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Air Filtration: Air Purifier & HEPA Filter Installation by Aaspen HVAC

hvac filterAir purifiers, air filtration and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems go hand in hand. An air purifier with a high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA filter, can be employed in conjunction with your heating and air conditioning system to improve the quality of the air you breathe in your home. Indoor air quality is becoming more recognized as a health concern for the average American household. Impurities in the air, including allergens such as dust, dust mites, pollen, and other irritants, negatively impact the air quality in your home. If you or anyone in your household suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory illnesses, these air pollutants can be a serious health risk. Regular air conditioner filters in your intake vents will keep some of these particles from entering your HVAC system and re-entering the air in your home. If you replace your HVAC filters regularly, they will stop even more air pollutants. But in order to remove a significant amount of these impurities from the air, an air purifier is necessary, and it will make a noticeable difference.

Air Purification Systems Integrate Seamlessly with HVAC Systems: Whole House Air Purifiers

Air purifiers can be fitted onto HVAC systems to thoroughly filter the air as it passes through your central heating and air conditioning system. A whole house air purifier with a HEPA filter removes even the finest particles, making the air you and your family breathe markedly purer and healthier. This setup is much more than just a premium HVAC filter – it’s an electronic air cleaner that uses innovative technology to remove pollutants from the air. Aaspen can attach a whole house air purifier, complete with a HEPA filter, onto your current HVAC system or they can seamlessly integrate the purifier into a new system. The addition of an air purifier to your central heating and air conditioning system will not only improve the air quality in your home, it will also improve the efficiency of your system by keeping more dust, dirt, and other particles out. Breathe easy while you save money on your heating and cooling costs.

Aaspen Heating Service and Repair: Boilers

Aaspen can also install and service hydro air systems and boilers for home heating. A boiler heating system, also called a hydro air system, is an energy efficient heating method that heats water in order to warm a home or building. Some use oil and others use gas to heat water, which then courses through a radiator or system of pipes, to distribute heat. As the water cools it flows back to the heating unit to be reheated and recirculated. Water boilers are an alternative to furnaces, which heat air that is forced through ductwork. Steam boilers for home heating are similar to water boilers, but they distribute steam instead of water. The steam turns to water as it cools in the radiator pipes and cycles back to the boiler.

Benefits of Boilers for the Home: Healthier Air

There are definite advantages to using boilers for home heating. They provide radiant heat that is steady and long-lasting. Boilers also heat your home more evenly, meaning no cold corners or rooms that are cooler than others. With a boiler, hot air isn’t forced through your home’s ducts like it is with a furnace. Without the heated air, dust, and allergens blowing all around your home, the air you and your family members breathe will likely be much less dry and healthier. And to top it all off, boilers make almost no noise. If you hear bubbling or gurgling noises coming from your boiler, you need to call Aaspen for heating service and repair.

Boilers Are Energy Efficient and Versatile

Gas boilers use natural gas to heat the circulated water and oil boilers use heating oil — the same kind that oil furnaces use. If you already have natural gas lines running to your home, it is easy for a boiler to use that same energy source along with your water heater, range, and other appliances. If you don’t have natural gas, heating oil can be delivered to your home. Both gas and oil are efficient, safe, and clean burning fuels.

Affordable Boiler Services by Aaspen HVAC

If you’re having any problems with your boiler, whether it’s making unusual noises or simply not working at all, Aaspen technicians have the skills and experience in heating service and repair to fix it quickly and for the long haul. Bubbling or gurgling noises coming from your boiler, or anywhere in the pipes, most likely means there is air trapped somewhere in the hot water system. If you aren’t getting any heat, there could be a more complex problem with the boiler itself. Aaspen technicians have the experience and knowledge to fix any and all possible issues with boilers.

Custom Ductwork Maximizes Efficiency

The proper and precise installation your HVAC system’s ductwork may be the most significant factor to the system’s overall efficiency. After all, the ducts are the avenue through which the conditioned air flows to the different spaces in your home. The decision to design, build, and install custom ductwork in your home can increase your home’s energy efficiency to a whole new level. Here’s why:

  • Proper Airflow. Each HVAC duct is custom cut and fabricated to fit your home precisely, in order to maximize air flow to all of the rooms and spaces in the structure. Custom ductwork provides as many “straight-line” flows of air throughout your home as possible to provide the smoothest airflow and therefore maximize efficiency.
  • Energy Efficiency. Custom ductwork increases the energy efficiency of your central unit by preventing conditioned air from escaping and outside air from seeping in — because each HVAC duct is custom cut so there are as few seams as possible. It also puts less strain on your HVAC system, preventing premature wear and tear.
  • Consistent Comfort. When the conditioned air is able to flow smoothly through a custom cut “straight-line” HVAC duct to all the rooms in your home, you will experience greater overall comfort. Air will be evenly distributed, making your home consistently comfortable throughout.

