How a UV Germicidal Light can Help You

June 29th, 2015

Within the air you breathe float millions and millions of microscopic particles. You inhale these particles every time you take a breath, but you don’t notice them most of the time because they are either harmless or in such small amounts that your body can easily defend against them. However, there are a handful of airborne contaminants that can be a serious threat to your health. These threats include viruses, bacteria and mold spores. One of the best way to defend against these biological contaminants is to install a UV germicidal light. Let’s take a look at how a germicidal light can help preserve your health. Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider Installing a Whole-House Air Filter

June 22nd, 2015

Indoor air quality is a big part of maintaining a healthy home environment. Though you may not realize it, every breath you take contains millions of microscopic particles. Some of these particles are harmless. Some of them, however, are not. Things like dust, pollen, germs and mold are all common airborne contaminants that can decrease your indoor air quality and make you sick. In order to improve your indoor air quality, you’ll need to remove these contaminants from your air. Let’s take a look at one of the simplest and best ways to do that: installing a whole-house air filter. Continue Reading

Why You Should Upgrade Your Thermostat This Summer

June 15th, 2015

We’re just getting into the summer season, and many homeowners are either repairing or replacing their air conditioning systems in preparation. However, far fewer homeowners are giving any thought to their thermostats. The thermostat is just as important as the air conditioning system. Indeed, they need each other in order to operate. If you upgrade your air conditioning system, but keep your old thermostat, you may be setting yourself up to lose money on operating costs. Let’s take a look at why you should consider upgrading your thermostat. Continue Reading

How Duct Repair Can Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

June 8th, 2015

With summer almost here, it’s time to think about the state of your air conditioner. Even if your actual air conditioning system is in good shape, your ducts could be having a significant negative effect on your home cooling. Read on to find out how big of an effect ducts can have on your air conditioning system, and what to do about it. Continue Reading

Common Air Conditioning Repair Needs During the Summer

June 1st, 2015

Summer is just around the corner, and that means that more and more people will be starting up their air conditioners on a daily basis. The added stress of increased usage tends to bring out a number of problems in air conditioners that are rarer at other times of the year. That’s why it’s very important for you to keep an eye on your air conditioner throughout the summer. If you notice your air conditioner exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below, call a professional to have a look at it. Continue Reading

Why Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance is so Important

May 25th, 2015

Summer is nearly here, and that means it’s time to make sure your air conditioner is up to the task of keeping you cool throughout the hot season. Part of preparing your air conditioner for the summer is scheduling preventive maintenance with a trained service technician. Preventive maintenance is a huge part of keeping your air conditioner in good repair. It’s so important that a lot of warranties require it for their protection to apply. Read on to find out why air conditioning maintenance is such a big deal, especially during spring. Continue Reading

Air Conditioner Operation: Refrigerant and the Evaporator Coil

May 22nd, 2015

People are starting to use their air conditioners more and more, as the days start to warm up. For all the hours that you spend running your air conditioner, though, do you happen to know how it works? A little knowledge about the operation of your air conditioning system would go a long way towards helping you identify when it’s experiencing a problem. You don’t have to be able to take the whole thing apart and put it back together. You just have to know a few different parts that are important to the system. Let’s take a look at two of the most important parts of your air conditioner: the refrigerant and evaporator coil. Continue Reading

Why is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

May 18th, 2015

If you have ever noticed ice building up on your air conditioner, you might have thought of it as a good thing. After all, the whole point of the air conditioner is to cool things off, right? Well, yes, but ice is actually a pretty bad sign for the health of the system. In fact, if not taken care of quickly, the ice can cause the entire air conditioner to break down. Read on to find out more about what causes ice to form on your air conditioner, and why it’s a bad thing. Continue Reading

How Zone Control Can Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

May 4th, 2015

If you use central air conditioning in your home, you probably appreciate it for its ease of use. If you want to cool your home, all you need to do is adjust the central thermostat. No matter where you go in the house, you can rely on your central air conditioning to keep things nice and cool. As convenient as this system is, however, it is not perfect. There are a number of disadvantages associated with central air conditioning, including energy inefficiency and lack of control. Fortunately, there’s a solution for these disadvantages in the form of zone control. Let’s take a look at what zone control is, and how it can make your air conditioner more efficient. Continue Reading

3 Things You Can Do before Calling for Air Conditioning Repair

April 27th, 2015

So you’ve just tried to turn on your air conditioner and it doesn’t seem to be working. Perhaps it’s not turning on, or it just isn’t blowing cold air. Maybe it’s making some sort of horrible noise when it does. No matter what the problem is, the best thing to do is call a professional to come look at it. Before you do, though, there are a few things you can do yourself. You likely won’t be able to fix the problem, but you may be able to isolate it. Continue Reading