At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Archive for July, 2017

What Is Short Cycling, and Why Is It a Problem?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditioningSummers mean increased use of your air conditioner, which in turn means keeping an increased eye out for potential problems. Most breakdowns are preceded by some kind of warning, which canny homeowners can spot and respond to before the system shuts down in the middle of the summer. Generally speaking, anything you detect as out of the ordinary in your air conditioner’s functioning should be grounds for concern, and some signs are subtler than others.

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Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 17th, 2017

air-flow-air-conditionerSummer is the time when you need your air conditioner to function at maximum effectiveness, often for weeks at a time. There’s nothing worse than a sudden breakdown in the middle of a heat wave, forcing you to scramble for a repair service while you home slowly turns into an oven. The good news is that trouble that big rarely arrives unannounced, and if you pay attention you can spot the signs of serious trouble well before it gets here.

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The Benefits of an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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Every prudent homeowner wants their home to be as energy efficient as possible. Our warm summers and cold winters can cost you quite a bit if your home keeps leaking that energy, and there are numerous steps you can take to keep those heating and cooling costs down. Some of them are easy to implement, such as adding weather stripping around cracks in doors or windows, or using fans to circulate the air and cool the home in the summer.

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