July 27th, 2020
Could it ever be too late for air conditioning maintenance? Well, yes. If your air conditioner has completely broken down to the point that it’s absolutely beyond repair, then it would be too late. Chances are, however, you wouldn’t continue reading this blog post if that were the case. You’d likely be checking out our AC replacement services instead, right?
If you are still reading, it’s probably because you realized, it’s midsummer and you haven’t had your AC professionally inspected yet and you’re wondering if that’s okay. Maybe you’re considering “just skipping it this one time.”
We really want to encourage you not to ever skip a tune-up. Consistency is more important than the time of year you have AC maintenance done, even if we do recommend it be done in the spring before you need your system the most. Read on to learn more about why this AC service is so important.
July 13th, 2020
A lot of homeowners don’t realize this, but the air inside their homes can be of worse quality than the air outside. At least, this will be the case if you don’t have the right indoor air quality solutions in place. This is particularly true if your home was built in the last few decades. Today’s dwellings are built “tightly,” which allows for high energy efficiency since no conditioned or heated air, depending on the season, can escape.
This is fantastic news for HVAC efficiency, and will help keep your utility bills low, but it’s not such great news if you suffer from allergies or asthma symptoms. Since no air can get out, this also means that contaminants such as pollen, dirt, dust, and pet dander don’t have a way out as well. Even the healthiest individual can be negatively impacted by poor indoor air quality. So, what’s the answer? Read on as we uncover how to prioritize the health of your indoor air.
June 29th, 2020
Here’s the thing—air conditioners are complex! They’re electronic devices involving wires, switches, capacitors, and many other components. When something goes amiss, there is often an electrical reason behind it. This isn’t always the case, of course, as air conditioners are susceptible to natural wear and tear. But a good rule of thumb if your well-maintained AC is showing troubling symptoms is to call a pro to check out the electrical connections.
We recommend calling pros versus trying to resolve the problem on your own for safety reasons—only a licensed and experienced professional should ever deal with all the wiring that’s involved.
We can tell you though, that if it is an electrical problem, it could very well have something to do with a failing or broken down capacitor. Read on to learn more!
June 15th, 2020
When it comes to AC systems, you’ll see all sorts of terms come up, from central air conditioners and ductless systems to heat pumps. For homeowners who haven’t purchased a new cooling system in a while, this can all be overwhelming. After all, you probably have no desire to spend hours a day searching for the best cooling system to buy.
Fortunately, our team can give you the lowdown, and you don’t have to worry about searching far and wide for the information you need. You can just give us a call! In the meantime, we’ve shared some basic information below about a few types of AC systems we install and service, and what their differences are.
June 1st, 2020
When you live somewhere as uncomfortably hot and humid as we do throughout the summer, it goes without saying that using your air conditioner daily is a must. Since summer is well on its way, it’s vital that you keep a close eye out in case any problems crop up. Problems with your AC are more likely to occur when you’re getting the most use out of them, after all.
One of the most common indicators that you have a problem with your air conditioner is that it’s making strange noises as it operates. There are a few sounds in particular that you never want to hear coming from your cooling system. Read on as we uncover them.
May 18th, 2020
The short answer to this is, “yes.” We’ll elaborate more below!
Too many homeowners think that the only reason they should care about their HVAC system’s air filter is due to the allergens and particles in their indoor air. But this is only partially true.
A dirty air filter isn’t a problem necessarily due to indoor air quality problems. When a technician recommends that you change yours out ever 1-3 months, it’s not so you’ll breathe easier—it’s so that the airflow going into your air conditioner won’t be restricted, and that debris won’t reach the interior components of the air conditioner itself.
Sure, helping your indoor air quality is a small benefit of this type of air filter, but that’s not the air filter’s primary job. Read on to learn more, and to learn how a dirty air filter actually impacts your cooling system.
May 4th, 2020
Air conditioning repair is one of those services nobody wants to have to schedule, but it’s inevitable that at some point it will happen. It’s not that air conditioners aren’t sturdy appliances, but rather that no matter the type of air conditioner, it goes through a natural process of wear and tear. Components break down and need replacement, the strain on the system leads to repair needs, and even the lack of maintenance could mean more repairs are necessary.
The longer you wait to schedule AC repair, the higher chance there is of suffering a complete system breakdown. Nobody wants that in the middle of summer, right? So it’s best to learn now what the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair are. We aren’t calling for homeowners to become AC experts, but we do want you to know when it’s in your best interest to give our pros a call.
April 20th, 2020
There is a lot of concern around personal and public health right now, understandably. Families are searching for ways to prevent illness in their homes and keep their household safe. In that search, we’ve seen a lot of customers look into indoor air quality products.
The right indoor air quality product can help you fight against the transmission of viruses and illnesses. Not enough is known about the transmission of the current outbreak we’re dealing with, but we can tell you that you will only benefit from looking into how to improve your indoor air quality and take a big step toward a healthier home.
After all, even without a virus in the environment, your indoor air can be worse than that of outdoors. This is true for many homes that don’t have the right indoor air quality products or services in place.
We encourage you to consider the installation of a whole-home air purifier, but did you know you have options on which type?
April 6th, 2020
Have you scheduled spring maintenance for your air conditioner yet? If not, now is a perfect time! We typically recommend this service right before you need your system the most, so it has the best chance of making it through summer without needing repairs or breaking down on you unexpectedly. During maintenance, our technicians fully inspect your air conditioner, clean it inside and out, make adjustments, and recommend repairs to you if needed.
This all helps your air conditioner perform better, last longer, and keep you more comfortable! Of course, this type of maintenance service should be left to the professionals—forgoing professional maintenance and trying to do complex work on your own can actually void out the system warranty. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t steps you can take that help with overall maintenance. Curious? Read on!
March 23rd, 2020
If you’ve lived in our area through even just one summer season, then you already know that your air conditioner is in for a big workout pretty soon. Fortunately, cooling systems are durable and designed to handle the heat—when they are properly cared for.
When they’re not properly cared for, you can find yourself paying a lot more than you should have to for your AC to keep you cool. You might also find yourself calling for our AC repair professionals a lot more than you think you should need to. Of course, we’re always happy to help! We would like to help you avoid needless repairs, though. Read on as we uncover how to do just that.