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4 Signs Telling You It's Time for a New Air Conditioner

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 27, 2017 12:37:00 PM

Is your air conditioner getting older? Does it seem to run roughly or break down often? If you have your fingers crossed hoping you’ll make it through the summer, it may be time to take the plunge and buy a new unit. Here are several instances where it would be smart to buy a new air conditioner instead of putting it off another year or two.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

4 Great Places to Install Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Sep 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

A ductless heating and cooling system consists of an outdoor condenser unit and indoor evaporator unit and works similarly to a regular air conditioner. The main difference is that a ductless unit isn’t attached to extensive ductwork that travels throughout a home and delivers air to separate spaces. Instead, a duct-free unit is installed to heat or cool a smaller portion of a building or an individual room. The air from the ductless unit blows directly into the space it’s meant to heat or cool.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how your air conditioner really works? How does it take the heat and humidity from your home and make the air inside feel cool and comfortable? Today, we’ll break down the cooling process so you can get a better understanding of what it takes for your AC unit to function properly. This will not only help you keep your system in better shape longer, but it will also give you an idea of what may need to be fixed if something goes wrong.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames hvac

Do I Need to Buy a New Air Conditioner?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 2, 2016 1:08:30 PM

Have you had your air conditioner tuned up yet this spring? If not, give us a call, and we’ll perform any necessary maintenance to get your system ready to keep you cool all summer long. Maybe your air conditioner has reached the end of its useful life and it needs to be replaced. If this is the case, now’s the time to get a new one. Temperatures and humidity levels are quickly rising, and summer’s right around the corner.

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Topics: ames air conditioning

7 Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jul 1, 2015 11:20:58 AM

Ductless HVAC systems offer several great benefits and can be used in a variety of settings. Whether you live in a mutli-family home and want to be able to control your own thermostat, you live in a home that inconsistently and unevenly heats and cools different areas, or you work in a commercial setting that is shared with other businesses, a duct-free system may be the best heating and cooling solution for you.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling

Control Your Comfort with Home Zoning

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 17, 2015 12:21:05 PM

Do you have uneven temperatures throughout your home? Does one room in the house feel warm and humid while another is freezing cold while the air conditioner is running? If so, you may want to consider home zoning. Whether it’s time to replace your old A/C unit or you’re looking for an alternative heating and cooling solution that’s more energy efficient and effective, segmenting your home into zones that can each be controlled separately may be the best answer for you.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

It’s Time to Get Your Air Conditioner Tuned Up for the Summer!

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 3, 2015 2:01:00 PM

Summer is right around the corner! Have you have had your annual air conditioner tune up yet this year? Spring is the prime time to get this done. Winter can take a toll on your A/C, and once you start using your system again, you may find that it has some kinks that need to be ironed out. If you put off your tune up until summer, when the heat index is at its peak, you may end up having to live in discomfort waiting for an HVAC technician to fit you into his busy schedule if something goes wrong. Don’t wait! Schedule your appointment today.

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Topics: ames air conditioning

How Do Air Conditioners Work?

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 20, 2015 12:30:00 PM

We all appreciate coming in from the scorching heat and rampant humidity on a hot summer day to sit in the cool, dehumidified air. While we love air conditioning, many of us don’t fully understand how it works. The cool air being pumped into our homes may seem like a magical phenomenon, but the process of converting hot, humid air to cool, dry air can be broken down into simple, understandable terms. Knowing a little about how your air conditioner functions will offer you some insight into what may need to be done if something goes wrong with your A/C this summer.

 

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

Spring Heating and Cooling System Maintenance Tips for Ames Homeowners

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 30, 2015 12:01:41 PM

It’s very important to keep up on the maintenance your HVAC system requires so your equipment continues to run smoothly. If you don't, you might end up in an emergency situation or have to pay for costly repairs that might have been avoided if you had been proactive. This is a great time of the year to get your system checked, before summer hits and contractors have their hands full dealing with problems as they arise during the warmer months. Here are several tips for Ames homeowners who plan on getting their heating and cooling systems checked this spring.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames heating and cooling, ames hvac

7 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jun 12, 2014 12:04:00 PM

In the last blog, I talked about different factors that could be contributing to the poor air quality in your home. Don’t worry! There are also plenty of solutions available to improve your indoor air quality and, consequently, your health.

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Topics: ames air conditioning, ames indoor air quality, ames air filters

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