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Keep Your Home Warm With Mitsubishi Hyper-Heating® Technology

Element Home Solutions has added great new heating and cooling systems to our roster of available home energy solutions. One that homeowners are finding attractive is the Hyper-Heating® Technology from Mitsubishi Electric’s Cooling and Heating Division.

If you are considering installing a hew heating and air conditioning system, we may recommend this new technology as a solution.

How does Mistubishi Hyper-Heating® Technology improve heating system performance?

When the Bay Area rainy season drops temperatures, your home’s heating source may not keep all the rooms in your house comfortable. Supplementing your existing oil, gas, propane or wood system is the solution. Hyper-Heating technology is designed to provide you with year-round comfort even in our rainy winter.

Hyper-Heating vs. Conventional Heat Pumps

Split-ductless heat pumps, which feature an indoor and outdoor unit, allow homeowners to cool and heat their homes without the hassle, expense and inefficiency associated with furnaces, stoves, and other traditional air conditioning methods.

How do they work? Heat pumps use refrigerant to transfer heat. In the winter, they absorb warmth from the outside air and transfer it inside. In the summer, they extract warmth from the home and transfer it outside.

These heat pumps were traditionally designed for moderate climates and couldn’t handle extreme temperatures. As the Bay Area begins to experience more temperature extremes, a modernized split-ductless system was needed where the refrigerant could work more efficiently so the pumps can bring in enough heat. Patented Hyper-Heating technology erases the 20°+ separating you from year-round comfort, energy savings and increased efficiency.

Year-Round Heating and Air Conditioning Comfort and Control

Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) technology uses an enhanced compressor system to deliver heat down to an outside temperature of -13° F. Supplementing your existing climate control system with Hyper-Heating offers a number of other benefits:

Heating System Efficiency

H2i systems qualify for the ENERGY STAR Tier 2 level. This means that these ductless mini-splits go above and beyond ENERGY STAR’s minimum requirements for efficiency. The INVERTER-driven compressor uses only the energy it needs to cool or heat an area. It automatically senses and responds to changes without constantly turning on and off. This saves energy – and money.

Energy Bill Cost Savings

Oil, propane, and gas heating bills can give you sticker shock, especially during cold (or hot) snaps. By using a Hyper-Heating solution as a supplement, you can dramatically cut your costs. Some users see a 50% reduction in energy use. You may also qualify for tax incentives, rebates and other programs.

Room-by-room Comfort

Do you spend most of your time in the living room with your family or working in your home office? Why heat unused rooms? Ductless units offer precise control so you keep the rooms you use most at your ideal temperature. They also allow you to heat rooms that your existing system doesn’t reach efficiently or effectively. Whether you want to work comfortably in your garage or turn your three-season porch into a four-season addition, Hyper-Heating puts the control into your hands. Guess what? This saves money too.

Ductless Energy System Installation

An H2i system can usually be installed in about a day. No messy ductwork. No huge remodelling bill. No damage to your home’s architectural integrity. These ductless heat pumps work seamlessly with your existing climate control system.
They can adapt to meet the changing needs of your home so you enjoy year-round comfort in extreme temperatures. Don’t let the term “Hyper-Heating” fool you. They cool as effectively as they heat. You don’t need a separate unit, or another expense, to condition your home in the summer.

Supplementing your home HVAC system simply and quickly is now a reality for Bay Area homeowners, thanks to Hyper-Heating technology, efficient, effective ductless heat pumps.

Contact us for a more personalized assessment of how this could supplement your heating system.

This article was adapted from a Mitsubishi Cooling and Heating Division article.

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Is Fall Furnace Maintenance Really That Important?

Give Your Furnace Some Love Before the Weather Gets Cold!

Local HVAC firms emphasize getting all of your heating and cooling equipment serviced at least twice a year, preferably summer for the HVAC and summer for the AC.
But what about fall? Is there value in getting someone trained and certified to check out your furnace a few months after summertime? Pretty much everyone in the industry will say “Of course there is!” It’s better to focus on maintenance than have to call for a furnace repair in the Bay Area.

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Bay Area dryer vent cleaning

Signs That You Need Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Wondering What’s Wrong With Your Dryer?

When a dryer stops working like it should, many people think they need to replace it. While that is sometimes the case if you have an older dryer, sometimes the problem is due to dryer vents that need to be cleaned. If you’ve been having a problem with your dryer that should be working just fine, here are some signs that you will need to find a bay area dryer vent cleaning company.

Your Clothes Take Too Long to Dry

The average load of laundry should be almost completely dry after spending 45 minutes in the dryer. If it takes longer than that, you either have too many clothes in the dryer or there is something wrong that needs to be fixed.

The Exhaust Termination is Closed

The exhaust termination is where the dryer exhaust escapes to the outside of your home. You might also know this part as the flapper, wall cap termination, or roof termination, and you will know that it’s open when you actually see some exhaust on the outside of your home when the dryer is on. If your dryer vents are dirty to the point of being clogged, the exhaust termination won’t open, and this exhaust won’t escape to where it needs to go.

Your Dryer is Running Hot

A dryer uses heat to dry clothes, so it obviously should be slightly warm when it’s on. However, it shouldn’t be overly hot to the touch, and it shouldn’t make your laundry room feel like a sauna. Both scenarios are signs that your dryer vents need to be cleaned.

You Notice More Lint than Usual Around Your Dryer

There will always be some lint around your dryer when you use it, but there shouldn’t be an excessive amount. If there is, it could mean that the vents are clogged and the lint has nowhere to go.

You Notice a Burning Smell

Perhaps the most important reason to take care of clogged dryer vents is because they can start a fire. In fact, an estimated 16,800 house fires in the United States were caused by problems associated with washers and dryers in 2010. If you notice a burning smell coming from your dryer when it’s on, it means the excessive lint in the dryer vents has caught on fire. Your house won’t immediately burst into flames, but it does mean that you should have your vents cleaned as soon as possible.

All of these are signs that your dryer vents need to be cleaned out. Most companies that provide appliance repair services won’t clean your dryer vents, so you will have to find a company that handles dryer vent cleaning in the bay area. There are plenty out there if you’re willing to look, so make sure you keep one in mind in case your clogged dryer vents need to be cleaned out.

Do You Need Bay Area Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Contact Element Home Solutions today! We pride ourselves on our satisfied customers!

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Reduce the Risk of Rodents in your Attic by Taking These Steps

Bay Area Rodent Proofing Steps

Does it sound like there is a another party in your attic? Do you hear scampering noises at night or during the day when you pay close attention? These are clear signs that there are rodents living in your attic. You may also notice some droppings or urine while cleaning your house. These rodents can nest in and even destroy your insulation, making you incur an extra cost of replacing it. It is therefore essential to take the necessary measures in order to completely get rid of these rodents in your house. The following are some of the steps you can follow for Bay Area rodent proofing.

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Bay Area air duct cleaners

The Importance of Air Ducts to your HVAC System

Your home or building’s air ducts play a crucial role in its greater HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. They facilitate ventilation and create a path for conditioned air to move throughout the premises, thereby creating a comfortable indoor environment for all occupants. Considering all these benefits, it is essential that you take proper care of your air ducts. Failure to do so will most likely lead to them becoming contaminated. Such a situation will in turn cause them to operate inefficiently resulting in poor indoor air quality. Continue reading

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Four Signs that Tell You It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Your HVAC system has probably offered you years of trouble-free service, but as your system ages, it loses efficiency and effectiveness. This raises your utility bills a certain percentage each month, and lowers your indoor air quality. It also may start getting noisier as it ages, which can impact your quality of life. Continue reading