Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘HVAC’ Category

How Does a Ductless System Work?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

If you haven’t looked into using a ductless system before, and you’re considering replacing your air conditioner and/or heating system, then now can be the perfect time to consider the installation of a ductless system. Ductless systems are great options for multi-story homes, houses with a lot of rooms, or houses that are being added on to. We’ll get into that more below.

In the meantime, how does a ductless system actually work? This is a common question we receive. Also referred to as ductless mini-splits, these systems don’t use ductwork (as their name implies). But they are forced-air heating and cooling systems. So how is all of this possible?

Continue Reading

How Often Does My Commercial HVAC System Need Maintenance?

Monday, September 26th, 2022

As you can probably guess, a commercial HVAC system needs more service than a residential system, given how large and complex a piece of equipment it is. What you may not know is that a commercial HVAC system needs maintenance just as often–once a year for a commercial cooling system and once a year for a commercial heater. Of course, this means that if your commercial space or business uses a heat pump system, you’ll need to invest in maintenance twice a year.

But what else should you know? Well, just how important it is that your system be maintained and otherwise serviced by folks who have expertise in commercial HVAC work, like the folks here at Residential Heating and Air. Maintenance helps your commercial system work as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible, while professional services keep it operating well day in and day out. Read on to learn why it’s so important to hire an experienced contractor for any commercial HVAC work you need done.

Continue Reading

What Is a Plenum in an HVAC System?

Monday, December 20th, 2021

handsome-young-man-looking-thoughtfully-at-isolated-white-backgroundYour forced-air heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system use a network of ducts to move your conditioned air through your home. Most of the time, your ducted system is going to be comprised of sheet metal, but it can also be made of fiberglass or insulated plastic in some circumstances. 

In any circumstance, it’s important to understand that the heart of your home’s HVAC system is the plenum. You might be surprised to hear this. It’s a word that many people haven’t heard before when it comes to HVAC services. Today, we’re going to get into your supply plenum and let you know why this is important. It’s important for your air conditioning services and your heating services in Minnetonka

Continue Reading