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Archive for March, 2016

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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.

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

Monday, 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.

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March Is Here: Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

Monday, 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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