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How Do Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners Work?

June 12th, 2017

ductless-air-conditioningMost of us are used to the traditional centralized air conditioners used in most homes, and it’s not hard to see why. They’re effective and dependable, and for most homes they do the job admirably. But what about homes that can’t support a centralized system, or for whom a centralized system is more trouble than its worth? For such homes, we recommend ductless mini-split air conditioners, which take a very different approach to the challenge of keeping your home cool. How do they work? And more importantly, are they right for your home?

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Why Are Air Conditioning Power Levels So Vital?

May 29th, 2017

 

air-conditioner-serviceAir conditioners are a vital part of daily life in the summertime, and without one, your home is going to feel like an oven. We get a lot of air conditioner replacement calls this time of year: giving homeowners a chance to get rid of old, failing air conditioners before the hot weather starts. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, congratulations! Now is the best time to exchange your worn system for a newer and more efficient one.

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Causes of Frost on Your AC Coils

May 15th, 2017

frost-ac-coilsIf you’ve examined your air conditioner this spring, you might have noticed frost or ice forming on the evaporator coils. It might like seem like a huge concern, and indeed it’s a reasonably common condition. Unfortunately, it signals a larger problem that you should deal with before the summer comes. The longer it’s allowed to continue, the more damage it causes your air conditioner.

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Does Your Home Have a Dehumidifier?

May 1st, 2017

With the temperatures getting higher every day here in central Ohio, homeowners are rightfully paying a lot of attention to their air conditioners. Summer heat waves demand a serious response, and air conditioners are essential to keep your home comfortable (and safe in many cases). But temperature is not the only factor in making your home feel uncomfortable. High humidity levels can be just as harmful and destructive, and while air conditioners can handle some of that by default, they’re not set up for such duties.

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3 Ways to Improve Household Energy Efficiency

April 17th, 2017

family-on-couchSummers in central Ohio are hot, muggy and decidedly unpleasant. A reliable air conditioner is your best defense against the high temperatures, and can keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. Naturally, you’re going to pay more in high energy bills for running the air conditioner more often. This necessity can unfortunately hide the fact that you may be paying more than you should.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

April 3rd, 2017

Spring has officially arrived, and that means the high temperatures and higher humidity of summer are just a few short weeks away. Your air conditioner will be called upon to perform every single day to keep your home comfortable, and if you have an older system, you may be worried about its ability to last until the fall. The last thing you want is to suffer an air conditioning breakdown in the middle of a heat wave, forcing you to rush a replacement session with no time to waste.

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Install an Indoor Air Quality Product This Spring

March 20th, 2017

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The local weather has been up and down of late, to put it mildly. We’ve gone from snowstorms to summer-like conditions and back to freezing, sometimes seemingly in the course of a day. That means spring has returned to the Midwest, and with it comes an increased focus on the quality of your indoor air. That means things like increased humidity, increased dust and pollen in the air, and proliferation of germs and bacteria. That means something more than just an air conditioner to protect your home. Indoor air quality products installed in your HVAC system can solve those problems while your AC takes care of the strict temperature control. Now is the perfect time to do so, giving you the benefit of these products from the very beginning of warm weather.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced Today

March 6th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Energy_Efficiency_Mechanic_Maintenance_Engineer-meAs February slowly gives way to March, the cold temperatures of winter will start to rise. Right now, you’re probably still using your heating system on a regular basis, but sooner or later, you’ll turn it off in favor of your air conditioner. Before your AC sees daily use, it pays to schedule a good maintenance session from a qualified professional. It can make a huge difference when it comes time to put the AC to a real test.

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Fight Low Humidity Levels This Winter

February 20th, 2017

 

A family home in the suburbs on a sunny winter day.Cold winters mean dry air, which means a whole host of problems for your home. Some heating systems can address the problem haphazardly, but others may actually add to it, and your home could suffer as a result. A whole-house humidifier, on the other hand, makes the perfect response to low humidity in your home, and can serve you well not only for the remainder of this winter, but for many winters to come.

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Remember to Change Your Furnace Filter

November 7th, 2016

As long as your heater is up and running, you may just assume that it is running properly and at peak performance levels. This is not necessarily the case, though. Only a well-maintained furnace is going to function as well as it possibly can.

While routine maintenance must be handled by a trained professional, there is one thing that you can do to help protect the efficiency and performance quality of your furnace. Keep a fresh air filter in place. It’s a simple task that offers real benefits.

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