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How to Keep Your Cool When the Mercury is Rising

When the heat is rising to record-breaking levels, it can be really tough to stay cool. This summer, I found that my air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the temperatures. It wasn't that the AC wasn't working, it was just that I couldn't seem to get my house cooled down as much as I wanted. I worried that I would have to replace the whole AC system. Luckily, I have a good friend who works as an HVAC contractor. He took a look at my system and gave good news -- it didn't need to be replaced. Instead, he shared a lot of tips for helping my air conditioner work more efficiently, as well as some ideas to help supplement the AC and keep the house cooler. I'm using those tips to create this blog to share ways for all of us to keep cool on the hottest days.

What To Do When Your AC Isn’t Producing Cool Air

18 December 2020
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Have you noticed that your air conditioner isn't producing the very cold air that it did in the past? This could be due to a variety of problems, which will make you want to call an HVAC contractor to figure it out. However, there are a couple easy things that you can check to narrow down the problem and potentially fix it on your own. Change The Air Filter One of the easiest things that you can check on your air conditioner when it's not working right is the air filter. Read More …

Five Causes Of AC Airflow Problems

28 November 2020
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Poor airflow through your air conditioning unit can result in hot spots in the home, as well as issues like warm airflow, noisy vents, and weak air movement. Fortunately, most causes of poor airflow can be fixed once you determine the root cause. 1. Return and Vent Blockage Blocked vents and returns are likely the most common cause of poor airflow, as well as one of the easiest issues to fix. Read More …

Send Troubles Down the Drain: How to Protect Your Residential Drains

19 October 2020
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If you're having problems with your drains, it's time to take maintenance seriously. Ignoring drain problems won't make them go away. In fact, ignoring them will only make the problems worse. That's why proper drain maintenance is so important. It's the best way to avoid the stubborn problems that can plague your residential drains. If you're not sure how to properly maintain your residential drains, here are four steps you need to take. Read More …

Understanding The Difference Between High And Low Side AC Leaks

19 October 2020
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Refrigerant is the magical substance that allows your air conditioning system to function. Your system's refrigerant absorbs heat from your home and transports it outside, repeating this process many times over on hot and humid summer days. It's not enough to have refrigerant in your lines, however. Your AC system relies on a relatively precise refrigerant pressure to function correctly. When something disrupts this careful balance, it can place extra strain on expensive components such as the compressor. Read More …

Is Your AC Short-Cycling? 4 Problems You Face If You Don’t Take Care Of Repairs Right Away

9 October 2020
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If your air conditioner is short-cycling, meaning it's turning on and off more frequently, you might not realize that there's a problem. In fact, most homeowners don't even think twice when their air conditioners short-cycle. In most cases, they think that their AC is just keeping up with the need for cool air. Unfortunately, that's not the case. When air conditioners short-cycle, there is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Read More …