Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

When Does Your AC Require Replacement?

June 26th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSummer is here, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the time to replace it with a new one. Doing so will allow you to take advantage of all the benefits a new system provides at the beginning of summer, instead of having to suffer through the hottest part of the year with a system that really isn’t up to snuff. It also means not having to deal with an unexpected breakdown in the middle of the summer, when temperatures are hottest and you can ill afford to go without proper air conditioning for even a few hours.

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Signs of Trouble with a Commercial Ice Machine

June 12th, 2017

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Restaurants and food preparation services in the Dover area often require ice machines to prepare beverages and to provide ice for keeping foodstuffs cool. When those ice machines run into trouble, they can shut down your entire operation: preventing you from adequately serving your customers and even forcing you to close your doors until the problem gets fixed in extreme cases.

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Now is The Time for AC Maintenance

May 29th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceWith spring officially here, temperatures have been rising steadily, and soon enough, summer will have arrived again. When the mercury climbs, your air conditioner will need to be functioning at full capacity every day. The worst thing you can experience is a sudden breakdown in your air conditioner’s performance just as the hottest day of the year arrives. Our trained team is ready to go in the event you suddenly need air conditioning repairs with your system, but we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. That means an air conditioning maintenance session, performed by a trained technician at least once a year.

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Could Ductless Air Conditioning Be Right for You?

May 15th, 2017

ductless-air-conditioningSpringtime is the time to evaluate the state of your air conditioner and decide if it’s time for a replacement. Doing so allows you to take advantage of the benefits before summer arrives, as well as preventing the breakdown of an old, worn air conditioner in the middle of a July heat wave. If you’re looking at a new system, you’re likely focused on a centralized air conditioner, which cools the air in a single location, then blows it into your home with a fan. But it’s not the only type of air conditioner out there, and if centralized systems don’t work for you for whatever reason, then you might want to consider installing a ductless air conditioner instead. How does it work and what kinds of benefits does it bring to you? Read on for the answers.

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What Causes Reduced AC Cooling Levels?

May 1st, 2017

air-conditioning-repairLaymen should never attempt to repair their air conditioners themselves, but you don’t need to be an expert to spot the signs of an air conditioner that isn’t doing its job. Among the most common signs of trouble are warm air coming for your vents when you have the air conditioner on, or even air that’s cool, but not nearly as cool as it should be. It sounds like a minor nuisance at best, but if it isn’t addressed, it can end up costing you a pretty penny. What causes it, and what kinds of damage can it inflict on your system? Read on for the answers.

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3 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

April 17th, 2017

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Summer is on its way, and with it will come higher energy bills as we run our air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable. To a certain extent, there’s nothing to be done for it. Running you air conditioner more often in hot weather invariably leads to higher bills. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than you should.

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Should Your Air Conditioner Be Replaced?

April 3rd, 2017

Spring is a good time to make an assessment of your older air conditioner and determine if it needs to be replaced. Years of service usually take their toll on older systems, and months of sitting unused during the winter mean that dust and other contaminants can build up as well. If your air conditioner is ready to be put out to pasture, now is the time to do so. Otherwise, you risk a final, fatal breakdown in the middle of summer just when you need the system the most, forcing you to scramble to get a replacement put into place. Replacing your system now gives you the luxury of time to plan and the flexibility to schedule the replacement when you want, instead of what necessity dictates. Finally, it allows you to enjoy the benefits of a new system immediately, help you save money and worry during the summer when you really need it.

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The Benefits of a Dehumidifier

March 20th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_20144812We’re still digging ourselves out after last week’s big blizzard, which hopefully marks the end of our winter. Temperatures are expected to be cool for a bit longer, but soon enough they’ll warm up and with them comes a marked increase in humidity levels. You likely have an air conditioner in your home to handle the hot and muggy weather of the summer. But you might also consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier to handle the humid air in your home. It can make a huge difference not only in your home comfort levels, but in the performance of your air conditioner as well.

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Upgrade Your Air Conditioner for the Spring

March 6th, 2017

Air conditioners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are working hard this time of year!

The weather’s taken a turn for the stormy of late here in Delaware: a potent reminder that spring is just around the corner. Now is the time to give your air conditioner a good look and determine whether you’d like to make an improvements or additions before the warm weather begins in earnest. In most cases, this should include a maintenance session from a qualified service technician, and perhaps a repair call if there’s a lingering problem that you need to address.

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UV Air Purifiers Help Cut Down on Winter Colds

February 20th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782-meUV stands for ultraviolet, a spectrum of light we can’t see. But we can often feel it when we go out in the sunshine: it’s what causes our skin to tan and burn. At lower levels, UV lights or blacklights are a common fixture at rock concerts, and in dark rides at amusement parks. They interact with chemicals in your laundry detergent to make your white clothes appear to glow in the dark. But UV lights can do more than just provide amusements or help your tan at the beach. They can form a very powerful weapon against germs and colds.

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