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Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

December 11, 2018

Cooler temperatures can only mean one thing (at least for adults). Winter is here. It’s time to make sure your HVAC system is ready for winter. Calling an HVAC technician for routine maintenance now can save your bank account down the road. You may have already done this, but the experts at Ball Building Services recommend these additional five steps to make sure your HVAC system stays strong through the next few months. Five Things to Ensure Your HVAC System is Ready for Winter Follow these five tips to minimize the dreaded no-heat chilly morning and help save you money. Install a programmable thermostat. Set the temperature to warm the rooms you use when home. Turn zones with unused areas

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Cold and Flu Season is Here: Keep Your Family Healthy with Improved Air Quality

Cold and Flu Season is Here: Keep Your Family Healthy with Improved Air Quality

November 29, 2018

Now that winter is coming, it is often an invitation for unwanted germs and sick days. You can’t completely control the germs coming into your home, but you can increase the air quality in your home. Doing so will prevent bacteria and mold from growing unknowingly. What is the best way to improve the air quality in your home? The experts at Ball Building Services recommend these steps to protect your home. HEPA Air Filters and Ultraviolet Air Purifiers HEPA air filters are known to trap pet dander, larger particles of bacteria, and allergens. The harmful germs and bacteria are still in your home until you change your filter. An ultraviolet air purifier can kill germs, bacteria, and viruses, including

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Ductless Mini-Split vs. Traditional Heating System

Ductless Mini-Split vs. Traditional Heating System

November 15, 2018

While we may not use them year-round, residents in Florida need heating systems in our homes. We have some chilly evenings in the winter months and many systems work as both the heating and cooling system. Two options to consider include the ductless mini-split and the traditional Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning System (HVAC) heating system. Here’s what you need to know when choosing which system is right for your home, from the experts at Ball Building Services. What is a Ductless Mini-Split System? A ductless mini-split has two main parts, an outdoor unit, and an indoor unit. The indoor unit heats or cools the room it’s in, so homes often have multiple units, according to Energy.gov. It’s ideal in homes

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Increase Energy Efficiency; Reduce Utility Expenses

Increase Energy Efficiency; Reduce Utility Expenses

October 25, 2018

Some areas of the United States have a season that allows residents and businesses to use less energy. Residents in the northern states don’t use air conditioning for a long period of time, lowering their seasonal energy costs. However, in Florida, this is not possible. We can’t just turn off the heat or air conditioning and still maintain a comfortable indoor climate. Instead of taking extreme measures, here are some ways to increase energy efficiency and reduce utility expenses from the experts at Ball Building Services. Increase Energy Efficiency Through Proper Insulation An easy way to immediately reduce energy expenses is to improve the insulation in your home. Your HVAC system works harder to maintain the right temperature if the

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What to do for Your HVAC System After a Hurricane

What to do for Your HVAC System After a Hurricane

October 9, 2018

Hurricane season is normal in Florida, but each one is different and means varying levels of maintenance to your home and property. Some hurricanes leave your property untouched and others cause your home to need costly repairs. The same is true with your HVAC system after a hurricane. It’s usually necessary to call an HVAC repair technician if your system is not working, but what else should you consider? Here are our top recommendations. Be Proactive Taking precautions to protect your HVAC system before a storm prevents damage when a hurricane hits your area. Check to make sure your air conditioning unit does not wobble or move Cover the unit with a tarp secured with bungee cords to prevent debris

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