Category Archives: AC Tips

Why is Your AC Blowing Warm Air?

Now that warmer weather has moved into the area, it goes without saying that you’ll be relying on your AC quite a bit. After all, there’s no better feeling than a cool home on a hot spring or summer day.

But what will you do if you come to find that your AC is blowing warm air? Will you know the problem and how to solve it?

There are many potential reasons for this, including but not limited to the following:

  • Check your thermostat. Is it malfunctioning? Do you have the fan set to auto instead of on? Is it disconnected or out of batteries?
  • Change your air filter. Did you know that an old air filter can cause your condenser to freeze up, thus making it unable to provide your home with cool air? Now’s the time to check your filter.
  • Low refrigerant. Over time, it’s possible that your AC could begin to lose refrigerant. There are many reasons for this, including a slow leak. Fortunately, a charge from a professional may be all it needs to once again efficiently cool your home.

If you come to find that your AC is blowing warm air you shouldn’t wait a single day to find out why. By contacting us, you can be rest assured that your problem will be solved in a timely manner, thus allowing you to put this trouble in the past.

How to Save on Cooling Costs this Summer

Are you looking forward to warm weather this spring and summer? Are you also concerned that your cooling costs could quickly grow out of control?

Fortunately, there are a variety of steps you can take to save on cooling costs when the temperature picks up. Here are a few easy ideas to implement in the near future:

  • Call in a professional for an AC tune-up. If your AC unit isn’t running at peak efficiency, you’re throwing money out the window day after day. A professional can tune-up your system to ensure that it’s running as smoothly as possible.
  • Don’t run your AC all day long. For example, raise the temperature a degree or two when you leave your home for work. This simple change can go a long way in saving you a lot of money.
  • Use ceiling fans and windows to your advantage. You don’t always need to run your AC, especially when you can get away with using fans and windows to cool your home.

These are not the only ways to save on cooling costs this summer, but implementing even one of these tips is sure to put some extra money in your pocket.

It may be a change at first, but once you get on the right track you’ll come to see just how simple it can be to save. Are you ready to make some changes that will benefit your bank account?

How to Prepare Your AC for Summer

With the warmer spring and summer months on the horizon, now’s the time to make sure your AC is ready to cool your home.

If you neglect to do so now, you could be in for a big surprise the first time you attempt to use your unit (and that’s not something you want).

Fortunately, it’s simple to prepare your AC for summer. Here are a few basic steps you can take:

  • Change the filter
  • Clean the condensation lines
  • Check your thermostat to ensure that it’s in good working condition
  • Inspect and clean the outside unit (such as the coils)
  • Remove any debris that may have built-up around the outside unit during the fall and winter months (such as grass clippings, leaves, and trash)
  • Check the ductwork, where accessible, for any leaks that could be letting cold air escape

While some homeowners are comfortable taking on these tasks, others realize that they require the assistance of a professional. If this sounds familiar, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss our many AC maintenance services.

Once we visit your home, you’ll feel confident that your air conditioner is in good condition and ready to provide you with a cool climate all summer long.

Tips for a More Efficient Approach to Air Conditioning

Can you imagine living in your home without air conditioning? While this may not be a big deal some days, as the temperature climbs it’s something that will go a long way in making you more comfortable.

Here are five tips you can implement to improve the efficiency of your AC unit:

  • Call an HVAC professional for a tune-up. From an inspection to a cleaning, a professional knows how to keep your unit running at its peak.
  • Close your windows. It goes without saying that you should keep your windows and doors closed when running your AC.
  • Replace your filter. During the summer months, your filter will become clogged with dust and allergens. This makes your AC work harder. It may be time for a change.
  • Adjust your thermostat. The higher your thermostat setting the less your AC will run. As a result, your electric bill will not be nearly as high.
  • Turn it up when you’re away. Do you really need to cool your home when you’re away? Probably not. With this in mind, turn up your thermostat if you’ll be away for an extended period of time.

So, there you have it. These simple tips can help improve the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. What are you waiting for?

Top Tips for Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

When was the last time you inspected your home’s air conditioner? If you don’t know the answer, there is no better time than now to take on this task.

With warm weather moving into the area, you may find yourself turning on your AC in the near future. Before doing so, follow these simple maintenance tips:

  • Replace your air conditioner air filter. This is a relatively cheap and simple task that will keep your HVAC unit working at peak performance.
  • Inspect all wiring. Tip: make sure the power to the unit is turned off before doing this.
  • Inspect the thermostat. Is your thermostat working properly? Is it failing to keep your home at the right temperature? If you have an older thermostat, such as one that is mechanical, it may be time for a change.
  • Clean the outside unit. Many people neglect to keep their outside unit clean. Instead, they don’t think twice about the weeds and shrubs (and other debris) that have overtaken their unit. The spring season is the best time to take on this task.

As you can see, there are some simple steps you can take to maintain your air conditioner.

If you’re unsure of what you’re doing, if you require any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re more than happy to visit your home, inspect all aspects of your air conditioner, and ensure that it’s ready for the warm spring and summer months.

Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Spring and Summer

With each passing day, we get closer and closer to the warm spring and summer months. This means many things for homeowners, including the process of preparing your air conditioner for many hours of service.

Here are several things you can do to ensure that your AC unit is ready when the weather heats up:

·      Clean the outdoor unit. Is there any plant growth in close proximity to the unit? How about grass clippings? Anything that’s in the way should be removed once and for all. Along with this, use a brush or cloth to clean the coil from the fins.

·      Clean indoor ductwork. This isn’t a job for the homeowner. Instead, you need to call in a professional to complete this task. It may not seem like a big deal, but you want your ductwork to be clean and clear when it’s time to turn your AC on.

·      A tune-up never hurts. Hire an HVAC professional to inspect your system, make any necessary fixes or upgrades, and ensure that it’s running efficiently. This may cost you a few dollars, but it’s much better than neglecting your system and running into a more costly repair down the line.

If you need any help preparing your air conditioner for the spring and summer seasons, contact us at your earliest convenience.