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Archive for May, 2016

Why Size Matters for Air Conditioning

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Bigger is not always better, especially when it comes to installing an air conditioner. You can’t just stick any conditioner that will fit in your home and expect it to operate as efficiently as possible. If your air conditioner is too large or too small, you’re going to be in for all sorts of issues. Let’s take a look at what happens if your air conditioner is too large or too small.

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The Problem of Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Have you ever noticed your air conditioner turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? If so, don’t ignore it. That behavior is called short cycling, and is one of the most damaging problems an air conditioner can face. It may not seem like a significant problem, but if it isn’t dealt with quickly it can cause the entire system to break down. Let’s take a look at what causes short cycling, and why it’s such a threat.

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Summer Heat Pump Issues to Watch for

Monday, May 16th, 2016

As you start to rely on your heat pump more and more often to keep cool this summer, the system it going to be put under increased strain. More strain on the system means more chances for problems to develop with it. If you want to keep your heat pump in good condition, you should keep an eye out for any problems that might arise this summer. Let’s take a look at some of the common heat pump problems you might run into in the next few months.

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Do I Need to Refill My Air Conditioner Refrigerant?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

As we get deeper into summer, people are making sure that their air conditioners are in good shape for the added stress of keeping their homes cool on a daily basis. One of the common questions we get from homeowners looking to maintain their air conditioners is whether or not they should refill the refrigerant in their systems. Read on to find out how refrigerant interacts with your air conditioner, and when you need to refill it.

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2 Air Conditioning Noises That Indicate a Problem

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Summer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems, as they work to keep homes cool on a daily basis. So, now is the time of year when you have to be especially vigilant about possible air conditioning problems that might crop up due to the added strain. One of the first warning signs that you have an air conditioning issue is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the noises you should listen for this summer.

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