Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Archive for August, 2016

Tips for Finishing Out the Summer with a Strong AC

Monday, August 29th, 2016

It may be hard to believe, but the summer is already coming to a close. As we wind down these last few weeks before fall starts, it can be tempting to write-off your air conditioner before the season is truly over. This is a mistake. There are still a lot of ways that your air conditioner could develop problems, and a lot of ways that you could keep it running strong throughout the rest of the summer. Read on for some tips on finishing out the summer with your air conditioning system in good shape.

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The Benefits of Solar AC

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

For a long time, solar energy was derided as being too expensive, impractical, and unwieldy to make much of a dent in residential energy costs. Over the past decade, though, solar technology has made progress in leaps and bounds. If you want to run your home entirely on solar energy, it is now easier to do that than ever before. If you’re just looking for a few improvements to your home infrastructure, though, that can be done as well. Let’s take a look at the benefits of solar air conditioning.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output Is Low

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Low heat pump output is a common and frustrating problem. Especially considering how hot this summer has been. If your heat pump isn’t keeping you as cool as it should be this summer, there could be a number of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at some of those reasons now, and when you should call for professional repair.

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The Benefits of Zone Control

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Centralized air conditioning has many advantages, but it’s not a perfect method. The primary problem with it is that it only has two modes: on and off. The air conditioner cannot modulate its output for different rooms of the house. This may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can make your home quite a bit less comfortable and energy efficient. Read on to find out how zone control can solve this issue.

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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

Monday, August 1st, 2016

If you take good care of your heat pump, you can keep it in good operating condition for well over a decade. No matter what you do, though, you can’t make it last forever. If your heat pump is too old and worn out to get you through another summer, you should be able to recognize the signs now. You don’t want to have it suddenly die on you in the middle of a swelteringly hot day, do you? Let’s take a look at some signs that you need to replace your heat pump.

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