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

Are Ductless Mini Splits New Technology?

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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When customers are looking for new HVAC installations, they’ll often come across the option to have a ductless mini split installed. These comfort systems, which provide both heating and cooling to large areas without having to use pre-existing ducts, aren’t as familiar in the US as conventional central HVAC systems. People might recall seeing ductless mini split units hanging on walls and wondering exactly how they worked, but wouldn’t have thought about the technology in their homes. 

Because of this unfamiliarity, it’s easy to think that ductless mini split heat pumps are new technology that only recently hit the market. Although ductless mini splits aren’t as old as central air conditioners, the technology has been around for many decades. In fact, ductless heating and cooling was invented in 1959, which makes it not much older than the invention of the window AC unit.

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Schedule Your Spring AC Maintenance—Here’s Why

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Are you ready for summer? We know we are—we’re ready to help everyone enjoy a great summer with air conditioning systems that work their best. We want to provide you with the most important service you can schedule for your AC: its annual spring maintenance tune-up and inspection.

We can’t emphasize enough how important regular maintenance is for an air conditioning system. This job helps prevent most repairs and breakdowns in an AC’s future and helps it to run at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Like most maintenance jobs, it has to be done each year, and the only people who can do it are trained and licensed professionals. 

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Some Self-Maintenance Steps for Your AC

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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In our next post, we’re going to talk about one of the most important jobs you can have scheduled for your air conditioning system each spring: annual maintenance. You need professionals like ours to do a complete and thorough series of inspections, cleanings, adjustments, and general tune-ups. 

However, there are several maintenance jobs you can do right now for your air conditioning system. We recommended doing these even before standard maintenance since you may discover a problem with your AC that you can alert the technicians to. Some of these steps are ones you’ll also need to take later in the season to ensure the air conditioning system continues to run at its best and avoid late-summer mishaps.

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Helpful Tips for a Long-Lived Garbage Disposer

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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If you’ve always had a garbage disposer in your kitchen, you likely can’t imagine handling cooking meals and cleaning up afterwards without it. It’s a great convenience for getting rid of food waste without needing composting buckets, and it helps the environment by keeping extra waste out of the landfills.

You can expect your garbage disposer to last for about 15 years if you know how to treat it right. How can you treat it right? We’re here to tell you in this post.

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Here’s How Heating Maintenance Benefited You This Winter!

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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When it comes to heating maintenance, several different processes can help reduce heating problems you face over the winter, as well as in other seasons of the year. But, unfortunately, many people think that heating maintenance doesn’t benefit them at all or that they don’t need it.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s how heating maintenance in Delaware benefited you this winter!

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Watch Out for These Signs You Have Faulty Water Heater

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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The same way you don’t want your furnace to fail on you during the winter months, you want your water heater to stay in top shape and keep the hot water flowing. But the water heater has a problem the furnace doesn’t: it runs all year, not only during winter, and so it can rack up repair troubles at any time. 

The sooner you notice something wrong with your water heater, the better. When you call us for timely water heater repair in Delaware, we can have the problem solved before it gets any worse, leading to a possible full failure or other troubles like water leaks. To help you spot water heater malfunctions early, we’ve put together a list of the common warning signs of trouble.

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The Top 6 Reasons to Have Heating Maintenance Done This Month

Monday, October 11th, 2021
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Considering how cold it gets here in the winter, taking the proper steps to maintain your home heating in Delaware is a vital fall job. And the most important part of maintenance is arranging for HVAC professionals to give your heater a thorough inspection and tune-up. This professional heating maintenance is the best thing you can have done for your home comfort, both for the immediate and long-term future. 

At Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc., we have a Maintenance Agreement Club to make this job easy for you. When you sign up, you’ll enjoy special membership perks along with the general benefits of keeping up with fall maintenance. To help convince you, we’ve listed the top six reasons to have heating maintenance scheduled this month.

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Do I Need Professionals for Every AC Repair?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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We think a better way to phrase this question is “Do I need professionals to solve every AC problem?” Because when it comes to what we would call a “repair” for an air conditioner, the answer to “Do I need professionals” is a straightforward “yes.” Any work that involves opening up part of the air conditioning system and using tools to fix troubles must be left to licensed and experienced pros. Attempting any of this work on your own, with nothing but store-bought tools and an online tutorial video, will likely make whatever is wrong far worse, create additional problems, and void the equipment warranty.

However, there is a difference between repairs and troubleshooting. Some air conditioning problems don’t require full repairs but only basic adjustments that you can do on your own. They don’t require tools or expertise or any tinkering around inside either indoor or outdoor components. We’ll go over some of what you can do to solve AC troubles before you call us for professional air conditioning repair in Delaware.

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Reasons Your AC Keeps Shutting Down Randomly

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Have you noticed that your AC shuts down randomly? Don’t worry! The explanation for this is not paranormal. Rather, it’s a phenomenon referred to as short-cycling. It may not be ghosts, but it’s definitely just as scary.

We say this because there’s nothing scarier than the thought of losing money. Short-cycling damages your AC system, burdening it with wear and tear that it is not designed to withstand. This creates a double blow for you. 

First, the wear and tear reduce the lifespan of the unit, requiring more repairs than it ordinarily would. Secondly, the additional load on the system makes it inefficient, which increases your energy bills! We’re sure you want to prevent either of these from happening, so reach out to Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. We offer great air conditioning repair in Delaware.

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How Much Electricity Does It Take to Run My AC?

Monday, May 24th, 2021
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A question homeowners often have about their central air conditioning systems is: “How much does it cost me to run my AC during the summer?” It’s a good question: people are curious about what they can expect to pay through the season, as well as how they may lower those costs.

There’s a problem with providing an answer, however, and that’s because too many factors are involved to allow us to provide any sort of answer in cold, hard dollars and cents. For one thing, the cost of electricity changes, and a house in Delaware may pay a different amount for similar AC usage compared to a house in Maryland. There are also different types of ACs with different efficiencies, and some homes are more difficult to cool than others because they have less insulation, more people in them, etc. 

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