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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

August 6th, 2018

Frozen-ACIt may seem like a good thing to have your air conditioner ice over on a hot day. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is true. Air conditioner ice is symptom of a serious issue in the system, one that will need to be corrected before it can be restored to proper operation.

If your air conditioner is frozen over, read on to find out more about why it happens and what you can do to deal with it.

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The Various Causes of Low Air Conditioner Output

July 23rd, 2018

FilterSummer is just about the worst time to have your air conditioner malfunction on you. It’s also the time of year when it’s the most likely to happen. All the strain on the air conditioner makes it more likely to develop issues related to wear and tear over the course of the summer.

Hopefully, you already had maintenance done on your air conditioner during the spring to keep the system as healthy as possible. even if you have, though, you need to keep an eye out for signs that your system is in trouble over the next few months. The best way to do that is to know the signs that your system is in trouble. One of the more obvious signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is if its output starts to suffer.

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Why Your Air Conditioner is Making Odd Noises

July 9th, 2018

ACSummer is the most common time for air conditioning issues, which should come as no surprise. It’s the most stressful time of year for those systems, after all. Preventive maintenance can go a long way towards preventing your air conditioner from developing problems due to stress, which is one of the reasons we recommend doing it every year. However, it’s not a perfect solution. You still need to keep an eye out for any warning signs of issues arising between appointments. One of the more common signs that your air conditioner is struggling is if the system is making odd noises. The following are a few common noises that indicate an issue with the system.

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The Benefits of Installing a Ductless Mini Split

June 25th, 2018

DuctlessAre you in the market for a new air conditioning system this summer? If so, you’re in luck! There are a ton of different options available to homeowners looking for a new air conditioning system, each suited to a different set of individual circumstances.

If you’re not sure which air conditioner is best for your needs, we highly recommend that you consult with a professional in person before making any decisions about which one to install. Still, there’s no harm in learning a bit more about each different option before you do that. With that in mind, let’s take a look at how a ductless mini split could benefit you this summer.

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You Might Want to Install a New Air Conditioner Before Summer

June 11th, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechOkay, summer has technically already started, but the warmest weather is yet to come. If you’ve started the season with an old worn down air conditioner, and you’re not sure whether or not it can get you through the summer heat, now is a pretty good time to have a new one installed. You don’t want to have your air conditioner break down on you in the middle of the hottest months of the year, do you? Have a look at the following signs that it’s a good idea to install a new air conditioning system.

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Now is a Good Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

May 28th, 2018

Air-ConditionersYou’re going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit over the next few months. All that added demand is going to put a lot of strain on the system, which will in-turn increase the odds of a problem occurring in the system.

Which is not to say that you should avoid using your system at all during the summer. Rather, you should simply make sure that the odds of a problem occurring in the air conditioner are as low as possible. Let’s go into why air conditioning maintenance is so important for the system, and why you should schedule it sooner rather than later.

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Careful of These Common Air Conditioning Issues

May 14th, 2018

air-conditioner-techAs the weather starts to warm up, you’re probably going to start using your air conditioner more and more often to stay comfortable on a daily basis. Added usage means added strain on the system, which in-turn means more chances for problems of various kinds to develop. Preventive maintenance will help keep the odds of chances cropping up low, even during the summer. However, you still need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is malfunctioning. Even with preventive maintenance, your air conditioner can develop issues under certain circumstances. The following are some of the more common air conditioning problems, and their symptoms.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before Summer?

April 30th, 2018

Air-conditionerWe’re finally starting to get some warm weather, and before long summer will be upon us. That makes now the perfect time to decide whether or not you should replace your air conditioner. If your current air conditioner isn’t up to the task of keeping you cool for another season, it’s better to replace it now than to wait for it to break down on you in the middle of a heatwave. Not sure if you need a new air conditioning system? Read on for some factors that might help you decide.

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It Might be Time for a New Furnace

April 16th, 2018

gas-burnerWe still have a fair amount of cold weather left before the days start to heat up consistently. You’re likely still using your furnace to keep warm on a regular basis. Now is the ideal time to start evaluating your furnace, and figure out whether or not you should replace the system before the next winter starts. If you do need to replace your furnace, it’s best to do it now rather than wait until the last minute. Read on to find out more about how to tell if you need a new furnace installed in your home.

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Get the Best of Both Worlds with a Dual Fuel Heating System!

April 2nd, 2018

furnace-techHeat pumps are quite popular among homeowners across the country, due to their ability to provide both heating and air conditioning functions. While this does save quite a bit of money on monthly climate control costs, it does introduce a number of factors that you need to consider in colder climates like Vancouver. Fortunately, there is a way to get all the benefits of using a heat pump with none of the drawbacks: a dual fuel heating system!

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