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Archive for May, 2016

The Problem of Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Is your air conditioner turning itself on and off every few minutes? If so, then you have a problem. That behavior is known as short cycling. While it may seem like a harmless quirk, it can actually cause immense damage to the air conditioner if it isn’t dealt with as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the causes of short cycling, and why it’s such a threat to the system.

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Is Your Air Conditioner the Right Size?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

People look for a lot of things when installing a new air conditioning system. Construction, energy efficiency, and the like are all considered carefully. What isn’t considered carefully nearly often enough, though, is the size of the air conditioner. The size of an air conditioning system plays a big part in how effective, and long-lived, that system will be. Let’s take a look at what happens when you install a system that is too large, or too small, for your home.

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Heat Pump Ice and the Problems it Creates

Monday, May 16th, 2016

If you’re using a heat pump to keep cool today, you may notice ice forming on the inside unit. This may seem like a good thing, considering that the heat pump is supposed to be cooling the air in your home. However, it’s actually a serious problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Read on to find out more about heat pump ice, and the problem is presents.

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How Duct Sealing Can Help You This Summer

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Most homeowners get their air conditioning systems professionally checked before summer starts, in order to make sure that they can cope with the added strain. However, far too few homeowners know to have their ducts sealed before the days start to heat up. Even if your air conditioner is in prime condition, it can still be substantially negatively affected by duct leaks. Let’s take a look at why duct leaks are such a problem, and how duct sealing can help you out this summer.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs to Be Replaced

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Air conditioners can last quite a while, provided that they are taken care of. However, they can’t last forever. Eventually, no matter how well you treat it, your air conditioner will degrade to the point that it needs to be replaced. It’s important that you be able to recognize that your air conditioner is near the end of its service life, so that you can replace it before it has the chance to die on you. Read on for some of the signs that you need a new air conditioner in your home.

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