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

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

Monday, October 11th, 2021
two-outdoor-ac-units-side-by-side

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.

Continue Reading

The Implications of Ice on Your AC System

Monday, August 16th, 2021
ice-on-ac-unit

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.

Continue Reading

“Does Maintenance Really Help Me Avoid AC Repair?”

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
two-technicians-checking-on-outside-ac-unit

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.

Continue Reading

Heed These Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Struggling

Monday, July 19th, 2021
two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unit

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:

Continue Reading

Why an AC Refrigerant Leak Is Bad News

Monday, July 5th, 2021
shocked-woman-covering-mouth-with-both-hands

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!

Continue Reading

AC Installation: Size Matters and Here’s Why

Monday, June 7th, 2021
two-techs-working-on-ac-outdoor-unit

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.

Continue Reading

It’s Time to Call for AC Repairs When…

Monday, May 24th, 2021
very-old-and-corroded-outdoor-ac-unit

Let’s say it’s one of the hottest days of the year, and you have just come back inside your home after hours outside. You are probably looking forward to the cool breeze you’ll be greeted with when you enter your home.

Well, imagine the unpleasant surprise if, instead of being greeted by that cool and comfortable breeze, you return to a home that’s not much cooler than it is outside. Apparently, something has gone very wrong with your air conditioner.

Of course, it’s important to remember, first off, that this is certainly not the only indicator that your air conditioner needs some kind of repair. You may need a bit more intuition to know when to call us for professional AC repair. Read on as we uncover some other common signs of an air conditioner in disrepair:

Continue Reading

Boost Your Cooling Efficiency and Comfort This Summer

Monday, May 10th, 2021
smiling-technician-working-on-ac-system

Like it or not, summer is right around the corner. And as you know if you’ve lived here for even just a year, summertime temperatures are nothing to mess around with. Therefore, you need a high-quality and affordable air conditioner to get you through.

When we talk about affordability, we’re considering your month-to-month utility costs in addition to the cost of the system itself. There are a number of things you can do to lower this monthly cost! For example, investing in annual maintenance is important. This allows our technicians to thoroughly clean and adjust components that need it, and check the system for repair needs. All of this helps the system run smoother.

Maintenance is an important step, but it’s not the only step in ensuring that your air conditioner works as efficiently and effectively as possible. Reach out for some advice on how to boost your cooling efficiency (and comfort) this summer!

Continue Reading

Do You Know How to Shut Down Your AC for Fall?

Monday, October 12th, 2020
air-conditioner-with-ice-development

We’re getting to that time of the year when you won’t need to use your air conditioner on a daily basis much longer. Fall is officially here, and this means furnaces and boilers are turning on and your AC can hibernate soon.

But AC systems shouldn’t be left alone after they stop working for the year! Unless you’re using a heat pump for your home comfort all year, there are a few steps you’ll need to take to shut down the system for winter. This will help you protect the air conditioner and ensure that it’s in great shape next spring when it’s time to maintain and use it again. Read on as we uncover just how to shut down your AC for fall for successful use in the spring!

Continue Reading

AC Trouble: 6 Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Wouldn’t it be great if our home air conditioners could self-diagnose their malfunctions and report them back to us in detail? Honestly, this probably isn’t too far-fetched of an idea … but in the meantime, it’s not a reality.

For now, you have to rely on other means to know if your air conditioner has something wrong with it. Perhaps it’s a sudden decline in cooling power, or an unexplained spike in your utility bills. It may be that your circuit breakers for the HVAC unit are constantly tripping.

And then there’s one of the most common signs something is amiss with your cooling system: loud or unfamiliar noises. Pretty much any sound you hear that you’ve never heard before should be cause for alarm, but below we’ve uncovered six of the most common noises we get called for.

Continue Reading