Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for June, 2015

Problems Related to Your Air Conditioner Compressor

Monday, June 29th, 2015

With the days starting to heat up, a lot of people are beginning to rely on their air conditioners to keep comfortable on a daily basis. That added stress is bound to bring up problems with a lot of those systems, which means summer is a good time to be especially vigilant. One of the most dangerous types of air conditioner problems has to do with compressor issues. In order to identify and deal with those issues as quickly as possible, you should know at least a little bit about how the compressor works. Let’s take a look at what your air conditioner compressor does, and the problems that can affect it.

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Issues Commonly Caused by Low Air Conditioner Refrigerant

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Refrigerant is the core of any air conditioning system. It is responsible for actually absorbing thermal energy inside the home and releasing it outside. Without refrigerant flowing through it, an air conditioner would not be able to operate. Leaks in the refrigerant line are more common than you’d think, and they can cause all sorts of problems for the air conditioning system. Read on for a list of the more common problems caused by low air conditioner refrigerant.

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When Should I Replace My Ductless Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners can last quite a long time, with proper care and maintenance. No matter how well you take care of your ductless air conditioner, though, you will eventually have to replace it. It’s best not to wait, once you realize that your ductless air conditioner is reaching the end of its life. You don’t want to have your air conditioner fail on you in the middle of a hot day, after all. So, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your ductless air conditioner needs to be replaced. Read on for some of those signs.

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The Benefits of Installing a Heat Pump This Summer

Monday, June 8th, 2015

More people are starting to rev up their air conditioners as we move into the summer season. For some of us, though, it’s time to look for a new air conditioning system to replace one that can no longer keep up with demand. If you’re one of those people searching for a new system, there are other options besides central air conditioning to consider. Read on to learn more about one of those options: heat pumps.

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Why You Should Consider a Whole House Humidifier

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Humidity is often referred to as a negative thing among the general populace. How many times have you heard, “Yeah, but at least it’s a dry heat!”? The thing is, while high humidity can indeed be a problem, low humidity can be just as bad. If you allow the air in your home to have consistently low humidity, you’re creating a number of problems for yourself. Read on to find out more about how low humidity can be harmful, and how a whole-house humidifier can help.

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