Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Consider a Radiant Heating Syste,m

October 17th, 2016

The autumn months are a good time to assess the current state of your heater and decide if you need a new one. If your current heater needs replacing, you might want to consider an alternative model such as a radiant heating system. It’s not right for every home, but older Bridgeville, DE houses that can’t support a traditional duct system could benefit from it, as can any home interested in saving a little money. Here’s how it all works.

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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

October 10th, 2016

Cool temperatures have arrived here in Seaford, DE. The fall colors are turning, the kids are back in school, and most folks in the area are cheering on the Eagles’ extraordinary early season success. By now, you’ve probably shut your air conditioner off for the season, and won’t use it again until next spring at the earliest. That means it’s a good time to properly winterize your system to help protect it from the cold weather. That will ensure that it will work as expected next spring without leaving any nasty surprises for you to discover. Here’s a few basic steps to follow in order to get your AC ready for the cold weather.

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Look into a New Thermostat this Fall

October 3rd, 2016

Fall is the right time to look into little improvements and upgrades for the heating and air conditioning system in your Dover, DE home. Among the easiest are thermostats, which can be quickly and easily replaced by a trained professionals. Thermostats can last for many years without problems, and yet despite that, most experts recommend replacing them very 10-15 years. It’s not because they wear out (although if you still use mercury-based thermostats, you should replace them immediately, since mercury is dangerous and can’t stay in your home). It’s because the advances in technology during that time is enough to justify a change all on its own.

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Why Are Commercial HVAC Systems Placed on the Roof?

September 26th, 2016

Is you own a business or run an office space in Lewes, DE, you may wonder why the HVAC system is placed on the roof. It seems counter-intuitive, especially when the system runs into trouble. Why on earth would you expose such an important part of the building’s comfort and safety to the ravages of the elements — sunlight, rain, wind and snow — day after day? In truth, however, rooftop units can be protected quite safely form the elements with proper installation. And in exchange, they deliver some very big advantages.

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Add a Heat Recovery Ventilator to Your Home

September 19th, 2016

Fall officially begins this week, and if you’re a homeowner in Bridgeville, DE, you need to turn your attention towards the state of your heating system and the best way to keep your home warm during the winter months. If you’re in the market for a way to improve your home’s heating efficiency, we’d suggest a heat recovery ventilator to help cut down on costs. How does such a system work? We’ve outlined a few basics for you to know.

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Now it the Time to Install a New Heater

September 12th, 2016

Summer still has a few weeks left to go, but with Labor Day done, we’re going to start seeing cooler and cooler days going forward. If your heater is showing signs of fatigue and barely limped through the last cooling season, now is the time to consider a replacement. Even if it still seems to be running, an older heater could be on its way to a major breakdown sometime this winter. A new one can benefit your home in more ways than one.

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Fall is Coming: Time to Check Your Heater

September 5th, 2016

Labor Day marks the de facto end of summer, and while Dover, DE has a few more hot days ahead, fall will be here before you know it. Labor Day also makes a great marker on the calendar to take a look at your heating system and start to get it ready for the cooler months. Why? If you notice any problems, you still have time to take care of them before you need your heating system, and by making preparations now, you can ensure that your system is ready to go the moment you need it. Here’s a quick list of steps you can take!

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Common Late Summer Issues with Your Air Conditioner

August 29th, 2016

The summer season has kept our air conditioners busy here in Lewes, DE, and with several weeks left to go at least, we’re still a ways from being done. All that strain can often show itself in problems that tend to develop this time of year, not all of which may be readily apparent. The sooner you spot the signs of trouble, the faster you can contact a trained professional service to take care of the problem. August is a busy time for air conditioning repair, and some of the more common issues we encounter can include the following:

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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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