Need a New AC? Pay Attention to Sizing

July 19th, 2021

Summer isn’t going away any time soon, so if you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to ensure that your air conditioner is fully equipped to handle the rest of the heat this season is bringing. Of course, for some homeowners, this might mean investing in a brand new air conditioner altogether. If this is the case, you’ll want to make sure that the air conditioner you purchase is the right size, first and foremost.

We get it, when it’s this far into the season and you find yourself needing a new cooling system, it’s tempting to rush into your purchase. But we really want to encourage you to take your time and not just find the biggest system on the market that will fit your budget. Size and power matter here–not just making sure your air conditioner has enough power, but also ensuring it doesn’t have too much.

Read on to learn more about the problems with both an undersized/underpowered unit and an oversized/overpowered air conditioner.

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AC Compressor Damage: Repair or Replace?

July 5th, 2021

Over the years, there are many problems that can come up with your home’s air conditioner, due to nothing more than natural wear and tear. This is especially true in a climate like ours, that gets hot and humid during the summer.

As your air conditioning system ages, you may find yourself facing things like refrigerant leaks, failed capacitors, and breached ductwork. Fortunately, many if not most of these problems are very easily resolvable, especially if caught during your annual maintenance appointment.

There is one AC repair in particular thought that’s especially frustrating to deal with, and that’s a broken down or damaged compressor. The compressor serves as the heart of your air conditioner, and the refrigerant that runs through it is what makes the entire cooling process possible. So you might wonder when yours breaks down, “Should I repair my air conditioner, or replace it?”

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The Steps of Professional AC Maintenance Are…

June 21st, 2021

If you follow our blog, you’ll see us mention maintenance… a lot. There’s a good reason for this! Maintenance is a vital service for both your cooling and your heating systems. Too many homeowners see it as a “luxury” service they’ll just get when they can afford. But in reality, maintenance is a necessity, and one that will save you money in the long run.

Professional air conditioning maintenance enables our technicians to find small problems with your air conditioner before they progress into much bigger emergency repair needs. This helps your cooling system perform better and last longer. This is fantastic news for your budget! Still though, maybe you’re wondering what actually happens during maintenance that makes this all worth it? Keep reading and we’ll answer!

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How to Make Your Central Air Conditioning More Efficient

June 7th, 2021

In the next couple of weeks, summer will officially be upon us! Of course, warmer temperatures have been known to grace us early, too. So now is the perfect time to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the coming heat, and that you’ll be able to use your cooling system as efficiently as possible.

That said, we hope you’ve taken the time to have spring maintenance done. Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust system components that need it for better system performance.

Even without maintenance, however, there are some actions you can take to boost the efficiency of your cooling system and therefore lower cooling costs. Keep reading as we go through some tips on how!

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner?

May 24th, 2021

Summer is right around the corner, which means that right now is the perfect time to check on your air conditioner. You should ensure that your system is up to the job of getting you through the season. If it really isn’t up to the job of keeping you cool over the coming months, then it’s wise to replace it now, instead of waiting for the system to break down entirely.

The last thing you need is to be stuck with an air conditioner that simply doesn’t work on one of the hottest days of the year. Read on as we uncover a few signs that it’s probably time to upgrade your air conditioner before summer gets here.

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Noisy AC? Don’t Ignore These Particular Sounds

May 10th, 2021

It would be great if we had air conditioners that could self-diagnose themselves and then send us an alert through an app on our smartphones to tell us that something is amiss. To be honest, that’s probably not too much of a stretch for the future. Unfortunately, it’s not a reality quite yet.

For now, we do have to rely on other means to warn us that something is wrong with our air conditioning systems. Perhaps it’s a sudden drop in cooling power, or an unexpected rise in your energy bills. Or it might even be that your circuit breakers connected to your AC system are constantly tripping.

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with your air conditioner is that it’s making loud or unfamiliar noises. You know more than anyone the everyday sound of your HVAC systems. If something sounds strange, it’s worth giving our team a call.

So what kind of sound are we talking about? Read on!

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Heed These Signs of AC Repair Needs

April 26th, 2021

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. And the last thing you need this coming season is to come home after a long day at work to a baking living space because your air conditioner stopped functioning, right?

Of course, the likelihood of this happening is decreased if you take good care of your cooling system. This begins with professional AC maintenance. During your maintenance session, also referred to as a tune-up, our technicians thoroughly clean, adjust, and inspect your air conditioning system. The inspection portion of this service alerts our team to any AC repair needs you might have, and getting those repair services on your schedule right away will help ensure that your cooling system can handle all that summertime weather has to bring.

But whether or not you’ve already scheduled maintenance (and no, it’s never too late), it’s always a smart idea to be aware of the signs that AC repairs are imminent, and give our team a call if you notice any of the signs we’re about to list below. Keeping on top of your air conditioner repair needs, particularly if you have an older cooling system, will ensure your system functions well this summer.

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How to Spend as Little as Possible on Your Air Conditioning

April 12th, 2021

It may still be spring, but we know when summer comes, those warmer temps won’t hesitate. With our summer climates, it’s important to ensure that you have an effective, efficient, and fully functional cooling system to rely on, right? Hopefully, you’ve already taken at least one step toward making sure this is the case—you had professional maintenance done. Professional tune-ups allow our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it within your air conditioner.

If you haven’t scheduled a tune-up yet, don’t worry! It’s not too late to give us a call. And in the meantime, we’ve shared below some additional tasks you can do to ensure your air conditioner operates efficiently and therefore costs less due to the energy you’ll save.

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Is AC Maintenance Really That Beneficial?

March 29th, 2021

Air conditioning maintenance is one of those services that people often think of as a luxury—not something that is really needed but is just “nice to have.” We guess we could say that it’s not really needed—not if you don’t want an effectively and efficiently running air conditioner that will last the entirety of its extended lifespan.

AC maintenance is beneficial, and we are going to dive into why this is the case below. Maintenance is when our technicians come in and thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it, helping it to run smoothly and helping to lower your energy costs throughout the months and years. Read on as we uncover some of the main benefits of this service!

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Factors to Consider with AC Installation

March 15th, 2021

Looking to get your home set up with a new air conditioner? If so, this isn’t a job you should be attempting to do on your own. Even with all the information that we have available online to us, an AC installation is still best left to the professionals. There is a lot that can go wrong with this task if it is attempted by an amateur, if only because there are so many factors to consider.

The technicians on our team know how to get your air conditioner set up and installed properly. Each member of our team knows how to approach each part of the installation and get it done correctly, which includes taking factors like sizing and load calculations into consideration. And those are incredibly important. Here’s why:

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