Does Zoning Work With Smart Thermostats?

October 10, 2020

Smart thermostats are brilliant new innovations for controlling an HVAC system. Zoned systems help the HVAC system better distribute hot or cold air. Combining both systems might appeal to homeowners seeking the most modern HVAC setup. Integrating zoned setups with smart thermostats might be one more step toward “ultra-modernizing” a home. Is it even possible to combine smart thermostats and zoned systems, though? Generally, it is possible, depending on the compatibility between the zoning setup and the smart thermostat. What are the different zone systems? Before exploring that answer, it may be best to

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How To Determine if Your AC Needs Emergency Service

September 20, 2020

It can be a frustrating experience when your air conditioner suddenly stops working. To correct that situation or even prevent it from happening, you may need to seek professional assistance immediately. In this article, we look at some of the top signs that your system needs emergency services. Warm Air From Your AC Warm air is one of the common signs that the air conditioner might soon need significant repairs. However, many factors can cause your AC to discharge hot air when it should be cooling your home. You may want to start

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Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 8, 2020

At Brothers Plumbing Air Conditioning, we strongly recommend pleated air filters compared to other filtration options. This suggestion might make you wonder, what is the advantage of a pleated air filter compared to my existing fiberglass solution? Unlike traditional fiberglass filters, pleated air filters are normally constructed from polyester, cotton, or paper sheets. The sheets are then folded into pleats, which significantly increases the filter’s surface area. The more surface area your air filter has, the more likely it’s going to trap dust, dirt, hair, mold, or other allergens. The Drawbacks of a Traditional Fiberglass Filter

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7 Cooling Myths Debunked

July 12, 2020

As with most things in life, the longer that something is used, the more myths begin to circulate about that particular object or topic. Home cooling is one such topic that has more than its fair share of myths. The problem with home-cooling myths is that these myths can cost you extra money in the form of higher utility bills or more frequent repairs on your system. Therefore, it’s important to lay these myths to rest to help you keep your Peoria home cool and do so in a way that maximizes efficiency. Myth 1: Your Home

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Hot Weather and Its Effects on Your AC System

June 12, 2020

When it gets hot outside, you immediately feel the effects. In extreme heat, you have to change your behavior by drinking more water, staying inside more, letting your car cool down before you hit the road, and more. When it comes to extreme heat, you’re not the only one affected. Your air conditioner feels the effects of extreme heat as well, resulting in different responses that you may or may not notice. To give you greater insight into your HVAC system, here is a basic guide from Brothers Plumbing Air Conditioning to the effects of extreme heat on your

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