If you remembered to schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioning system during the spring, then your home’s AC has a great chance of making it through the summer heat without running into a major malfunction. That is, after all, one of the main reasons to have maintenance done in the first place.
The electro-mechanical air conditioning system has been around since 1902, when Willis Haviland Carrier invented a refrigerant-based device designed to lower humidity inside paper plants. The AC has gone through many developments during the century-plus it’s been around, and now it’s a standard part of the daily lives of most people in the U.S.
Your air conditioning system doesn’t run using water. Nor is it part of the plumbing system. But you may at some point notice that water is dripping out of it. Why is that happening—and should you do something about it? Continue Reading
Summer is now officially here… and so is the summer heat. The temperatures are rising into the high 80s now, and it will only grow hotter during July. Your house’s air conditioning system is going to be doing a great deal of work over the next few months. If it’s operating correctly (and it was properly sized when it was first installed) it shouldn’t experience any trouble delivering the household with comfortable temperatures.
We write often about the importance of the air filter in your HVAC system. It protects both the air conditioner and the furnace from damage due to dust, dirt, and other debris that may flow through the return air ducts. Changing this filter regularly is an essential part of maintenance.
This is a reminder that we cannot bring up often enough: you must change (or clean) the air filter in your HVAC system routinely during the year as part of regular maintenance. This filter protects the cabinet that houses your air conditioner and furnace—or heat pump, in some cases—and prevents dust and other debris entering via the return air vents from creating damage. But if the filter is left alone, it will become congested, resulting in a choke in the airflow and a system that’s inefficient and in danger of suffering crippling malfunctions.
“Okay, but how often do I have to do this?” you ask. It depends on the type of filter you use. Let’s look at some examples. Continue Reading
As we move into the summer season, your business will start to rely on its air conditioning system more and more to keep employees and clientele comfortable and happy during business hours. The last thing you want to happen during one of the hottest days of the year—or even on a moderately hot day—is to have your AC give out on you and leave your business unpleasantly warm.
We install many types of air filters and air purifiers for homes to help them enjoy the best quality air. Among the filtration systems that we offer, the Trane air cleaners are among the best. Trane is one of the leading air conditioning, heating, and air quality companies in the country, and they have a wide range of air cleaners to meet any household needs. To help find the right Trane air cleaner for your home, simply give our team a call and set up an appointment. Continue Reading
“Hard starting” is a condition that can affect air conditioners (as well as other mechanical devices, such as cars) where the motors and the compressor responsible for operating the system have trouble coming on and staying on. If your air conditioner is hard starting, it will stutter as it attempts to turn on, and will then cycle-off soon after it comes to life. Often the hard starting is accompanied by clicking and grinding noises. Continue Reading
Geothermal energy is a rapidly growing field in the United States. Today it’s more widely available for residential use than ever before. However, not every heating and cooling contractor offers the benefits of geothermal heat pumps to their customers. But we do!