Indoor Air Quality

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|

Continuous Fan or Auto Fan

Southern Indiana, Clark, Floyd, and Harrsion Counties as well as Louisville HVAC clients often ask how they should operate their furnace fan - auto or continuous? So, what should you do? Well, it depends... If you have a high efficiency filtration system and a variable speed ECM blower, you will want your fan running continuously to circulate the air at a low velocity. The lower speed of continuous fan allows for better filtration. The continuous [...]

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

Dry Air

Do you get dry itchy skin in the Jeffersonville or Louisville fluctuating weather? Are you concerned about your wood floors and furniture being too dry? We can help with a whole house humidifier. Whole house humidifiers are mounted on your furnace duct system and controlled automatically by a humidistat in conjunction with your thermostat. Three primary types of humidifiers are steam, fan powered and bypass. The steam humidifier uses significantly less water than the other [...]

2019-07-19T21:59:20-04:00April 4th, 2017|Indoor Air Quality|

HVAC Tax Credits and Rebates

Have you been on the fence about purchasing a new heating and cooling system hoping the air conditioner makes it through the summer? Did your furnace fail at the end of the previous heating season? There are incentives to purchase a new HVAC system this year from Duke, Vectren and REMC. You can contact us and discuss with Werner VanKleef at 812-280-0510 VanKleef Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

2019-07-19T21:59:20-04:00April 4th, 2017|Indoor Air Quality|

Does a Programmable Thermostat Make a Difference?

A manual thermostat is what most of us grew up with. If you are hot you turn the dial down. If you are cold you turn the dial up. When you leave the house for several hours you try and remember to set the temperature to a point where you will save a little energy. Why maintain the ideal temperature 24 hours a day if you are not there to enjoy it, right? You may [...]

2019-07-19T21:59:21-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Indoor Air Quality|