Upgrading Your AC Unit

How to Clean Your Air Ducts

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The duct work that runs through your home helps supply that warm air in the winter and cold air in the summer months. During that time, debris, dust and pet hair can accumulate in your duct work, which can eventually slow down your HVAC system, cause your home to be dustier than normal, and make it more difficult for you and your family to breathe. Replacing your air filter monthly can help prevent some of these issues, but at some point you will need to clean out your duct work for a more thorough cleaning. Read More»

Understanding Why An AC Condenser Needs To Be Level

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If you want to have a new central air conditioning system installed, then you will very likely have a condenser unit placed just outside your house. This is the case if you want a split-unit system. The main cooling unit that sits outside is called the condenser. This box-shaped device is quite heavy, and your HVAC professional may need to investigate your property to find the perfect space for the unit. Read More»

Should You Install A UV Germicidal Light Inside Your Air Conditioner?

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You’ve probably heard of the saying “sunlight is the best disinfectant” before. That’s because sunlight really is a good disinfectant—or at least the invisible ultraviolet energy that’s given off by the sun. That explains why moss never grows in sunny areas and why you need sunscreen whenever you want to spend the entire day out in the sun. UV germicidal lights are intended to prevent algae, mold, and other biological contaminants from growing inside of your air conditioning system. Read More»

3 Simple Signs Your AC System Needs Repair

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From keeping you and your family comfortable during the various seasons to maintaining a healthy and safe amount of moisture in the home, it is easy to see the importance of your heating and cooling system. While it is used a great deal, you may not be giving your heating and air enough attention. Without ongoing maintenance, the system may struggle or stop conditioning the air inside your home. If you are noticing the following signs, your air conditioning is most likely in need of repair. Read More»

Thinking About Adding To Your Central A/C Yourself? Think Again

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If your central air conditioning system isn’t cooling like it should, you’re probably wondering if it’s low on refrigerant. You might even be tempted to add extra refrigerant yourself – after all, how hard can it be? A lot tougher than you think, as it turns out. There are plenty of good reasons why a DIY refrigerant charge could lead to more problems than it would possibly solve. The following explains why it’s a bad idea for homeowners to attempt to add refrigerant on their own and why this task should be left to the professionals. Read More»