September 19th, 2016
While you may actually be still using your AC system for a little while longer, the official start of fall is just a few days away. That means that cooler temperatures will come soon enough, and you will need your heater. If you’ve been considering replacing your current heating system, now is the time to take action. And we definitely recommend keeping the ductless mini split system in mind.
September 12th, 2016
Would you ever think of skipping a maintenance visit for your car? Chances are, probably not—skipping this important service could leave you stranded with a broken down vehicle when you need it the most. But why should your attitude be any different about your heating system? Being stuck without a functioning heater in the middle of winter could be just as inconvenient—if not more-so—than being stuck without a vehicle.
Perhaps you think it’s too early to start thinking about your heating unit. But it’s quite the contrary—servicing your system now, right before you will need it the most, is actually the ideal time to schedule maintenance service. A heating system tune-up will help the system run as effectively and efficiently as it should, reduce your need for repairs, and prolong its lifespan. Keep reading to learn more about what happens during a heating maintenance appointment.
September 5th, 2016
When it comes to cleaning up the air in your home, we offer a wide array of solutions that can be installed directly into your HVAC system to eliminate unwelcome airborne contaminants. Sometimes, a standard air filter that traps particles in a mesh is just not enough. This is why it’s a good idea to have an electronic air cleaner—referred to as an air purifier as well. The right electronic air cleaner can remove over 99% of the pollutants circulating throughout your home.
August 29th, 2016
The end of summer is near, although we can still expect our warm weather to last at the very least a few more weeks. This means that your air conditioning system will still be working as hard as ever to do its job. Chances are, you are tired of seeing your high electrical bills. The good news is that you can increase your home’s energy efficiency and decrease these costs with a few simple steps. Keep reading to learn more.
August 22nd, 2016
In order to keep your HVAC system working as efficiently and effectively as it should, you need to schedule professional maintenance. It’s during your preventive maintenance appointment that our HVAC staff will fully inspect and clean your system, all while checking for any pressing repair or service needs.
This is typically a yearly appointment—recommended bi-annually if you have a heat pump system. That being said, there is one maintenance task that you can, and should, do on your own as it is required much more often than once or twice a year. That task is changing or cleaning your air filter. But exactly how often should it be done? The short answer is, it depends. Keep reading to learn more.
August 15th, 2016
It may seem only natural that since ice implies cold, and providing cold air is your air conditioning system’s job, that it’s normal for the system to develop ice on one of its components. However, ice on your air conditioner is unfortunately a sign that something is wrong, and is one of the most common reasons for air conditioner problems. But how does that ice form? And why is it such a problem?
August 8th, 2016
Summer may be winding down, but we still have plenty of hot days left, which will require the use of an effective and efficient air conditioning system. Hopefully yours has served you well over the last couple of months, and you haven’t faced any big emergencies.
However, we’ve found that this is typically the time of year that air conditioners are most likely to suffer from breakdowns—particularly if you have not had routine maintenance done. This is due to their extensive use over the summer. These systems may be capable of withstanding high temperatures and many years of use, but no air conditioner is completely invulnerable to problems. If your AC system is aging, then you will definitely want to be vigilant and watch for any signs of a failing unit this month.
August 1st, 2016
Have you been struggling through summer with window air conditioning units, or portable systems, because you lack ductwork in your home? Are you delaying buying a central air conditioning unit because you fear the costs or inconvenience associated with duct installation? The good news is, you can actually enjoy whole-home cooling without air ducts of any kind.
When you have a ductless mini-split installed in your home, you will enjoy a number of benefits that a ducted system can’t provide. This is of course dependent on professional installation and services from a team you can trust, such as ours!
July 25th, 2016
When you think about cooling down your home in the summer, you’d probably never imagine using the power of the sun to do so. However, solar air conditioning is an innovative technology that provides an energy-efficient way to run your air conditioning all season long. Of course, going solar isn’t right for every situation or person, and there could be a better solution for you.
For example, some HOA communities don’t allow the installation of solar panels, but a ductless system may be a great option for you. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and the opportunities that going solar presents, to make an educated decision on whether this technology is right for you or not.
July 18th, 2016
Summer has been here for a month now, and the weather is only warming up. As a result you’re depending on your air conditioning system more and more. However, an air conditioning system can only do so much for your comfort. Sure, it reduces the temperature, but what does it do for your overall indoor air quality?
Your air conditioner naturally removes some humidity from the air as it operates. It can only do so much though, particularly when humidity reaches its peak and soars above the comfortable relative humidity level of 50%. High humidity makes it harder for the human body to release heat through the skin by evaporating sweat. It doesn’t raise the temperature but as a result you’ll typically feel hotter.