Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Refrigerant Leaks Need to Be Fixed ASAP

July 8th, 2019

service-timeWe want to preface this blog post by saying that all air conditioning problems are serious. All air conditioning problems require prompt attention. Not all air conditioning problems are necessarily equal, however. Case in point: the refrigerant leak. No AC issue is a welcome development, but few strike fear into the heart of the AC user quite as much as the refrigerant leak. The reason for this is quite simple. Refrigerant is what makes cooling your home possible.

If you have any reason at all to believe that you’ve got a refrigerant leak in your air conditioning system, then you need to schedule air conditioning repair in Middletown, DE, immediately. The longer that you wait to do so, the greater the risk of serious damage to your home cooling system. Of course, before you can schedule your refrigerant leak repair services, you first need to recognize that you’ve got a refrigerant leak! Read on to learn more about potential warning signs.

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Why Your AC Might Shut Down

June 24th, 2019

air-conditioning-repairThe modern residential air conditioning system is a complex piece of refrigeration equipment. Any type of complex machinery is in danger of breaking down at some point, no matter how well it was built or how well it is cared for.

Does hearing this make you worried about your AC’s performance this summer? If you’ve kept up with annual maintenance for the system, you probably won’t run into any problems—but there’s never a 100% guarantee the air conditioner won’t shut down on you during an extremely hot day.

When you have an AC that won’t start, you may need an HVAC company in Middletown, DE to repair it. In some cases, the problem is simple and you can get the AC running yourself. We’re going to look at some of the reasons your air conditioning system may shut down, and which of them will require calling pros to fix the AC.

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Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

June 10th, 2019

trane-condenser-backyardAs the summer starts, you may have concerns about the performance of your air conditioning system and whether it’s better to have a new one installed this year. You may have noticed the AC didn’t work as well as you wanted last summer, or perhaps you think that the unit is old enough that continuing with repairs will be a bigger money drain.

We’re glad you’re turning over these ideas in your head, because it shows you’re paying attention to your home’s air conditioning in Dover, DE. It’s smart to keep a watch on an air conditioner so you can have problems dealt with before they become even bigger problems—such as an emergency breakdown during one of the hottest days of the summer.

The best way to answer the question in the title is to call our professionals to consult with them about your AC’s future. Below we’ve given you some of the major warning signs of an AC ready to retire so you’ll have a better idea of what job you’ll need our technicians to do.

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3 AC Problems You Can’t Ignore

May 27th, 2019

ac-repairIf there was an air conditioner that never developed problems, we’d be the first ones to tell you about it. Until that time comes, of course, you’ll just have to rely on some good old fashioned air conditioning repair and maintenance services.

It’s also important that you don’t ignore repair problems when they do arise. Down below, we’ll list three in particular that you should never ignore.

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What’s the Deal With Smart Thermostats?

May 13th, 2019

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Smart thermostats are all the rage… Yet, it’s not as if “dumb” thermostats are going obsolete. In fact, we’ll be the first ones to tell you that a programmable thermostat is all you need to run your air conditioner efficiently.

But that’s not to say programmable thermostats are infallible. There’s a lot you’re missing out on by not using a smart thermostat (in particular, we’re talking about money).

In this post, we’ll go over what the deal is with smart thermostats and why upgrading to one is a worthwhile air conditioning service in Maryland.

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Why You Shouldn’t Start Your AC Without Maintenance

April 29th, 2019

ac-maintenanceAfter last year’s summer began to cool off, there was finally a day that was the very last. Without your realizing, there was one day of the season that became the last day that you used your air conditioner.

Since then, your air conditioner has had plenty of time to collect dust—and we don’t just mean that figuratively.

If your AC has developed any issues over the winter, the best thing you can do is refrain from using it until you’ve had it tuned-up. Instead of waiting just before the summer returns, however, you can get that maintenance check out of the way anytime before summer.

Here are some reasons why that’s a good idea:

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AC Maintenance: Get it Over With!

April 15th, 2019

more-ac-problems-more-moneyHave you heard about the countless benefits of air conditioning maintenance? Did you know that getting air conditioning maintenance makes your AC more efficient? Makes it less likely to develop repair issues? Makes it last longer, in general?

We’ve found that the average homeowner has no problem understanding these benefits of AC maintenance. Rather, the problem is that they just never get around to scheduling it! We don’t blame you, of course—it’s just part of human nature. It’s the same reason why so many people only go to the doctor after they start having problems.

That being said, here’s our take on why AC maintenance should be done now instead of later:

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How’s Your Boiler Doing? 4 Classic Signs You Need Repair

April 1st, 2019

boiler-repairsWith the end of winter, we’re seeing temperatures start to improve around here. However, it’s far too soon to be saying that we don’t need our heaters! We’ll be running them for just a bit longer, especially during the night.

But as you do, please keep your boiler in mind. It has been running since the beginning of the season. If there are any dormant repair issues in your boiler, they’ll most likely start showing up after all of this continued use.

Four signs that your boiler needs some early maintenance include:

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Should You End Winter With a Furnace Replacement?

March 18th, 2019

old-furnaceSpring is here, and temperatures will soon be on the rise. If your furnace is starting to give out, you have plenty of time to research your options and think about the features and efficiency ratings of your new furnace or heating system…

Wait, hold on a second, we’re getting way ahead of ourselves. How do you know that you even need to have your furnace replaced? Even if your furnace is older than its predicted life expectancy, it doesn’t necessarily mean it needs replacement.

With winter coming to a close, here are some questions you should have in mind to determine if it’s time to replace your aging furnace:

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Indoor Air Quality Killers

March 4th, 2019

sick-woman-blowing-noseHave you ever wondered just how many particles there are in your home’s air space, right now, that are actively lowering the quality? Well, you don’t have to wonder if you choose to get an air quality test from a trusted indoor air quality expert in Delaware and Maryland. The results of the test can show you definitively which pollutants and contaminants are floating around in your indoor air. With that knowledge, you’ll be able to confidently research your options for improving air quality.

There are various types of contaminants that can lower your air quality, and they’re mostly found in these categories:

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