Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

UV Air Purifiers Kill Germs

July 18th, 2016

Say you’ve just brought a newborn baby home, and want his or her air to be free of germs. Or you have a family member suffering from asthma who needs your living space to be as clean and healthy as possible.¬†Perhaps you’re jut tired of mold and bacteria growth in your home, or your family getting sick every time you turn around. The solution could be a UV air purifier installed in your heating and air conditioning system. UV light is extremely effective in keeping your home free of germs and bacteria, and can make a huge difference in your quality of life. Here’s how it works.

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Which Indoor Air Quality Products Work Best for Me?

July 11th, 2016

Indoor air quality plays as much of a role in the comfort of your Dover, DE house as temperature control. Indeed in many ways they are interconnected, since high humidity levels, dust and similar IAQ issues can severely affect your heating and air conditioning systems. There are a number of different IAQ produces that we can install in your home, but not all of them do the same job, and the one you install needs to fit your particular circumstances. Here’s a quick breakdown of a few of the most popular products, with some suggestions on which homes they might work best for.

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Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

July 4th, 2016

Summers in Lewes, DE are hot and humid, which makes an air conditioning system far more than a luxury. Most of us assume that means a centralized system, which are inexpensive to run and very efficient. But they’re not the only system out there, and depending on your circumstances, a different system nay be much more efficient. Take ductless air conditioning systems, for example. They use multiple small units instead of one big one, spaced throughout your home and each charged with cooling a single room or section. Smaller homes and homes without efficiency issues may do better with a centralized system, but even in those cases, the potential benefits are chard to deny.

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How Do Energy Recovery Ventilators Help Your Home?

June 27th, 2016

One of the biggest concerns in the summer here in Bridgeville, DE isn’t that your air conditioner won’t do the job. With proper maintenance and care, it should be ready to go. No, the issue is making sure that it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg in monthly bills. An energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, should be able to nip those high bills in the bud. And with summer bearing down on us, now is the perfect time to get one installed in your home. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it all works.

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2 Thermostat Myths that Need to Be Dispelled

June 20th, 2016

Your thermostat is the control board for your entire heating and air conditioning system: simple to use, reliable and able to deliver a precise amount of control over your air conditioner with just the touch of a button. Yours could be your best friend this summer in Dover, DE, when temperatures are expected to climb and you need your system to perform at its best. And yet a number of myths persist with thermostats that can end up costing you far more than they should this summer. Dispelling those myths could not only lower your cooling bills, but save your air conditioner a lot of strain.

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Why Would I Need Duct Sealing Services?

June 13th, 2016

Ducts are an indispensable part of our air conditioning system and with summer here in Seaford, DE, they need to function as effectively as the air conditioner itself. But because they’re tucked out of sight so often in the attic or behind the walls, we rarely think about the problems they may be suffering. Duct sealing services are available when breaches arise in the duct system. But why is that necessary, and what happens to the air conditioner when breaches appear in your ducts?

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Take These Steps with an Air Conditioning Emergency

June 6th, 2016

Lewes, DE can get plenty hot in the summertime, and the last thing you need is an air conditioner that suddenly breaks down just when the thermometer hits 100 degrees. No one can predict an air conditioning emergency, but when one comes, you need to move quickly. High heat can be a killer and without proper air conditioning, your home will soon feel like an oven. We’re proud to offer emergency air conditioning service anytime, day or night, but when an air conditioning emergency crops up, there are some substantial steps you can take to help move the process forward.

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What to Look for with AC Installation

May 30th, 2016

With summer on its way here in Dover, DE, many homeowners are replacing their old air conditioners with new ones. Now is the perfect time to do it, since it can spare you the high bills and inefficient operation of an older system whose race is run. But while you should always trust a professional with air conditioner installation — it requires permits and licensing, in addition to specific technical skills — there are things you can look for with a quality installation that can help you right the right service. Ask about these items with your technician, and make sure they’re on the agenda when the time comes to install your system:

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Beware of Low Refrigerant in Your Air Conditioning System

May 23rd, 2016

Low refrigerant is a common problem in the early parts of cooling season, but with summer on its way here in Bridgeville, DE, it’s not a problem you can ignore. Low refrigerant creates a great deal of trouble for your air conditioning system, forcing it to work harder and costing you more in monthly bills as well as setting the stage for a more serious breakdown to follow. Refrigerant leaks can spring up at anytime, but when they appear over the winter they can go on for months before being detected. That’s why you should always check for leaking refrigerant at about this time of year. It will help protect your system in the long run.

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Protect Your Home Against Allergens

May 16th, 2016

Dover, DE gets its share of humidity in the summer, and that means allergens come out to play. If you or a family member suffers from allergies, this can be a devastating time of the year, with pollen, bacteria and other creepy-crawlies making your life miserable. Your home should be a haven against allergens, but you can’t help but let some in every time you open a door or a window. What’s to be done? Luckily, there are a number of solutions to be had. Some of which can be implemented very easily, while others require a trained technician to install new equipment in your home. But all of them will help you and your family breathe a little easier this summer. Let’s break them down for you.¬†

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