We at Amber Air Conditioning know that not everyone has a background in HVAC air conditioning and heating system maintenance, or even how the systems work – even though all of us have HVAC systems and are cooled and warmed by them throughout the year. While we don’t expect to train the world on how HVAC systems and maintenance works, we do believe that a little background knowledge in these areas will help homeowners make more informed decisions on the HVAC services they are looking for; this is why we work hard every month to bring our clients and readers helpful heating and air conditioning tips, HVAC resources, and warnings about what homeowners should lookout for during the various seasons in the year. Follow our blog to enrich your knowledge of your home HVAC system:

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Do HVAC Systems Emit Greenhouse Gases?

According to most environmentalists, the ozone layer is getting depleted by greenhouse gases, some of which are emitted by HVAC equipment. This applies for all types of systems, including central, portable and wall-mounted AC units. The ozone layer is what protects the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. The gradual depletion of this stratum increases the

What Is An Air Handler?

An Air Handler is a vital part of any split system HVAC system. Also known as an Air Handling Unit, (AHC) an Air Handler is the device within an HVAC or heat pump air conditioning system that “handles” the air that is brought in through the intake to be prepared for either heating or cooling.

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Top HVAC Technologies For The Coming Year

The HVAC industry has been experiencing robust growth and impressive innovations throughout the third quarter of 2015. Industry players have not rested on their laurels but have been busy developing and launching new products. For entrepreneurs in the HVAC niche, it is worth keeping abreast of these developments. HVAC technology in 2016 will likely focus

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Should You Buy From A Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer?

Buying your Carrier HVAC system from an authorized dealer is a very good idea. You may be wondering why we are saying this but we do have facts to back this assertion. Just take a look at what a Carrier factory authorized dealer can offer you as compared to a conventional HVAC retailer. We have

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Should I Be Concerned About Carbon Monoxide In My Home?

Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, odorless and colorless gas. One of the biggest carbon monoxide dangers is that it is impossible to detect the gas in the air without a CO detector. Symptoms of a CO poisoning are not always obvious but they can be lethal.   Typical Symptoms of CO Poisoning Typical symptoms include

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How Important Is It To Get The Right Size Of Heating And Cooling Equipment?

HVAC sizing is one of the most important steps in the process of procuring the right cooling and heating equipment. This is because installing a larger HVAC equipment than necessary will increase the procurement and installation cost. Furthermore, there may not be enough space for installation. On the other hand, HVAC equipment that is too

Should I Leave Interior Doors Open Or Closed During Heating And Cooling?

Recently, researchers have found out that simply keeping a bedroom door closed can adversely affect comfort, safety and health in a house. This is because it blocks the air’s pathway, thus reducing air flow into the room and through the system as well. Pressurization of the room, which is caused by air trapped within the

Using Fans Or Air Conditioners To Cool Your Home

Everybody wants to live in a comfortable home with the right temperature. During the summer months, temperatures can get quite high and this is the time to consider the perfect cooling system. The fans or A/C debate appears to be a no-brainer because most people prefer air conditioners. Your decision to cool your home with

Temperature Control Tips And Tricks For HVAC Systems

Each season we make different demands of our HVAC systems. To keep the system running at its optimum, it’s important that we follow certain HVAC tips that maintain the system so it continues to work properly. You’ll still want to have your system serviced by a professional occasionally, but with your help his visits will

Should You Leave Interior Doors Open Or Closed During Heating And Cooling?

During extremely cold or hot seasons, your HVAC system works harder to keep the temperatures in your home comfortable. This results in higher energy bills as your system tries to cool or heat different rooms in your house. In an effort to lower these utility bills, most people apply different techniques in the hopes of