October 26th, 2020
During spring, we recommend all of our customers schedule a maintenance inspection and tune-up for their air conditioning system. This prepares the AC to handle the rigors of another summer.
But you won’t use your air conditioning system during the winter, so there isn’t anything you need to do to prepare it for the season … or so you might think.
Although you don’t have to schedule maintenance a second time for your AC (unless it’s a heat pump), there are a few steps you can take to ensure the air conditioning system is protected and in good shape during this period of inactivity. This will help make life easier when spring comes around.
Below are steps to take to help your AC through the winter hibernation.
October 12th, 2020
When summer ends, people start to think about their home comfort systems—and not just heater. Yes, fall is the time to schedule heating maintenance to ensure the heater is ready to handle the coming winter temperatures. But fall is also a time to consider making changes to the air conditioning system if it’s coming to the end of its service life.
Last week we offered a recommendation for an HVAC system upgrade that handles your heating and cooling needs: a heat pump installation. This isn’t the only way you can make a double-upgrade for your heating and air conditioning in Delaware, however. This may be the fall that you finally decide to make your dreams of a geothermal heating and cooling system come true.
September 28th, 2020
You’ve come to the end of regular air conditioning maintenance and AC repair in Delaware for your home comfort system. The air conditioner is at the close of its service life and it’s time to schedule a replacement. All ACs eventually get there—the important part is deciding what to replace yours with.
“Well, that’s easy,” you say. “Another central air conditioner!”
Of course, that is one option, and it may be the best option. But it isn’t the only one. You might want to consider a heat pump.
September 14th, 2020
If you remembered to have your annual spring air conditioning tune-up in Maryland, you probably had a problem-free summer of cooling. That’s what these regular maintenance visits are designed to do: prevent repairs from cropping up, stop abrupt breakdowns, and keep the AC from becoming more expensive to operate.
Before your air conditioning system goes off for a few months, it’s a good time to analyze its performance during the previous season and look forward to the future. And the future may be a new air conditioning system installation.
August 31st, 2020
Among the different services for air conditioning installation in Delaware we offer our clients is installation of ductless mini split heat pumps, which provide both cooling and heating without the need to either put in ducts or use up window space. Ductless mini splits are fantastic ways for older homes to enjoy great heating and cooling while not having to make major alterations to find ways to stick in ductwork. They also work as excellent alternatives for new home construction—you can forget about squeezing ductwork into the blueprints.
However, you’re reading this and thinking, “I live in a
house with built-in ducts. Is there any point in having a ductless system
installed? What’s the benefit?”
It’s true that if you have a central ducted AC and heater in
your house that you are better off staying with this type when you have a
replacement. But this doesn’t entirely discount ductless systems. There are
uses for ductless mini split heat pumps in homes with ducts. Below are a few of
August 17th, 2020
Earlier this summer, we discussed troubles you may encounter with a faulty compressor in your AC. The compressor is an essential part of any air conditioning system, and if it fails, it often means the entire AC must be replaced.
Today we’re going to look at another important part of an air conditioner—one which is connected to the compressor—but which is a part you can expect to replace during the air conditioner’s lifespan. It’s the capacitor. Or the capacitors, since the AC has several of them, with two for each motor. There are capacitors for the compressor motor as well as the motors of the two large fans, the indoor blower fan and the outdoor exhaust fan. A failed capacitor can leave you with a non-working air conditioner. It takes professional air conditioning repair in Delaware and Maryland to put in new capacitors and get the AC back to work.
August 3rd, 2020
We install and service ductless air conditioning in Delaware and Maryland as part of our effort to improve comfort for our customers. Ductless systems—which, as heat pumps, also work as heating systems—are beneficial in numerous ways. For older homes lacking ductwork, they’re a way to enjoy central heating and cooling without putting in ducts. They allow for the easy conversion of attics and garages into cooled/heated living spaces. They make it simple to provide comfort to add-on rooms. They can lower energy consumption while giving a home zone control.
But you may not have known that ductless systems can also improve
the air quality in a house!
July 20th, 2020
The compressor is about as an important a component as there
is in an air conditioner. All parts of an AC are important, but the
compressor is what allows an air conditioner to cool. If your air conditioner’s
compressor fails, the central cooling system will just turn into a big fan that
circulates room-temperature air around the house.
Something else that makes the compressor vital is that it’s
an expensive part to replace if it fails. In many cases, it’s more
cost-effective to have the full air conditioning system replaced in case of a
compressor failure rather than replace the compressor.
The best way to keep your AC’s compressor in good shape is to have the system regularly maintained. If you’re keeping up with regular maintenance, it’s still a smart idea to watch for any warning signs the compressor is having problems. That way you can schedule AC repair in Delaware in time to stop the compressor from burning out.
July 6th, 2020
There’s a persistent myth that floats around in the world of
both residential and commercial air conditioning. It’s about routine maintenance.
People can all agree that maintenance is important—in fact, it’s critical
when it comes to commercial properties. Without maintenance, an air conditioning
system runs down faster as it accumulates dirt and stress, loses lubrication on
its motors, and builds up potential repair problems with no chance for an
expert to notice them.
June 22nd, 2020
Although there are many advanced types of thermostats
available today, many equipped with special Wi-Fi technology and multiple
settings, they still operate on a basic principle: raise the temperature
setting for a warmer house, lower it for a cooler one.
But if you handle your thermostat during the summer as if it were something you keep changing as gets too cold and then too warm, you’ll end up consuming more energy than necessary and see larger electric bills. You’ll also put more stress on the components of your air conditioner, potentially shortening its service life and making it more likely you’ll have to call for air conditioning service in Dover, Delaware to fix it during the summer.
We’re going to give you a quick course on the smart way to set
your thermostat during the summer heat so you’ll save money and give your AC a