July Means Knee High Corn, Rockets Bursting in Air and Green Machines!

I hope that your 4th of July weekend was spent with friends, family and neighbors and was filled with laughter as well as smiles. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for whatever plans you had in store and with any luck you now have a bit of a summer glow. I’d like to take a moment to honor the reason behind our celebration of 4th of July and thank each and every veteran and their family for the unbelievable…

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Central Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

In order to get the most out of your central air conditioner, it is important to do routine maintenance. Keeping your unit clean and operating properly will not only extend the length of its life, but it will also run more cost effectively. There are many potential issues or problems your system may face as it ages, but not all of them require a certified technician to address them. Fortunately, there are many things you can do on your own…

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Seasonal Solutions for the Warm Weather Ahead

Signs of spring are all around us-buds are blooming, the grass needs cutting and allergies are kicking in! As the season for sneezing and eye watering is upon us, it’s a great time to change your furnace filter in addition to getting one of our air cleaners, which can catch the pollen in the air before your nose does. Our phones here are beginning to ring off the hook with customers looking to have their air conditioner checked ahead of…

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April Brings Sunshine & Preseason Specials

Put away the snow blower and get out the gardening tools! April is here and it’s great to see kids outside playing and folks out exercising (some run- I walk…fast). This rough winter will make the bloom of spring that much sweeter! As warmer weather sets in be sure to get your cooling system ready for summer. A preseason air conditioning check will ensure that your system is ready for the humid days ahead. Your air conditioner transfers indoor heat…

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Improving Performance

Poor installation, duct losses, and inadequate maintenance are more of a problem for air conditioners than for combustion furnaces. A growing body of evidence suggests that most heat pumps have significant installation or service problems that reduce performance and efficiency.According to a report on research funded by Energy Star more than 50 percent of all air conditioners have significant problems with low airflow, leaky ducts, and incorrect refrigerant charge. Increasing airflow in central heat pumps The capacity and the efficiency…

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Repairing an Air Conditioner

What an individual should know Before hiring a repair service for air conditioners, people should know certain aspects of AC systems. When Ac systems develop some kind of fault, individuals often try to mend it by themselves without knowing all the concepts involved. The usual office or home air conditioner operates by easy physics, and it consists of 2 separate parts – the evaporator and condenser. These units are sealed and people cannot mend any of the faults in these…

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Maintaining and Servicing

A/C performance will deteriorate without regular maintenance and service. The difference between the energy consumption of a well-maintained air conditioner and a severely neglected one ranges from 10 to 25 percent. Regular Maintenance Clean or replace filters regularly (every 2 to 6 months, depending on operating time and amount of dust in the environment). Clean outdoor coils as often as necessary (when dirt is visible on the outside of the coil). Remove plant life and debris from around the outdoor…

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Operating an Air Conditioner

Like combustion systems, you control air conditioners using thermostats. If you leave and return at regular times everyday, you’ll save money by using automatic thermostats, which minimize energy use during the times the home is unoccupied. However, choosing an automatic thermostat’s reactivation time requires considering the duration of A/C operation necessary to restore a comfortable temperature. During the heating season, some homeowners also set their thermostats back 10°F, manually or automatically, when they leave home or go to bed. A…

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Installing a New Air Conditioner

An air conditioner’s performance and energy efficiency not only depends on the selection and planning of the equipment but also on careful installation. Consumers and home builders alike tend to accept the lowest bid for heating and air-conditioning work. This unfortunate choice can often leave a system lacking 10 to 30 percent in the materials and labor necessary to optimize air conditioner performance. Rather than just accepting the lowest bid, it’s best to research the performance records of local contractors,…

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Selecting an Air Conditioner

When selecting an air conditioner, consider the following three characteristics carefully: the energy efficiency rating, sizing, and the system’s components. Energy efficiency rating In the United States, we rate an A/C’s energy efficiency by how many British thermal units (Btu) of heat it moves for each watt-hour of electrical energy it consumes. Every residential air conditioner sold in this country has an EnergyGuide Label, which features the A/C’s heating and cooling efficiency performance rating, comparing it to other available makes…

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