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Should I Invest in an Air Conditioner Cover for the Winter Months?

Posted by Gregg on Sep 7, 2017 11:54:44 AM

With fall weather approaching, it won’t be long before it’s time to turn off the AC for the season. Homeowners often ask if it’s worth it to cover their outside unit for the winter months. While many HVAC pros say it’s not absolutely necessary, it's worth a discussion. Here are some of the reasons both for and against investing in an air conditioner cover.

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Topics: Home Maintenance, air conditioning

AC Leaking Water: What's Happening and Who to Call

Posted by Gregg on Jun 8, 2017 10:13:24 AM

It’s 90° in the shade, your AC is working at top capacity, and now you notice—it’s dripping water. What’s going on and what can you do about it? Water leaking from an air conditioner is a fairly common issue, often easily solved, so no need to panic.

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Topics: air conditioning

Why is My AC Freezing Up? 4 Solutions to Consider

Posted by Gregg on May 9, 2017 1:28:29 PM

It’s July, maybe close to the 4th, guests are coming, it’s 95° in the shade, and your air conditioner freezes up. What the heck is going on and what can you do to fix it? It helps to start by understanding why the problem occurs in the first place.

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Topics: air conditioning

Variable Speed AC: Why This Type of Air Conditioning is Growing in Popularity

Posted by Gregg on May 4, 2017 9:39:05 AM

Maybe you’re thinking about installing central air or upgrading an old system and have started your research. If so, you’ve probably come across several terms that describe different kinds of air conditioning units. Terms like single speed, two stage, or variable speed. But what do these actually mean? These are terms the industry uses to describe different operating capacities of AC units. This article defines exactly what those are and why one of them—variable-speed air conditioners—are getting a lot of attention these days.

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Topics: air conditioning

Need a New AC? What to Look for in a HVAC Dealer

Posted by Gregg on May 2, 2017 2:10:46 PM

So you’ve made the big decision: it’s time for a new central air conditioner. Maybe you’ve even done some research on the latest technology or on reliable manufacturers. Now it’s time to decide which local dealer you want to work with, and there are plenty to choose from. Here are some of the things to look for in choosing your HVAC dealer.

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Topics: air conditioning

Why Spring is the Best Time to Call Your Air Conditioning Experts

Posted by Gregg on Apr 25, 2017 2:55:38 PM

It’s spring! Flowers are blooming, grass is growing, birds are chirping, and prices may never be lower on everything HVAC. Whether your current unit needs maintenance or you need a new unit altogether, spring is one of the best times to call your air conditioning experts. That’s because the HVAC industry tends to be slower in the spring, and deals are everywhere.

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Topics: air conditioning

SEER Rating: A Deep Dive into Cooling Efficiency

Posted by Gregg on Apr 11, 2017 11:23:44 AM

Sometimes it’s hard to keep all the acronyms in the HVAC (there’s one right there!) world straight. There’s BTU, MERV, IAQ, BTUH, AFUE, ECM, HEPA, RH, and dozens more. So what’s this SEER rating all about? Well, SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it’s the standard measurement of efficiency for air conditioning systems. Here’s more about SEER, how it works, and how it came to be today’s standard.

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Topics: SEER Rating, air conditioning