Maintenance

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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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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Common Air Compressor Problems

Your air conditioner’s compressor is one of the most important components of your cooling system. The compressor’s main job is to circulate refrigerant (the liquid responsible for making air cold) through your air conditioner. When your compressor fails to operate as it should, you’re left without a reliable AC unit. Because your compressor is one…

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6 Ways to Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing and Bursting

A cold winter can pose many challenges for your home’s plumbing. A sudden cold snap can cause unprotected water pipes to freeze solid and eventually burst, resulting in an expensive and time-consuming cleanup. In a previous blog, we focused on mistakes to avoid so your home stays warm and dry all winter. Here, we explore…

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Five Signs This Is the Last Year for Your Old Furnace

Furnaces typically last about 10 to 15 years before they require replacement. If your furnace is in this age range, you may wonder whether you can squeeze a few more years out of it or if the time has come to replace it. Ideally, you would have your furnace replaced before it fails completely and…

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The Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

When your heat turns on, do you notice an odd chemical odor that reminds you of formaldehyde or preservatives? You may assume that something near your furnace just got too warm or that someone in your home spilled a cleaning solution, but the problem is likely much more serious. Chemical odors coming from your furnace…

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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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