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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.