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August 13, 2013

Giving Your Overworked Air Conditioner a Much-Needed Assist

Given the length and intensity of our cooling season, an overworked air conditioner isn’t an uncommon occurrence. While these systems are built to handle heavy use, they use less electricity and last longer with routine maintenance and a lower cooling load. Increasing the efficiency of your cooling system gives it an immediate boost, which you can do by having the system serviced each year by an HVAC professional. When skilled technicians perform maintenance on your equipment, they clean, adjust and […]
August 8, 2013

Your Split Air Conditioner: Keeping What’s Outside in Sync With What’s Inside

A split air conditioner features two main components: an indoor unit that removes heat and provides conditioned air to your home and an outdoor unit that expels heat extracted from indoor air. Both components work best when they’re properly matched with each other, as they are when you buy a new split A/C system. By keeping the two matched up, you’ll keep your entire system in sync and your home cool and comfortable. The outdoor and indoor units are sold […]
August 6, 2013

That Noise in the Compressor of Your A/C: So What Does The Banging, Chatter or Buzzing Mean?

If you call your HVAC contractor to report a noisy A/C compressor or condensing unit, there’s a good chance the customer service representative will ask you to describe the noise and identify where it’s coming from, in order to give the technician more to work with. This guide to common A/C compressor noises will help you describe the problem, as well as understand why your A/C or heat pump might need service or even replacement. Here’s a guide to help […]
August 1, 2013

R-22 Refrigerant Is Getting Harder to Come by–Have You Considered an A/C Replacement?

Since a year ago when the rising cost of R-22 refrigerant was all over the news, the cost has only risen higher. At the time, homeowners with older A/Cs and heat pumps were encouraged to consider upgrading to new cooling systems that operate with the more available and environmentally benign R-410A. With refrigerant prices expected to continue rising for for older R-22 reliant cooling systems, this was just one more good reason to consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient A/C. […]