Can I Set My Thermostat To Its Lowest Setting?

June 27th, 2022
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When the heat starts rising outside and you’re inside your living space, what do you do? Well if you have central air conditioning, you turn it on! We may not live in as hot of a place as other parts of the country, but relatively speaking, our summers are pretty warm! Having an effective and efficient air conditioner in place is vital.

But, we have to ask… how low do you set your thermostat when you turn on your air conditioner? If your response is “As low as possible!” then you might actually be pushing your air conditioner beyond its limits.

“Wait,” you might be wondering, “If my thermostat goes that low, why can’t I set it that low?”

It’s not that you can’t, it’s that you might prefer not to, after reading this blog post. Read on!

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What Size Air Conditioner Should I Get?

June 13th, 2022
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If you’ve decided that it’s time to purchase a new air conditioner this time of the year, then chances are you’re in a bit of a rush to get one. But this is one decision you don’t want to make in haste, as doing so can leave you with an ineffective and inefficient cooling system. 

For instance, what if you get the wrong size unit? You may not realize this, but having too large or overpowered of an air conditioner can be just as detrimental as having too small, or underpowered of a system. We’ll explain why below… please give it a read, and when you’re ready to make an HVAC purchase, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for professional and reliable installation. 

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Why An Air Conditioner Might Struggle to Cool Effectively

May 16th, 2022
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We may still be in the middle of spring, but summer is just around the corner, and our air conditioners need to be ready to handle the warmer temperatures.

Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled your air conditioner maintenance appointment. Professional maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it. This keeps your air conditioner working as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible.

Whether you have scheduled it or not, one thing is for sure–if you turn on your air conditioner and it doesn’t seem to be cooling your living space as it should, or like it used to, you have a problem on your hands.

But what’s wrong? Read on to find out!

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“Help! My Heat Pump Won’t Switch to Cooling Mode”

May 2nd, 2022
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It’s that time of year again–the time of year when it’s time to turn our attention away from our heating use and begin to use our air conditioners again. If you have a heat pump system, this is a pretty seamless process right? You just switch your thermostat from heating to cooling mode and voilia! Cool air rushing into your home.

Wait, that’s not what happened? Have you discovered that your heat pump won’t switch to cooling mode?

The good news is that there are a number of things that can cause this, and a couple aren’t as serious or detrimental as others. Read on to learn what may be going on, and a couple of ways you can troubleshoot your heat pump before giving our team a call.

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The Top 3 Air Conditioner Myths

April 18th, 2022
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There are quite a few air conditioner misconceptions out there. You might not think this is a big deal, but the truth is, that believing these misconceptions can matter.

The reason it matters is that you could be using your air conditioning system inefficiently, paying more for your energy usage than you really need to, exacerbating system wear-and-tear, and potentially shortening the overall useful service life or your cooling system.

Read on as we dive into the 3 most common AC misconceptions out there.

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“Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Working?”

April 4th, 2022

Typically when we get this question, “Why isn’t my air conditioner working?” the asker is referring to an air conditioner that’s running, but it may not be pumping out the cooled air that they’ve come to expect and appreciate. Naturally, if there is lukewarm air coming out of your vents on a sweltering hot day, it tends to cause a little alarm.

And we get it! Your air conditioner should be able to keep you effectively and efficiently cool whenever the temperatures rise. So, read on as we uncover why your air conditioner might “not be working,” and what to do about it! Warmer weather may still be a ways off, but it’s always good to be prepared.

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The Importance of Timely Water Heater Repairs

March 21st, 2022
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If someone were to ask you what the most underrated appliance in your house was, what would be your answer? If you’d say your water heater, we’d be likely to agree with you!

These systems are typically mostly out of sight, and therefore out of mind. Yet, you use yours every day, multiple times a day, and rely on it to work effectively and efficiently as it does so.

But the only way to ensure this is the case is by staying on top of your water heater needs. Yes, that’s right, water heaters need maintenance and timely repairs! This is true whether you have a standard storage tank model or a tankless water heater. Read on to learn more.

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Should I Schedule an AC Tune-Up Now?

March 7th, 2022
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Perhaps you think that it’s a bit early to be talking about maintenance for your air conditioner. After all, temperatures haven’t peaked above 55°F for a while.

But you know as well as we do that with spring right around the corner, we can get our first heatwave sooner than you think. And if that happens, you want your cooling system to be ready to keep you cool without costing you an arm and a leg, right?

Getting AC maintenance done now, or as soon as possible, will ensure that your AC is ready when the heat arrives. More than that, it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run since you’ll have the peace of mind that your air conditioner is ready to serve you well. Read on to learn more about why this professional service is so important.

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Furnace Sounds That Should Probably Scare You

February 21st, 2022
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Okay, so, no, we aren’t that kind of company. We aren’t here to scare you into making a purchase with us. The fact of the matter is, there are certain sounds that a furnace might make during its operation that you can be tempted to brush off, but really, they signal that it’s time to call in a professional.

Your furnace is never going to be silent, of course. You will hear the whoosh of air coming through your vents, maybe some very minor rattling as the air travels through your furnace’s air ducts. These are normal, day-to-day, operational sounds.

We’re talking about sounds that you don’t normally hear, though, from screeching to hissing or clicking. Read on to learn what each of these can mean, and then please give us a call ASAP if you notice any of them.

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Is an Electric Furnace Better Than a Gas Furnace?

February 7th, 2022

If it’s time for you to purchase a new furnace for your household, you’ll have a lot of factors to consider. Seemingly minor choices can have a huge impact on the overall efficacy and efficiency of your new heating system, so it’s important that you do your research and consult with a professional before making your purchase.

An inefficiently operating system can leave you with higher bills plus an increased need for repairs.

After choosing the make and model of your furnace, the next and most important choice to make is what fuel source you’ll utilize. If you’ve always used an electric furnace, you may think that’s your only option, but this isn’t necessarily true. Still, though, is an electric furnace a “better” choice?

Well, this depends! Read on to learn more.

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