Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bridgeville’

Install a Dehumidifier to Fight Muggy Air

Monday, August 7th, 2017


Delaware summers mean high temperatures and lots of rain, and this summer is new exception. Most homeowners focus quite rightfully on air conditioning in such circumstances, and a good AC is likely the most important part of your home in the summer. But air conditioners are built to deal with heat, not humidity, and while they can cut down on the mugginess in your home, it’s often more of a side effect than an intended action.

Whole-house dehumidifiers, on the other hand, can remove excess moisture in your home the right way, as well as providing a number of other advantages. Here’s a quick breakdown on how they work and what they can bring to your home.

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Signs of Trouble with a Commercial Ice Machine

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Restaurants and food preparation services in the Dover area often require ice machines to prepare beverages and to provide ice for keeping foodstuffs cool. When those ice machines run into trouble, they can shut down your entire operation: preventing you from adequately serving your customers and even forcing you to close your doors until the problem gets fixed in extreme cases.

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3 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

Monday, April 17th, 2017


Summer is on its way, and with it will come higher energy bills as we run our air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable. To a certain extent, there’s nothing to be done for it. Running you air conditioner more often in hot weather invariably leads to higher bills. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than you should.

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Don’t Rely on Closed Vents to Control Your Air Flow

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Bridgeville, DE has a large number of gas furnaces, which provide effective and inexpensive warmth in an eminently reliable fashion. But like any other appliances, they can run into trouble from time to time, and when they do, you need a quality repair service to get it fixed. Sometimes, you can inadvertently hasten that damage simply by attempting to use the system in a manner that it wasn’t intended. For example, some people will close a large number of vents in their home in order to guide the heat into one particular location. This can work in some cases, but there’s a significant cost.

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Have You Thought about an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

With winter on its way in the Bridgeville, DE area, homeowners will be looking for any advantage they have to keep those energy bills down. There’s a number of ways you can do so, ranging from turning the thermostat down to a wholesale replacement of your heater. In between that, there are a number of upgrades you can perform to augment your HVAC system. We’d like to talk about a specific upgrade today, one which can make a huge difference in your home’s efficiency in winter and summer alike. It’s called an energy recovery ventilator. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it works. 

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Choosing a Commercial Thermostat

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Thermostats act as the control mechanism for your HVAC system, which makes it one of the most important components in your home. It’s even more important for a commercial setting, where you need not only a comfortable environment for employees and customers, but is necessary to keep products safe and equipment like computers functional. If you’re in the market for a new commercial thermostat here in Bridgeville, DE it pays to do your homework beforehand. Qualified companies like ours can help you select the right unit and install it in a timely fashion for you. Here’s a short list of questions you should consider while making up your mind.

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Consider a Radiant Heating System

Monday, 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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Add a Heat Recovery Ventilator to Your Home

Monday, 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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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, 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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How Do Energy Recovery Ventilators Help Your Home?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

One of the biggest concerns in the summer here in Bridgeville, DE isn’t that your air conditioner won’t do the job. With proper maintenance and care, it should be ready to go. No, the issue is making sure that it doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg in monthly bills. An energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, should be able to nip those high bills in the bud. And with summer bearing down on us, now is the perfect time to get one installed in your home. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it all works.

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