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Using Home Zoning Solutions to Heat and Cool a Home

Living in a climate like Omaha, the weather can be on opposite extremes. Winter is extremely cold and summer is extremely hot. This makes heating your home fairly challenging. Between freezing, sweating and wasting money on inefficient home energy – there has got to be an easy and comfortable way to heat and cool your home, right? Right! The answer is a home zoning solution. Typically, with this type of home heating and cooling solution there are 3 or 4 zones – which are designated areas of the home. Working with your HVAC, it will increase, reduce or shut off heating...
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Getting your Furnace Ready for an Omaha Winter

Winter is fast approaching in Omaha… which means it’s time to start thinking about your furnace. The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years, so if you’re closing in on this timeline, there are a few things you should look for to determine if you might need a new one. The first thing to look for is a rise in utility bills. The older a furnace gets, the less efficient it becomes. Lennox and American Standard both offer energy efficient heating that can provide a significant drop in utility bills. You may also find yourself adjusting the...
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Indoor Allergy Relief Using HVAC Products

Many of our Omaha customers suffer from allergies, and inside their home should be a place of escape from these external discomforts. Unfortunately, there are many in-home allergens that can cause discomfort, as well. When symptoms such as itchy eyes, runny noses or discomfort in breathing occur in the home, it’s time to call our team at A1 United to help relieve you of what is causing these allergies with filtration. Some common causes of indoor allergies and their potential fixes include: Mold Spores: These will not only cause discomfort, but can be hazardous to ones health. Mold spores tend to grow...
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Solar Energy – Efficient Heating and Cooling

More people in the Omaha-Metro are considering alternative energy sources to heat and cool their homes and businesses. Fortunately, the most effective and efficient way to save energy while heating and cooling your home or business is the most abundant – solar energy. Solar energy systems utilize sunlight (which is free) and converts it into a power source. For both heating and cooling, solar energy is effective and efficient, as it creates no carbon dioxide like electricity generated from a power plant. The energy savings provided by solar energy transfers into savings on your utility costs. More power coming from your solar...
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ENERGY STAR Products for Heating and AC

Most of our Omaha customers are concerned about efficiency when it comes to their heating and air conditioning. Energy efficiency is not only good for the environment, but also for the wallet. For the last several years, you’ve likely heard about ENERGY STAR ratings. Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting a set of energy efficiency requirements. These requirements ensure that consumers are receiving properly tested, highly efficient products from reputable manufacturers. At A1 United, we carry many ENERGY STAR rated products. Lennox is a four-time winner of the ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner of the Year award—and the first and...
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