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Ensure Your Air Conditioner Can Make It Through the End of Summer

August 22nd, 2016

Officially, summer is going to be over in one short month. However, that certainly doesn’t mean we’ll all of a sudden be hit with cooler temperatures, or that we’ll get to stop using your our conditioning systems.

The end of summer is actually when air conditioners work the hardest, particularly if they are aging and struggling to do their job. Breakdowns are most common during this time of year, but there are steps you can take to prevent this. We’ve highlighted these steps below.

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Combatting Hot Spots in Your Home

August 15th, 2016

Summer may only be here for a few more weeks, but we certainly still have some warmer weather to contend with. As a result, we continue to run our air conditioners on a regular basis so that we can maintain a cool home. Hopefully your cooling system has been working for you and hasn’t run into any big problems this season.

However, have you noticed that certain rooms in your home are warmer than others? This is usually a sign that something is amiss with your air conditioner or ventilation system. It is first important to ensure that the trouble isn’t from the rooms themselves—such as windows that aren’t properly sealed. If that’s not the problem, then it may be one of the following factors.

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How Does Professional Duct Sealing Help Your Air Conditioner Perform?

August 9th, 2016

If you already have a central air conditioner installed in your home, then you likely have a basic understanding of how important it is to have high quality ductwork installed as well. Your air ducts provide a direct path for both your heating and cooling units to distribute air to the various areas of your home. But since they are mostly out of sight, it’s rare that a homeowner thinks much about them, until they have a problem.

Air ducts have no mechanical components, so therefore they shouldn’t have many issues, right? Unfortunately this is a common misconception—most air ducts develop leaks at one point or another. Granted, these leaks may only be coming from small tears here and there, but these small leaks can add up to a much larger problem.

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How Does a Clean AC Filter Benefit You?

August 8th, 2016

When summertime comes and we are met with soaring temperatures, the only thing on your mind when it comes to your HVAC system is how well the air conditioner works. While this is of course a vital part of your home comfort, you should also consider your indoor air quality. The efficiency and effectiveness of your air conditioner is heavily affected by one small component: your air filter.

Our expertly trained team is here to conduct your regular air conditioning maintenance and will be happy to go over the many options of high efficiency air filters we have available. However, it’s important that you pay close attention to the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system. This filter is designed to protect the inside components of your AC system, but if it’s compromised then it will affect not only the system itself, but also your indoor air quality.

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These Factors Put Stress on Your Air Conditioning System

August 1st, 2016

As summer wears on, your air conditioner is likely being used on a consistent basis. Summertime heat naturally places a huge amount of stress on a residential air conditioning system. As a result you’ll see higher energy bills and an increased risk of AC problems from mechanical issues to full breakdowns if your system is aging or hasn’t been properly cared for.

Could a well-maintained AC system be worked too hard? The answer is yes. But the good news is that there are a few methods to follow that can take some of the work stress off your AC and help get your energy and repair bills under control. Keep reading to learn more.

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Maintain Your Air Conditioner to Prevent Breakdowns This Summer

July 25th, 2016

It’s safe to say that summers in our area are no easy walk in the park. In fact you may just want to stay indoors for the rest of this month to be on the safe side! All kidding aside though, this hot weather can be more than uncomfortable—it can be unhealthy.

This is particularly true for elderly or ill individuals. As such, it’s absolutely vital that you have an effectively functioning air conditioning system and that if any AC emergencies crop up they be taken care of right away. So how can you best prevent AC breakdowns this season?

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Save on Utilities by Upgrading to an Energy Efficient Air Conditioner!

July 18th, 2016

Many homeowners don’t realize just how important efficiency rating is to an appropriately functioning air conditioning system. They tend to avoid purchasing high-efficiency products and appliances due to their upfront costs, and don’t consider what they’ll be saving month-to-month.

Before you can truly understand the important of energy efficiency, however, you need to know how an air conditioner’s efficiency is represented. Most AC systems come with what is called a SEER rating. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, and the higher this number is, the more energy efficient model the system is.

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One Way to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency Today

July 12th, 2016

There’s no denying that summer is officially here, and temperatures are only going to increase. As a result, you want to ensure that your AC system is as prepared as it can be to handle the work you’re putting it through. If you haven’t already scheduled an air conditioner tune-up, now is the perfect time to do so. In the meantime, there is one maintenance task you can do on your own, that will significantly improve the efficiency of your air conditioning system: change your air filter.

This component is designed to protect the inside of your HVAC system, and it can become clogged with dust, dander, lint, and other debris. This debris makes your AC less efficient and also decreases your indoor air quality. So how do you know when you should clean or change your air filter? It depends on a few factors, including what type of filter you have. Keep reading for more information.

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The Benefits of Maintenance Plan Enrollment

July 11th, 2016

Did your air conditioning system come with an extended warranty? If so, there’s something very important you should know. If you don’t receive routine annual maintenance visits for your AC from qualified HVAC technicians, your warranty may be null and void.

Be sure to take a look at the terms of your warranty to find out more. However, even without this caveat, there are numerous benefits to enrolling in a maintenance plan for your air conditioning system. Having your unit regularly inspected and cleaned is always a good idea. We’ve highlighted some benefits below.

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Are Air Conditioners Getting More Expensive?

July 4th, 2016

With rising energy costs, it may seem to you that it’s costing more and more each year to run your air conditioning system. Perhaps you’re tempted to avoid using it for as long as possible to save some hard-earned cash. But honestly, this isn’t economical nor is it practical.

Rather, you want to find ways to enjoy the cooling comfort of your AC while remaining budget friendly in the process. If your system is over a decade old, then the best way to do this is to replace it with an air conditioner unit that has a much higher efficiency. But will this really save you money?

The short answer is yes. Keep reading to learn why!

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