At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Air Conditioning Services Can Handle Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, May 7th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairsAir conditioning systems usually rely on refrigerant to cool the air: cycling it endlessly through a series of valves and coils that allow it to do its job. Many people falsely assume that the refrigerant is consumed as part of the cooling process, just like a car consumes oil or gas. In fact, the refrigerant isn’t consumed. But it can leak, and when it does, it can cause huge problems with your system. Here’s a breakdown of how it all works.

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Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

air-conditioning-repairSpring is here and temperatures in our neck of the woods are already rising. You’ve probably had to run your air conditioner more than once already this year, and pretty soon you’re going to need to use it every day just to keep your home comfortable in the midst of another scorching summer.

With that in mind, the sooner you can spot any issues with your air conditioner, the better. If yours has problems in need of repair, then now is the time to spot them. Doing so gives you several weeks to plan repairs before the weather gets really hot, and can usually reduce the cost of repairs as well, since the damage won’t have as much time to spread.

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Spring is Here! Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Air-conditioning-efficiencyWith the coming of spring comes spring cleaning in most homes in the area, as we air out our stuffy living rooms and beat the dust our of our rugs. Your air conditioner should be a part of that cleaning process, since you’re going to need it to run like a clock in a few weeks when the weather warms up. Now is the ideal time to prepare for it with an air conditioning maintenance session from a qualified service. What is a maintenance session and how can it help you? Read on for the answers.

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Time to Check the Status of Your A/C

Monday, August 28th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSummer has entered its last few weeks, and while temperatures remain high in the area, they’ll soon be cooling off, and our air conditioning use will give way to heating use before you know it. Now might be an excellent time to take a look at your air conditioner and see how the long summer has treated it. Qualified air conditioning services often offer maintenance plans for just such circumstances, giving your technician a chance to see how your system has held up over the long summer.

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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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Why Install a Zone Control System?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

zone-control-systemsCentralized air conditioners are a staple of most homes in the area, and with summer on its way, they’re going to be put to the test. You’re naturally going to be paying higher cooling bills in the summer months than you do in the spring and the fall, since your air conditioner will be running more often. There are simple ways to cut into those costs, such as dressing lightly in the home and turning your air conditioner off in the evening and opening the windows instead.

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Sizing Is Important with Your New Air Conditioner

Monday, June 5th, 2017

air-conditioning-sizingSpringtime is a popular time of year to replace an older or outdated air conditioner with a new one. Doing so makes a lot of sense now, since it can help you enjoy the benefits of the new system all summer long. New air conditioners tend to be much more efficient than older ones, which means you’ll be able to run the new one the same amount as the old without it costing you quite so much. It also means you won’t have to worry about a sudden breakdown from an unreliable system.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Helps During the Summer

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairTemperatures have been steadily rising for weeks, and summer will officially begin in just under a month. You’ve likely been running your air conditioner on a regular basis for some time now, and its usage will only increase as the hotter months of the year approach. Now is a very good time to schedule an air conditioning maintenance session from a trained technician. It gives you a chance to get ahead of any problems your system might be experiencing, and make sure that everything goes according to place when the mercury starts creeping upwards.

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