Any homeowner wants the HVAC system to work as efficiently as possible, which includes choosing a thermostat. A well-functioning HVAC system will make your home as comfortable as possible without running up your monthly energy costs.

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Most people take their heating system for granted, at least until something goes wrong with it. If you understand how your HVAC system works, there are some tasks you can do yourself without needing to call a professional. Here are the basic components of your heating system.

Heating Source

Most homes in North America are heated by a central furnace, using either electricity or natural gas to heat the air. In a gas furnace, the gas is combusted, which causes a metal heat exchanger to grow hot. The air above the heat exchanger gets hot and a furnace fan blows this air into your ductwork. In an electric furnace, coils get heated, but the same principles apply.
If something goes wrong with your furnace and you need help in Las Vegas, Mastermind Mechanical LLC stands ready to provide assistance. We have been in business for over 15 years.

Ductwork

Your home has ductwork, located in the crawlspace, basement or attic. Hot air blows through the ducts and comes out through various registers. This results in your entire home being heated unless you have closed some registers or they are blocked.

Thermostat

Central furnaces are connected to a thermostat in your home. The thermostat monitors the temperature of air in your home. Once the temperature has dropped below where you set it, it will send a signal to the furnace telling it to turn on. The thermostat signals the furnace when the right temperature has been reached.

Return Air

Your home has a return air register. Cooler air enters this register and returns to the furnace, where it is once again heated and sent into your home.

Las Vegas HVAC Professionals

Mastermind Mechanical LLC provides equipment and services to residential and commercial clients across the Las Vegas area. We install and service air conditioners and heating systems. We also sell, install and service appliances such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators. Additionally, we provide free estimates, so please give us a call today.

A new year is on the horizon. As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to make plans for a brighter future. This includes taking actions that increase your home’s comfort. Here are five resolutions that will make your home more comfortable in 2020.

Resolutions for Home Comfort in 2020

1. Schedule Maintenance Services

Heating systems can break down unexpectedly. In fact, this is especially true if your system is old. Prevent unexpected emergencies by scheduling yearly maintenance services with Mastermind Mechanical LLC. Our skilled technicians can inspect, clean and repair your heating system.

2. Change Your Air Filters

Dirty air filters prevent your heating system from efficiently heating your home. Check your air filters to see if they’re dirty. Plan to replace your air filters every 60 days.

3. Get a New Heating System

Like all appliances, your heating system has a limited life span of up to 15 years. If your heating system is old, it’s time to consider your replacement options. A new heating system from Mastermind Mechanical LLC requires less energy to operate than an older one.

4. Install a Smart Thermostat

How would you like to control your heating system’s settings from a remote location? With a smart thermostat, you can adjust your thermostat using your mobile device. Installing a smart thermostat can save energy. It can reduce your home’s heating costs.

5. Inspect Your Home’s Insulation

If your rooms aren’t properly insulated, cold air can enter your home. Inspect the insulation in your attic. Most insulation can last up to 15 years. Replace worn-out insulation that isn’t keeping your home warm.

Interested in heating and cooling services for your home? Count on our expert technicians at Mastermind Mechanical LLC. Our services include heating and 24-hour air conditioning maintenance, installation and services. We offer upfront pricing and 24/7 emergency repair services. Call Mastermind Mechanical LLC in Las Vegas to book a service appointment. We’re here to help with any of your heating or cooling needs.

Las Vegas Heating & Cooling Services

Mastermind Mechanical offers a broad range of heating services for customers throughout the Las Vegas region. We know that many people in this area want to limit their energy bills during winter. Modern space heaters can be an effective way to do that with relatively little investment.

Localized Heating

While zoned heating is becoming more prevalent, many homeowners still have traditional central heating. This means that the selected temperature applies through a home. That can be wasteful, for instance, if everyone is in the TV room. A space heater in that room can keep everyone comfortable while letting you drop the main temperature as much as 10 degrees, which is a huge difference.

Ease of Use

Space heaters have been around for decades, and they have evolved substantially in that time. They are less expensive than ever before, and they are quite easy to use. Just plug it in, rotate a dial and enjoy the heat. Safety has improved greatly as well. Burn and fire risks are much lower with newer space heaters, and many models have switches that can trip during various scenarios to disable the unit.

Requires Active Monitoring

Despite how safe space heaters have become, they still have to be monitored actively. That is fine in many scenarios but diminishes their overnight usefulness. They should not be in any room that will lack adult supervision for any stretch of time.

Positioning and Repositioning

Space heaters remain the leading cause of residential fires during winter. You have to position them with great care and perhaps even prepare the spot to avoid fire and burn hazards. If you will use the heater for an extended period, you will also need one or more additional positions prepared in advance so that you can move the heater and avoid overheating of a fixed location.

Your Total Comfort

Let Mastermind Mechanical a Las Vegas HVAC company help you ensure heating and AC comfort throughout your home. We also provide air conditioning and appliances services. Call today or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

Know When It’s Time for AC Repair

Generally known for its extreme summers, Las Vegas can get even hotter than usual during peak summer. From humidity to dry spells, the harsh weather can have detrimental effects on your health, which is why staying indoors, hydrated, and under proper cooling is important.

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Heating & A/C Repair | HVAC Repair Services Las Vegas

During the long winter period, your HVAC system works continuously to keep you and your loved ones warm and comfortable.

The unremitting use of your heating system can be quite taxing on your HVAC unit; therefore, it’s important to check out for some warning signs that it needs repairs.

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Preventative HVAC Equipment Maintenance In Las Vegas by Mastermind MechanicalChange your Las Vegas home air filter about once every month.

What is your home air filter?

Your Las Vegas home air filter is in the air intake for your furnace and air conditioner system. Air from your home is pulled through the intake filter (as seen in the image to the right) and from there into your heating and cooling system where it is heated or cooled to equal your indoor temperature settings. The filter collects any dust in the air, cleaning your indoor air as it conditions the temperature. You will be surprised at how much dust exists in the air your breathe. A good filter promotes good health! There are probably between one and three intake vents most commonly located in the ceiling in different areas of your home. Conduct a quick walk-through to locate all the air intake vents in your home.

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