Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

What Causes Low Air Flow in Your Heating System?

December 11th, 2017

low-air-flowForced-air furnaces are a common type of heating system in Delaware and Maryland: generating heated air either through gas-fed burners or electrically powered coils, then blowing the heated air through the same ducts used by the air conditioning system. It’s simple, effective and inexpensive, which is why such heating systems remain so popular. But it can also give you a quick and easy way to spot one of the most common signs of trouble in your heater: low air flow.

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Let an HVAC Contractor Make Your Project Easier

November 27th, 2017

HVAC-contractor-servicesNew construction projects generally don’t begin until the spring: avoiding complications incurred by cold weather and snow in the cooler months. But you’re likely planning your project now, and no matter what it is – residential, commercial or otherwise – it’s going to need a reliable HVAC system. That means you want a proper HVAC contractor on your side: someone who knows how to install a new system, not just repair an existing one. And if you’re planning and preparing for your operation now, you should have the right team on your side to help. Why? Here’s a quick guide.

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How Does a Commercial HVAC Service Help You?

November 13th, 2017

commercial-hvac-systemsIf you own a business or manage an office space anywhere in the area, then the building’s HVAC system is probably your responsibility. And it’s a huge part of keeping your space comfortable for your workers and customers alike. When trouble arises, as it always does, you need to make sure you have a commercial HVAC service on-hand to get it corrected the right way. Knowing which service to call can make a big difference in treating HVAC problems swiftly and effectively. 

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What to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

October 30th, 2017

HVAC-contractor-servicesA good HVAC system starts with a good contracting service: a team that knows how to work with your group to install the best heating and air conditioning system that the property deserves. That means a team that knows what it’s doing and has the skills you need to provide an outstanding HVAC installation. Naturally, every project is different, and you likely have a very specific set of criteria you need in an HVAC contractor. But there are still a few general guidelines you should look for with any contracting project. We’ve spelled out a few of them below:

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What to Look for in a Commercial Air Conditioning Service

October 16th, 2017

commercial-HVAC-systemsWith the coming of fall comes cooler weather and a chance to give your air conditioner a break after a long, hot summer. This is the ideal time to have a trained technician give it a look and address any issues that may have cropped up over the summer. That goes doubly true for commercial air conditioners, which often have a much heavier workload than residential systems and require a service that specializes in commercial systems to treat. If you own a business or manage an office space, you should contact a commercial HVAC service to set up a maintenance session, or repairs if you suspect your system needs it.

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Repair or Replace Your Faulty Air Conditioning System?

October 2nd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWe’ve come to the end of air conditioning season, as temperatures fall and heating system take over the responsibility of keeping your home comfortable. That makes now an excellent time to evaluate the state of an older air conditioner, especially if it needs repairs or is suffering from similar problems. With air conditioning no longer needed for several months, you can decide if your existing system can continue with a repair job, or if you need to talk about replacement.

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Preparing for Hurricanes and Storms

September 18th, 2017

HVAC-systems-prepare-stormWe’re in the midst of hurricane season here on the East Coast, and in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, homeowners are reminded of the devastation that inclement weather can bring. Even when the rainfall is less devastating than a full-bore hurricane, it can still affect your home’s system in ways you could never have anticipated. Proper preparation is key to handling heavy rains and flooding, particularly when it comes to key components in your home such as the heating and air conditioning system. Your HVAC system is vital to keeping your home safe and comfortable, and the more you can do to protect it from the weather, the better off you’ll be.

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HVAC Systems Come in Many Forms

September 4th, 2017

ductless-heater-air-condtionerMost of us are used to centralized air conditioners and forced-air furnaces in our home. They generate cool air or hot air in a single locale and then blow it through your home via a system of ducts. They’re efficient and inexpensive, but they’re not the only type of HVAC system out there, and depending on your home, an alternative model might be a batter fit for you. The autumn makes an excellent time to assess the state of your HVAC system. If it’s older and you don’t think it will last another year, now might be an excellent time to consider an alternative form of heating and/or cooling. We’ve provided a short list of alternative options below for you to peruse.

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Beware of Ice on your AC Coils

August 21st, 2017

frozen-ac-coilsThe sight of ice or frost on the coils of your air conditioner may not initially be cause for alarm. Isn’t the system supposed to be cool? In point of fact, however, ice on the coils is a sign of a significant problem, which requires the services of a professional to correct. How did it get there and what kinds of problems can it cause? Read on for the answers.

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Install a Dehumidifier to Fight Muggy Air

August 7th, 2017

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Delaware summers mean high temperatures and lots of rain, and this summer is new exception. Most homeowners focus quite rightfully on air conditioning in such circumstances, and a good AC is likely the most important part of your home in the summer. But air conditioners are built to deal with heat, not humidity, and while they can cut down on the mugginess in your home, it’s often more of a side effect than an intended action.

Whole-house dehumidifiers, on the other hand, can remove excess moisture in your home the right way, as well as providing a number of other advantages. Here’s a quick breakdown on how they work and what they can bring to your home.

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