September 12th, 2022
When you live somewhere that gets as hot as it does here, it goes without saying that businesses and commercial spaces need powerful and efficient cooling systems, and they need them to operate well on a daily basis. The peak of summer may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean warm temperatures are over, and therefore it’s vital that you keep an eye out in case your commercial AC started experiencing problems.
Or rather, you should keep an ear out–that’s right, one of the most common signs that something is wrong with an air conditioner is strange noises. Now, we get it, many if not most commercial air conditioners are on the rooftop, far away from a hearing distance. If, however, you can hear your commercial AC, the following noises are what you should listen for–and if you hear them you should give our team a call right away.
August 15th, 2022
Temperatures have been high for weeks now, and you’ve only just noticed that you forgot to schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment this past spring. Maybe you can just skip it this year? It’s kind of late to have it done, right?
Well actually, consistency is more important than timing. And with the exception of a completely broken down air conditioner that’s beyond repair, it’s never too late for a tune-up. Plus there are way too many benefits of routine AC maintenance to skip out on it.
Read on to learn more!
August 1st, 2022
There is so much information you can find right here, online. Unfortunately, not all of it is true. It’s probably a bit ironic that we’re admitting that in a blog post! Nevertheless, we want to share a common misconception that homeowners believe, which could actually be damaging to your comfort and to your air conditioning system.
That misconception is in regards to refrigerant, what it is, and how it works. Read on as we dive in!
July 18th, 2022
When it comes to providing cooling and heating to a commercial property, the most popular option is a packaged rooftop unit. You’re likely familiar with these, even if you don’t think you are–you see them on most commercial buildings, and they even make for popular spots in movies where a protagonist runs to the roof to “hide.”
Rooftop units are actually popular for a reason that has nothing to do with making a great set for a cheesy runaway movie scene though. Read on to learn more about how rooftop units benefit businesses!
July 4th, 2022
Now is the time of year that you should really be considering scheduling maintenance for your air conditioner, if you haven’t already. Professional maintenance allows your system to work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible! It reduces repair needs by as much as 85% and maintains your AC efficiency rating by as much as 95%.
An air conditioner that’s well-maintained will also last longer–10-15 years versus lasting only half that time otherwise.
But once your air conditioner does reach that older age, the question that comes up is, “Should I keep maintaining it, or is it time to replace it?” The truth is, if your air conditioner is a decade old or older, now is likely a great time to replace it, particularly with today’s economic and supply chain realities, which we’ll elaborate on below. Read on!
June 20th, 2022
If you’re like most homeowners, your HVAC ductwork isn’t something that you give a whole lot of thought to, mostly due to the fact that it is out of sight and out of mind. But if you found out they were the reason your energy bills were too high, you’d probably pay attention then, right?
This could very well be the case if you have damaged or loose ductwork that’s letting not only conditioned air out and dirty air in.
Air duct leakage can account for about 30% air loss–that’s conditioned air that you are paying for. It also accounts for many of the indoor air problems a home can experience. Fortunately, there’s a solution–professional duct sealing! Read on to learn more.
June 6th, 2022
When you’re ready to make a new air conditioner purchase, there are a lot of factors to consider. Too often, homeowners assume that “the bigger, the better” and go ahead and get the biggest, most powerful system they can afford.
Of course, if you work with a trained and experienced contractor for your installation, such as our team, we won’t let this happen–we will make sure you’re well informed on how a system that is too small will be detrimental to cooling efficiency and efficacy, so too will a system that’s too large, or too powerful.
You see, we measure the “tonnage” of an air conditioner against aspects of your living space. These aspects include things like the square footage of your home, how many windows and doors it has, how high the ceilings are, and what type of insulation you have. This is called a cooling load calculation. Read on to learn more, and remember, the best way to ensure you get the right-sized air conditioner is to contact our team!
May 23rd, 2022
When the temperature starts to rise this summer, you might run into an air conditioner problem that puts a serious halt to your comfort. This can be rather alarming, when an air conditioner stops sending out the cool air you expect it to, or doesn’t send out any air at all.
It’s tempting to handle repairs on your own. After all, HVAC technicians are busy and you have no time to waste! Plus, there are dozens of online tutorials, so what can go wrong?
Well, unfortunately, plenty. Attempting repairs on your own could lead to more problems with the air conditioner instead of less, can void the manufacturer’s warranty on the system, can leave you spending way more than you thought you’d have to and can even lead to injury.
Read on to learn just why it’s so important to call on a professional when you need a repair for your air conditioner… any repair!
May 9th, 2022
Heat pump systems have become increasingly popular for homeowners looking to keep their homes as comfortable as possible all year long. While we haven’t reached the peak of our warm temperatures yet this year, by far, now is a good time to make sure your heat pump is ready.
This starts with maintenance, of course. You should have a professional heat pump tune-up twice a year–once in the fall and once in the spring. This will help the system work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. It’s also important, in addition to maintenance, that you be aware of the signs that your heat pump needs repair. Read on, and call us if you notice any of the following problems with your heat pump system.
April 25th, 2022
Any type of air conditioner is going to get quite the workout in our area, not only during the summer but practically year-round. Fortunately, modern central air conditioners are very durable and can take the heat while returning chilled air to your living space.
But, the question you might be asking yourself is, “How much am I going to have to pay to use my air conditioner this summer?”
The cost of keeping comfortable can seem pretty steep. But the fact of the matter is, you might be paying more than you really need to! There are a number of ways that a cooling system can lose efficiency and increase your utility bills as a result. However, there are also a few ways you can boost your AC efficiency and lower those bills! Read on to learn how.