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

Why You Shouldn’t Start Your AC Without Maintenance

Monday, April 29th, 2019

ac-maintenanceAfter last year’s summer began to cool off, there was finally a day that was the very last. Without your realizing, there was one day of the season that became the last day that you used your air conditioner.

Since then, your air conditioner has had plenty of time to collect dust—and we don’t just mean that figuratively.

If your AC has developed any issues over the winter, the best thing you can do is refrain from using it until you’ve had it tuned-up. Instead of waiting just before the summer returns, however, you can get that maintenance check out of the way anytime before summer.

Here are some reasons why that’s a good idea:

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AC Maintenance: Get it Over With!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

more-ac-problems-more-moneyHave you heard about the countless benefits of air conditioning maintenance? Did you know that getting air conditioning maintenance makes your AC more efficient? Makes it less likely to develop repair issues? Makes it last longer, in general?

We’ve found that the average homeowner has no problem understanding these benefits of AC maintenance. Rather, the problem is that they just never get around to scheduling it! We don’t blame you, of course—it’s just part of human nature. It’s the same reason why so many people only go to the doctor after they start having problems.

That being said, here’s our take on why AC maintenance should be done now instead of later:

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Bad Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Monday, 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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3 Home Efficiency Upgrades for the Coming Cold Season

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

technician-working-on-radiatorIt’s only August, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little early to get you thinking about the cold season. After all, some stores are already putting out Halloween supplies!

We want to give you plenty of time to think about three different kinds of upgrades or modifications you could make to your existing HVAC and plumbing system. Under the right conditions, they could be perfect for saving you big through the fall and winter.

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Does Your AC Do This? You Need Professional Repair!

Monday, May 28th, 2018

The HVAC in your house is one of the most important features for your comfort and one of the biggest investments as well. Truth is, though, even the most well-maintained and high-quality HVAC system has a life cycle of about 10 to 15 years. Just like a vehicle, your HVAC needs regular maintenance and just like with your own health, it’s easier to address a problem at Stage 1 than at Stage 4 or 5. Here are a few warning signs that mean it might be time to make an appointment for A/C repair:

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Help! There’s Frost on My Air Conditioning Coils!

Monday, April 30th, 2018

frozen-ac-coilsAir conditioning season is coming, and when our summer heat waves hit, you need to be on guard for any problems with your system. Only trained professionals should attempt to diagnose (much less repair) an air conditioner. The system contains potentially dangerous chemicals, and without formal licensing any attempt at repairs could be unsafe.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to spot the signs that something is wrong, then call in a repair service to take care of it. Among the more subtle symptoms of trouble is the presence of frost or ice on the coils. At first, it doesn’t sound like a big issue. After all, isn’t the air conditioner supposed to be cold? In point of face, however, frost on your air conditioning coils is a sign that you need to turn off the system immediately and call in a repair service.

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Get HVAC Contractors Involved in Your Project Early

Monday, February 19th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-systemsWe’re still in the throes of winter, and new building projects usually don’t start work until the weather has improved. But planning for new construction projects starts right now, and if you’re planning on putting one up, you need a quality HVAC contractor on your side from the first day. Every building needs a quality heating and air conditioning systems, no matter what its purpose is or how large it will be. Our Cold winters and hot summer demand it. And the sooner you can get an experienced HVAC contractor service on your team, the better.

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HVAC Contractor Services Need to Install your System Right

Monday, February 5th, 2018

commercial-HVAC-systemsIf you’re looking to install a new HVAC system in your home or business, the smart move is to contract a dedicated HVAC contractor service to perform the operation the right way. Countless problems with heating and cooling systems – both residential and commercial – can be prevented simply by ensuring that the right team installs your system the right way. We’re in the throes of winter right now and big projects like HVAC installation will likely need to wait until spring. But now is the time to start planning such installations, and with a strong contractor service in your corner, you can make sure your new system works exactly as intended.

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Why Won’t My Heating System Turn On?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

furnace-won't-turn-onWe’ve just come through a patch of bad weather, signs of a long winter to come. Meteorologists are predicting one of the coldest on record, which means you need your heating system to run every day without fail in order to keep your home warm and comfortable. There are many subtle signs that you can spot when something is wrong, and at least one not-so-subtle one either. When you turn your heater on and nothing happens, or it suddenly shuts down in the middle of running, you can be fairly certain that there’s a big problem. Performing some basic troubleshooting, followed by a call to a repair technician, is usually the best course of action. 

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Let an HVAC Contractor Make Your Project Easier

Monday, November 27th, 2017

HVAC-contractor-servicesNew construction projects generally don’t begin until the spring: avoiding complications incurred by cold weather and snow in the cooler months. But you’re likely planning your project now, and no matter what it is – residential, commercial or otherwise – it’s going to need a reliable HVAC system. That means you want a proper HVAC contractor on your side: someone who knows how to install a new system, not just repair an existing one. And if you’re planning and preparing for your operation now, you should have the right team on your side to help. Why? Here’s a quick guide.

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