Air Conditioning Maintenance

October 15, 2017
Diagram of your AC Unit and how it functions

Getting to Know Your HVAC System

Getting to know your HVAC system may seem like a daunting task, but just a simple understanding of your system is helpful. Your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system works hard for you and your family in your home. Your HVAC system heats your home in the winter, cools your home in the summer, and controls the ventilation in your home year-round. Basically, your HVAC system is all about keeping you comfortable and healthy. Heating Component of your HVAC System In our area, most homes have a forced air heating system. This means there is a furnace that heats […]
July 27, 2017
Central Air System Ducts

Are Air Conditioning Service Plans Worth It? (2018)

If you have considered committing to an air conditioning service plan, you may have wondered if paying for one would be worth your time and money. Air conditioning service plans provide regular preventive maintenance for your HVAC system. Some provide a once-per-year service and some two or more. To determine whether an air conditioning service plan is worth it, you must ask yourself a few questions. What type of air conditioning service plan is it? How many service trips does the plan provide? What does each service trip include? These are a few of the considerations that go into determining […]
April 20, 2017

What Type of Air Filters to Buy

With a myriad of products on the market, of all different varieties and qualities, you may wonder what type of air filters to buy. There is a difference in quality, and it is important you know what you are paying for in your purchase of air filters. The MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating will give you a good idea of how effective the filter will be at trapping particles in your air. The lower the MERV rating, the lower efficiency of the filter and the more often it will need to be replaced. Hopefully, we can help you determine […]
March 15, 2017

Coil Cleaning

Dirty Condenser Coils: If a condenser becomes dirty or fouled, less heat transfer can take place from the refrigerant to the surrounding environment. As the heat inside and outside become closer to the same, the less efficient your condenser will be. Eventually, a compressor burnout can occur. Dirty or blocked condensers are one of the most frequent service problems in commercial refrigeration and summer air conditioning fields today. To keep your condenser working at peak efficiency, be sure there is plenty of clearance space where there are no plants or dryer lint can get caught around the condenser unit preventing […]