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

An Air Purifier Is a Big Health Help in the Fall

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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Today, there’s a growing concern related to air pollution both outside and inside. According to information from the EPA, indoor air is often five times more polluted than outdoor air. The main reason for this is because indoor air isn’t circulated like the outside air, which allows airborne pollutants to thrive indoors. 

Investing in an air purifier Smyrna can help refresh stale air and reduce the potential of health problems related to indoor pollutants, which can aggravate asthma symptoms, cause neurological problems, and trigger respiratory infections. Also, now that children are back in school, more and more germs and particles are coming into your home each day. With a quality air purifier, it is possible to eliminate many types of indoor air pollutants and keep your entire family healthy. 

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Here’s How Much Cooling You Can Get From Your AC

Monday, July 5th, 2021
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Have you ever wondered how cold you could make your house using the AC? The thermostat has a lowest setting of 60°F (sometimes 65°F), but if it weren’t for that, is it possible for the air conditioner to put out enough cool air to get your house down to something like the inside of a refrigerator?

You can probably already guess the answer is no. You wouldn’t want it that cold, and the air conditioner must have some limit at which it couldn’t get the house any cooler. But what is that limit? 

We’re going to explain the cooling limitations of your air conditioning in Smyrna in this post. It’s more than trivia: it can help you with setting the best temperature on the thermostat during hotter days to help your AC run with few problems.

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Do I Need an Air Purifier for My House?

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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This is a good question, and you’ve come to the right people to ask it. We work with different indoor air quality installations for homes, and if you want an air purifier in Smyrna, DE, we can outfit your ventilation system with one. But as to whether you need one or not, that depends on other factors. The best way to find out for sure is to schedule IAQ services with our team. 

However, we can help out in this post with some facts about when air purifiers are the most useful as well as how they work with other indoor air quality solutions. Follow us below for some air purifier data…

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Why the Burners in Your Furnace Aren’t Lighting

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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It’s nice to know that whenever you need warmth in your home during the long winter, you only have to adjust the thermostat and your furnace turns on and starts sending heated air through the ducts to the rooms… 

…except when it doesn’t. A furnace can’t be guaranteed to work without malfunctions through its entire service life, although regular maintenance each fall can keep problems to a minimum. But this winter you may find that the burners in your furnace aren’t lighting when you set the thermostat to demand heat. What’s going on, and do you need to call for furnace repair in Smyrna, DE?

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How Worried Should Those Furnace Noises Make You?

Monday, March 30th, 2020
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When your furnace is running during cold weather, you have a good idea of what kind of noises it makes. A modern furnace won’t make a racket, but it does create a blanket white noise of air moving through the vents. When you’re near to the HVAC cabinet, you’ll be able to hear the burners running and the noise of the blower fan and its motor.

But if your furnace is making unusual sounds, ones you aren’t accustomed to hearing, you may feel worried something is wrong. Is it an emergency that needs 24/7 services from a Smyrna, DE, HVAC contractor? Or is it maybe nothing and you’re overreacting?

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Understanding Efficiency Ratings for Electric and Gas Furnaces

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Efficiency is an important word when it comes to HVAC systems. People want to make sure they have heating and air conditioning units that waste as little energy as possible. This not only keeps utility bills lower, it’s better for the environment because it puts less strain on power plants and natural resources. The US Department of Energy has a program called ENERGY STAR to help consumers identify products with superior energy efficiency and quality features. When you’re hunting for a new heating system or other HVAC product, look for the ENERGY STAR label.

But you’ll also want to look at the actual efficiency rating of the appliance, and this can become a bit confusing because different appliances have different criteria. Sometimes, efficiency ratings can be misleading without some extra information—and this is the case with the two most common types of furnaces, gas and electric.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool this Summer

Monday, May 21st, 2018

man-cooling-offThings are starting to heat up here in Smyrna, DE! In no time, we’ll be operating our air conditioners at full-tilt, and we’ll need to ensure that they’re working just as they should. How would you rate your home’s ability to stay cool during the summer heat and humidity?

Read on to learn about 3 important ways to keep your home cool this summer, no matter the system, and no matter the size of your home.

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Low Refrigerant Is a Problem for your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 14th, 2016

With spring slowly pushing away the cold winter temperatures, residents of Smyrna, DE are going to be dusting off their air conditioners for another summer of keeping their homes cool. But sitting for those winter months can leave your air conditioner vulnerable to some common problems, especially leaking refrigerant. Refrigerant isn’t consumed by your system; it needs to appear in certain set amounts, and if a leak springs up during the off-season, it could go for months without being detected. Why is that a problem? It helps to understand how refrigerant functions in your air conditioner.

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