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Short Cycling: What It Is and How to Fix It

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The cold weather is finally starting to thaw out here in Frankfort. If you haven’t already had to dial down your thermostat to switch on your air conditioner then you’ll probably have to do so very soon.

If you’re like many other homeowners in the area, you probably had a few problems with your air conditioner that you dealt with instead of opting to have a professional fine-tune the system. While this was a short-term solution to the problem you had last year, it’s probably going to result in a headache for you this summer. If you’re having problems with your AC this early on, then it’s a great idea to schedule an appointment for air conditioning repair in Frankfort, IL. We’re a great team to rely on when you need quality service.

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Lingering AC Problems? Now Is the Time to Fix Them

service-reminderLet’s take a trip down memory lane back to last summer—did you have any trouble with your air conditioner? When you think of “trouble” it doesn’t always have to be a catastrophic blow up. “Trouble” could just be a high cooling bill, air flow that’s weaker than normal, or low indoor air quality. If you’re having any of these problems then it might be time for air conditioning repair in Orland Park, IL.

You don’t need to read the phrase “air conditioning repair” and wince thinking about the high price tag. When you come to our team at Johansen & Anderson Inc. we’ll repair your air conditioner as fast as possible and for a low price. Make sure you call our team at the first sign of trouble with your air conditioner.

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Your AC Upgrade Options this Spring

AC-outdoor-unit-toolsSpring is the season that embraces that “out with the old and in with the knew” saying. Don’t let that spring-cleaning mindset only apply to the clutter in your attic or garage—bring that same mindset to your HVAC system!

Think back to last summer. It might seem distant (especially when punctuated by the long winter we had this year in Illinois) but the quality of your air conditioner during hot weather is important. If you struggled to keep your home cool, dry, or keep your HVAC bills low, now is a great time to sit back and think about the quality of your air conditioning system. If you’re ready to upgrade your air conditioning in Frankfort, IL, contact our team. Call J&A today, Sleep-tight tonight!

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It’s Never Too Early to Prep for Spring

tulips-in-springApril might seem a little early for air conditioning preparation. After all, you’re probably still rushing out to your car in the morning in your winter clothes to beat the chilly temperatures. But trust us, that balmy, all-consuming Orland Park heat is right around the corner. It will be the season of short sleeves and barbecues in the park before you know it. If you are one of those people who procrastinate on things, take this as a sign to kick the habit!

You can contact our team today to schedule an appointment with our expert technicians. We’re always prepared to give you the best AC services in the area that will keep you cool throughout the hot and sunny season. If you’re looking for quality air conditioning in Orland Park, IL, then make sure that you contact our team today!

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Tips to Revive Your Air Conditioning After a Long Summer

cool-house-hot-houseA long summer here in Orland Park definitely puts your air conditioner to the test. Before you shift your focus from cooling to heating this fall, make sure you square away your air conditioning unit and get ready for next year by getting any repairs you may need done. Service now can save you a headache in the future. If you need reliable air conditioning repair in Orland Park, contact our team at Johansen & Anderson Inc. for comprehensive service.

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As Summer Winds Down, Pay Close Attention to Your AC

tools-on-ac-unitAlthough your air conditioning has performed well through a long summer, it’s important to monitor the quality and performance of your AC as the season ends. Even if you get annual maintenance, it’s common for the scorching temperatures of summer to have impacted your air conditioning system. It’s always a good idea to have a routine check-up at the end of the summer to prevent future breakdowns. We can help! Our team at Johansen & Anderson Inc. has experience with all types of Bolingbrook, IL AC repair and routine maintenance.

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Why Air Conditioners Overheat

thermometer-going-redLate summer is the time period when air conditioning systems are at the highest risk of suffering a malfunction. It’s not just that this is the time in the summer when the heat level is the highest, but that air conditioners have already done an immense amount of cooling, often starting up in late April and putting in work almost every day after late June. Even with the best regular maintenance from professionals (a service we offer), an AC is in danger of overheating and failing during August and September.

What causes this overheating? It isn’t necessarily the heat—there are other culprits that may lead to an AC shutdown because it’s overworking.

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Can I Put More Refrigerant Into My AC on My Own?

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe can answer this question in two simple responses:

  • No, you can’t
  • You don’t need to*

Homeowners often ask this question about refrigerant because of a basic misunderstanding about what refrigerant is and what it does. We’re going to go into more detail to address the question because it helps people grasp how air conditioning systems work, and because it can help alert to a serious AC repair issue.

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The Ducts May Be Why Your AC Costs So Much to Run

duct-sealing-with-caulkingYou expect to pay more on your electrical bills during the height of summer because you have to run the air conditioning system during most days. The compressor in the AC—the heart of the system that is responsible for starting the cooling cycle—draws on large amounts of electricity when it runs.

However, have you noticed that your electrical bills this summer seem, well, much higher than normal? More than you would expect based on how much you use the air conditioner? Inflated utility bills are often warnings that there’s a problem in the HVAC system placing excess stress on the air conditioner. The issue may be inside the AC, but many people don’t realize the source could be in the ductwork.

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Air Conditioning vs. Heat Pump: Choosing Between the Two

cool-house-hot-houseThe summer has started, and you’ve made the discovery that your old air conditioner is not getting the job done. Time for it to retire to the scrap heap. What should you have installed in its place?

“That’s kind of a silly question,” you say. “Another central air conditioner, of course!”

We’re not arguing that you don’t need a new air conditioner for your house. But there’s an option for air conditioning that comes with heating as well. It’s not the standard combination of an air conditioner and a furnace, which is what you probably already have. It’s a single unit called a heat pump, and it’s an air conditioner that can switch how it works so instead of moving heat out of your home, it moves heat into the home.

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