Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner Before Summer?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Assuming you take perfect care of your air conditioning system (I.E. regular maintenance and prompt repairs) you can make it last 15-20 years on average. That’s a pretty respectable number, but sooner or later that system is going to need to be replaced. Before summer rolls around, you should have a look at your air conditioner and determine whether or not it’s a good idea to upgrade. If you’re still on the fence over whether or not you should upgrade your air conditioner, have a look at some of the benefits below.

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Now is the Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Though it may not seem like it, summer is only a couple of months away. Before you know it, you’ll be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable during the day. Before the hot months arrive, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is able to cope with the added stress. The best way to do that is to schedule preventive maintenance within the next several weeks.

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Why Installing a New Air Conditioner is Better Than Repairing an Old One

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Air conditioners are manufactured to last between 15 and 20 years. Once they get older than that, they become significantly less cost-effective to operate. Problems of all kinds start to crop up, and the entire process just becomes much more trouble than it’s worth. Oftentimes, you would be far better off in the long run if you just replaced your air conditioning system once it got older than two decades. Read on to find out why installing a new air conditioner would serve you better than keeping your old one running.

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The Problem with Heat Pump Ice

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If you notice ice forming on your heat pump this summer, you shouldn’t ignore it. Heat pump ice is not an indication that the system is cooling properly, though many homeowners seem to think that. Rather, it means that your heat pump is experiencing a problem which could cause the entire system to break down. Let’s take a look at why this happens, and what it can lead to.

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Listen for These Air Conditioner Noises

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Time is of the essence when it comes to air conditioner repairs, especially during the summer. The faster you can identify the symptoms of an air conditioner problem, the faster you’ll be able to get it repaired and the better off it will be. One of the easiest ways to tell that your air conditioner is having problems is to listen for strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the noises that indicate a problem with your air conditioner.

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3 Ways Every Homeowner Can Save Money this Summer

Monday, June 27th, 2016

No homeowner in Alexandria, VA wants to spend more money than they have to, except perhaps on luxury and entertainment. But when it comes to basics around the house, saving money is important. As a leading service provider in the area, we want to be your go-to source for everything related to HVAC and plumbing. With that in mind, here are some steps that you can take toward greater energy savings this summer.

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Do I Need to Fill My Ductless System with Refrigerant This Summer?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Refrigerant is a vital component of practically every air conditioning system in use today. Despite that, it isn’t well-understood by the majority of homeowners across the country. As a result, we often get questions like the one above about how refrigerant should be handled in an air conditioning system. Let’s examine the role of refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and when you need to add more to it.

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Improve Your AC with Zone Control

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Cooling season is almost here, and many people are having their air conditioners professionally checked to make sure they’re in good shape. That’s a good thing to do, but it’s not the only thing you can do to improve your air conditioning situation this summer. Read on to find out more about zone control, and how it can dramatically improve your air conditioning efficiency.

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What Causes Air Conditioner Ice, and Why It’s a Problem

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The more you rely on your air conditioner as the summer gets closer, the more likely it is that problems will develop with the system. As long as you were sure to schedule preventive maintenance earlier in the year, you shouldn’t have any serious issues crop up. Still, it’s a good idea to know when to call for professional help with your air conditioner. One of those times is when you notice ice forming on the system. Read on to find out more about air conditioner ice, and why it’s a problem.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before Summer?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Summer is just around the corner, and most of us are busy preparing our homes for the coming heat. For most people, some professional maintenance and repairs will be enough to get their air conditioning system ready for summer. For some of us, though, that simply won’t be enough. Sooner or later, there will come a time when your air conditioner simply can’t last through another hot season. When that happens, you should replace it as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at whether you should replace your air conditioner before summer.

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