AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. Blog

What Makes a Heat Pump the Best Choice for Home Comfort?

October 16th, 2017

dog-home-comfortEvery home has unique heating and cooling needs, requiring a different system for homes of different shapes and sizes. The biggest heating system or cooling system is not necessarily the best. In fact, choosing an air conditioner or heater that is too large for your home can result in short cycling—the system running too often and wearing down its parts. And of course, a system that is too small will not do a sufficient job of heating or cooling your home.

While homeowners will choose different efficiency ratings for their comfort systems based on what they can afford, and while sizing changes based on the size of the home, there is still one type of system we recommend time and time again. In our area, the heat pump is the way to go.

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Do You Need AC Repair or Replacement?

October 2nd, 2017

AC-repair-technicianWe know that every time we show up to fix a home air conditioning system, residents are crossing their fingers, hoping that this problem will only require a quick repair. Of course, we’ll do our best to complete any AC repair in a timely manner, but our main focus is on an accurate diagnosis and a thorough repair. However, there is the possibility that your air conditioner will need replacement.

While you hope the time hasn’t come yet, this may be good news! A new air conditioner will run more reliably and more efficiently. With time, you may actually save money since you won’t have to worry about so many system breakdowns or such high energy bills. To help you decide whether you need an AC repair or a brand new system, we’ve provided some information. However, you should always call a technician to know for sure.

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Habits That Can Ruin Your Air Conditioner

September 18th, 2017

dumped-destroyed-air-conditionersWhen it comes to the condition of the larger appliances and systems in your home—the electrical wiring, the plumbing, and the air conditioner, for example—it may seem as though caring for them is out of your control. For the most part, these systems are installed during construction and replaced or repaired once someone runs into trouble. But this is a costly way of thinking of many of these systems.

Let’s take your air conditioner, for example. It may seem as though your job when it comes to air conditioning is simple. You turn on the thermostat when you need it and turn it off when you don’t. But even this daily habit may be slowly destroying your air conditioner and costing you more!

Find out which daily habits may be ruining the condition of your AC system in today’s post.

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AC Short Cycling: What Does It Mean?

September 4th, 2017

AC-in-grassSome problems with an air conditioning system leave you rushing to call in a technician ASAP, like when it only blows out warm air or when it’s completely broken down. Others are more subtle, like when the temperature only drops slightly. Today, we want to focus on an AC problem that often doesn’t set off any alarms.

Short cycling is when an air conditioner runs in brief spurts over and over. It may run for long enough to cool off the home—somewhat. However, it’s going to cause some major problems for your air conditioner.

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5 Common AC Repairs

August 21st, 2017

technicians-assess-air-conditionerAs air conditioning technicians who specialize in protecting AC systems, we feel a duty to help you understand more about the types of problems air conditioners face. You don’t have to know how to fix it; in fact, that could end up making a problem a lot worse without the proper experience. We simply thing you should know about the complex situations that come up from day-to-day, in order to see the importance of fixing AC problems ASAP.

For more information, or to schedule your AC repair today, call our friendly team. We are happy to help.

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Upgrade to Central Air Conditioning Today

August 7th, 2017

ac-system-flowersMany homes are built without central ventilation systems to allow for a conventional central air conditioning system. Luckily, the modern marketplace has made it easy to stay cool. Window units, room air conditioners, and portable systems can do the job—for a while.

Of course, these systems have their flaws—many flaws, in fact. And while you may think it would be difficult and time-consuming to upgrade your home for central AC, it isn’t! Central air conditioners are available for ductless homes. They just don’t look exactly like a conventional split system. Find out why we think you should schedule an air conditioner upgrade today!

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What You Should Know about Heat Pumps

July 24th, 2017

AC-units-heat-pumps-toolsAll air conditioners are not built alike. Today, central air conditioning systems far exceed the capabilities and efficiency ratings of bulky window units and room air conditioners. And even amongst central air conditioning systems, which may look quite similar, there can be great differences.

Some air conditioners are rated much better in terms of efficiency than others. They come in different sizes, which is necessary because every home has a unique need in terms of cooling capacity. And some air conditioners are actually heat pumps.

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How to Keep Track of Your AC Use in the Summer

July 10th, 2017

digital-thermostat-hand-78Of course, you wish you could use your air conditioner a lot less in the summer, in order to keep your bills down, but that’s simply not a possibility. You’ll need air conditioning to get through a Savannah summer comfortably, and you’re grateful to have one in your home, but the costs can quickly get out of control.

Our advice for the best way to manage your AC system’s energy usage is much like the advice many people give about managing finances, keep track of how much you use. But how can you do that when energy is used throughout your home?

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The Reason Water Sometimes Leaks from an AC

June 26th, 2017

drip-drop-waterHopefully, if you’ve ever discovered water leaking from your inside air conditioning unit, it’s been a relatively small problem you could keep under control. However, often air conditioner leaks are only discovered after they have already damaged parts of the home, costing in thousands of dollars in water damage repairs.

That’s why you should call an HVAC technician for AC maintenance each year. They can help to prevent problems like this from making your air conditioner work inefficiently, or more importantly, from damaging your walls, flooring, ceiling, cabinets, and more. We can tell you more about why this happens in the guide below, but if you think water is leaking from your AC, contact us right away!

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4 Unusual Reasons Air Conditioners Need Repair

June 12th, 2017

technicians-assess-air-conditionerIs your air conditioner in need of repair? You might be surprised to find that the problem is something you wouldn’t expect. In fact, sometimes an air conditioning problem surprises us, too. Whether it’s creatures in the AC unit or a repair for a system a homeowner didn’t know they had, these are some of the unusual AC repairs we come across.

Contact our experts to get your air conditioner back into shape. We can help with any of these repairs, and the common ones as well!

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