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Should I Install a New Furnace This Fall?

October 29th, 2018

FurnaceIt’s finally fall! Which means everyone gets to engage in their favorite fall activity: taking stock of their furnace! What? That isn’t your favorite fall activity? Well, you should do it anyway. Fall is the time when people start to rely on their furnaces on a daily basis to keep their homes comfortable. That means that before you start using yours, you should make sure that it’s in the best possible shape. If your furnace isn’t up to keeping your home warm and comfortable over the next several months, then it’s a pretty good idea to replace it now. Otherwise, you might run the risk of a serious problem developing in your old system midway through the season. Follow the tips below to help you decide whether or not now is the time to consult with a technician about replacing your furnace.

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Why is My Heat Pump Not Cooling?

October 15th, 2018

Heat-PumpWe’re getting pretty close to the start of heating season, but we may still have some warmer days between now and when the temperature starts to seriously drop. If you’ve tried to use your heat pump to cool your home a bit in the last couple weeks, and it was having trouble cooling properly, you may be wondering why. The best way to find out what’s wrong with your heat pump, and get it fixed, is to have a professional technician examine it for you. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, check out some of the more common reasons why your heat pump might be malfunctioning.

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The Role of Ductwork in your Home Comfort System

October 1st, 2018

Duct-CleaningWhen you think about climate control in your home, you probably think a lot about your air conditioner or heater, right? That’s all well and good. Those systems do pull the majority of the weight when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. That’s not the entire ball of wax, though. There are other parts of the system that need to be in top shape for your climate control to work properly. Let’s take a look at a key part of your home’s climate control system: your ducts, and how you can make sure that they work to your benefit.

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Air Conditioning Problems You Should Watch for This Summer

September 17th, 2018

Air-ConditionersWe may be coming to the end of summer soon, but we have a couple more weeks of warm weather still to get through. You’re probably still using your air conditioner on a fairly regular basis to keep cool throughout the day, and that means you have a greater chance of the system developing issues. If you want to keep your air conditioner in good shape and finish out the summer strong, you should keep an eye out for early signs that the system is in need of repairs.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

September 3rd, 2018

Frozen-ACIt may seem like a good thing to have ice on your air conditioner during a hot summer day. That means that it’s working well, right? Wrong, unfortunately. Ice on your air conditioner is actually a sign that the system is dealing with a problem. While that problem may be little more than a nuisance at first, it can cripple the entire system if it isn’t dealt with in-time. Have a look below at what causes air conditioner ice, and how you can stop it.

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Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape with These Tips

August 20th, 2018

air-conditioner-techStress isn’t a good thing for anyone, and it’s not good for your air conditioner either! Unfortunately, your air conditioning system is put under a lot of stress while you’re using it to combat the summer heat. We’re not saying you should avoid using your air conditioner. What good is it if you’re not going to use it? What we are saying, though, is that you should take some steps to make sure that your air conditioner is as healthy as possible over the next few months. The following are just a few of the better ways to keep your air conditioner in top condition this summer.

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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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