W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Top 5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs To Be Repaired

Monday, September 26th, 2022
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You know the saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone?” If there’s one situation where that saying applies, it’s when your air conditioner calls it a day. If you’ve ever tried to sleep during hot and humid weather without being able to cool the room, you know what we mean!

Stay comfortable when the temperature rises by catching air conditioning issues early, and thereby prevent them from blossoming into problems that will really bruise your wallet. Keep an eye and ear out for these five signs your air conditioner needs to be repaired.

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“Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?”

Monday, September 12th, 2022
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No air conditioning system lasts forever, unfortunately! Here at W.C. Butler, we have no shame in being honest about that–we want our customers to be well-informed about the comfort systems in their homes, and we aim to make sure your expectations about those systems are managed.

HVAC systems are one of the biggest investments people make in their homes, so when it does come time to replace one, it makes sense that you want to make an educated decision. After all, does it really need to be replaced, or can it get by with just a repair for now?

The short answer to this question is, “it depends.” Read on to learn what the longer answer is.

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The Key to a Successful AC Installation

Monday, August 15th, 2022
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If you’re looking for AC installation tips smack in the middle of August, chances are that you’re likely in a rush to get a new cooling system. As such, you might be tempted to install your own air conditioner. It’s faster and cheaper right?

Unfortunately, the phrase “you get what you pay for” really rings true when it comes to HVAC services. We highly recommend professional AC installation, not just because we’re a trusted HVAC contractor in the area, but also because we know how an amateur AC installation can hurt efficiency, performance, and even the longevity of your equipment.

Read on as we uncover the reason why the key to a successful AC installation is hiring a professional to do the job.

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When You Should Repair Your AC Vs. Replace It

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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We’re nearing the traditionally hottest time of summer, and if you are experiencing any AC issues right now, then we imagine you’re feeling a bit panicked. We don’t blame you! Fortunately, though, we’re on your side and here to help.

Of course, you’re either going to hear one of two recommendations from us… repair your AC, or replace it. The latter may seem dramatic, but depending on the factors we’re going to cover below, it may be the best choice.

Be sure to reach out to our team to learn more about what AC options are on the market today, and how replacing or upgrading your air conditioner can benefit you. Read on!

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What Actually Happens During Air Conditioner Maintenance?

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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If you’ve been following our blog for a while, then you know we talk about maintenance a lot. This is because preventive maintenance has a number of benefits for your air conditioner. It helps it operate as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.

It helps reduce repair needs by as much as 85% and helps the system retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating. But you might be wondering, how? What actually happens during maintenance that allows it to be so beneficial for your air conditioner? Read on to find out.

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Your Guide to Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, June 6th, 2022

There are few things more frustrating than an air conditioning repair need when you just want comfort on a hot day. Fortunately, we aren’t at the peak of our warmer temperatures yet, so you still have time to schedule maintenance in order to help avoid repair needs (more on that below!)

But if you know you already need repairs, you may have questions before you give our team a call. We get it! We’ve addressed some of the most commonly asked AC repair questions we get in our guide below. Read on to learn more!

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Subtle Signs That Your AC Is Struggling

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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While our recent weather certainly hasn’t warranted the regular use of our air conditioning systems, summer is closer than you think. When temperatures (and humidity) increase this year, you want to make sure that your cooling system is ready.

The best way to ensure this, and reduce repair needs, is with professional maintenance. Annual tune-ups (or biannual, if you’re using a heat pump system) will help your system work as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible.

Of course, it’s entirely possible that your air conditioner might need repairs in between maintenance sessions. So if you notice any of the following signs, or anything else that seems amiss, no matter when you turn your air conditioner on this spring or summer, then please give us a call.

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What Actually Happens During AC Maintenance?

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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If you’ve followed our blog, then you know that we talk about how important maintenance is. In fact, just recently we published a blog post about the importance of timely air conditioning maintenance. Still, though, homeowners are often hesitant to spend money on a service they don’t need “right now.”

The thing about maintenance is that it is preventative. It actually helps you avoid problems that could otherwise crop up later. In fact, maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of future repair needs that can arise. Read on to learn more about this service, specifically what we actually do during this service!

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“What Kind of AC Should I Have Installed?”

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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When it comes to keeping your home comfortable all year round, you have many options for climate control systems. And your air conditioner is a high priority, considering how hot and icky our summers can get.

But an air conditioner purchase is definitely not an investment you want to rush into. You want to carefully consider all the factors that go into getting a new AC system, and what type of system will best meet your specific needs and home.

You should also make sure you only trust a professional for your AC installation and other services. Going with an amateur or trying to install the system on your own can leave you with an improperly sized and/or improperly functioning system. So, what are your options? Read on to find out!

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Is It Time for a Cooling System Tune-Up?

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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It’s time to get set up for spring and summer! We know, warmer temperatures seem a long way off, but the truth is that they’re just right around the corner. And so, you want to make sure that your cooling system is ready.

Scheduling AC maintenance, also known as a tune-up, before springtime arrives is the best way to make sure that your cooling system operates as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible, throughout this season and its lifespan. Read on as we uncover some top reasons that now is the perfect time to schedule your next cooling system tune-up!

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