Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Here’s What You Need to Know About In-Floor Heating

February 4th, 2019

infloor-heatingWhen it comes to heating your home, many people would go with a gas furnace. Why? Simply because it’s popular, easy to install, and it gets the job done.

However, some homeowners are looking for a different kind of heating system in Delaware. And in-floor radiant systems are about as different as you can get from a gas furnace!

If you’re looking for something other than the standard furnace, then keep reading and discover why in-floor heating systems might be right for you.

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Here’s How to Find a Worthwhile HVAC Contractor

January 21st, 2019

technician-at-doorThe internet has changed the way we find businesses. Whether we’re looking for somewhere to eat or you’re looking for an HVAC contractor that will get the job done right, the first thing we do is an extensive internet search before we even get on the phone with someone.

Doing research will certainly help you find the best HVAC contractor, but only if you know what to look for. Today, we’ll help you in your search by offering a few pointers on how to find an HVAC contractor worth your time.

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3 Unexpected Causes of Heating Issues

January 7th, 2019

blue-question-markHave you ever tried to fix the cause of one problem, only to realize that the problem was due to something else entirely? Sometimes it happens to homeowners with their home heating. In particular, here are three unexpected causes of common heating issues:

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Bad Furnace Noises and What They Mean

December 24th, 2018

woman-covering-ears-from-loud-furnace-noisesHowling, booming, rattling, whistling…

Halloween has long since passed, so why does it sound like your furnace is haunted?

For a furnace repair expert, a furnace making strange noises isn’t the most unusual thing in the world… For the average homeowner, however, this could be quite alarming to them. Below, we’ll explain why your furnace might be making noises and what you need to do about it.

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HVAC Services You Don’t Want to Pass On This Winter

December 10th, 2018

three-checklistA question commonly asked of us is:

“When’s the best time to have a particular HVAC service performed?”

Since we’re just about to hit winter here in Delaware, we’ll approach that question by mentioning three services you should have done at this time of year.

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Common Furnace Issues You Don’t Want to Ignore

November 26th, 2018

turtle-neck-man-experiences-furnace-issuesIt begins with a sudden spike in your heating bill. Or maybe you’ve noticed some strange behavior, such as odd noises or strange operation. These are just a few of the ways that your furnace might begin showing a need for repairs. But, the sooner you spot these issues, the sooner you can get them fixed—before they turn into a full-on emergency.

We’ll keep you on top of it with a list of some common heating repair problems. If you notice any of them, don’t hesitate to call a heating repair expert in Delaware, DE to get a professional opinion. The sooner you have these problems taken care of, the better.

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A Few Tips on Maintaining HVAC Efficiency

November 12th, 2018

balancing-home-expensesInstalling an HVAC system is only half the battle. The other half is in keeping the monthly operational costs as low as possible. If that’s your goal, then we recommend doing all the research you can on HVAC efficiency.

While we’re not asking you to become a certified HVAC technician overnight, we think there’s enough good information out there to tell you the do’s and do not’s of HVAC efficiency. We’ll try to set you in the right direction with a few tips of our own:

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Choosing an Air Filter for Your Home

October 29th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseNow, don’t let this headline mislead you. Your HVAC system requires an air filter in order to protect sensitive components, such as the evaporator coil, from exposure to dust and dirt particles. However, these air filters have little to do with the overall indoor air quality in your home.

You may not have realized that a separate class of air filters exists and, if you or your family members have allergies and asthma problems, they might be just the thing to make all the difference. In this post, we’ll go over what you need to know about these kinds of air filters.

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All About Boilers

October 15th, 2018

boiler-gaugeBoilers are definitely one of the best kinds of heating systems out there, but we sometimes find that people stick with forced-air systems simply because they’ve never tried a boiler. It makes sense, because these forced-air systems are cheaper to install, and they get the job done pretty well. However, boilers in Delaware do have plenty of benefits to them that aren’t apparent. In this post, we’ll go over the basics of all things boilers.

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3 Areas of Your Water Heater to Check Before the Cold Season

October 1st, 2018

water-heaterThe cold season is approaching. If you have an air conditioner, then you know it’s nearly time to be shutting it off and switching all power to your heater.

However, that’s not the same story with your water heater. It has to work all-year-round, regardless of the season. Water heaters are often taken for granted because they perform quite well with little upkeep. In truth, there are several working components in a water heater, and many homeowners might not know just how much goes into it.

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