Cooling

2 Common Causes of Insufficient Compressor Lubrication

Most residential air conditioners utilize reciprocating compressors to pressurize the gaseous refrigerant. The compressors ensure that the refrigerant flows readily through the system. Reciprocating compressors work in the same manner as automotive engines, with pistons that move back and forth inside of a closed cylinder. Also like automotive engines, reciprocating compressors require constant lubrication to…

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2 Common Causes of Air Conditioner Compressor Burnout

All air conditioners rely on the component known as the compressor to circulate refrigerant throughout the system. The compressor achieves this task by increasing the pressure and velocity of the gaseous refrigerant returning from the evaporator coil. Without a working compressor, your air conditioning system simply wouldn’t be able to cool your home. Unfortunately, the…

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Dangers and Signs of Refrigerant Leaks

Heating and air conditioning are some of the most essential parts of the home, keeping you comfortable during the changing outdoor temperatures. The refrigerant is one of the most overlooked parts of your air conditioning system, even though refrigerant is one of the most imperative parts of an AC unit’s function. This chemical blend is…

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Why You Should Have Your New Home’s HVAC System Inspected

Your new home has an HVAC system for heating and cooling your house. An HVAC system allows you to experience cleaner air quality in the home, more reliable temperatures (without having to adjust the thermostat yourself all the time), and energy use savings. Before you use your new home’s heating and air conditioning system, have…

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Fit an Older Home With an HVAC System

Thinking about upgrading an older home with an HVAC system? Even historic homes can often have their value improved through the addition of an HVAC system. But HVAC systems are complex, and simply adding one to an already built home can be a bit of a challenge. The following ideas and guidelines may help. Try an…

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner? 6 Signs to Look For

Your air conditioner has worked flawlessly for the time you’ve had it, but it’s starting to show its age. Now you’re wondering if you should hold on to your A/C unit for a little while longer or finally invest in a new replacement. Pay attention to the following signs as you make your decision.

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6 Ways to Maintain Your Air Conditioner Condenser This Fall

The cooling season has come to an end. Now that your air conditioner condenser is put to rest for the winter, this is the perfect time to perform a little maintenance. Knowing what to do to maintain your condenser can help extend the life of your air conditioner while also preventing system inefficiency.

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Save Money on Heating and Cooling: HVAC Costs and Energy-Efficiency

Whether the temperature dips well below freezing or it’s sky-high, your utility bills constantly seem like they’re climbing. No one wants to pay the utility companies more than they have to. Unfortunately, if your HVAC system (and your home) aren’t energy-efficient, you may need to. Luckily, this doesn’t mean you’re stuck with high energy bills…

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5 Reasons Why Annual HVAC Maintenance Is a Great Investment

HVAC maintenance isn’t a big deal; if there’s no obvious malfunction, the system is operating just fine, right? Not exactly. A tricky thing about HVAC systems is that many issues are often progressive, meaning they start off small and develop into something more significant. Annual maintenance is a useful tool for highlighting these problems. Invest…

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3 Heating and Cooling Myths Debunked

Heating and cooling your home is not only important for keeping your family comfortable, but it is also an essential part of maintaining healthy air quality. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not spend the time and energy learning about and maintaining their heating and cooling system. As a homeowner, you may have heard a few tips to ensure…

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