Do You Have a Heat Pump? It’s Almost Fall Maintenance Time

September 26th, 2022
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Your heat pump did plenty of work this summer keeping your family cool, and as we head into the cooler times of the fall, you’ll think about your heat pump less and less—until you really need it again as the winter cold weather starts. Then it’s time to switch your heat pump into heating mode and ensure your family stays warm and safe.

Right now, when you might let your heat pump slip from your mind, is the best time to call our technicians and schedule that important heat pump maintenance.

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Do You Have a Heat Pump? It’s Almost Fall Maintenance Time

September 12th, 2022
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When it’s still extremely hot in late summer, it can be difficult to make homeowners realize the importance of scheduling maintenance for their home heating systems, especially with a furnace. The only “furnace” people can think of during heat waves is the furnace coming from the sun.

With the heat pump, it’s different. A heat pump is a dual-function HVAC system that can switch easily between operating as a cooling system and a heating system. Because a heat pump works around the year—something that air conditioners and furnaces don’t—it needs the maintenance attention of both a heater and AC. This is actually good news, since getting your heat pump maintained in fall not only means you’re getting it in the best shape for the coming winter, but you’re also helping it with keeping you cool through the remaining hot days of the year.

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What Can Cause an AC’s Compressor to Fail?

August 15th, 2022
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In our previous blog entry, we discussed ways you can take some of the pressure off your air conditioning system in the sweltering heat and help it make it through the rest of the season. Today, we’ll get more specific and examine the essential part of the AC, the compressor. 

The compressor is the literal heart of an air conditioning system since it’s responsible for circulating refrigerant and putting it under pressure so it carries out heat exchange. The compressor is also an expensive component: if it burns out, it’s more cost-effective to replace the entire AC rather than just the compressor. 

Keeping the importance of a healthy compressor in mind, let’s examine ways a compressor may end up failing. This knowledge can help you recognize the importance of regular maintenance and the need for speedy air conditioning repair in Mason, OH

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Helping Your AC Survive in a Heat Wave

August 1st, 2022
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The second half of this summer is going to be an extremely hot one, and we can expect some severe heat waves to hit our area. The central air conditioning system in your house will become a vital part of your life when the outdoor temperatures rise into the 90s and above. 

Can you depend on your air conditioning system to continue to work during heat waves? This is something you want to know right now because you don’t want to get trapped with a failed AC on one of the hottest days of the year. Our technicians offer 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair in Cincinnati, OH, but the hotter the day, the more emergencies we’ll have to deal with. We’ve put together some tips that will help you alleviate the strain on your AC during a heat wave so you won’t get trapped with an abruptly broken cooling system.

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Why Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling Your House

July 18th, 2022
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Your central air conditioning system has a basic job: to provide a comfortable level of cooling throughout your home. Although you can expect some differences in temperature from room to room based on factors like sunlight exposure, the AC should still be able to deliver a baseline of cooling to all the rooms connected to the ventilation system. 

When you begin to notice that some parts of the house are getting hotter than others when the AC is running, you’re dealing with an uneven cooling problem. This often warns that you need professional air conditioning repair in Hamilton, OH, or possibly even a replacement AC. We’ll examine the possible sources for your AC’s uneven cooling and what can be done about it.

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Should I Hear Clicking From My AC?

July 4th, 2022
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On our blog, we sometimes talk about ways you can tell if you need air conditioning repair in West Chester, OH, such as strange behavior: short-cycling, a drop in airflow from the vents, the circuit breaker tripping, and unusual odors. Strange sounds from an air conditioner are one of the major warning signs we tell customers to look out for. These sounds include grinding, mechanical shrieking, bubbling, hissing, and rattling. Oh, and clicking.

Except clicking isn’t always a sign of a problem. Let’s get into clicking from your air conditioner and when it’s fine and when it’s not.

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Signs of Leaky Air Ducts in Your Home

June 20th, 2022
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Air leaks in the ducts are a serious problem for any home. These leaks cut into the energy efficiency of the HVAC system, lead to an increase in HVAC repair needs, and harm indoor air quality. Perhaps the worst part about duct leaks is that they’re tricky to detect. The ducts in a home stay hidden from sight behind walls and in the attic. 

Fixing leaking air ducts isn’t difficult for professionals like us. We use various duct sealing methods to locate the leaks and make the ductwork airtight once more. If you need your ducts sealed, we can take care of it. But how can you know if you need this service if you can’t see the ducts? We’ll look over the major signs that will warn you of leaky ductwork.

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Great Uses for Ductless Mini Split Systems

June 6th, 2022
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If you recently looked at what’s available for residential cooling and heating, you’ll probably have run across the ductless mini split system, also known as a ductless mini split heat pump. These systems have long been popular in Europe and Japan because of how well they work with older buildings and limited space availability. Now they’re becoming popular in the US as an alternative and addition to traditional central cooling and heating systems. 

Not every home can benefit from the installation of a ductless mini split heat pump, and this is why we always recommend you come to our professionals when you’re interested in an installation. We can steer you toward the right new comfort system. 

Below are some of the situations where ductless systems can do the most good.

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Will an AC Take Care of Indoor Humidity?

May 23rd, 2022
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Your air conditioning system is one of the most important appliances in your home during the summers. It’s easy to think of an AC as the solution to all the times you and your family are feeling the heat, and that includes the extra heat you feel when relative humidity is high (above 60%). But this isn’t exactly the case. Your air conditioning system does affect indoor humidity, but rarely enough that it will make a difference for your comfort.

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Are There Any AC Repairs You Can Do Yourself?

May 9th, 2022
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The straightforward answer to this question is “no.” Modern central air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices, and to work on them requires special training as well as tools not easily available to the consumer. 

The biggest obstacle against trying to do DIY work on an AC is the difficulty in diagnosing what’s causing a malfunction in the first place. For example, if an air conditioner keeps shutting down early (short-cycling), it could be due to a miscalibrated thermostat, leaking refrigerant, a reduction in airflow, dirty condenser coils, etc. Trying to repair a problem yourself will involve too much guesswork and too much that can go wrong. 

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