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A Ductless Mini Split Just Makes Sense

ductless-blower-unit-white-wallFor homes without central heating and air ducts, there are solutions. Of course, you can use ceiling fans, but this will not really cool a room. Eventually, homes with few other options turn to the local stores to find window air conditioning units. For those who don’t want to block the windows, room air conditioners can fit into the side of the house, or portable air conditioners stay on the floor with a duct through the window.

But these types of systems have their flaws—big ones. They simply are not held up to the same standards as central air conditioners, and over the years, it shows. Ductless mini splits are different: highly efficient, high-performance, and long-lasting.

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Why Does My Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping When I Run the AC?

This is something that could frustrate even the handiest of homeowners. The air conditioner is running, but as it turns on, the circuit breaker shuts it off. You can get it started up simply by resetting the circuit breaker. (Hopefully, you don’t have a fuse box, which would force you to replace a fuse each time!)

This may have to do with your electrical system. It might be a problem with the circuit breaker. Or, sometimes, it’s actually an issue occurring within the air conditioner forcing it to draw more ampage than it should. We’ll go over all of the possibilities, as well as what you should do when your circuit breaker does trip, in this guide. Feel free to reach out any time for more information!

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Upgrade Your Home’s Thermostat and Start Saving

Thermostat-hand-settingThe thermostat you use to raise and lower the temperature of your home might work just fine. Thermostats often last decades without ever losing the ability to accurately sense temperature and make adjustments, but that doesn’t mean you have the right thermostat for your home or lifestyle.

Upgrading your home’s thermostat can help you save big, especially if you choose a smart Wi-Fi thermostat you can operate from the comfort of your couch, at the office, or while you’re on vacation!

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Is Your Air Conditioner Really Cleaning the Air?

germs-black-background-blueYou probably already know that your air conditioning system has a filter. And many people assume that the filter in their air conditioning system is doing an adequate job of filtering out allergens and other pollutants and keeping the air clean. But were you aware this is not the filter’s primary job?

As it is set up now, your air conditioner may not really be cleaning the air. Luckily, there are many solutions to poor indoor air quality, and we’ll give you some information here. For the best indoor air quality advice and customized systems just for your home, call your local AC technicians. Contact our team for AC service in Plainfield, IL!

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3 Facts to Change the Way You Think about Air Conditioning

man-desk-fanMost people don’t know much about the system they use all summer long. And for the most part, they don’t need to! That’s why we’re here. Our trained technicians go through years of training to ensure they are prepared to fix any AC problem you may come across, or to install an air conditioner that fits your home perfectly.

Still, it’s nice to know where all that comfort comes from, and to have the information you need to make an informed decision about when it may be time to repair or replace your air conditioner. That’s why we’ve provided some important information that can help you understand your home’s central AC a little better.

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Options You Should Know about for New AC Installation

ductless-living-roomWe get excited about air conditioning. It’s our bread and butter, after all, and something we’ve studied and trained to know all about. We understand that others may not get so excited about all the nuts and bolts, but there is something we can all be grateful for: today’s air conditioners work better than ever before. They last longer, cool better, and use less energy than ever before—especially if you have the right air conditioner for your home.

If you’re looking into a new air conditioning installation, it’s important to find one that matches the needs of your home, family, and budget. And we’re here to help! Call our trained technicians for more information about all of the options you should know about when you’re picking out a new air conditioner.

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4 Ways to Make Your Home’s Air Conditioner More Effective

air-conditioning-unit-outdoorsIf you have a central air conditioning system, you probably can’t imagine summers without it. It’s a major investment, but one that makes your life a lot easier throughout the hottest months, and that’s why it’s so frustrating when the AC doesn’t work quite as well as you’d expect.

There may be something you can do to improve the performance and efficiency of your central air conditioner. You can feel more comfortable and lower your monthly bills, which may require a small change to your habits or a major system overhaul.

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4 Things to Do Before You Start Up Your Air Conditioner

AC-outdoor-unit-toolsBefore your air conditioner starts up again for the heat of the spring and summer sun, you may want to give your comfort system some extra thought. Your air conditioning system won’t run perfectly forever. But if you intervene, you may be able to help keep your unit in better shape, and you could save money and stress later on. Here are a few things we think any homeowner with a central air conditioner in Joliet, IL should do before the season is in full swing.

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When You Join an AC Maintenance Program, You Save!

AC-unit-money-pileDo you feel ready for the warm weather ahead? You might not have your summer wardrobe all picked out, but when you join a maintenance program, your home air conditioning system is all set.

We recommend air conditioning maintenance once a year, no matter how old a comfort system is, in order to maintain the efficiency and performance of an AC unit. And the easiest way to schedule this service is by joining an AC maintenance program. Learn about how this works and how it helps you save below, and call our team to learn more about our maintenance program in Lockport, IL.

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Get Ready for Warmer Weather with an AC Tune-Up

AC-outdoor-unit-toolsWarmer weather is ahead, and that means it’s almost time to start up the air conditioner. Before you do, it’s always a good idea to call in an air conditioning technician to have a look at your AC system. This means more than a simple checkup. A quality technician will perform a thorough inspection and tune-up that protects your unit.

Today, we’re going to tell you all the ways an AC tune-up benefits you. Throughout the spring and summer months, you can expect to…

  • Save money
  • Feel more comfortable
  • Reduce the chances of air conditioning breakdowns

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