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Only Choose Specialists for Commercial Heating Installation

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Owning or managing a large commercial property comes with many important responsibilities, one of which includes maintaining the equipment that keeps your customers, clients, tenants, and employees comfortable on site. Since you’re so busy maintaining a business, however, you may not have time to do the right amount of research before selecting a company to install or replace your heater. But without the proper service, your new HVAC system may fail sooner than it’s supposed to, or cost you hundreds in repairs.

Here at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating, we want to urge you to always choose specialists experienced specifically in commercial units. Commercial heating differs greatly from other types of heating systems, and installation should be trusted only to those with experience in the field. Here’s a look at why that is.

Specialists Are Trained on Large Commercial Systems

So you’ve flipped through the phone book or searched online and found a certified heating technician in your area. Is this enough to ensure you get the service you need for your commercial property? Not quite. Though a residential heating company may claim to be able to set up your system, only specialists have the ability to inspect and install these systems securely, quickly, and properly. This is because larger commercial units don’t have the same type of layout as smaller units. A technician must know the ins and outs of complicated commercial ductwork and what type of setup would work best for your business.

Proper Sizing Is of Utmost Importance

One other major reason to call on professionals for installation is the importance of proper sizing. A heating system must be of a particular size according to the size of your business, the number of people in a room or office, types of windows, form of insulation, and more. Deciding on size involves complicated calculations, and for growing businesses, many commercial heating systems are able to change and grow in heating capacity with the help of a technician, but an amateur may not know of this feature. An inexperienced person may also neglect any zone control needs of a larger business, important to many operations.

Call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating for professional and quality commercial heating installation in Port Aransas today!

How Does a Ductless Mini Split Heat Your Home?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

It can seem confusing: a system that doesn’t have ducts, and also offers heating and cooling. The truth is, it’s not that confusing at all. However, if you are looking to install ductless heating in Port Aransas, it is important to get professional help. Heat pumps are complex devices and require specific training and expertise to ensure a proper installation.  At Justice Air Conditioning & Heating, our technicians are certified and trained, and can help with any heat pump installation or repair needed, so call us today.

How Does Ductless Heat?

There are two main components to a ductless system: the outdoor unit and the indoor blowers. The outdoor uses heat pump technology, and is connected to the indoor blowers (up to 4 per outdoor unit) via a conduit through an exterior wall. The way the system is able to provide both heating and cooling is due to the reversing valve in the heat pump: this valve reverses the flow of refrigerant, so the device can both heat and cool. All that is required is that the mode is switched from cooling to heating.

The conduit between the outdoor unit and the indoor blowers has a power cord, condensate drain and refrigerant line. When an indoor blower is turned on, it begins the heating or cooling cycle, and soon air will blow from the indoor blower.

What Are the Benefits of a Ductless System?

As we’ve already discussed, one of the biggest advantages of installing a ductless mini-split is that the system can both heat and cool your home. Here are some other benefits to consider:

  • Easy installation – because there is no need for ductwork, the installation of a ductless system is simple and straightforward. The indoor blowers can be mounted flush against walls or hung from ceilings, a small 3” hole is drilled into an exterior wall, and the indoor unit is connected to the outdoor unit via the conduit.
  • Customized comfort – each blower operates independently, allowing you to set a different temperature per blower, or even keep heating off in an unused area.
  • Energy efficiency – not only is the system itself very energy efficient – it uses only a small amount of electricity to operate – but the ability to customize your comfort also helps to reduce energy usage.

If you want a system that offers both heating and cooling and energy efficiency, ductless heating in Port Aransas may be the perfect fit for you.

To get you questions about ductless heating call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating today and chat with one of our specialists.

What Does a UV Air Purifier Do?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Indoor air quality is important: it helps with comfort and the health of your family. But not all air cleaners do the same thing, especially when it comes to biological pollutants. Some air cleaners with higher MERV ratings can capture biological pollutants that are larger in size, but to truly eradicate microbes like bacteria, viruses and mold and mildew spores, you’ll want to look at how a UV air purifier in Port Aransas can help you.

What Is a UV Air Purifier?

A UV air purifier, also known as UV germicidal lighting or UV lights, is an air purifier that destroys the DNA of biological pollutants, rendering them incapable of reproducing or sustaining life. A UV air purifier accomplishes this by using the radiation from UV-C light rays.

Where Is It Installed?

Placement is flexible, but a common spot is the evaporator unit in your air conditioning system, typically over the coils. This helps keep your coils free from developing growths like mold and algae while also purifying the air that passes under the lighting.

Will a UV Air Purifier Remove Dust and Dirt?

A UV purifier is not a filter; as such, it does not capture and collect dust and dirt. If you are concerned about dust and dirt, it is recommended that you pair UV lighting with an air filter.

How Often Does a UV Air Purifier Operate?

Unlike air filters that only capture particles when your system is in operation, UV lighting operates 24/7. The amount of electricity they use is small, about 7 cents per day.

What Are Some Other Benefits of UV Lighting?

  • Over 99% effectiveness in killing biological pollutants
  • Flexible placement, including in vents and over the coils of your system
  • Helps with your air conditioner’s energy efficiency by killing off mold and other biological debris that can affect the operation of your system

Maintenance

UV lighting is relatively easy to maintain. The most important step is to make sure the light bulbs don’t become covered with dust; if they do, clean them off to maximize their continued performance. Secondly, UV lights last about a year, so it’s recommended the lights are changed annually, even if your current ones are still working.

