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If You Want to Keep Your Air Conditioner Healthy This Summer, Change Your Air Filter

July 17th, 2017

clean-air-filterThere are a lot of things you can do to make sure that your air conditioning system stays in top condition during the summer. Preventive maintenance is the most important, as it ensures that your system is able to cope with the added strain of the hot months. However, there is also one specific thing that you can do personally to ensure that your air conditioner can effectively cool your home: change the air filter. If you aren’t sure how to do that, read on to find out.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Strange Noises?

July 3rd, 2017

air-conditionerSummer is here, which means that the next few months are the prime time for air conditioners to develop problems. The more you rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool during the day, the more strain you put on it. It’s a good idea to keep watch for any warning signs that your air conditioner is struggling with a problem so that you can have it repaired before the issue gets any worse. One of the most common signs that an air conditioner is in need of repairs is if it starts to make strange noises while it’s operating. Have a look at some of the most common noises that indicate that your air conditioner needs to be looked at by a professional.

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Indications That You Need a New Air Conditioner

June 19th, 2017

air-conditionerAssuming you’re careful with repairs and maintenance, you can get quite a few years of service out of your air conditioner. No climate control system can last forever, though, and sooner or later you’re going to need to replace yours. With summer beginning to heat up, it’s important that you replace your air conditioner now if it isn’t able to keep you cool through another summer. If you’re not sure whether or not you need a new air conditioner, have a look at the following warning signs.

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Various Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Summer

June 5th, 2017

heat-pump-repairThings may be nice and temperate now in terms of weather. Before you know it, though, we’ll be back in the middle of the hottest months of the year. If you are going to be relying on a heat pump to keep your home cool during the coming summer, there are a few things that you need to know. The added wear and tear placed on the heat pump from increased demand will make it more likely for various problems to occur over the next few months. You should know ahead of time what symptoms indicate that your heat pump needs to be professionally repaired. Otherwise, the system will suffer more damage and might even break down before you can do anything about it. Read on to find out more about the various heat pump problems you need to watch for this summer.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance During Spring

May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-cashEverybody wants to keep their air conditioning system in good shape for as long as possible, especially during the summer. The longer your AC system stays in top condition, after all, the better your return on investment is going to be. It also lessens the chances of your air conditioner breaking down on you in the middle of some of the hottest months of the year, as well. Just waiting around for warning signs of a problem to present themselves is not the best way to keep your system in good shape, though.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition During the Summer

May 8th, 2017

air-conditionerYou’re very likely going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit over the next few months, as the average daily temperature creeps ever higher. Staying cool is important, of course, but so is making sure that your air conditioner is in good shape. If you take the time to make sure that your air conditioner is in top condition, you will be much better off in the long run. So, have a look at two of the best ways to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the coming hot months.

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Do I Need to Replace My AC?

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianWith summer just around the corner, you’ve hopefully been taking steps to prepare your home for the rising temperatures. Preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure that your air conditioner is in good condition and to extend its lifespan as long as possible. However, no amount of maintenance can make an air conditioner last until the end of time.

Eventually, there is going to come a year when your air conditioning system can’t make it through another summer season. If that year is this year for your air conditioner, you should be able to identify it and replace the system. Otherwise, you might be blindsided when the system fails in the middle of the hottest months of the year. Read on for some common signs that you really need to replace your AC.

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Why You Should Definitely Invest in Solar Panels

April 10th, 2017

There’s a lot of debate going on today about how to continue meeting growing energy demands in a more efficient manner. Solar energy has been around for quite a while, in one form or another. Yet it has developed a less-than-sterling reputation thanks to the propagation of myths about its effectiveness. Though you may have heard otherwise, solar energy has advanced in leaps and bounds over the years. Now it is one of the best ways to cut down on your home operating costs in the long-term. Have a look at some of the many reasons why you should invest in solar panels.

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Why Size Matters for Air Conditioners

March 27th, 2017

If you’ve ever been out shopping for a new air conditioning system, then you know just how many different factors there are to consider. It can be very easy to get lost amid all the ratings and other numbers that beset you when you’re just trying to find a way to keep cool. It’s very important that you take note of some of those ratings, though, if you want to get the most out of your new air conditioner. If you install a new system that isn’t suited to your home, you’re just going to have to replace it sooner rather than later. One of the most important AC qualities that you need to make sure matches your home is the size of the system.

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3 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repairs

March 13th, 2017

We’re not that far into March, but the days are already starting to heat up. Soon, the torrential rain of winter will seem a distant memory. As you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more often over the next few months, it’s important that you keep an eye out for any problems that may start to develop. Using the system for more hours a day means more wear and tear on the system, which means a greater likelihood of something going wrong. If you’re not entirely sure what to look for, start with these three common signs that your system needs some professional repairs.

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