Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

Things That May Go Wrong With a Neglected Air Conditioner

Monday, May 25th, 2020

We emphasize the importance of scheduling regular AC maintenance in Dover, DE each spring and early summer—it’s that important. And since the summer is rapidly closing in, we want to impress upon all our customers who haven’t yet arranged for their regular air conditioning service visit from our technicians to have it done as soon as possible. It’s simple when you join our Maintenance Agreement Club.

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March Is an Ideal Time for Pre-Season HVAC Maintenance

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The weather conditions during March can go through extreme shifts, but it certainly isn’t a time when we can expect to start receiving steady warmer temperatures. But is the month when spring officially starts, and that means it’s also the first month when you should give serious consideration to your household HVAC in Delaware. The air conditioner in your HVAC system must have its regular pre-summer maintenance inspection and tune-up during spring, and arranging for the work in March is a great idea. Our technicians have more open schedule and can easily find a convenient appointment time.

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Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Before the Weather Gets Hot

Monday, March 19th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairSpring has arrived and summer won’t be too far behind. That means not only scorching temperatures, but high levels of humidity too. In that environment, you need a quality air conditioning system to keep your home cool and comfortable no matter how hot the weather gets. The last thing you need is a breakdown in the middle of the hottest day of the year, or monthly bills that are higher than they need to be.

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Spring Means Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 5th, 2018

air-conditioning-repairWe’re still officially in winter, but spring will be here before you know it, and with it comes an increased need for your air conditioning system. Soon enough, you’ll need to run it every day. The last thing you want is to run into a problem that requires a sudden repair call. No one wants to deal with an air conditioning breakdown in the middle of the hottest day of summer, and while our team can provide swift and effective AC repair services, we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. With winter coming to a close, you can help your cause out a great deal by scheduling an air conditioning maintenance session in the next few weeks.

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Preparing for Hurricanes and Storms

Monday, September 18th, 2017

HVAC-systems-prepare-stormWe’re in the midst of hurricane season here on the East Coast, and in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, homeowners are reminded of the devastation that inclement weather can bring. Even when the rainfall is less devastating than a full-bore hurricane, it can still affect your home’s system in ways you could never have anticipated. Proper preparation is key to handling heavy rains and flooding, particularly when it comes to key components in your home such as the heating and air conditioning system. Your HVAC system is vital to keeping your home safe and comfortable, and the more you can do to protect it from the weather, the better off you’ll be.

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Now is The Time for AC Maintenance

Monday, May 29th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceWith spring officially here, temperatures have been rising steadily, and soon enough, summer will have arrived again. When the mercury climbs, your air conditioner will need to be functioning at full capacity every day. The worst thing you can experience is a sudden breakdown in your air conditioner’s performance just as the hottest day of the year arrives. Our trained team is ready to go in the event you suddenly need air conditioning repairs with your system, but we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. That means an air conditioning maintenance session, performed by a trained technician at least once a year.

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Upgrade Your Air Conditioner for the Spring

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Air conditioners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are working hard this time of year!

The weather’s taken a turn for the stormy of late here in Delaware: a potent reminder that spring is just around the corner. Now is the time to give your air conditioner a good look and determine whether you’d like to make an improvements or additions before the warm weather begins in earnest. In most cases, this should include a maintenance session from a qualified service technician, and perhaps a repair call if there’s a lingering problem that you need to address.

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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

Monday, 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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Spring Air Conditioning Checklist: What to Do before Summer

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Throughout the Delaware and Maryland area, homeowners are completing various spring cleaning projects. Perhaps, you’ve already set foot in the garden, you’re thinking about a remodeling project, or you’re just enjoying the transition to the summer. But let’s not forget that when it really starts to heat up, you’ll need to turn on that air conditioner once again. Consider taking care of the following when preparing your air conditioner for summer:

  1. Clean air filter? One of the most common, but easily avoided, issues in the HVAC world occurs when homeowners forget to change their air filter. The filter is not for you, but for the system’s components, which can accumulate debris over time. This leads to inefficiency and even long-term damage.
  2. Right amount of refrigerant? Refrigerant is the blood of your AC or heat pump, and you’ll receive no cooling if your system does not have the right amount (also known as its charge). A professional on our team can quickly determine if you’re operating with low levels.
  3. Outdoor unit clear of debris? If you see any twigs, branches, mulch, leaves, dirt, or anything else pressing up against your outdoor AC unit, then make sure to take the time to clear it. There must be sufficient space around the unit to dissipate thermal energy.
  4. AC tune-up? Want to avoid all this hassle? Let a pro do it. For a relatively small cost, you can have a trained and experienced professional come to your home and complete a detailed inspection, tune-up, and cleaning of your entire air conditioner. It’s proven to improve performance and energy efficiency, and also cut down on the number of problems that you may run into this summer.

Is your AC ready for summer? If not or you’re unsure, then now is the time to schedule your annual AC maintenance from Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. Call now!

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Why Is There Frost in My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

It doesn’t sound like a big deal: frost forming on the evaporator coils of your air conditioner. AC units are supposed to create cold air, so why should frost be a big deal? Unfortunately, the frost is usually a symptom of a larger problem, and as long as that problem remains unaddressed, your air conditioner will struggle more than it should to cool your home. Dover, DE residents need their air conditioners to combat our hot and muggy summers. That frost and ice may be a harbinger of a more serious problem, so the sooner you can have it addressed the better.

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