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

Why You Should Replace Your Air Conditioner Past a Certain Age

Monday, August 31st, 2015

No one is going to deny that an air conditioner is a big investment. When you install a new air conditioner, you’re naturally going to want it to last for as long as possible. That’s all well and good, and an air conditioner can last a very long time with the proper care and maintenance. However, there comes a point where your air conditioner is worth replacing even if it still appears to be working fine. Read on to find out why you might want to replace your air conditioner once it gets past a certain age.

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The Dangers of Air Conditioner Short-Cycling

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Have you ever noticed your air conditioner turning itself on and off every couple of minutes, without really blowing cool air? If so, then your air conditioner is short-cycling and you have a problem. Short-cycling is a significant issue that locks the air conditioner into its startup cycle. If not addressed, short-cycling can actually cause the air conditioner to break down completely. Read on for more information about the causes of short-cycling, and the damage it can do to your air conditioner if not handled properly.

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Heat Pump Problems You Should Watch For

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Heat pumps are getting more and more popular, as homeowners look for ways to cut operating costs without compromising their climate control. While a heat pump is an excellent system to have, however, it isn’t perfect. It is important to keep an eye out for signs and symptoms that your heat pump is having a problem, especially in seasons in which you use it more often, like summer and winter. Read on for some of the more obvious signs that your heat pump is in trouble.

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Why You Should Schedule Ductless Mini Split Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Conducting annual maintenance is an important part of keeping your HVAC system in good shape, and is vital for helping it live as long as possible. This goes double for ductless mini split systems, which need maintenance at least twice a year. Let’s examine some of the reasons why ductless maintenance is so important, and why it needs to be performed twice as often as with other systems.

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How to Tell if Your Heat Pump Needs Replacing

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Heat pumps are great systems. They’re energy efficient, versatile, and can act as both heaters and air conditioners. As great as they are, though, they are not invincible. Eventually, you will have to replace your heat pump, no matter how well you take care of it. When that time comes, it’s a good idea to recognize the signs as soon as possible. That way, you can replace your heat pump before it breaks down on you completely. Read on for some of the more common signs that you need to replace your heat pump.

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