May 11, 2014
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Air conditioners may be tough pieces of equipment, but machines do have their limits. They just don’t stop working out of the blue. Without proper care and regular maintenance, they reach their limits faster than their shelf life. Here are three red flags to watch out for; signs to take heed that it may be time to call on the experts:
It Feels Warmer than Usual
This usually means something is wrong with the airflow. The problems could range anywhere from having clogged air filters or vents. Filters should be replaced or cleaned on a regular basis, preferably every month. If the problem persists, call a repair man to check your ductwork and vents. Read more of this post
February 12, 2014
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There are so many ways for you to save on utility costs in your home. For instance: did you know that maintaining your air conditioner can contribute to that?
With the daily grind of home ACs, especially in the summer, these appliances are bound to incur damages and break down eventually. Such damages tend to go unnoticed, accumulate, and lead to the unit’s malfunction. This could well be the reason behind your home’s soaring utility costs. Read more of this post
December 28, 2013
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Your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system is a crucial element affecting the level of comfort and amount of energy consumption in your home. Hence, you ought to make sure that your heating and air conditioning units are working the way that they should be. When the time comes for you to have your AC repaired or replaced, it’s always a wiser idea to go for the services of professional technicians.
It’s even more essential that you hire the services of a credible AC repair and maintenance company when you have two or more units in your household. Your units may need immediate repair or replacement of vital parts that only the certified technicians can conveniently provide, mainly when they are affiliated with trusted manufacturers. Bad things could happen to your appliances that could be costly and stressful when you resort to do-it-yourself repair tricks.
It doesn’t matter whether you have the best or the most expensive air conditioning system when you don’t actually make it a point that proper and regular maintenance is implemented. Even the most reliable systems can break down, especially when you live in areas with extreme weather patterns forcing you to maximize the usage of your HVAC units. Air conditioning repair and maintenance companies can ensure a well-performing unit before and after change of seasons.
November 26, 2013
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The condenser is an essential part of every room or central air conditioning system, as it helps air move across the cooling coils, which then lower the air’s temperature. In most AC units, you can identify the condenser quite quickly. Here are some maintenance tips that you can try to keep your condenser functioning effectively:
Clean the Surroundings
If your condenser is set on the ground outside your house, make sure to clear the area of grass, vines and other things that may get inside the unit and cause it to function erratically. Then, use a commercial coil cleaner to clean up the unit itself, taking care to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter. Flush the coil clean and allow it to dry.
Cleaning the Fins
Use a soft brush to remove dirt and debris that may have gathered in the condenser’s fins; make sure that the protective grilles are properly removed (you may have to hose this down, too). Take note that the fins are extremely fragile, as they are made of light aluminum, so hosing it down should be out of the question.
Outside condenser units should be protected from the ravages of the weather, particularly throughout autumn and winter. You can find commercially sold condenser covers for this, just make sure that it’s the appropriate size for your condenser.