For more information on how a UV air purifier in Port Aransas can help you, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today.

How Does Zone Air Conditioning Work?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Imagine being able to achieve comfort for all the people in your home while maintaining energy efficiency. You can – with a zone control system. Zone control systems give you a level of control over your cooling you simply can’t achieve with a single-set thermostat. Temperatures change throughout the day, making it difficult to maintain an even temperature inside your home. With zone air conditioning, you gain the ability to cool your Port Aransas home evenly, creating comfort and efficiency.

How It Works

A system of motorized dampers is installed into your ductwork. Each damper is connected to a thermostat that controls it. If more cooling is needed, the damper opens; if less, then it closes. Zones are designated by the property owner and can be individual rooms, separate floors or different wings of a home – it is up to you. The bottom line is that you cool what you want, when you want, and to the temperature that works best for you.

Benefits of Zone Air Conditioning

As we mentioned above, customized comfort is a big benefit of installing a zone control system, but there are other benefits worth considering:

  • Better energy efficiency – when you can tailor the amount of cooling you use, you can save energy – and money – because you are no longer cooling areas that don’t need it. As such, your energy consumption goes down.
  • Less stress on your system – being able to cool as needed typically leads to less usage of your air conditioner. Less operation means less wear-and-tear to your system.
  • Convenience – zone thermostats can be programmable, enabling you to program temperatures for times of day, days of the week, etc.

Hire a Professional

A zone control system is easy to use and can offer your property multiple benefits, but installation is complex; as such, it’s best to work with a trained professional.

If better control over your air conditioning is what you seek this summer, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating and speak with our experts.

3 Types of Air Filtration Systems

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Do you know what’s inside the air that circulates through your home every day? You might be surprised to learn that a large amount of unhealthy contaminants are common in contemporary houses, which is an unfortunate side effect of the improved heat sealing that helps increase energy efficiency. The reduction in indoor air quality throughout the country has resulted in the U.S. EPA identifying it as a major and rising health concern.

But you have methods available to better the quality of your home’s air: air filtration systems. With the assistance of indoor air quality specialists, an air filter will give you healthier air, as well as a more efficient air conditioner and heater.

For air filtration systems in Port Aransas, TX, and to help you find out which one will do the best job of cleansing your home’s air, call Justice Air Conditioning & Heating today.

Here are three of the different systems that we install:

I. HEPA mechanical filters

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are one of the most common ways to remove larger dust and dirt particles from the air that circulates through a ventilation system. These filters use a mesh of fibers to draw particles down to 0.3 microns in size to them and trap them. To qualify as a HEPA filter, a filter must remove 99.97% of these particles from the air, and many can achieve even better than this and effect smaller particles down to 0.1 microns.

II. Electronic air purifiers

Although HEPA filters are remarkably effective at filtering air, they do not affect gases and odor molecules, such as carbon monoxide and pesticides. To counteract these pollutants, an electronic air purifier is an excellent option. These systems ionize the air to attract contaminants down onto a pair of metal plates.

III. UV air purifiers

If your main concern about contamination in your air comes from bacteria, viruses, spores, and mold, then UV air purifiers are an excellent choice. These systems use ultraviolet light lamps to kill off microbacteria and other tiny biological contaminants; the high-frequency waves strip away the nuclei and destroy the cellular structure of the bacteria, not only killing them but preventing them from spreading. Best of all, they do this without leaving any toxic reside to harm the air quality inside a ventilation system.

To know which air filtration system, or combination of systems, will work best for your home, you need to have indoor air quality specialists perform an inspection on the type of contaminants that need eliminating. Justice Air Conditioning & Heating can handle this task, and then we will then help you select from among the various air filtration systems in Port Aransas, TX. With our assistance, you can have the highest quality air possible in your home.

Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Blowing Cool Air?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Centralized air conditioners usually work by blowing cool air through a system of ducts in your household, gradually lowering the temperature as a result. When the unit blows the fan, but the air itself isn’t cold, it’s usually an indication of a serious problem. You can find quality air conditioning repair in Port Aransas to correct the problem, but it may help you if you understand the causes. “Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cool air?” you ask. We’ve provided a brief outline of some possible answers below.

Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Blowing Cool Air

The most common cause is reduced refrigerant levels, which severely hamper your air conditioner’s ability to do its job. Refrigerant needs to be at a specific level to work (the exact level depends on your particular make and model of air conditioner). When that level gets lowered – usually because of a leak somewhere in the system – the cooling process is severely reduced. You can usually spot this problem by looking for ice forming on the evaporator coils, a sure sign that the refrigerant levels are low.

Similarly, a problem may arise in the condenser valve and/or compressor coils, which starts the refrigeration process. The two subject the refrigerant to high amounts of pressure and heat, then bleed off that heat to revert the refrigerant to liquid form. (The liquid refrigerant then returns to gaseous form in the evaporator coils, which pulls heat form the surrounding air.) A problem with the condenser array means that the refrigerant can’t revert to liquid form (at least not in the required amounts) and again, the unit’s ability to cool the air is hampered.

Other causes of warm air can include a breach in the duct system, a clogged air filter, or even just a faulty thermostat. Whatever the cause, if you’re asking “why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cool air?” you should talk to the experts at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating for assistance.

We handle all kinds of air conditioning repair in Port Aransas, and are dedicated to addressing your concerns with speed and efficiency. Call us today to make an appointment.