Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

AC Self-Maintenance Tips

Whether it’s almost time to turn on your AC system or, instead, the cooling season is already well underway, you can play a significant role in maximizing system performance. At that same time, you can help prevent common repair problems and keep your utility costs down. Here’s how: Check your thermostat. If it runs on

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The Best Time to Buy an AC System

There are good, better, and best times to buy just about anything. There also are lousy times.  Take a new air conditioning system, for example.  It wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense to purchase one in January.  Not that you couldn’t find one.  You could find plenty, but it couldn’t be installed until the

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How to Reduce AC System Stress

You think you get stressed out at times?  Just ask your AC system how it feels after running non-stop during an extended hot streak. Or, for that matter, being on call 24/7 from May through October. It’s the kind of stress none of us could stand up to.  Well, neither can your AC system –

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The Importance of Accurate AC System Sizing

Think about the last time you replaced a central air conditioning system.  If you haven’t already, this blog is still for you. As a system ages, it gradually loses its cooling capability, and you forget how well it performed when it was new. All you know is that it’s not getting the job done now,

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6 Advantages of Central Air Conditioning

You buy and maintain a central AC system to keep cool, right? What else is there? Well, the answer is “plenty.”  Let’s have a look. Better than room air conditioners.  Room or portable air conditioners can keep you cool, as well.  But they don’t circulate the air throughout your home via your air ducts.  Central

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Why Late-Season AC Replacement is a Smart Move

The dog days of summer are here. The fortunate among us have a well-functioning air conditioning system that were built and maintained to take summer’s best on the chin, and yet keep churning out nice cool air. Then there’s another group of home owners. Those whose AC systems were barely up to the cooling demands

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Improved Air Circulation Can Help Reduce Your AC Costs

The older your AC system, the more likely you are to look for ways to reduce your monthly utility bills. That’s because older systems just can’t match their original out-of-the-box energy efficiency. So, unless you make some adjustments around your house, you’re simply going to pay more to cool your home. And while there are

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Why Spring is the Best Time for an AC Tune-up

Once presented with the facts, nobody seriously questions the wisdom of annual AC preventative maintenance.  And because of that, we’re not going to argue the point yet again. Instead, we want to address why spring is absolutely the best time to have professional maintenance performed.  Not that summer’s a bad time for AC maintenance, mind

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How to Cut Your Energy Costs with a Variable Speed AC System

Buying a new AC system is a rather unique process.  First of all, most people will buy only two or three in their lifetime.  That’s actually a good thing.  Here’s what’s not so good:  So much time typically lapses between two such purchases that you probably remember very little about the previous experience.  And even

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“When is the Right Time to Replace My Central AC System?”

This is one of those questions for which there are multiple right answers.  As in, the time to replace your AC system has both subjective and objective considerations. So the best we can do right now is give you a pretty good when you should at least start THINKING about replacing it, especially if you’re

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