Vital Heating & Air Blog: Archive for June, 2020

Why Refrigerant Leaks Are Bad (Really Bad) for Your AC

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Refrigerant is the life-blood of an air conditioner. If there’s no refrigerant, there’s no cooling. Pretty simple. But many people who have central air conditioners aren’t certain of what refrigerant does and why it’s so essential. Although we don’t expect all homeowners to be HVAC experts (we’d be out of a job then!), a bit of education about refrigerant can help people understanding what happens when an air conditioner starts to lose refrigerant to leaks.

Leaking refrigerant is always a reason to call for professional air conditioning repair in Indianapolis, IN. Below we’ll explain why these leaks can mean seriously bad news for your air conditioner—it’s more than just losing out on cooling.

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Does Your Home Need an Air Purifier?

Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Indoor air quality is something that many people are concerned about today, and for good reasons. It’s not just worrying about germs and viruses. It’s everyday problems due to the numerous pollutants that get trapped indoors because of the poor ventilation in most homes. In fact, the better-built the home, the worse the IAQ often is! It’s a side-effect of making homes more air-tight and energy-efficient than ever.

But what can you do about this problem? Homeowners often think of using air filters beyond the one that’s already on their HVAC system. (This filter isn’t effective for cleaning the air; it’s to protect the inside of the HVAC cabinet.) Air filtration systems can work well at removing particles from circulation. But your house may need extra protection. You might wonder if air purification systems in Indianapolis are the way to go.

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