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

Common Ductless AC Problems

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Ductless mini splits have become more and more popular, as homeowners become aware of their unique advantages. Just like any system, though, ductless systems are vulnerable to a number of problems. As with traditional air conditioning systems, ductless problems are progressive. That means that the longer they are allowed to continue, the more damage they can cause to the system. So, you should always keep an eye out for signs that your ductless system is in trouble. Let’s outline some of the more common signs that your ductless system is experiencing problems.

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How a Dehumidifier Can Help You

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Summer is here, and that means uncomfortably warm weather on a fairly consistent basis for the next several months. The only thing that can make it worse is high humidity, which occasionally happens even this far inland. High humidity can make a hot day much, much worse, and creates other problems for your home as well. Let’s take a look at how you can solve high humidity with a whole-house dehumidifier.

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What to Do if There’s Ice on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Every year, a few homeowners will discover ice on their air conditioners. While some may interpret this as a sign that the air conditioner is working properly, it’s actually an indication that the system is having some serious issues. If the source of your air conditioner’s ice is not fixed, it could have substantial negative effects on the entire system. Let’s take a closer look at why ice forms on your air conditioner, and what can happen if it is allowed to spread.

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How to Choose the Perfect Air Conditioner

Monday, July 6th, 2015

For many products and materials around the home, choosing this or that model should not really involve too much deliberation. Minor and decorative items are relatively inexpensive and they can be swapped for new ones every so often. However, the same cannot be said of your whole-house air conditioner. This type of purchase must be done carefully and always with the advice of a trained pro. It’s an investment that should last well for many years to come provided it is properly chosen, installed and then taken care of. What type of factors should you take into account? Let’s have a look at a handful of the most important.

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