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How Often Should I Have My AC Unit Serviced?

One of the many jobs that homeowners have in trying to keep their house running in top shape is maintaining their home's HVAC system. But whether it's calling for major repairs or just handling maintenance tasks, many people are confused as to how often they should be calling their local HVAC company to perform routine residential air conditioning services. Since every home is unique, there is no hard and fast rule as to the frequency of air conditioning service calls, but most agree that the more often your unit is serviced, the better it will run. Read More 

Important Services For An Aging Furnace System

Older furnaces require more maintenance and attention than newer heating systems, which can mean adding steps to your usual upkeep. Thorough inspection of components, early repairs, and testing your circuits and electrical parts can help keep your old furnace in great shape. Part Cleaning and Maintenance As a furnace gets older, certain vital parts will start to fail or require maintenance to keep them working well. One example is the bearings on your furnace's blower motor wheel, which requires lubrication to keep them running smoothly. Read More 

3 HVAC Refrigerant Problems That Could Be To Blame When Your AC Won’t Cool Your House

You probably know the refrigerant in your air conditioner is what cools your house. When something goes wrong with the refrigerant lines, your AC can't cool as well and it may stop working. Here's a look at three refrigerant problems and what an HVAC repair technician might need to do to get your home cool again. 1. A Leak In A Refrigerant Coil The refrigerant in your air conditioner is supposed to be at a steady pressure all the time. Read More 

Air Conditioning Maintenance to Turn Off the AC And Prepare Your Home For Winter

As the summer weather begins to cool down a little, your AC is going to require some maintenance. You want to make sure to take care of things like cleaning the unit, changing filters, and minor repairs before turning it off. The following AC maintenance will help you get ready to turn the air conditioner off and prepare for winter. Change filter and adjust dampers When you begin air conditioning maintenance, the first thing that you should do is change the air filter. Read More 

Your Air Conditioner Is Overheating For These Three Reasons

When your air conditioner constantly shuts down unexpectedly or repeatedly trips the circuit breaker, it's probably trying to tell you it's too hot. It may seem ironic that a machine designed to keep spaces cool would overheat, but here are three reasons why it happens and what you can do to fix the problem. It's Dirty The most common reason air conditioners overheat is that they're dirty. Dust and other contaminants get inside the appliance, creating a film of grime that traps heat and impairs functionality. Read More