Common Air Conditioner Maintenance Procedures

July 27th, 2015

We’ve discussed the important of air conditioner maintenance on this blog before, and how it can prolong the life of your air conditioner by several years. What we haven’t really gone into, however, is the exact procedures associated with air conditioner maintenance. We thought some of you might appreciate knowing the steps we actually go through during an air conditioner maintenance appointment. There are actually quite a few steps, so we won’t go through them all. However, we can outline a few of the broad strokes for you. So, let’s take a look at some of the more common air conditioner maintenance procedures. Continue Reading

Zone Control Issues, and How to Solve Them

July 20th, 2015

A lot of people seem to think that installing a zone control system is simple. You just wire some dampers into the ducts, connect them to the corresponding thermostat, and you’re done! Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Zone control installation is actually incredibly complicated, which is why we recommend that you let us handle it for you. Aside from things like electrical work, there are a number of problems that can crop up with how the system handles air pressure changes. Let’s take a look at those problems now, and how your HVAC technician can fix them. Continue Reading

Why Your Air Conditioner is Short Cycling

July 13th, 2015

Summer is here, and many people are relying on their air conditioners to keep them cool on a daily basis. The added stress of daily operation is enough to provoke some serious problems with your air conditioning system, one of which is short cycling. Short cycling is one of the worst problems that can afflict an air conditioning system. It is identified by your air conditioner constantly turning itself on and off every few minutes. Let’s take a look at what causes short cycling, and the damage it can cause. Continue Reading

Common Ductwork Issues that Slow Your Cool Air Down

July 6th, 2015

Are you concerned about the consistency and reliability of cool air in your home? Do you hear a strange whirring or banging noise coming from your air ducts? Do you want to make certain that you’re not losing cool air in between walls and in other places in the household that you do not occupy? Answering yes to any of these questions should prompt you to pick up the phone. While the problems with HVAC systems are various, it’s important to realize that any issues with your ductwork can really impede your summer comfort. Let’s take a look at some common ductwork problems that you may encounter. Continue Reading

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