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

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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Can Your Home Benefit from an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

ERV-energy-efficiencySummer is here, and that means high temperatures hitting us relentlessly for the next few months. Your air conditioning system is going to be put to quite a test, as it is every summer. You’re usually going to have to pay more in monthly costs for air conditioning during the summer, since your system will need to run for longer periods of time. But just because you’re paying more doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. Timely upgrades to your existing system can help you cut down on those high costs, and provide other benefits to the air conditioner as well.

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Could Ductless Air Conditioning Be Right for You?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

ductless-air-conditioningSpringtime is the time to evaluate the state of your air conditioner and decide if it’s time for a replacement. Doing so allows you to take advantage of the benefits before summer arrives, as well as preventing the breakdown of an old, worn air conditioner in the middle of a July heat wave. If you’re looking at a new system, you’re likely focused on a centralized air conditioner, which cools the air in a single location, then blows it into your home with a fan. But it’s not the only type of air conditioner out there, and if centralized systems don’t work for you for whatever reason, then you might want to consider installing a ductless air conditioner instead. How does it work and what kinds of benefits does it bring to you? Read on for the answers.

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The Benefits of a Dehumidifier

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_20144812We’re still digging ourselves out after last week’s big blizzard, which hopefully marks the end of our winter. Temperatures are expected to be cool for a bit longer, but soon enough they’ll warm up and with them comes a marked increase in humidity levels. You likely have an air conditioner in your home to handle the hot and muggy weather of the summer. But you might also consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier to handle the humid air in your home. It can make a huge difference not only in your home comfort levels, but in the performance of your air conditioner as well.

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UV Air Purifiers Help Cut Down on Winter Colds

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_894326_54591782-meUV stands for ultraviolet, a spectrum of light we can’t see. But we can often feel it when we go out in the sunshine: it’s what causes our skin to tan and burn. At lower levels, UV lights or blacklights are a common fixture at rock concerts, and in dark rides at amusement parks. They interact with chemicals in your laundry detergent to make your white clothes appear to glow in the dark. But UV lights can do more than just provide amusements or help your tan at the beach. They can form a very powerful weapon against germs and colds.

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Gas vs. Electric: What’s the Best Furnace for You?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Winters are cold in Lewes, DE, and a forced-air furnace is a popular option for many homes trying to keep warm. They’re economical and easy to use, which makes them the go-to choice when installing a new system. But furnaces are further subdivided between gas-fed units and those that use electricity to run. If you’re preparing to buy a new furnace, it behooves you to understand the benefits and drawbacks that each one offers. Every home is different and the type that works best for you depends on your particular circumstances. It pays to consult with a trained expert when making your decision.

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Common Problems with Your Boiler

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Boilers are a cheap and efficient way to warm your home and here in Lewes, DE, they are quite common. But boilers run into problems just like any other appliance, and when they do, you need to get them treated immediately. Sometimes, a problem with a boiler is easy to spot. Other times it’s more subtle than that. But the faster you do, the more quickly the issue can be addressed. Here’s a quick list of some common symptoms of boiler problems to look out for. Now is the perfect time to do so, since leaving issues untreated will simply make the issue worse.

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Beware of Dry Air In Your Home

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Relative humidity levels in the air need to stand somewhere between 30% and 50% for most human beings to be comfortable. That doesn’t happen much in the winter here in Lewes, DE. As the temperature falls, the ambient moisture in the air coalesces into droplets (and eventually ice if it gets cold enough), leaving the air itself much drier as a result. It can be a huge problem in your home if you let it. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: a whole-house humidifier installed by an expert.

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5 Qualities of Top-Notch Emergency Repair Services

Monday, October 24th, 2016

No one likes to consider an emergency call to treat a refrigerant  leak, heating malfunction or similar problem. Bt such problems do arise and when they do, you can’t always afford to wait. A number of services in the Lewes, DE area offer emergency repair services, able to arrive 24/7 and correct any problem you may have. But how to you know you have the correct service? A quick rundown of qualities to look for can help:

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