Johansen & Anderson Inc Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Tell if Your AC Compressor Is Bad

Monday, July 10th, 2023
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The compressor is the single most expensive component of your air conditioning system, and you do not want to ever have to replace it. Often, when a compressor fails completely, it’s a better investment to replace the entire AC system than to get a new compressor.

Your air conditioner has both an indoor unit, or evaporator, and an outdoor unit, or condenser. The compressor is located in the condenser unit and it does the critical job of pressurizing the refrigerant to keep it flowing through the system, taking in heat from your home in the evaporator coils and releasing it from the condenser coils.

So how do you protect your compressor and keep your air conditioner running for as long as possible? Know how to catch problems early! Here are some tips.

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The 5 Most Common Ductless Repairs You’ll Face

Monday, April 17th, 2023
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Ductless systems are highly effective and efficient. We strongly recommend them for many homes. However, like any complex system, there are things that can go wrong. None of these issues are disasters and all can be repaired, especially if you get those repairs done promptly before problems multiply. Here are the five things that are most likely to go wrong with a ductless system so you’ll be prepared to take prompt action.

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Replace Your AC—Before the Heat Hits!

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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Are you excited for spring? It won’t be long before flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and all you want to do is spend time outdoors. But not long after that, you’ll need to run your air conditioner so you can escape from the heat. How was your air conditioner’s performance last summer? Is it time to consider replacing it? Here are some considerations to help you decide whether you need a new air conditioner, and the reasons why replacing it in the spring is the best choice.

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Can I Still Schedule an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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Life is busy, and sometimes, things that don’t seem very urgent get put off until a later date. But if you’ve put off having a technician visit this summer for air conditioner maintenance, should you bother scheduling it now, as summer is starting to wind down? The short answer is yes, AC maintenance is definitely worth prioritizing sooner rather than leaving until next spring, and there are several reasons why.

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Our Guide to Replacing Your Air Filter

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Do you know one of the best things to do for your air conditioning in Joliet, IL is also one of the easiest? We’re talking about replacing your air filter!

Your air conditioning unit relies on a filter to clean the air before it enters your home. But air filters aren’t only for improving indoor air quality; they play a pivotal role in keeping your system clean and functional.

Read on to learn how to change an HVAC air filter, and why regular replacements are such an important part of good AC maintenance.

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How HVAC Maintenance Saves You Money

Monday, July 25th, 2022
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As a homeowner, you’re probably always looking for ways to cut corners and save money. In fact, you might even think that skipping regular HVAC maintenance isn’t that big of a deal. After all, why should you spend money when it’s not broken?

While this way of thinking does make superficial sense, not scheduling HVAC maintenance in Joliet, IL could end up costing you much more than you bargained for. 

If you’ve been wondering whether HVAC maintenance is really worth it, here are three good reasons that just might convince you. 

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Is Your AC As Efficient As It Could Be?

Monday, June 27th, 2022

man-yellow-sweater-thinkingThe sun is beating down, and you’re sweating in your home. You know you can’t afford to be running the air conditioner all day, so what can you do? Well, fortunately, you have a few options, but your best bet will probably be to make your AC more efficient, which will allow you to run it more frequently while also saving some money in the process.

Here are five tips to help you battle the heat this summer with an air-conditioner that runs more efficiently.

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Why Your AC Makes That Sound

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Now that spring is here, we’re sure that you’re gearing up your air conditioner for the season ahead. In a perfect world, you’d never run into problems with your air conditioning system. In our world, however, it’s highly likely that you’ll encounter an issue or two with your air conditioning system. That’s when our professionals can step in to help you out. 

We know our stuff when it comes to AC repair in Lockport, IL. If your air conditioning system is noisy this season, then it’s time to have one of our team members handle things. We’re around whenever you need us for any type of AC service.

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The Challenges of Central AC and How to Overcome Them

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

AC-Condenser-UnitCentral air conditioners are the most common cooling systems in our area. This is because central air conditioners are reliable, effective, and affordable. 

But if you want to experience all the best benefits of this type of air conditioning system, you need to make sure you have professional service—installation, repair, and maintenance. Anything less than professional-grade service will result in a lackluster AC performance.

This is where the downsides of central air conditioning can come in. We want to discuss these drawbacks today. There are things you can do about them. This is when you should consider professional central AC service in Joliet, IL. We’re the ones who can help you get the level of comfort that you desire at home. Let’s talk about some challenges you might face.

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Has Summer Worn Down Your AC?

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

man-desk-fanSummer is something that we all look forward to. What’s better than having the kids home for a few months, being able to spend more time outside late into the evening, or warm days by the pool? There really isn’t much that beats the summer season, but things can start to go awry if you notice that your air conditioner starts to wear down.

If you’re in this circumstance, then it’s time for you to get the proper air conditioning service in Joliet, IL. We’re professionals with experience. We understand that you want to get back to enjoying your summer too. If you need help, then we’re the team who can provide it.

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