July 9th, 2018
If your air conditioner is nearly 10 years old and still working properly, the natural thing to assume might be that you’ve got a real sturdy AC on your hands.
We don’t blame you for thinking so, but the truth is that air conditioners are sensitive devices that balance performance and efficiency. As soon as the parts begin to wear down, you’ll be dealing with an AC that’s struggling to keep up with standard performance.
In this post, we’ll go over a few reasons how an old air conditioner can seriously drive down your energy efficiency (and drive up your energy bills). If you haven’t had issues yet, use this post as an opportunity to check-up on your AC.
June 25th, 2018
Your air conditioner is probably pretty close to the top of your “things I don’t want breaking down during summer” list. You’ve probably already scheduled preventive maintenance to make sure that any preexisting problems are already dealt with before the days heat up too much. If not, you should. Still, all your best-laid plans can come to naught if you don’t watch out for one specific thing this summer. Let’s take a look below.
June 11th, 2018
Summer is the time of year when you have to be most careful of problems developing in your air conditioner. The system is being used more often than it normally is, which means the added strain can create new problems or exacerbate old ones. Preventive maintenance is ideal for lessening the odds of this happening and should be scheduled every spring to keep your air conditioner in proper shape. Even if you do that, though, you still need to be on-guard for signs that your system is experiencing trouble. The faster you can get your air conditioner repaired, the better off the system will be. Let’s go over one of the first major signs that homeowners notice that their air conditioner is in trouble: odd noises.
May 28th, 2018
Keeping your home cool and comfortable isn’t the only thing you should worry about during the coming summer. Poor indoor air quality can also have a significant impact on your health and comfort.
Fortunately, there are ways to improve both your indoor air quality and the efficiency of your air conditioner this summer. The best way is to have your ducts cleaned before you get too far into the summer season.
May 14th, 2018
Having your air conditioner fail to cool your home properly during the summer is an especially frustrating experience. Chances are pretty high that your air conditioner will need professional repair to resume cooling your home as it should. While you’re waiting for your professional technician to arrive, though, you should take a look below at some of the possible reasons why your air conditioner isn’t cooling properly.
April 30th, 2018
With summer not far off now, it’s important that you take the time to properly prepare your home for the summer heat. That means scheduling preventive maintenance for your air conditioner, but it also means taking some other steps to get the rest of your HVAC system in shape. One really beneficial step that far too few people take is to schedule duct cleaning. Let’s go over why duct cleaning is such a good idea for your home, especially before summer begins.
April 16th, 2018
A lot of people resist installing a new air conditioning system for as long as possible. Most would rather patch up their old system over and over to keep it running than fork over the larger up-front investment for a brand-new system. Intuitively, this makes sense. After all, even moderate repairs to an air conditioner are dwarfed by the cost of installing an entirely new system, right? Well, yes and no. Installing a new AC system is often more affordable than keeping an older one up and running. In order to understand why, though, you’ll need to read on.
April 2nd, 2018
As the weather continues to heat up, you’re going to rely more and more on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable. That’s going to contribute to some pretty high monthly operating costs, but what can you do? Go without and be miserable all summer? No, all you need to do is take some steps to increase your air conditioner’s energy efficiency. The following are some of the best ways you can increase your air conditioner’s energy efficiency before summer arrives.
March 19th, 2018
Spring is a time for perfect temperatures and beautiful weather…when it’s not raining, of course. In our business, it’s called the “shoulder season,” when neither air conditioners or heaters are getting a major workout. We don’t expect too many air conditioning or heating repair calls at this time, but we do hope to receive one service call in particular—for the good of your air conditioner.
Spring is coming up, which means it’s the perfect time for a tune-up. Air conditioning tune-ups from professional technicians truly do benefit you, your budget, your stress levels, and the air conditioner. We give some examples in the guide below, but reach out to our team to learn more and sign up for our maintenance plan!
March 5th, 2018
As air conditioning contractors, we spend most of our time helping people lower the temperatures in their home. But as comfort specialists, we know that temperature is not the only factor in home comfort. Indoor air quality is just as important to your comfort and to your health.
Unfortunately, most indoor air quality solutions (like plug-in portable air purifiers) don’t truly resolve problems with germs or particulate in the air. For that, you need a whole-house solution, and we’ve got some suggestions for you.