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Archive for August, 2016

End-of-Summer: Here Are Some AC Repairs You Might Need

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The last month of summer is the time when air conditioning systems face their most stern challenge: wearing down. Your home’s air conditioner has probably already put in a few solid months of work to provide the household with comfort, and now the work strain might start to catch up with it. The end of summer is usually not noticeably cooler than the middle of the season, so your air conditioner won’t receive much of a break—making it more likely to suffer a malfunction because of the strain. Even with maintenance done in the spring, an AC can still hit a snag during the home stretch.

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You Have Leaky Air Ducts! Here’s How You Can Tell…

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Ventilation ducts with air leaks are a major source of air conditioning and heating inefficiency in homes. In fact, the ductwork can lose up to 30% of the air moving through it due to small gaps and holes. If your ducts are suffering from air leaks, you’ll want to have professionals seal them up and restore the HVAC system to full efficiency. (Yes, you must have professionals handle this job; store-bought duct tape will not take care of it!)

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What Exactly Makes a Packaged AC Different from Other Air Conditioners?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Along with residential heating and air conditioning services, our technicians work extensively with commercial HVAC. Among commercial cooling systems, packaged air conditioning units are by far the most common. Homes are usually outfitted with what are called split systems, or in some cases mini split systems that don’t use ductwork. If you’re curious what makes a packaged air conditioning unit different from the split systems found in in homes, we’ve provided a short explanation below.

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Fixing the Hot Spots in Your House

Monday, August 8th, 2016

One of the most common myths about air conditioning is that hot spots in homes are just inevitable and nothing can be done to stop them. Uneven cooling (and uneven heating during the winter) is a problem that many homes face, but there are ways to stop it and enjoy cool temperature throughout a house. Below we’ll look at some of the ways hots spots can be fixed. Our technicians are here to help you out: they’ll track down the cause of uneven heating and offer great solutions.

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Why Your AC May Be Tripping the Circuit Breaker

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The electrical panel in a home does the important job of shutting down electrical circuits when there’s too much electrical draw from one of the appliances, such as the air conditioner. If your air conditioning system suddenly stops working completely, one of the first things you should do is check the electrical panel to see if the AC’s circuit breaker has tripped. Resetting the breaker will usually solve the problem.

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