Aaspen HVAC builds custom ductwork including HVAC fittings, plenums, and drain pans. In-house sheet metal fabrication means that each HVAC duct is created to fit your home exactly. Custom ductwork also makes duct zoning possible, which allows different areas or zones in your home to have different temperature settings. Custom ductwork from Aaspen HVAC saves you time and money because your system will use less energy, significantly reducing your heating and cooling costs. Also your heating and cooling system won’t have to work as hard, so it will last longer and require less service.

Ductless Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

ductless air conditionerOne of the most popular types of heating and cooling systems these days are ductless air conditioners and ductless heat pumps. Sometimes called split systems, multi-split systems. mini-split systems, or split-ductless systems, ductless heating and cooling appliances are quickly becoming common in a lot of homes. Ductless heat pumps and air conditioners use electricity and are mounted directly on the wall in any room that is in need of climate control. They have significant advantages over central HVAC systems.

These advantages include:

  • Energy efficiency. With an energy efficient ductless air conditioner, the air comes directly from the unit in the room that is being cooled. The same applies to energy efficient heaters. There is no ductwork for potential leaks that can result in loss of warm or cool air. And you only heat or cool individual rooms in your home when you are using them.
  • Room-by-room comfort. Each room in your home can be cooled or heated to suit its purpose or the individual person/people using the room. This is even more exact than zone heating and cooling that can be an option with central HVAC systems.
  • Cleaner air. Without air blowing through ductwork spreading dust and allergens, the air you breathe is cleaner. And there is no carbon monoxide production, as occurs with gas, propane, or oil furnaces. The indoor air quality is simply purer.
  • Easy to install and less expensive. Ductless heat pumps and air conditioners are easier to install in existing homes than central air systems simply because they do not require ductwork. This means less time and money for you.
  • More attractive than window units. A ductless air conditioner is mounted indoors. Say goodbye to your unsightly window unit. In some neighborhoods, communities, and apartment buildings, window units are not permitted due to their appearance.

With all of these benefits, it’s easy to see why so many customers are choosing split-ductless systems for their homes. Aaspen can quickly install a ductless system in any home. Simply determine which rooms you wish to heat or cool and let Aaspen take care of the rest. In no time at all, you will be enjoying the comfort that comes from a ductless air conditioner or heat pump.

Oil, Gas & Electric Home Heating Systems

Oil, gas, and electric furnaces are energy efficient home heating systems when they are in good condition. Heater repair and maintenance are necessary to keep all home heating systems running efficiently. Oil, gas, and electric furnaces all fall under the category of forced air furnaces. This means that air is pulled into the furnace where it is heated and forced through a series of ducts and out through the vents in each room to warm your home. Furnace filters are used to keep dust, dirt, and other particles out of the furnace. However, even if you replace your filters regularly, some dirt and dust is going to get through and build up in your furnace over time. In the case of gas and oil furnaces, the combustion of these fuels causes soot to build up in the combustion chamber. A dirty furnace will not work as efficiently as a clean one, and thus, maintenance is required.

Heater Repair Saves You Money

As with cars, which need periodic service every so many miles, home heating systems also require service, typically once a year. Heater repair and maintenance involves inspecting, cleaning, and repairing the many working parts of your furnace. Any parts that are wearing out will be replaced to prevent future problems. The system will be thoroughly cleaned to remove excess dust and dirt build-up. When complete, this tune-up restores your furnace to like-new condition.

A well-maintained furnace runs more efficiently, which saves you money on your energy bills during the winter. Your furnace will also be less likely to break down, which not only saves you money by helping you avoid emergency heater repair fees, but it offers you peace of mind. You can sleep soundly knowing your home heating service is going to work properly to keep your home warm on those cold winter days and nights.

Aaspen offers affordable maintenance plans that include a yearly tune-up for your furnace.

