Air Conditioning Experts Blog : Archive for August, 2015

All About Smart Thermostats: An Investment in Your Comfort

Monday, August 31st, 2015

The smart thermostat is one of the latest innovations in air conditioning and heating technology. If you have a manual thermostat, you know just how frustrating it can be to attempt to get the temperature just right in your home. Programmable thermostats changed this by giving homeowners a clear display of the current temperature and additional presets. But a smart thermostat goes above and beyond, not only providing the same features as a programmable thermostat but also working through your wireless connection to give you total control from a remote location.

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Setting the Thermostat Too Low: An Air Conditioning Blunder

Monday, August 24th, 2015

If it’s just as hot in your home as it is outdoors, arriving home after a long day of work can be a struggle. You want to kick off your shoes and relax on the couch, but you can’t get comfortable when you’re sweating it in your own home. If you’re like many homeowners, you turn down the temperature as low as it can go so that you can relax. But we strongly advise against this.

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Why Is my Air Conditioner Leaking?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

A leaky air conditioner is one of the most common reasons for emergency air conditioner repairs. While your air conditioner does not require any water to run, it does build up in your system as a result of condensation. This should safely drain to the outdoors, unless there is a problem. Depending on the location of the indoor portion of the air conditioner, it may leak onto the ceiling, damage the foundation of the home, or lead to mold growth. Contact a professional right away when you notice a leak, and read our post to learn more.

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Did My Air Conditioner Run Out of Refrigerant?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

This is a question homeowners ask us a lot, and it’s often somewhat misguided. You hope that the repair is simple once your air conditioner stops working properly, which is why we hear this question a lot on repair calls. While it is possible that a broken air conditioner is lacking refrigerant, it’s rarely the only problem with the system. Read our guide to find out the details.

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Closing the Vents: A Common Air Conditioning Misconception

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Your duct system is a carefully planned network, commonly made of sheet metal, though sometimes composed of fiberglass boards or non-metal flexible materials. The only parts of the system that are likely visible to you, however, are the supply and return vents at the very ends of this network. The return register is where your blower fan sucks in air from your home to be cooled, while the supply vents are where cool air makes it back into your home.

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How Will Your AC Perform in Extreme Temperatures?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Thank goodness for central air conditioning. When temperatures climb, you need to count on your central AC to keep your home shielded from the outside extremes. But as temperatures outdoors just keep going up, there’s a greater possibility that your air conditioner will fail when you need it the most. So how can you guarantee that your AC will continue to operate as you need it to all summer long? And what can be done when it begins to struggle?

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