Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is Your AC Due to Be Replaced?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

dirty-old-acNo air conditioner is going to last forever. But we strongly believe that it is best to replace an aging air conditioner before it completely gives out. This is because doing so can help save you money on your energy bills and prevents an instance when you may be without any cooling system for days or weeks at a time.

To know when you need to replace your old system, you need to know what the warning signs are that you have an AC on its way out. Be on the alert for these indicators that you need an AC replacement in Charlottesville so you can schedule your upgrade ahead of time.

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Remember to Change Your Air Filter

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

man-with-filterDid you know how important your system filter is to your air conditioner in Charlottesville? You may not realize it, but this seemingly simple part of the system can actually make or break its operation depending on whether it is ignored or not.

The air filter for your AC system is going to help to protect it from the negative impact of too much dust or debris getting into it. Believe it or not, dirt can truly hurt your system’s operation and efficiency. This is why your air filter should be changed or cleaned regularly.

If you haven’t changed out your air filter just yet and didn’t know that you needed to, we’d love to tell you more about why doing so is so important.

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What Short Cycling Means in Your AC

Monday, April 18th, 2022

fanYour air conditioner should run for a good length of time in order to cool your home. But what happens if and when your air conditioner seems unable to get the job done?

It is going to be a problem when your AC isn’t able to complete a full cooling cycle. And don’t be fooled: shortened cooling cycles aren’t a sign that your system is just getting better at what it’s doing. The truth is that short cycling (that is what it is called) is a sign that something is wrong with your AC system.

We’re giving you all the info you need on short cycling so you know when it is affecting your AC and why you should call us about it.

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5 Signs Your AC Needs Repairs

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Things are our area haven’t exactly heated up the way they would during the summer just yet. That said, this makes now an even better time to take care of any air conditioner repair in Charlottesville, VA that has presented itself.

While it may still feel a little early in the year, getting AC repairs addressed as early as possible is always a good decision. This prevents these from escalating and causing a system breakdown when the heat actually hits.

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It’s AC Maintenance Season

Monday, March 21st, 2022

condenserIt’s that time of year again! No, we aren’t talking about spring, although it is springtime. We are talking about maintenance season! Funnily enough, maintenance season and springtime go hand in hand together. Why? Because this is what’s known as a “shoulder season.”

“Shoulder seasons” is an industry term for a time of year when temperatures are a bit milder and you are less likely to have to run a heater or air conditioner to stay comfortable. That is why fall is considered a shoulder season as well.

So, before things heat up, let’s discuss why you should take care of your AC maintenance in Charlottesville now rather than later.

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Upgrade Your Thermostat to Upgrade Your Comfort

Monday, March 7th, 2022

modern-thermostat-smart-homeThe weather is starting to shift. One day we need thick sweaters while the next we could easily go out in a T-shirt. You’ve stayed on top of keeping track of your system maintenance and repairs, so you are largely sure that your comfort is in good shape. That said, now may be a good time to invest in one more aspect of your home comfort system that may need some extra attention: the thermostat.

The thermostat is your control center for your home comfort. It makes sense that you’d want an effective control center to ensure that you enjoy the best comfort level possible. If you have an outdated or inefficient thermostat, this will be tougher than you might think.

Not all thermostats are created equal. This is why we want to help you figure out if you’d benefit from a thermostat upgrade in Charlottesville.

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Don’t Forget to Check Your HVAC Filter!

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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