Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

August 22nd, 2016

August here in Bridgeville, DE is the ideal time to give your air conditioner an honest assessment. If it’s getting older and evincing problems, several months or regular activity is going to highlight them in start relief. At the same time, fall is just around the corner, and if you decide you need to replace your older system with a new one, you’ll have all winter to find the system best suited to your home and scheduling a replacement session at leisure. You’re the only one who can decide if your air conditioner’s race is run, but we usually point to three specific criteria to help you make up your mind.

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The Benefits of a Heat Pump

August 14th, 2016

Late summer is usually the time when older air conditioners start to buckle under the strain of months of daily use. It’s also the time when homeowners here in Seaford, DE look ahead to the winter and determine if they need to improve their heating system. If you’re in either of these camps, we’d suggest taking a good look at a heat pump system for your home. It’s a unique way to provide excellent heating and cooling in one unit, and depending upon the nature of your home may be just what you’re looking for. Here’s how they work.

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What to Expect from a Commercial AC Service

August 8th, 2016

Commercial air conditioners are much different than residential systems here in Dover, DE. Besides being larger and more complicated, you can’t afford to keep them out of action for long. A breakdown can cost you a great deal in lost business, to say nothing of reduced employee productivity and damage to key components like computers. A good commercial air service can fix the problem quickly, but how do you know you have the right one? We’ve provided a short breakdown of features to look for in a Commercial AC service.

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How to Keep Cool when Your Air Conditioner Breaks

August 1st, 2016

We tend to think of air conditioners as a comfort, but when the temperatures rise during our Lewes, DE, summers, they’re far more than a luxury. High temperatures can create serious health problems, especially in homes with vulnerable family members such as the elderly. No one wants their air conditioner to suffer a sudden breakdown, and you can help minimize the risk by watching for signs of trouble (basically anything out of the ordinary such as strange noises or reduced performance), and by scheduling a maintenance session at least once a year (preferably before the summer cooling starts). Sometimes, things happen regardless of what we do however, and when they do, you need to know how to keep cool until help can arrive. Here’s a list of some important steps to take.¬†

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Signs of Trouble with Your Commercial Ice Machine

July 25th, 2016

If you run a restaurant or similar food preparation service here in Seaford, DE, you know how important your ice machine is. Ice is necessary not only for providing cool drinks for your customers, but to aid with refrigeration and food preparation. When your ice machine runs into trouble, it can bring your entire business to a halt. The right services can fix the problem quickly and get your company back to normal operations again, but first you need to be bale to spot the signs of trouble. The list of symptoms of such problems can include (but is not limited to) the following:

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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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