How to Choose the Right Air Conditioner

Monday, July 25th, 2016

If your current AC is not working just as promised, or you find yourself in need of a new model installed from scratch, then you’re probably looking for answers. What type of AC would match your home’s needs? What do you need to do to make sure that you choose wisely this time and don’t waste your dollar on an inefficient system? Do you want a system with ducts or ductless? It’s best to get in touch with a professional early on in the process. But here are some things to start thinking about.

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It’s a Scorcher Summer: Will Your Air Conditioner Survive the Heat?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

It’s going to be a long hot summer! If you’ve looked at the upcoming weather forecast and gotten nervous about all those days that will clock in at 100°F and above, well, you’re not alone. If you have a durable air conditioning system to manage the temperatures in your house, you can breathe a lot easier, however…

But wait… what if the AC can’t handle all that heat? What if it overheats and breaks down?

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Should There Be Ice on My AC’s Evaporator Coil?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

The short answer: No.

The long answer below.

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Is It Better to Run the AC All Day Even When I’m Not Home?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

You’ve probably heard this advice before regarding the best way to run an air conditioning system: you should set your air conditioner to stay on all day (at a high temperature, such as the upper 70s) while you’re away from home, rather than leave it off and turn it on only when you get back home. The logic behind this piece of advice is that this 1) makes it easier to quickly cool down the house when you return, and 2) uses less energy, because an air conditioner drains more power at start-up than when running regularly.

But is this actually true?

No, it’s not. We’ll explain below.

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