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Why Is My AC Costing More to Operate?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

During the summer, you are obviously going to be using your air conditioner more often than the rest of the year. You can expect your monthly electric bills to rise as you rely on your air conditioner more often. However, if your monthly bills start to rise more sharply than they should, it could indicate a problem with your system. Let’s take a look at what might be making your air conditioner more costly to operate.

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The Importance of Changing Your AC Air Filter

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Do you change your air conditioner filter every three months? If not, you are headed for some serious issues at some point. The air filter is a small part of your air conditioning system, but it’s a very important one. Let’s take a look at what can happen if you don’t change your filter often enough.

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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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What It Means When Your Air Conditioner is Making Strange Noises

Monday, April 25th, 2016

When it comes to preserving the health of your air conditioner, a quick response to problems is paramount. That can be rather difficult, though, if you can’t identify when your system is actually in trouble. One of the best ways to do that is to listen for strange noises, which are typically among the first identifiable external symptoms of a problem. Let’s take a look at some of those noises now, and what they mean.

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Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner This Late in the Year?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Summer is over, and heating season is almost here. Most homeowners are turning off their air conditioners for the year, and getting their heating systems ready for winter. With summer already over, you may be asking, “Is it too late to replace my air conditioner”? The answer is, “No, not at all.” Even if you won’t be using your air conditioner again until next summer, it is never too late to replace it if you feel that you have to.

Let’s examine some of the reasons why you might want to replace your air conditioner before winter.

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3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Blowing Cold Air

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Air conditioners can fall victim to any number of different problems over years of normal use. Some problems are common, some are rare, some are strange, and all are frustrating. One of the most frustrating problems you can run into is having an air conditioner that doesn’t actually blow cold air. There are a number of possible reasons why this might be happening, all of which will require professional repair services to correct. Still, it’s a good idea to know what the causes are. Read on for 3 reasons why your air conditioner isn’t blowing cold air.

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What Happens During an Air Conditioner Maintenance Appointment

Monday, August 24th, 2015

We have written about the importance of air conditioning maintenance before, and how it can substantially increase the service life of your system. What we haven’t done yet, though, is outline some of the more important air conditioning maintenance appointment procedures. If you want to truly understand how important air conditioning maintenance is, it helps to know what exactly goes on during a maintenance appointment. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a couple of the more common procedures.

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The Benefits of Upgrading Your Thermostat

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Most homeowners are pretty timely with replacing their HVAC systems before they break down completely. They have them checked on a fairly regular basis, and when they start to show signs of wearing out, they replace them. What many people never do, however, is replace their thermostats often enough. The thermostat is just as important to your climate control as your HVAC system. It is the control center of your heater and air conditioner, without which those systems would be unable to operate. And yet, far too many people continue to use outdated thermostats with their more modern systems. Let’s take a look at the benefits of upgrading your thermostat to a newer model.

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Why Odd Noises Are Coming from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 29th, 2015

If you’ve had your air conditioner for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with what it normally sounds like when it runs. Sometimes, however, you’ll turn on your air conditioner and be greeted with a completely different set of noises. This typically indicates a problem with your air conditioner, though the kind of problem ranges in severity from minor to serious threat. If you’re not familiar with what each sound means, though, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s an emergency or not. Let’s take a look at some of the common noises, and what they mean.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Stuck in One Mode

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Summer is here, and the days are getting pretty warm. So, you fire up your heat pump and switch it to cooling mode. Except your heat pump doesn’t start circulating cool air. Instead, it keeps pumping out the same warm air that it has been all winter. What’s going on? If your heat pump appears to be stuck in one mode, you have a problem with your reversing valve. Let’s take a closer look at what the reversing valve does, and what can be done to fix it.

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