September 11th, 2017
There are times when you simply cannot wait to contact a local technician for AC or heating repair. When an air conditioner breaks down on a hot, humid day, you know that a call to a qualified heating and air conditioning contractor will be your best bet to getting the repairs you need in a timely manner.
But when it’s a small issue, making that call may seem a lot less dire—especially if the summer is just coming to a close. We understand that it seems better to save some money for now and wait to make repairs during the next spring or summer. But this just allows for problems to get worse! It will cost you more to make emergency repairs in the summer than it would to repair these issues right now. Take a look at what types of repairs just cannot wait.
August 28th, 2017
“Surge protector” has become sort of a catch-all term for extension cords with multiple outlets (even, in some cases, those that are not actually surge protectors). You’ve heard the term, and you know that a surge protector helps to protect you and your home—somehow. But the rest may be a mystery.
If you’re wondering how a surge protector keeps your home and your appliances safe, read on! We hope you’ll see the importance of surge protection. You may find out that your home is in need of a whole-house surge protector that will help your entire home stay safe!
August 14th, 2017
Ice is something we associate with refrigeration, something that forms when your freezer is set at the right temperatures. And since your air conditioner uses refrigeration to cool your home too, the same process your home’s refrigerator and freezer uses, you may not be surprised if ice somehow winds up coating one portion of your air conditioner.
The indoor blower unit of your air conditioner, the component likely located closest to the return air register where you change the filter, is something you probably don’t check up on too often. But when you do, you may find ice on the coils: and this is not a good sign.
July 31st, 2017
A summer power outage is nearly inevitable in some parts of the country. It’s something of a catch-22: you need the air conditioner to stay cool, but when everyone runs their air conditioners in the neighborhood, it can overload the power grid and shut off your air conditioner (among other things).
It’s important that you are ready with the necessities and that you have a way to stay cool while you wait. However, there’s no predicting how long a blackout will last. You have to prepare for a long period of heat, and that may involve making some important investments.
July 17th, 2017
We would all love to blast the AC on a hot, humid day, keeping it running nonstop so we can pretend the weather is perfect. Of course, this just isn’t realistic for most of us. Keeping a central air conditioner running all day would raise your monthly bills by quite a bit. Besides, it can shorten the lifespan of your AC equipment and lead to more frequent repairs, since the equipment wears down so quickly.
Still, this doesn’t mean you have to turn off the air conditioner entirely just to save a few dollars. There are plenty of ways to help make your bills manageable in the summer months.
July 3rd, 2017
You like to think you keep a clean home—and for the most part, you probably do. You clean the dishes, vacuum and mop regularly, do the laundry when the basket is full, and wipe down the furniture as often as you can. Many of the products you use for cleaning likely act as disinfectants, helping to prevent illness by stopping the spread of bacteria on surfaces. However, that can’t really help you when it comes to bacteria and viruses in your air.
Despite your best efforts, air quality can suffer tremendously, especially as you run your air conditioning and heating systems. You may be thinking, “But I have an air filter!” We’ll tell you why this might not be the protection your home’s air really needs in the guide below.
June 19th, 2017
Air conditioners use refrigerant to run, something you may have heard referred to by a common brand name, Freon. So, when we show up to repair a homeowner’s air conditioner, we often hear this common question: does it need more refrigerant?
You might hope this is the case, because refilling refrigerant seems like an easy job. However, this often is not so, as technicians will likely have to seal the refrigerant line as well. Besides, there are so many other problems that may occur with your AC system! Most have to do with electrical components, since a central air conditioner requires so much energy to run.
June 5th, 2017
A circuit breaker trips here and there. Lights flicker from time to time. You have an older home with an equally old electrical system. Should you be worried? Electrical troubles can be serious, even if their symptoms don’t necessarily seem that way. Electrical fires account for hundreds of fatalities each year, many of which are actually preventable.
Upgrading a home’s electrical system could reduce the risk of electrical fires or shock, but how can you tell if your home is in need of one? The fact is that you cannot always tell. You may have to call in a licensed electrician to inspect your electrical system, but that’s what we’re here for. Learn to recognize the signs of an electrical wiring problem below, and call in for an inspection even if problems do not seen severe.
May 22nd, 2017
People without central cooling systems often go to great lengths to ensure they always have a way to stay cool. Sometimes, that means making a giant hole in the wall to install a room air conditioner that likely doesn’t do a thorough job. You may have a bulky window unit or a portable air conditioner that takes up space on your floor. A ductless mini-split is a different kind of cooling solution.
Ductless mini-splits are installed by technicians to cool part or all of a home with the same efficiency, performance, and ease-of-use as conventional central air conditioning. Learn how a ductless system can make a difference this summer, and call our friendly team for more information!
April 24th, 2017
Whether you’re replacing an older air conditioning system, starting from scratch, or finally upgrading from an older window unit, installing a new AC can seem like a stressful time. We want to help make it a little easier by letting you know about the most important truths some homeowners miss out on.
If you are in the early stages of planning an air conditioning installation, here’s what we think you should know. Call our technicians with any additional questions or to schedule an appointment for your new air conditioner in Hillsborough, NJ.