Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Common Air Conditioning Repair Problems and How They Should be Addressed

Your AC unit was designed for a simple purpose: to keep you cool during the day. However, it’s a complex machine. A number of issues can go wrong at any time, especially if your unit is older or is not properly maintained. Here are several common issues you might experience as a homeowner and ways to solve them as effectively as possible.

Outside Fan Not Working

Overheating is a serious issue that may occur if the outside fan doesn’t work. This part is designed to help the condenser coil release heat, but it may stop working for a number of reasons. Your capacitor, the part that provides energy to the fans, may go out. This part will need to be replaced by a professional that deals with air conditioning repair. Read more on this blog: http://bit.ly/2wovLrO

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Knowing These Problems Can Help You Avoid Costly Air Conditioning Repair

Hot days during the year can take their toll on heat-sensitive individuals. Fortunately, AC units can come to the rescue and bring in cool air whenever needed. Make sure to stay on top of your AC maintenance and avoid these common mistakes, so you can beat the heat and stay comfortable without breaking the bank.

Wrong Positioning

It may seem like AC units work wherever they are placed. The truth is, they have to be placed in a certain location in order to work properly and efficiently. Your best option is to place the unit under a shaded area where there is minimal sunlight. Then, you can prevent the unit from breaking down prematurely because of excessive exposure from the sun’s heat. Read more on this blog: http://bit.ly/2venecD

Monday, July 31, 2017

HVAC Expert Advice for Beating the Heat and Avoiding Air Conditioning Repair

Since it gets so hot during the summer months your AC unit must work extremely hard to pump cool air inside your home. It has to work overtime while increasing your monthly energy bills. However, if you plan correctly, you can beat the summer heat, lower energy costs, and avoid costly repairs.

Install the Right Air Filter

Installing the right type of air filter not only allows your AC unit to run efficiently, but also improves your indoor air quality. Most air filters are classified by their MERV rating. This measures how effective the filter is at trapping small particles, debris, and dust. The lower the MERV rating, the less effective a filter is.

In terms of high-efficiency filters, try to select one with a MERV rating between 14 and 16. These filters can remove 85% of air pollutants from your home. They are also coated with chemicals which kill bacteria and mold. Therefore, anyone in your household who suffers from allergies won’t need to worry about these tiny microbes triggering their allergy symptoms. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2w8JoLO

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Proactive Steps to Avoid Costly and Stressful Air Conditioning Repair

Many homeowners worry about their AC unit conking out. Installing a new unit can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $7,000.

Fortunately, there is a way to beat these untimely costs: preventative maintenance. Simple steps, if done properly, can keep your AC unit working efficiently and for as long as possible. You don’t have to be burdened by extreme temperatures and costly repairs if you act now.

Clean the Evaporator Coil

It’s important to keep the evaporator coil clean, which gets dirty over time, because a dirty coil could cause it to overheat and malfunction. This is particularly important for outdoor evaporator coils, as they’re exposed to the elements. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uzx3S0

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An Effective Air Conditioning Repair Guide for Dealing with Common AC Problems

Summer temperatures can reach into triple digits on the East Coast, making it nearly impossible to cool off if your AC unit isn’t working properly. Although there are a number of reasons why your AC unit may malfunction, following are several fairly common ones warranting your awareness.

Low Refrigerant

The refrigerant in your unit is what cools the air, which then circulates into your home. When it gets too low, your home can no longer stay cool. There are several signs to look for regarding low refrigerant (coolant). Warm air may come through the air ducts, for example. Or, the AC unit may produce cool air at night, but warm air during the day. Also, your electric bills may rise above their average amount. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2vHCDAx

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Reduce Air Conditioning Repair

How well you breathe indoors is largely based on the air quality which is determined by your AC unit. If not properly maintained, the unit could damage your respiratory system. But how do you assess air quality when you can’t see it? This puzzles many homeowners. If you’re one of them get yourself familiar with our indoor air quality guide.

Improve Ventilation

A common culprit for poor air quality is obstructed ventilation. If for some reason the air vents in your home are blocked the air may become moist and dirty particles may accumulate. It's particularly important to improve air ventilation if you use cleaning products regularly. Polishers and bathroom cleaners, for example, can stir up particles which irritate your lungs. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2uwao9p