September 21st, 2020
The official start of fall is here! This means we can shut off our air conditioners and start blasting our heaters for the next several months, right?
Not quite. If you’ve lived in our area for even just a year, you know how variable our temperatures are and how warmer weather can take us by surprise. And after a long hot summer, there’s a strong chance that your air conditioner may have repair needs. After all, look at how much you used it this year!
Most repair needs can be fended off by routine maintenance, so you do have less to worry about if you had spring maintenance done this year and followed up on repair needs during that time. But if you skipped a tune-up, this blog is for you!
September 8th, 2020
Our cooler temperatures aren’t here quite yet, but they will be soon enough. And when fall does hit, you’ll be very thankful to have a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system, right?
Of course, the only way you can ensure your heater works as well and runs as efficiently as it should is by taking proper care of it. What do we mean by this? First off, you want to make sure that when you need heater repairs, you have them done by a professional and that you get those repairs on your schedule right away. Waiting could mean a domino effect of failing components that leads to a heater breakdown.
Perhaps more importantly, however, you should be scheduling annual maintenance for your furnace or heating system. Have you scheduled your appointment yet? Read on to learn why this is so important.
August 24th, 2020
Air conditioners accumulate wear and tear over the years. This is no secret. It is especially true around our area. Sure, we may be known for cold and snowy winters, but our summers pack a punch, and our air conditioners go through a lot of work! Throughout the lifespan of your air conditioner, it’s natural to need lubrication for motor bearings, the fan belt replaced, refrigerant recharged if there’s a leak, and maybe even ductwork repair.
Fortunately, these are all common and easily treatable problems for our professionals, and if you stay on top of your annual maintenance appointments you won’t have to worry about any of them surprising you out of nowhere.
There’s one repair need, however, that is particularly unpleasant to face: a broken down or damaged compressor. While most other components can be repaired or replaced and you can just resume AC use as normal, a broken compressor may mean it’s time to replace the whole system. Wondering why? Read on!
August 10th, 2020
Summer is progressing right along and we’re using our air conditioners on a consistent basis. And those AC systems go through a lot of work in our area. They accumulate wear and tear during all this as well. This is why it’s so important that you take care of your cooling system properly!
The best way to do this is by scheduling maintenance each year. It’s typically best to schedule these tune-ups in the spring, before you need your air conditioner the most. But it’s more important that you are consistent with scheduling them, regardless of the time of the year.
Still though, even with maintenance you might run into operational problems every now and then. One of the most common repair calls we get is in response to someone’s air conditioner making a strange or alarming noise. We’ve shared below some of the most common signs of AC disrepair by the sounds they make. Read on to learn more!
July 27th, 2020
Yes. There are certain ways your indoor air quality can actually hurt the efficiency of your air conditioner.
Take humidity, for instance: this is excess moisture that comes with the high summer temperatures we’re faced with each summer, and sometimes even beyond. This moisture is uncomfortable, and the only way to allow it to dissipate is by lowering the temperature. You may do this, and might even have your thermostat on its lowest possible setting. But this is going to end up being terrible for your cooling system!
First off, your cooling system can’t adequately remove all the excess humidity—that’s the job of a whole-house dehumidifier. Secondly, your air conditioner is only going to run longer the lower you set the temperature, which means it’s working overtime and inefficiently.
July 13th, 2020
It’s easy for any ol’ company to call themselves an HVAC contractor and boast nothing but their good qualities, but the question is, do they really deliver?
When you’re searching for a company to install an air conditioner, fix a broken down heater, or see how you can improve your indoor air quality, you want one you can truly trust. But how do you know what to look for? Below we’ve shared what we believe are the qualities of a great professional HVAC contractor. Read on!
July 6th, 2020
What’s “this” you ask? Breathing healthy and clean indoor air!
While more homeowners are thinking about this recently, they don’t quite know how to tackle poor indoor air quality. And the fact is, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be much worse than the quality of the air outdoors.
That said, we know many homeowners are looking for an answer to protecting their families from virus transmission. While the right indoor air quality products will absolutely reduce the chances of virus transmission inside your home when it comes to the common cold and flu viruses, we encourage you to follow the CDC recommended guidelines when it comes to protecting you and your family from the novel coronavirus. Please see our update about this on our website.
We would love to take this opportunity to introduce to you the many benefits of whole-house air purifiers, if you do not already have one in place in your living space! Read on to learn more.
June 15th, 2020
Summer is just about here, and most of the homes in our area are ready to use their air conditioners on a daily basis. Of course, we hope this means that you’ve already had maintenance done on your cooling system. Maintenance helps with system longevity and performance. Tune-ups also help reduce repair needs.
Speaking of repair needs, some good news here is that most signs of air conditioning repair needs are pretty apparent, if you know what to look for (or listen for). We don’t encourage you trying to formally diagnose or repair a malfunctioning air conditioner on your own due to the components involved and formal licensing required. But you can still spot the signs that you need AC repairs so then you can call us!
Read on to learn some of these signs.
June 1st, 2020
When you live somewhere like Lakewood, your air conditioner gets quite the workout during the summer months. Fortunately, your air conditioner is also durable and able to take it on, as long as your system is well-cared for.
But how much should you spend to enjoy your air conditioner this year? The costs of keeping cool can be high. After all, HVAC systems account for about half of all energy consumption when being used. But you could be paying much more than you actually need to.
The good news is there are a number of ways you can help boost your system’s efficiency and cut down on cooling costs. Read on as we uncover just how you can improve the energy efficiency of your air conditioner this summer.
May 18th, 2020
Do you know why HVAC professionals tell you to change your systems’ air filters every 1-3 months? The answer may surprise you. Homeowners often assume that the reason a dirty air filter is a problem is due to poor indoor air quality and that this is the reason we tell you to clean or replace it. This is partially true, but definitely not the whole story.
This air filter is in place to do much more than preventing allergens from moving back into your home’s airstream. It blocks particles from damaging the inside of your air conditioner by pummeling the components or jamming the fan. When an air filter is too clogged up though, it can do just as much damage to your HVAC performance, requiring you to need unexpected air conditioning services. Of course, we’re here for those services! But we’d like to help you avoid preventable problems like the ones we’ve outlined below.