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Don’t Forget to Check Your HVAC Filter!

September 20th, 2021

filter-ductWas that a little chill in the air? Okay, even if it wasn’t, we can hope! Things are likely to start cooling down again soon and that means our air conditioners are going to get some well-earned rest. But don’t think you can just switch the thermostat over and call it a day. There is another highly important task to take care of that will affect both your AC and your heater, too. The task is…

Change that air filter!

You could ask almost any HVAC contractor in the area what the easiest thing to do is that would still benefit someone’s HVAC system and they would tell you to do this. Your air filter plays an incredibly important role in protecting your AC and your heating system. Let’s discuss why regularly checking and changing your filter is so vital.

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Ice on Your AC? That’s Not Good

September 6th, 2021

Ever seen ice build-up on or in your air conditioner and said to yourself, “Well that’s strange”? That’s the exact reaction you should have. Ice build-up on an AC unit is strange—in fact, it is bad news. This is an indicator of some major trouble within your cooling system that requires prompt air conditioning repair in Troy, VA.

All too often we find people have a false belief that an air conditioner producing ice is simply doing a really good job. The reality is their AC system is having a hard time doing its job. Discover more about the problems that lead to ice build-up in your cooling system and why prompt repairs should be your go-to response.

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5 Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

August 23rd, 2021

dirty-old-acFall is coming up, but that does not mean now is the time to forget about your AC system. This is especially true if you seem to be having problems with your air conditioner. In fact, if you’ve had your cooling system for a long time and you are starting to notice that it is having consistent trouble, you may need to start preparing for something more than just repairs.

No one wants to have to replace their air conditioner. But the reality is that one day you will have to get rid of your old system and have a newer, more efficient one installed. How do you know the time has come for your AC? Watch out for these indicators.

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7 Noises Your AC Shouldn’t Make

August 9th, 2021

Have you ever been driving in your car and heard a noise that made you go, “Well that’s not good.” The sounds we hear tell us a lot about our world, such as warning us when there is trouble. Similar to concerning noises from your car, there may be noises that you hear from your AC that give you pause.

Didn’t know that your air conditioner could make odd noises? You wouldn’t be the first to be surprised by this. We’ve listed some of the most common sounds you might hear from a faulty system that indicate that you need AC repair in Orange, VA.

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Your Thermostat May Be Causing Your Comfort Troubles

July 26th, 2021

finger-on-thermostatIt is frustrating to discover that you can’t keep your home comfortable on a hot day. You have a central AC or heat pump specifically because you want to be able to keep your home cool when temperatures outside are too high. It makes sense that you’d feel upset when this system fails you.

Sometimes the issue lies with your air conditioner, but other times you may actually need a thermostat repair in Charlottesville, VA. Your thermostat is responsible for providing instructions to your air conditioner to cool the home off so if something goes wrong with this Control Center, it’s will negatively affect your comfort.

Let’s look at some of the signs that you may have a thermostat in need of repair so you know when to reach out for professional service.

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What You Should Know About Energy Recovery Ventilatiors

July 12th, 2021

After spending days or weeks on end cooped up indoors with the AC running, you may notice that the air in the house gets a little stale. You aren’t imagining this sensation: overly filtered air can be uncomfortable, even if it is cool. Logic says that you can solve this issue by opening a window and letting some fresh air in—but if the air outside is swelteringly hot and humid, doing so can ruin your comfort.

So how can you address this problem? The best solution is to look into options for a system that can improve your indoor air quality in Charlottesville, VA without ruining your temperature control. We have just the thing for you: an energy recovery ventilator.

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It Isn’t Too Late to Schedule a Tune-up

June 28th, 2021

Summer is here! This means more time spent by the community pool, longer nights spent with friends on the porch, and more hours spent outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. One thing that can ruin your enjoyment of the summer season though is an air conditioner that isn’t working properly.

There is a way to avoid the hassle of poor home cooling though: schedule AC maintenance in Charlottesville, VA with a professional team like ours. Even though summer has already started, this service can still prove helpful in the months to come.

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It Might Be Time for a Thermostat Upgrade If…

June 1st, 2021

smart-wifi-thermostat-appIt wouldn’t make sense to try to drive your car without a steering wheel. There would be no way to control it, let alone direct the heading it would go. The same idea can be applied to your HVAC system: without the thermostat, you can’t tell your air conditioner when to turn on, how long to run, or what temperature you are shooting for.

Your thermostat is vital to your home comfort. That is why it is important to upgrade yours if the old one is no longer able to do its job properly. Even if the thermostat is still working, it may not read temperatures correctly, which will harm your comfort. Older thermostats or thermostats that have become defunct are going to need to be upgraded. We can help with this.

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Why Your AC Filter Is So Important

May 17th, 2021

man-with-filterThere are plenty of different parts that play a vital role in the operation of your air conditioner. While some parts are a bit more vital to the system, there are others that end up being undervalued for the role they play. We find that the air filter is often in this underestimated category.

The air filter in your air conditioner serves to protect the internal workings of your system. It might not seem like much, but the dirt and debris that it captures could easily have a catastrophic impact on your AC. Read on to discover why your air filter is so important and what can happen when you neglect it.

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Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

May 3rd, 2021

What could be worse than your air conditioning system suddenly breaking down during a week with extremely hot temperatures? Before you put yourself in that tight spot, consider scheduling an air conditioning tune-up in Orange, VA to prevent a problem like this. Always remember that opting for a professional is the safest bet when considering maintenance for your air conditioner. The fact is that AC maintenance is quite similar to car maintenance, which is essential for its long-term performance. 

Confused about why you should schedule your AC maintenance ASAP and how it’d benefit you? Listed below are some factors that will convince you to get a tune-up done now.

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