Emergency Repair is Always Available For You

In the unfortunate event that your furnace breaks down or isn’t working properly, Aaspen is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for repairs. Whether you have oil heat, gas heat, or electric heat, you will never have to wait for long in the cold for a technician to come to perform a heater repair. Aaspen responds promptly and repairs oil, gas, or electric furnaces quickly and accurately. In the Hudson Valley, including Carmel, Brewster, and Poughkeepsie, NY, as well as Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, and Westchester counties, Aaspen is a name you can trust in the HVAC business.

Radiant Heat: Feel the Heat of the Sun

On a cold winter day, nothing beats the cozy warmth that comes from radiant heat. Whether coming from the floor, walls, or ceiling, radiant heat feels a lot like the warmth you feel when sitting in the sun. Radiant heat is an alternative to a forced air furnace, which blows warm air through ducts and vents. Without the movement of air, the heat lasts longer and you avoid the dust and allergens that blow around a home that is heated by central air. Your indoor air is less dry, which is a common problem during the winter when humidity is low. And when it comes to efficiency, radiant heat definitely fits the bill.

Hydronic Heating Uses a Boiler and Pipes for Heat

One of the most efficient types of heat is hydronic radiant heat. Hydronic heating systems circulate a heated fluid throughout your home in pipes that are either concealed in the floor, walls, or ceiling. A boiler heats the liquid which is then pumped through the pipes around the home. The hot fluid radiates heat out into the room. After the liquid cools it flows back to the boiler to be reheated.

Radiant Floor Heating: Choose Hydronic or Electric

radiant heat dutchess countyThis is probably the most popular type of radiant heat, because the warmth comes up through the floor, warms cold feet, and then the heat rises up to warm the whole room. Electric floor heating uses electrical coils that warm up to radiate heat from the floor. Hydronic heating uses hot water or liquid that circulates through pipes in the floor. Hydronic floor heating is more efficient than electric because it makes use of the liquid’s natural heat and energy conducting properties.

Wall Heating Systems and Radiant Ceiling Panels: Easiest to Add to Your Home

In some homes, the pipes or electrical coils for radiant heat are found in the walls or the ceiling. Radiant ceiling panels and wall panels are easier to install than radiant floor heating systems. If your home was not originally built with radiant heating, it can be added later through these methods. Wall heating systems are the most common type that is installed these days. Hydronic heating, as well as electric, can be installed in existing walls and ceilings.

Repair and Installation of Radiant Heat by Aaspen

Whether you have a problem with your current radiant heating system or if you want to have radiant heat installed in your home, Aaspen HVAC can do the job. Aaspen can repair hydronic heating, electric floor heating, wall heating systems, and radiant ceiling panels. And when it comes to radiant heat repair and installation, you need an expert HVAC company that has experience with this heating method, such as Aaspen HVAC. Once you experience radiant heat for yourself, you will likely never want to use any other home heating system.

Steam Heat is Tried and True: Efficient, Durable, Reliable, and Healthy

Among the various types of heating systems, steam heat is one of the most highly efficient home heating methods. Similar to residential boilers, gas or oil is used to heat water in order to warm your home. But with steam heat, the water is heated to the boiling point — where it becomes steam. The steam then circulates through a set of radiators or system of pipes. As the steam cools it condenses back into water, releasing energy in the form of heat that warms your home. Then the cool water cycles back to the boiler where it is reheated to make steam again. Gas steam boilers are the most common type of residential boilers, but oil is also used.

Benefits of Steam Heat: Works Like a Built-in Humidifier Helps Those with Breathing Disorders

Although steam heat is often found in older homes, it is still an efficient home heating method that is still commonly used, especially in urban areas. New steam heat systems continue to be sold on the market for those who wish to avoid the dry, dusty air that accompanies forced air furnaces – especially those who have extreme allergies, asthma or other breathing disorders. Steam heating systems are durable and reliable, breaking down much less often than other types of home heating systems.

Steam Heating Systems Repairs: Aaspen’s Experts Still Know How to Fix Them

Of course, there are still things that can go wrong with steam heating systems, and repair may be necessary. Steam heat is not as common as forced air furnace systems, and you need to find HVAC repair experts who are still knowledgeable about these systems. Aaspen HVAC has experience repairing steam heating systems — including gas steam boilers. If something goes wrong, such as a problem with the steam trap system or another integral part of the system, Aaspen HVAC’s technicians will quickly diagnose and repair the problem. Before you know it, your home will be warm and cozy again.