Monthly Archives: July 2014

How to: Temperature Zoning for a More Comfortable Home

programmable thermostatDoes your home feel uncomfortable, but your air conditioner isn’t in need of repair? If you experience hot and cool spots in your Omaha area home but have a functioning and efficient air conditioning and heating system you might just need to make a few adjustments and improvements to your existing system. Whether you live in Bellevue, Fremont or Council Bluffs, Getzschman can help you keep your home more comfortable with temperature zoning.

A service we offer, called temperature zoning, can help solve some of your issues. This service is great for homes with more than one level, large rooms, or high ceilings. By separating your home into different zones your HVAC system will be able to operate on less power, since it will only be adjusting temperature in certain areas of your home. This will also end up saving you money on heating and cooling bills. Here’s what you need to know about temperature zoning.

Zone Your Home Into Specific Heating & Cooling Areas

When you decide to use temperature zoning in your home, a G-Force technician will come to your home and help you plan out the zones. Each zone will be a general area that you would like to be a similar temperature, and each zone will get its own thermostat. Zones are usually separated by floor and by areas that are used the most and the least.

Position Your Dampers

Dampers are a great way to maximize the efficiency of temperature zoning. By closing or opening these dampers in the different zones of your home, you can drastically change the airflow. In the summer, we suggest opening the dampers on the upper floors of your home to allow cool air to circulate. Basements stay cool since heat rises, so you can probably close some of your dampers there. Technicians may need to install new ductwork or dampers to make temperature zoning more efficient for your home.

Call Getzschman today for a free estimate on temperature zoning for your home at, 800-657-2158.

How Clean Is the Air In Your Home: 3 Reasons to Install an Air Cleaner

Indoor air quality is critical to keeping your family healthy and comfortable. You can reduce the amount of cold and virus contamination in your home, which can help lessen a number of health issues. Getzschman Heating & Cooling wants to help you keep your home a place you can breathe easy, literally. Here are three reasons to install an air cleaner in your Omaha area home today.

dirty indoor airIndoor Air Pollution Can Be Worse than Outdoor

You would think that your home should be a safe haven from the air pollution outside, but it can actually be much worse. The EPA named indoor air pollution as one of the top five risks to public health because it’s filled with pollutants like pet dander, bacteria and pollen. They can cause health issues like asthma and other respiratory problems if left to grow inside your home and its air filtration system. Our Lennox Pure Air cleaner kills all of these contaminants with UVA-light. It’s the best air purifier on the market.

Air Cleaners Alleviate Allergies

Seasonal allergies can be tough to wrestle with, especially when the allergens aren’t being filtered out of your home. But other allergens could be lurking in your home too, like mildew and mold, which can be very hard to seek refuge from. Alleviate moderate allergies with a new air purifier that can kill allergens lurking around your home or new ones that are just being introduced before they can cause a problem. Related Read: Why you need to deep clean your home. Here are 3 reasons you need to clean your air ducts immediately.

Reduce Dust & Odors

Besides health issues, unpurified and dirty air can also aid in the accumulation of dust and odors throughout your home. As humans, we shed a million skin cells every day. Pet dander can also accumulate and cause unwanted odors to appear in your home. Air cleaners can help destroy these dust particles before they settle, which means less dusting for you. Air cleaners can also aid in getting rid of pet odors and other strange odors in your home. Call Getzschman Heating & Cooling today to discuss all of our indoor air quality solutions. Ask about our humidifiers, dehumidifiers, germicide lamps, and programmable thermostats, too!

3 Reasons to Get Your Omaha Home’s Air Ducts Cleaned Immediately

Why You Should Clean Your DuctsYou regularly clean your carpets, sweep your floors, and disinfect your kitchen countertops, but what about your air ducts? It’s common for homeowners to forget about cleaning their air ducts. Out of sight, out of mind, right? While air ducts don’t need to be cleaned often, they do need some care every few years. Studies have shown that air inside your home can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Here are three reasons you should schedule air duct cleaning with Getzschman today if it’s been a while.

Insects and Animals Could be Stuck in Your Ducts

While it’s not pretty to think about, unfortunately the truth is that insects and rodents can be found in almost every house. And many times they like to stick to small dark spaces, like your home’s air ducts. Not only could you have dead animals and bugs, but their feces too. If that’s the case, the air being pumped into your home could contain particles and pollution.

Trapped Dust and Debris

Every home has its fair share of dust, but it’s easy to get rid of the dust you see on shelves and lamps. It’s not so easy to get rid of the dust and debris that piles up in your air ducts though. A person can shed more than a million tiny skin particles every day. Think of how much dust your family can create in just a week. Then consider that we usually only clean out air ducts every few years. That’s a lot of dust particles being redistributed throughout your home over that few years.

Read more about how air duct cleaning can help increase your home’s indoor air quality on our blog.

Mold Spores Grow Off of Trapped Dust Particles

Mold and bacteria can also be a problem in your air ducts. Mold and bacteria can feed off of the dust and debris built up over the years, and thrive in dark cool spaces like air ducts. And they can really be an issue if you’ve had water damage in the last few years. If left untreated, mold and bacteria can get into your home’s air and cause of host of health problems for your family.

Call Getzschman today for a free estimate on air duct cleaning services for your home.