Premier HVAC Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Keep Your Home Cooler, More Efficiently

Monday, June 6th, 2022
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There aren’t many things that HVAC professional will tell you that you can do on your own when it comes to servicing your air conditioner. In fact, we actively advise against trying to do AC repairs on your own as it can lead to injury, or at least further damage to your air conditioner that could end up costing you.

HVAC pros have the proper experience, training, and licensing to perform all types of HVAC work. Maintenance is important too! Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it–all of this helps your system work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. It’s also a service you should really leave to the pros.

At this point you’re likely thinking, “okay, I get it! I won’t touch my air conditioner!” But don’t you worry, there actually are steps you can take all on your own, without the assistance of an HVAC technician, to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner so you can stay cooler, more affordably. Read on to learn more!

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Which Air Conditioner Is Best for Your Specific Home?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Temperatures are beginning to warm, and summer is right around the corner. If you’ve waited until now to research what type of air conditioner is best for installation in your home, chances are that you need it quickly, right?

We get it! However, an air conditioner purchase is one of those investments that you really shouldn’t rush into. Buying the first air conditioner you see that seems decent and fits your budget could potentially leave you with cooling inefficiencies or even an improperly installed air conditioner altogether.

If you’re still reading, though, we’re going to guess that you already understand that this shouldn’t be a hasty decision for you. So, read on! Below, we’ve uncovered the different kinds of air conditioning systems we provide, and how you could benefit from each one.

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When You Really Need to Call For AC Repair

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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There are some instances where it might make sense to wait to call for AC repairs–like if you’re planning on replacing your system before the temperatures warm up too much, or if you already have maintenance scheduled to get a comprehensive idea of what repairs are most necessary.

But if you haven’t had maintenance done in the last year and have no idea what the status of your air conditioner’s efficiency and efficacy is, or if it will be able to reliably keep you cool this summer, then the time to call for AC repair is now. This is especially true if your air conditioner is currently exhibiting any of the following symptoms.

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It’s Time for an AC Tune-Up: Here’s Why!

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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You probably don’t think very much about air conditioning maintenance, but the truth is that it’s an absolutely essential service to keep your cooling system functioning as efficiently and effectively as possible.

For a conventional central air conditioning system, you should invest in this service once a year. If you have a heat pump model system, this means it goes through twice the work each year, and therefore needs twice the tune-ups–maintenance every 6 months.

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“Should I Shut Down My AC for Fall and Winter?”

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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It’s that time of year again—temperatures are going down and you don’t need your air conditioning system to work as consistently anymore. It’s officially the time of year to start using your furnace or boiler instead of your central air conditioning system.

However, this doesn’t mean that your air conditioner can be ignored from this point on. Unless you’re actually using a heat pump system for your cooling and heating year-round, there are some things you need to do in order to shut down your air conditioner.

The steps we’re about to share below will help you protect your cooling system, ensuring that it’s in good shape next year when it’s time to have it maintained and use it again. Keep reading to learn about the steps of shutting down your AC for fall and winter.

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The Implications of Ice on Your AC System

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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So you’re at home on a hot day … you’re running the air conditioner, but something seems off. It’s not keeping you as cool as you think it should. Since you can’t seem to get comfortable, you go and check the thermostat, and it seems to be working just fine. Time to check the actual AC unit … and then you see it. Ice.

But ice is a normal part of the cooling process, right? Well, no. Ice actually has no part in the cooling process, and if you see ice developing anywhere on your air conditioner (most often this is going to be on the evaporator coil) then you have a problem on your hands. But we’re here to help! Read on as we talk a bit more about this problem.

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“Does Maintenance Really Help Me Avoid AC Repair?”

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Maintenance helps prevent 85% of repairs your air conditioner may ever need by allowing our technicians to thoroughly inspect the system and alert you to any smaller wear-and-tear needs the system has before they grow into bigger emergencies. So in short, yes, maintenance really helps you avoid AC repair. Of course, it’s easy for us to say that, but a little bit harder to feel reassured as a homeowner, right?

We understand. This is why we’ve decided to share with you the many benefits of maintenance, below, and why you should look into enrolling in our Energy Savings Agreement (ESA).

Don’t forget! Last week we wrote about the deal we’re currently running for maintenance. There’s no time like the present to sign up–limited appointments available and the offer expires 8/15.

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Heed These Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Struggling

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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We’re still spending a lot of time indoors these days, right? Naturally, this means we all want to stay as comfortable as possible, affordably as possible. This will be a lot harder with a broken down air conditioner, right? This is why you want to make sure that you’re taking good care of yours by staying on top of repair needs.

Whether you’re using a central air conditioner, heat pump, or a ductless system, maintenance and repairs is what’s going to keep it going, and keep your home as cool as possible. Remember though, even with maintenance, repair needs can crop up every now and then. Fortunately, you have our team on your side for when this happens.

So how do you decide if your air conditioner needs a repair and that it’s time to call our pros? While some repair signs can be subtle, there are still things you can look and listen for, including:

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Why an AC Refrigerant Leak Is Bad News

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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You’ve probably heard that refrigerant is a necessary component for your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable during our hot and sticky summers. This is probably the extent of your knowledge about refrigerant, right? That’s okay, that’s what we are here for!

While you don’t need to know everything about refrigerant, it’s important to understand just how important it is and why a leak is bad news. Read on to learn more!

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AC Installation: Size Matters and Here’s Why

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Summer is just about officially upon us. If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to ensure that your air conditioning system is equipped to handle the heat and keep you comfortable at an affordable price all summer long. Of course, this might mean you need to invest in a new air conditioning system altogether. If this is the case, you need to ensure that your new air conditioner is the right fit for your home—literally.

We get it—your instinct is probably to go out and buy the biggest, most powerful air conditioner your budget will allow. After all, that’s the way to guarantee it will work efficiently, right? Well, no, not quite. Not to worry though! We are here to guide you in making the right decision when it comes to your air conditioner. In addition to ensuring you have the proper size, we’ll let you know if we think a different type of air conditioner will benefit your home and family.

So, why does size matter so much? We’ve covered this below. Read on, and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

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