Low Refrigerant in an AC: It’s Not Quite What You Think It Is

April 25th, 2016

The modern air conditioner is a complex refrigeration device, so it’s understandable that many people aren’t sure of the ins and outs of how they operate. That’s why there are professionals to take care of them when they malfunction.

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How Does a Geothermal System Provide Air Conditioning for a Home?

April 18th, 2016

When people think of using geothermal power for home comfort, they usually first think of it as supplying warmth for the winter. After all, thermal means “heat.” So it often comes as a surprise for homeowners to learn that a geothermal installation is also capable of working as an air conditioner. And not just any air conditioner, but one that’s more energy efficient and effective than a standard air-source air conditioning system. Continue Reading

Why a Heat Pump is a Good AC System Option

April 11th, 2016

When you think about your cooling system options, a heat pump is likely not the first appliance to come to mind. However, if you are in the market for a new air conditioner before the warmer temperatures head our way, there are numerous benefits to utilizing a heat pump for your air conditioning system. This is especially true if you are looking for a system that can fulfill not only your cooling needs but also your heating needs next winter. So why is a heat pump such a good option? Continue Reading

Here’s What You Can Expect During Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 4th, 2016

Now that it’s officially spring and we’re all looking forward to when the warm weather becomes a constant, air conditioning systems must receive special attention to prepare them for summer. We’ve recently written about the importance of scheduling annual spring maintenance for your home’s AC. In this post, we’re going to go into detail about what technicians actually do during a maintenance visit. This will help you understand even more why maintenance is a necessary part of caring for an air conditioner. Continue Reading

Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes: What’s Wrong?

March 28th, 2016

As the warmer weather starts up along with the coming of spring, heat pumps are going to switch over from heating mode to cooling mode, probably for the first time in many months. When you first make the switch on the thermostat that will change the heat pump back into a cooling system, make sure that you check on the air flow coming from the vents. Is the air cool—or does it still feel warm to lukewarm? If you’re still receiving warm air from the ventilation system, it’s possible that the heat pump has malfunctioned. Check again on the thermostat to make sure that you’ve set it correctly.

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The Importance of the Compressor in Your Air Conditioning System

March 21st, 2016

What is the most important component in a residential air conditioner? That’s tough to answer, because there are very few components in an AC that the system could do without. All of its parts, from the two sets of coils, the blower fan, the motors, and the capacitors, are crucial to the system functioning properly so that it delivers your home cooled air without massive energy waste. Continue Reading

How You Can Tell It’s Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

March 14th, 2016

Spring is the period when you should evaluate your home’s air conditioning system to see what sort of repairs and other services it may need so it will work at its best throughout the coming summer. But sometimes the best way to maximize your AC’s performance is to replace it. If your air conditioner is approaching or at its manufacturer’s estimated lifespan, then it’s time to consider a replacement for it. Below are some ways to tell that perhaps a new AC is the best option going forward into this summer. Continue Reading

March Is Here: Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

March 7th, 2016

Spring officially begins during the second half of March, but this is an extraordinarily (and proverbially) unpredictable month when it comes to the weather. You can anticipate dealing with both warm and cold weather, sometimes changing for day to day, and you probably won’t use the air conditioner on a regular basis until later in the spring, when summer moves closer.

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Prepare for the Spring with Duct Cleaning

February 29th, 2016

You don’t have to wait for the actual spring to start with spring cleaning. In fact, when it comes to the ventilation system in your home that carries air from the heater and AC to the various rooms, it’s a good idea to get started with cleaning before spring arrives and the weather starts to change. Continue Reading

Heating Repair Needs to Watch for at the End of Winter

February 22nd, 2016

It’s still winter, but with February more than half over, spring is already coming up over the horizon. You’ll still need your home’s heating system working away for a stretch longer. Since the heater has already put in a good deal of work, now is when you should pay special attention to it. The stress of steady operation may cause it to malfunction, and if it does, you must call HVAC technicians to repair it right away rather than hope you can coast out the rest of the season. The faster the problem fixed, the less the repair work is likely to cost, and the smaller the chance of the problem spreading to create greater trouble. Continue Reading