Premier HVAC Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hagerstown’

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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“Why Is My Heat Pump Stuck in Heating Mode?”

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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Springtime is upon us, and soon enough temperatures will be on the rise, enough so that you’ll want to start using your air conditioner if favor of your heater.

Of course, if you have a heat pump system these are one and the same. The best thing you can do this time of the year is to go ahead and schedule a maintenance session for your system. Since heat pumps work year-round, these systems need a professional tune-up twice a year instead of once a year.

Whether you already had this spring’s tune-up done already or not, the fact is that if you are trying to switch your heat pump to cooling mode and it won’t budge, you have a problem! Read on to learn more about what’s going on here.

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Are You Using Your Furnace As Efficiently As Possible?

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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It may almost be spring, but you know that our temperatures can stay cold for a while, and if you still need your furnace you’re going to be glad to have a fully effective and efficient system to work with.

Wait, what’s that? Your furnace isn’t working that efficiently? If you’ve found yourself paying more than you think is necessary every winter for your heating needs, then there might be something that’s preventing the furnace from operating as well as it could.

Professional maintenance is essential in preventing issues and keeping efficiency high, but there are some extra steps you can take that will boost efficiency even more. Read on to learn what they are!

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Beware This Potential Furnace Danger

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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The #1 potential furnace danger for homeowners to be aware of is a cracked heat exchanger. Now, this isn’t to say that furnaces are inherently dangerous, because they’re not. But this is a very important blog post to read if you are using a gas furnace to keep your home warm.

When not properly maintained, a gas furnace, especially one that has aged to about 10-15 years, can become hazardous. The same can be said for any gas-powered appliance, as any one of them has the potential to develop safety problems depending on how they’re cared for.

While your gas furnace does have a special safety feature that turned the system off if something malfunctions internally, a cracked or damaged heat exchanger can be subtle, and insidious. Read on as we explain.

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You Need Furnace Repair When…

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Nobody should have to sit around wondering if their heating system will break down at any given moment. Of course, if you have yours professionally maintained on an annual basis, and if you know the signs of a furnace in disrepair, you don’t need to worry about this!

Oh wait, you don’t know what the signs are? That’s okay, this is what we’re here for!

First off, we want to reiterate that M word we mentioned above–maintenance. Whether you have a gas-powered furnace or an electric heater in your home, you’ll want to have professional maintenance done once a year. This helps to ensure that your furnace will work as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible. Additionally, maintenance will help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your furnace might otherwise need.

This doesn’t mean your system will never need repairs, however, which is why we mentioned signs you should watch out for. Read on to learn what these signs are.

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4 Furnace Noises That Mean It’s Time to Call a Pro

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Someday, in perhaps not the too far off future, there may be an HVAC system that doesn’t make any noise at all. We can’t promise this will be a reality, but chances are manufacturers will be able to get pretty close.

For now, though, you’re going to hear your furnace make some noise at it runs. For example, you may hear the gentle rattling of your ductwork as the temperature inside them fluctuates. You’ll hear the system cycling on and off, and the whoosh of air coming through your vents.

Noise can actually be a good thing, though, because when a sound becomes different, or when you hear a noise you never have before, then you know something is wrong, and you can give us a call!

Read on as we uncover 4 common noises that indicate it’s time to call a pro for furnace repairs.

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Is Changing Your Furnace Air Filter Necessary?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

If you use a furnace in your home, then you know the satisfaction of turning it on for the first time in fall or winter and getting that rush of warm air. Naturally, if you turn it on and something goes awry, you’re going to panic. However, you should know that there are actually steps you can take to avoid this.

No, we don’t expect you to service your furnace, but we can make you aware of what can be done to help you avoid sudden, surprise, and expensive malfunctions. For example, have you scheduled heating maintenance yet this year?

During professional maintenance, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it, which ensures that your heater works as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. In addition to professional services, there is one more small maintenance task that you can and should do on your own every 1–3 months—change the air filter! Read on to learn why this is necessary.

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Improve Your Home Comfort with This Indoor Air Quality Product

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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When temperatures are on the warmer side, too much humidity can certainly make you feel uncomfortable, especially if the interior of your home is too humid. However, during the wintertime, you have to deal with the opposite problem: dry winter days mean there’s more of an edge to the cold.

Fortunately, you can beat these dry conditions, no matter what time of the year it is. How? With the installation of a whole-house humidifier. Read on as we uncover the various benefits of a whole-house system for your living space.

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