Hybrid HVAC Systems

If we told you that you can save 30-50% on your heating and cooling in a single year, would you believe us? With hybrid systems this is a reality. Technology allows for such higher efficiencies now. You’ve probably heard of hybrid cars that use both gas and electricity. When a hybrid car gets too low on electrical power, the gasoline engine kicks in and gives the vehicle additional power when needed. Most hybrid vehicles get unbelievable [...]

2019-07-19T22:12:15-04:00August 14th, 2018|Cooling|

Heating and Cooling Tips: Ways to Reduce Static Electricity

As colder weather rolls around, the dryness in the air increases our possibility for that predictable little shock we get as we exit the car, walk across the carpet, or change clothes. A shock from static electricity is not a true electric shock, but a pain of hot sparks jumping to or from our fingers to our other body parts.There are several ways to reduce or eliminate the risk of static electricity this season, some [...]

2019-07-19T22:20:09-04:00September 15th, 2017|HVAC|

Cracked furnace heat exchangers

Annual heating and furnace tuneups are key to maintaining  your system in peak operation conditions. They also find potential safety issues. Have you ever noticed flames rolling backwards from the center burner. If so, you need to call a service man for inspection. If the crimp rings are inserted into the eyelets and used to hold the heat exchanger together. You can see the eyelets in the heat exchanger in this picture. When the crimp rings fail, [...]

2019-07-24T00:10:09-04:00September 15th, 2017|Maintenance|

HVAC Fall Maintenance

Temperatures are falling in Southern Indiana/Louisville area. It's time to wake the furnace in the basement. When was the last time you looked at the filter? What's the chance it looks like this? Dirty filters and neglected equipment leads to early failures. All furnace manufacturers recommend an annual tuneup and inspection. Even Energy Star recommends it! We're scheduling furnace and heat pump tuneups now. Call VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning at 812-280-0510 today to [...]

2019-07-27T18:25:36-04:00September 1st, 2017|Maintenance|

Why Air Flow is Critical to HVAC Life

One of the many things we check on our service calls is system air flow. Air flow is critical to a long lasting air conditioner and furnace. Inside your gas furnace is a heat exchanger. The flame shoots inside the heat exchanger and the fan blows air across the outside. If the air flow is insufficient, the heat exchanger becomes too hot. This excess heat stresses the metal. Over time, this stress leads to cracks in [...]

2019-07-19T21:59:19-04:00April 4th, 2017|Indoor Air Quality, Maintenance|