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

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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Why Your AC Might Shut Down

Monday, June 24th, 2019

air-conditioning-repairThe modern residential air conditioning system is a complex piece of refrigeration equipment. Any type of complex machinery is in danger of breaking down at some point, no matter how well it was built or how well it is cared for.

Does hearing this make you worried about your AC’s performance this summer? If you’ve kept up with annual maintenance for the system, you probably won’t run into any problems—but there’s never a 100% guarantee the air conditioner won’t shut down on you during an extremely hot day.

When you have an AC that won’t start, you may need an HVAC company in Middletown, DE to repair it. In some cases, the problem is simple and you can get the AC running yourself. We’re going to look at some of the reasons your air conditioning system may shut down, and which of them will require calling pros to fix the AC.

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Choosing a Commercial Thermostat

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Thermostats act as the control mechanism for your HVAC system, which makes it one of the most important components in your home. It’s even more important for a commercial setting, where you need not only a comfortable environment for employees and customers, but is necessary to keep products safe and equipment like computers functional. If you’re in the market for a new commercial thermostat here in Bridgeville, DE it pays to do your homework beforehand. Qualified companies like ours can help you select the right unit and install it in a timely fashion for you. Here’s a short list of questions you should consider while making up your mind.

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Look into a New Thermostat this Fall

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall is the right time to look into little improvements and upgrades for the heating and air conditioning system in your Dover, DE home. Among the easiest are thermostats, which can be quickly and easily replaced by a trained professionals. Thermostats can last for many years without problems, and yet despite that, most experts recommend replacing them very 10-15 years. It’s not because they wear out (although if you still use mercury-based thermostats, you should replace them immediately, since mercury is dangerous and can’t stay in your home). It’s because the advances in technology during that time is enough to justify a change all on its own.

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2 Thermostat Myths that Need to Be Dispelled

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Your thermostat is the control board for your entire heating and air conditioning system: simple to use, reliable and able to deliver a precise amount of control over your air conditioner with just the touch of a button. Yours could be your best friend this summer in Dover, DE, when temperatures are expected to climb and you need your system to perform at its best. And yet a number of myths persist with thermostats that can end up costing you far more than they should this summer. Dispelling those myths could not only lower your cooling bills, but save your air conditioner a lot of strain.

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Benefits of a New Thermostat

Monday, October 12th, 2015

With fall here in Dover, DE and winter on its way before too long, now is the time to install a new thermostat. Thermostats can last for many years, and we often have some homes with units that are decades old. Functionality is less of a concern than the updates available with new thermostats. And like any other form of technology, thermostats have undergone some amazing upgrades in the last few years. If you haven’t seen the benefits of a new one, especially if your existing one is a decade old or longer, now is a good time to consider an upgrade for this winter.

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