When Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner?

August 3rd, 2015

Determining when your air conditioner should be replaced can be difficult when it hasn’t broken down completely. If there’s a chance that your air conditioner can be repaired, you have a tough choice to make when deciding whether or not it’s worth it. While this is a decision we think you should make with your local HVAC technician, we’ve provided a guide to a few of the times you can tell that your air conditioner should be repaired and not replaced. Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Consider an Annual AC Maintenance Plan

July 28th, 2015

All too often, our technicians show up to an AC repair job and notice that the air conditioner suffers from issues that were easily preventable. Sometimes, the source of an air conditioning issue is standard wear and tear that can be reduced with a cleaning and adjustment from a reputable technician. Continue Reading

What to Check before Calling for Air Conditioning Repair

July 20th, 2015

Professional air conditioning technicians get years of continual training before they are able to diagnose and repair air conditioning issues properly. Most problems with your air conditioner should be checked out by a technician, but there are a few things you might want to check on before making the call. Continue Reading

Are You Spending Too Much on Monthly Cooling Costs?

July 13th, 2015

If you’re like most homeowners, the only thought you’ve put into your air conditioner this summer is which buttons to push on the thermostat. However, we think the state of your air conditioner deserves a little more attention this year, especially if you want to save on your monthly cooling costs. Here’s some advice to help you spend less. Continue Reading

Replacing an Air Conditioner? Replace that Older Thermostat Too!

July 6th, 2015

When you replace your old broken down air conditioning system, your technician may offer you the chance to replace your thermostat as well. Your thermostat may not be failing yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t replace it. Switching to a new programmable thermostat or a digital model can save you money each year as well as a lot of hassle. See why you should upgrade in today’s post. Continue Reading

Our Quick Guide to the Coils in Your Air Conditioner

June 29th, 2015

In general, you don’t have to know much about the various components of your AC system. But from time to time, we like to inform homeowners about the inner workings of their air conditioners so that they can learn about the best ways to properly care for their system. Today, we’ve put together a quick guide to the indoor and outdoor coils of your AC system, and what can go wrong with them. Continue Reading

Don’t Forget to Change Your Air Filter!

June 22nd, 2015

During any air conditioning service, most air conditioning technicians dutifully remind homeowners to change air filters every one to three months or so. Some air filters are reusable, in which case you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for washing. In either case, this is an important part of owning an AC system, and your technician is not just reminding you for your health. Continue Reading

Why You Should Be Concerned about Leaky Ducts

June 15th, 2015

There are a lot of mechanical and electrical parts to an air conditioner that all work together to keep you cool. Protecting some of these parts with annual air conditioning maintenance may help to keep the system around for longer, prevent repairs, and keep the whole system performing better and more efficiently. Unfortunately, one area of the AC is too often neglected: the ducts. Continue Reading

No Cooling Issue Is Too Small to Call a Professional for AC Repair

June 8th, 2015

When your air conditioner breaks down on a hot summer day, you probably pick up the phone within minutes to talk to an air conditioning technician. But when the issue is not so severe, you may decide to wait until the problem becomes more troublesome. We’ve created this guide as a way to advise strongly against this practice, which can lead to a number of issues for your AC and for your wallet. Continue Reading

Can Insulation Keep Cool Air in?

June 1st, 2015

Picking up an air filter for your HVAC system is as easy as going to your local hardware store and grabbing the one that fits your unit—right? Not if you want quality filtration for your indoor air quality. As it turns out, air conditioning and heating filters were not originally designed to improve our health. In reality, a filter’s first function is to keep debris out of the HVAC system. Imagine if a large piece of debris jammed a motor. This would result in a costly repair, which is why a filter first and foremost protects the unit. Continue Reading