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Repair Your Air Conditioning System Before It’s Too Late!

AC-outdoor-unit-toolsWe all have the urge to procrastinate every now and again. But that rarely ever gets us the results we need. Waiting too long to repair your air conditioning system is no exception. As the warmer weather comes to a close, you need your air conditioner less and less, so it may not seem like such a big deal when you find it needs repair.

However, you owe it to yourself and your wallet to get that problem under control. Find out why the end of the season is a great time to repair your air conditioner, and what can go wrong if you wait, in the guide below. Call our air conditioning experts any time to get the repairs you need today!

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The Anatomy of an Air Conditioning System

evaporator-coil-acOur job is to know your air conditioner inside and out, so that we can quickly detect problems and do any AC service the right way the first time around. But that’s because our technicians have years of experience, receive ongoing training, and work only on equipment having to do with your home comfort. This is our specialty; we don’t expect it to be yours!

Still, you may be curious about some of the components within your central air conditioning system, and we’re here to help. Today, we detail some of the major components of your air conditioning system. Remember, when you do need air conditioning repair or replacement, reach out to our team.

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Is It Too Late for an Air Conditioning Tune-Up?

air-conditioning-tune-upIn past posts, we’ve recommended air conditioning tune-ups, professional maintenance visits from trained air conditioning technicians, once per year. And typically, we recommend that you have this completed early in the summer or, better yet, in the spring.

So does that mean your time is up if you want to get your air conditioner into better shape for the remainder of the summer days? We don’t think so.

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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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