Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner So Late in the Season?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

When we tell homeowners that their old, failing air conditioning systems may be due for replacement, they often decide to wait until the next cooling season begins or until their old systems break down. But this can come at a great cost to both your comfort and your bills. Take a look at why we think it is a good idea to replace your older air conditioner in the fall rather than wait for a later date and time.

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Why Won’t the Temperature Reach 75° Inside Now That It’s Over 100° Outdoors?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

We received this question from a client recently, and we’d like to help out others who may be wondering the same thing. Although it’s difficult to answer without taking a look at the system, there are several problems that could make it difficult for your AC to cool—or it could have to do with the design of the system. Take a look below.

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“Topping Off” Refrigerant: A Common Air Conditioning Misconception

Monday, August 17th, 2015

You’ve noticed that your air conditioner no longer provides enough cool air to lower the temperature as quickly as it once did. You hope that the repair is simple. “Maybe it just needs more refrigerant,” a neighbor suggests. Low refrigerant (sometimes called Freon) is commonly associated with air conditioning cooling troubles, and many homeowners are under the assumption that you can simply add more to fix this type of issue. But the truth is that adding refrigerant rarely solves the actual problem.

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Do your cooling costs seem to be out of control this year? While summer cooling costs are usually high, you may be wondering why your bills have increased by such a significant amount this year. Over time, an air conditioner may wear down to the point that only a new system can really make an impact on your bills. But if your system is not that cold, it could be due to any of the following.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Usually, your air conditioning system is completely separate from your heater. While they may fit one on top of another and use the same blower fan in some cases, the two system are purchased separately and operate independently from one another. But a heat pump is different; it’s both your heater and your air conditioner. So how exactly does this work?

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