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DO YOU NEED A NEW COOLING SYSTEM?

October 31, 2017

With the coming of spring comes an increased focus on your air conditioning system, and if yours has been in service for a while, the question becomes whether it can handle another Gastonia, NC summer without problems. With proper care, an older centralized system can last for many years beyond the expiration of its warranty, and even if it doesn’t, you may be confident that your system is ready to go. But if it isn’t, then now is the time to ascertain that and plan for a replacement session with a trained technician. Doing so ensures that you have the […]

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3 WAYS TO IMPROVE AIR CONDITIONING EFFICIENCY THIS SUMMER

October 31, 2017

With the coming of summer, we’re going to experience hot temperatures and muggy atmosphere, which can make your home feel like a sauna if you let it. A good air conditioner can be your best friend when the mercury rises, and it’s a fact of life that you usually have to pay more in month energy bills during the summer, since you’ll likely be running your air conditioner on a daily basis. But just because you have to pay more doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. By taking concrete steps now, before the summer heat hits, you […]

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WHY IS THERE ICE FORMING INSIDE MY A/C?

October 31, 2017

At first glance, most homeowners don’t think much of the presence of ice or frost forming on the coils of their air conditioner. After all, aren’t they supposed to be cold? It’s point of fact, however, that frost signals a much deeper problem, and while your system may still function for the time being, eventually it’s going to cause some very serious issues. Understanding why stems from knowing the basics of how your air conditioner works. REFRIGERANT IS THE KEY Air conditioners rely on refrigerant circulating in an endless loop to cool the air. The refrigerant starts out in gaseous […]

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HOW DOES DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING WORK?

October 31, 2017

Most homes in the Gastonia, NC area rely on centralized air conditioning systems to keep cool during the heat of summer. They cool the air in a single location (usually through the use of refrigerant), then blow the air into your home using a series of ducts. The system is inexpensive and does the job quite well, but it’s not right for every home. Ductless air conditioning systems often make an attractive alternative to the traditional duct models, providing the same comprehensive cooling power for your home without having to rely on ducts to do it. How does it work, […]

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WHY ARE POWER LEVELS SO IMPORTANT IN A NEW AIR CONDITIONER?

October 31, 2017

We tend to see a lot of air conditioner installation and replacement calls this time of year, which only makes sense. A homeowner may feel that their existing air conditioner is too old to make it through another hot summer season without a serious breakdown. If you’ve decided to replace your old air conditioner with a new one, congratulations. Doing so will allow you to save a lot of money in monthly bills on improved efficiency and ensure that your summer passes much more smoothly. And with a few weeks to go until summer, you have the time you need […]

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IS YOUR AIR CONDITIONER SHOWING SIGNS OF TROUBLE?

October 31, 2017

Spring is usually the time when warmer temperatures begin to crowd out the cooler ones, and you find yourself running your home air conditioner more and more often. Soon enough, summer will be upon us, and when we experience one of our patent heat waves, you’re going to need your air conditioner to function all day, every day if necessary. Spotting the signs of trouble now allows you to get in front of any serious problems that may be brewing. ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY You should never try to formally diagnose your air conditioner. Only trained and licensed technicians […]

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WHAT IS AN ENERGY RECOVERY VENTILATOR?

October 31, 2017

If you own a home, you’re probably bracing for higher monthly energy bills this summer as temperatures rise and your air conditioner is put to greater and greater use. But just because you pay more during the summer doesn’t mean that you should pay more than is necessary. Some of that can be mitigated with common-sense tips such as setting the temperature a little higher than you might otherwise. But you can do much more with the timely installation of an upgrade to your existing air conditioning system. Now is the ideal time to install such a system since the […]

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INSULATION HELPS IN THE SUMMER AS WELL AS THE WINTER

October 31, 2017

Most homes in the Gastonia, NC area possess some manner of insulation. Winters are cold enough to merit insulation as a means of keeping warm. But not everyone realizes that insulation can play just as much of a role in keeping your house cool in the summer. If your home could have more insulation installed, now is a good time to consider it. You’d be surprised at the benefits if can provide once the summer begins in earnest. HOW INSULATION WORKS Insulation comes in many forms, though most of us are accustomed to fiberglass insulation, which is quite common. Insulating […]

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DO YOU NEED A NEW COOLING SYSTEM?

October 31, 2017

With the coming of spring comes an increased focus on your air conditioning system, and if yours has been in service for a while, the question becomes whether it can handle another Gastonia, NC summer without problems. With proper care, an older centralized system can last for many years beyond the expiration of its warranty, […]

3 WAYS TO IMPROVE AIR CONDITIONING EFFICIENCY THIS SUMMER

October 31, 2017

With the coming of summer, we’re going to experience hot temperatures and muggy atmosphere, which can make your home feel like a sauna if you let it. A good air conditioner can be your best friend when the mercury rises, and it’s a fact of life that you usually have to pay more in month […]