Should I Wait to Replace My Air Conditioner?

August 31st, 2015 by John Ortman

Your older air conditioner is nearing the end of its life. Any air conditioning system will reach this point eventually, but if it hasn’t broken down yet, why should you schedule a replacement? We’ve got several reasons we think you should not wait for long to replace your older air conditioner, as this can end up costing you a lot more in the long run. Here are a few reasons we think you should consider replacing an AC as soon as a technician advises. Continue Reading

Common AC Repair Issues: No Air Blowing from the Vents

August 24th, 2015 by John Ortman

You’ve just switched on your thermostat (or scheduled it to work automatically), but no air can be felt coming through the vents. What can you do about it? And how much will it cost to repair the problem? This is difficult to say without seeing the unit, but we’ve detailed a few of the most common reasons for a lack of airflow through the vents so that you can get a good idea of what the problem may be. Continue Reading

Water Leaks from the Air Conditioner: Why It Happens

August 17th, 2015 by John Ortman

One of the most common problems air conditioning technicians are called out to deal with on a daily basis is a leaky air conditioner. When water leaks from an air conditioner, it can cause major damage to your home, and it’s another mess to clean up after. If you’re curious as to why this happens and what you can do to manage the problem, read on or call our technicians for more information. Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Trade Out Your Window Unit for a Ductless Mini Split

August 10th, 2015 by John Ortman

One of the most common ways to cool down the rooms of a home is with a window AC unit, but it is also one of the least efficient ways. A ductless air conditioners, which contains an outdoor condenser unit (like a traditional AC) and an indoor blower unit that mounts on the wall, is often the smarter choice. We’ve listed 3 of the reasons homeowners decide to make the switch in today’s guide. Continue Reading

Money Saving Tip: Get a Maintenance Plan!

August 3rd, 2015 by John Ortman

We all know that air conditioning systems don’t come cheap—and not just because of the initial price. An air conditioner has so many mechanical and electrical components that it can occupy over half of your total energy bill. You can save money by upgrading to a new system—but this is probably unnecessary in your case. Instead, we recommend that you join an annual maintenance plan so that you can save on your energy and repair bills year after year. Continue Reading

Why It’s So Important to Choose a High Efficiency AC System

July 27th, 2015 by John Ortman

When you learn that your older air conditioning system needs to be replaced, it can come as a big surprise. You may not have budgeted for this expense, but we still recommend that you think carefully about the system you choose. Choosing a system with a low price may seem ideal at first, but the monthly cost of upkeep can really weigh you down. We strongly recommend installing a high-efficiency system for the benefits of both your wallet and the environment. Continue Reading

How Long Will It Take to Install My Air Conditioner?

July 21st, 2015 by John Ortman

When your older air conditioner finally breaks down for good, it’s an inconvenience for several reasons. You may be without air conditioning on a hot summer afternoon, and a rather busy work day may suddenly be interrupted. You want to know how long it will take to install the system—but no technician can really tell you with certainty without seeing your particular situation. Continue Reading

How Your Air Conditioner Helps Beat the Humidity

July 20th, 2015 by John Ortman

You know that your air conditioner lowers the temperature in the room, but did you know that it also helps to battle high levels of humidity? When there is too much moisture in the air, you just can’t get comfortable. Your body’s natural way of cooling down is sweating, but that sweat must be able to evaporate. The water vapor in the air makes this difficult, which is why many people describe feeling hot and sticky on a humid day. Continue Reading

Tips for Using Your Thermostat Efficiently

July 13th, 2015 by John Ortman

A lot of different components of the AC system in your home work together to help cool it down. But there is probably only one that you really give much attention to on a daily basis: the thermostat. Your thermostat takes the temperature in your home and sends communication to the AC system so that it knows when it is time to start running again. And unfortunately the thermostat can really cost you—if you don’t follow our tips for operating it properly. Continue Reading

Should You Repair or Replace that Older Air Conditioner?

July 6th, 2015 by John Ortman

You’ve been through a lot of hot, humid summers with your air conditioning system, but you’ve recently started noticing it’s not performing up to your standards. Is it time to part ways with your older system? Ask your local technician for advice and consult our quick guide. Continue Reading