” model of forced air furnaces. Those unis tend to work well in modular settings; for instance, if you have an office building with multiple businesses. Boilers, on the other hand, work well in places where your heating needs are more or less fixed and you have a very god idea of exactly how much heat you’ll need. This can include such businesses as hotels, restaurants, libraries, stand-alone stores and anywhere where your business doesn’t share the space with any other occupants.

A boiler system runs pipes and radiators through the building, then uses heated water running through that system to warm the building. Because it uses radiant heat instead of forced air, it might prove a better fit for certain types of businesses that don’t need a draft or breeze. It can also prove a viable option if the building in question has an existing air conditioning system without an attendant heating system – not uncommon in a warm climate like Texas – and you need some means of installing a new heating system that doesn’t make the AC unit obsolete.

Whatever the specifics, it benefits you if you speak to an expert: someone who knows the needs of commercial and business heating, not just residential heating. Providing commercial heating services in Sweeny are Switzerland Air’s area of expertise. We understand the specific needs of the business community and can make strong recommendations on the heating system that works best for yours. Pick up the phone and give us a call to make an appointment today. We’ll discuss your options with you and help you set up an installation that works!

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Signs Your Ductwork Needs Repair

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The ducts in your house are connected to a centralized HVAC system, delivering cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter. Here in Sweeny, TX, ductwork can be found in most homes: hidden in the crawlspaces or attic, but diligently helping to keep your home comfortable. When problems arise with your ducts, a good HVAC service can usually fix them, just as they can with problems in the furnace or air conditioner itself. It always helps if the homeowner can spot problems early on, then contact a repair service before they get out of hand. Here are some signs your ductwork needs repair.

  • Low air flow. If the air isn’t flowing the way it once did or has been cut off entirely, a blockage in the ductwork may be to blame. Alternately, the ducts may have sprung a leak and air is escaping throughout the opening. In some cases, damage to the ducts themselves may have created a crimp or a divot in the ducts. Regardless of the cause, it is cutting off the flow of air, forcing your HVAC system to work harder to do its job.
  • Strange noises. If the duct has sprung a leak, it’s apt to make odd noises when the air leaks out. This is likely a whistling or a humming noise, but it can also create groans or rattles: reflecting the metal of the ducts themselves reacting to the escaping air.
  • Reduced heat. If warm air is escaping the ducts via a leak, or improperly insulated ducts pass too close to an uninsulated outside wall, they’re apt to leach the heat out of the air travelling through them. A repairman can solved the problem either by repairing the leak or insulating the affected part of the ducts.

If you spot signs your ductwork needs repair, then pick up the phone and call Switzerland Air for help. We handle calls for ductwork and other indoor air quality services in Sweeny TX, ductwork issues are part of our regular service and we are completely dedicated to your 100% satisfaction. Our trained experts can hunt down the source of your problem and restore your ductwork to maximum efficiency, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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