Posts Categorized: AC maintenance

Do You Hear What I Hear? Don’t Ignore These Furnaces Noises

Live in your house long enough and you’ll get used to the sounds it makes. The hum of the refrigerator. The garage door opening. That one step that always creaks. Then there are the sounds you don’t expect, like the ones that emanate from your furnace duct work. If you’re wondering when to schedule HVAC maintenance, it’s when you hear things coming from your furnace like: Rattling sounds This sound can be unsettling, but it’s not an end-of-the-world HVAC issue. Rather, it’s a sign that your ductwork is either sized improperly or has simply come loose.… Read More

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Fall is Coming. Have You Scheduled Your Furnace Inspection?

You start your car one morning and notice a weird noise. But rather than head to the mechanic, you try to rationalize. It’s probably nothing, you tell yourself. Then one day, that weird little noise turns into a big problem, and you’re facing a pretty significant car repair bill. Continue Reading... Read More

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Show Your AC Some Appreciation This Month

There aren’t many holidays this time of year. July 4 has come and gone, Labor Day is weeks away. And let’s not even think about Halloween or Christmas until cooler weather arrives. For now, we’ll just have to content ourselves with celebrating Air Conditioning Appreciation Days, which run from July 3 to August 15. And yes, it’s obviously not a major holiday the way Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day are. But we think it’s worth observing. We often get so focused on the cost of central air conditioning that we forget the benefits of central air and how it’s changed… Read More

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Common Springtime HVAC Problems

During the all-too-brief lull between the chill of late winter and the heat of summer, spring offers a little bit of a rest. You might find that you can spend a few weeks with the heat off, the windows open and your home full of fresh air. That doesn’t mean your heating and cooling system is off the hook. You might still encounter these springtime HVAC problems, which will need to be addressed if you want your air conditioning to function this summer. 1. Dirty air conditioner coils It’s easy for these coils – both internal and external – to become dirty. The… Read More

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for Spring

Spring is officially under way. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, your favorite baseball team still has a shot at the pennant and you’ve finally shut your heat off until fall. Continue Reading... Read More

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How Does Humid Air Affect My HVAC?

We spend all winter wishing things would warm up. But there’s warm, and then there’s too warm. A hot day is one thing. Throw in some humidity and venturing outside can feel like you’re walking around with a wet towel over your face. Continue Reading... Read More

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Four Small Things That Can Lead to Big AC Bills

“Big things have small beginnings.” That’s a line from the movie Lawrence of Arabia. In the context of the film, it means that a tiny group of people can affect great change. But we began thinking about this quote as we set out to write about ac maintenance. Sometimes, what seems like an insignificant issue can lead to a major air conditioning bill. To be fair, your HVAC system can lose some efficiency as time goes by. And when you’ve had a summer like we’ve had so far, you might be running your air conditioner more often. Continue Reading... Read More

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How to Stay Cool When You Head Outside

We’ve talked a lot over the past few months about the benefits of air conditioning. It’s a marvelous invention, and we’re saying that not as an AC maintenance company, but just as people who enjoy living in a cool, comfortable home. But as fantastic as air conditioning is, we can’t take it everywhere. And when you’re spending time outdoors during the dog days of summer, staying cool becomes as a matter of health and safety as well as comfort. With that in mind, we’ve put together these tips for staying cool in hot weather. Continue Reading... Read More

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