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

Dealing With an Upper Floor That’s Too Hot

Monday, September 30th, 2019

One problem that our experts in air conditioning services in Seaford, DE often handle for our customers is fixing uneven cooling in a home. It’s something of a marvel that modern air conditioning can provide even cooling in the first place when you consider the size of many homes, the difficulties of air circulation, and the many ways heat can enter different parts of a house. However, the technology of modern central air conditioners allows for a proper level of cooling and air balancing that can deliver the even spread of comfort homeowners want.

The uneven cooling problem we run into the most is the upper floor that’s warmer than the first floor. Heat rises, and this makes it easy for the second floor to become stuffy. Heat also enters through the sun on the roof, adding to the problem. There are other potential obstacles to a comfortably cooled-off second floor. We’ll take a look at what can be done to fix this problem.

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Beware of Ice on your AC Coils

Monday, August 21st, 2017

frozen-ac-coilsThe sight of ice or frost on the coils of your air conditioner may not initially be cause for alarm. Isn’t the system supposed to be cool? In point of fact, however, ice on the coils is a sign of a significant problem, which requires the services of a professional to correct. How did it get there and what kinds of problems can it cause? Read on for the answers.

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When Does Your AC Require Replacement?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairSummer is here, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, now is the time to replace it with a new one. Doing so will allow you to take advantage of all the benefits a new system provides at the beginning of summer, instead of having to suffer through the hottest part of the year with a system that really isn’t up to snuff. It also means not having to deal with an unexpected breakdown in the middle of the summer, when temperatures are hottest and you can ill afford to go without proper air conditioning for even a few hours.

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What Causes Reduced AC Cooling Levels?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-conditioning-repairLaymen should never attempt to repair their air conditioners themselves, but you don’t need to be an expert to spot the signs of an air conditioner that isn’t doing its job. Among the most common signs of trouble are warm air coming for your vents when you have the air conditioner on, or even air that’s cool, but not nearly as cool as it should be. It sounds like a minor nuisance at best, but if it isn’t addressed, it can end up costing you a pretty penny. What causes it, and what kinds of damage can it inflict on your system? Read on for the answers.

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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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Replace a Cracked Heat Exchanger Immediately

Monday, January 9th, 2017

A gas furnace makes an effective and reliable means of heating your home during our cold winters. They’re long-lasting and do their jobs without much fuss. But every system suffers from wear and tear, and when it comes to heating systems, you need to keep an eye out for any problems that develop. In particular, watch for signs of a cracked heat exchanger: a serious problem in need of addressing immediately.

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Have You Thought About a Ductless Heating System?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Most of us are familiar with centralized heating systems, usually forced air furnaces which heat the air then blow it through a series of ducts. It’s a cheap and effective way of warming your Seaford, DE home, but it’s not the only method out there, and it’s not always the best fit for certain kinds of households. If you’re looking for an alternative, then ductless heating systems make a great option. How do they work and which homes might benefit from them the most? Read on for the answers.

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Is the Air Not Flowing in Your Furnace?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Here in Seaford, DE, most homes use forced-air furnaces to stay warm in the winter. Furnaces don’t use heated water or other alternate forms of heating. Rather, burners pass warm temperatures through a heat exchanger to warm the air. The heated air is then blown through your ducts with a fan. But what happens when the air doesn’t flow as swiftly as you’re used to? Now is a good time to check for low air flow in your furnace, because if it crops up, you have time to address it before falling temperatures get too cold. Only a trained technician can identify the problem, but you can do yourself a favor by shutting the system down and calling for repairs the minute you spot the signs of low air flow. Why? Here’s a quick breakdown.

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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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Now it the Time to Install a New Heater

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Summer still has a few weeks left to go, but with Labor Day done, we’re going to start seeing cooler and cooler days going forward. If your heater is showing signs of fatigue and barely limped through the last cooling season, now is the time to consider a replacement. Even if it still seems to be running, an older heater could be on its way to a major breakdown sometime this winter. A new one can benefit your home in more ways than one.

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