The Most Common AC Repairs You May Need

September 19th, 2022
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It may seem like fresh, cool air flows effortlessly through your vents, but your AC is working hard to make that happen. A new system starts its life with fully functional parts. With time, those parts start to break down due to natural wear and tear.

One dysfunctional or nonworking part can lead to complete system failure. You can extend the life of your system by changing the air filter regularly and scheduling at least one AC maintenance appointment each year. Breakdowns are still possible, so it helps to understand the most common reasons residents in your area need AC repair. 

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“Should I Have Professional Duct Cleaning Done?”

September 5th, 2022
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If you’re anything like the average Brunswick area homeowner, you probably don’t think about your air ducts very much, and we don’t blame you. They’re hidden out of sight for a reason–they’re not exactly the prettiest thing to look at after all. However, it is important that this important HVAC component gets some attention. We don’t expect you to know all the ins and outs of your ductwork, but there is one important question we get that we want to answer.

That question is usually worded as “Should I have professional duct cleaning done” or “Is professional duct cleaning even worth it?”

Yes, and yes! Professional duct cleaning helps not only your indoor air quality, but it improves overall HVAC performance. Read on to learn more!

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How to Stay Cool in a Multi-Story Home

August 22nd, 2022
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A relatively common problem that homeowners tend to have in our area is uneven cooling in their home. At least, this is the case for homeowners whose living spaces are 2 stories or more, and especially those with an attic.

A properly installed and serviced air conditioner will certainly help resolve this issue, but uneven cooling can still be a problem in bigger homes. The good news is, there are steps you can take to mitigate this problem and make sure that your household is as cool as possible, as affordably as possible. Read on to learn more!

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How Much Does a New AC System Cost?

August 8th, 2022
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Whether you’re a new homeowner or you inherited your current air conditioner when you bought your home years ago, you may be facing an AC installation or replacement soon. When that time comes, a logical question you might have is, “how much is this going to cost me?”

The answer isn’t simple–the truth is that it depends on a variety of factors. Of course, nobody likes to be surprised with a big purchase like this, but the good news is that our team can help you make an educated decision while staying within or close to your budget.

Read on as we uncover what factors go into deciding an air conditioning installation’s cost, when you might have to pay a bit more, and what you can do to decrease the strain on your wallet when you make a large important purchase such as this.

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The 5 AC Sounds You Don’t Want to Hear

July 25th, 2022
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Did you know that the middle of summer is the most likely time that an air conditioner will break down? This is more likely if you have an aging cooling system, and/or one that hasn’t had maintenance in a while. Remember, a standard central air conditioner needs professional maintenance tune-ups once a year. If you have a year-round heat pump system, then this should be increased to twice a year.

This said, if you’re hearing odd noises, it may be time to call for that tune-up, or better yet, repairs. Sure, no air conditioner is silent! But there are some sounds that you simply shouldn’t hear your air conditioner making, and we’re going to cover those specific sounds below–like clanging, buzzing, booming, excessive rattling, or hissing. Read on!

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Indicators of an AC in Disrepair

July 11th, 2022
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Summertime temperatures are here to stay for a couple of months, and your home comfort is important! Imagine being at home on a sweltering hot day with an air conditioner that’s malfunctioning, or even worse, broken down completely.

We do our best to ensure our customers aren’t caught off guard by surprise AC repair needs, through professional and reliable performance maintenance each spring. It’s up to you to get that on your schedule though! Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust the HVAC components that need it to ensure that your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Of course, wear and tear happens, and while that’s part of the reason maintenance is needed, it’s true that repair needs can pop up between tune-ups. This is why it’s important for you to know the signs that your air conditioner is in disrepair. Unsure of what these signs might be? Read on!

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Help! My AC System Isn’t Cooling

June 27th, 2022
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Summer has only just begun, but that doesn’t mean much when you live in a climate like ours! Fortunately, you have a powerful and effective air conditioner to keep you cool, right?

Wait, what’s that? Yours isn’t keeping you as cool as it is supposed to?

That is definitely a frustrating problem to have. Your air conditioner has one job. At this point, you may be ready to give our team a call for quality AC repair. But before you do, we have a couple of things for you to check first. There might be an easy fix for your AC malfunction! If it is more serious and requires our team to come, we’ll be there ASAP. Read on as we uncover a few of the reasons your air conditioner might not be cooling as it should.

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What Kind of Maintenance Does My Tankless Water Heater Need?

June 13th, 2022
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The storage tank water heater–the “traditional” water heater seen in most homes today–is pretty large, typically very noticeable, and sometimes even a little bit noisy. As a result, it’s pretty hard to ignore, and so homeowners realize that it’s something that probably requires professional attention on occasion.

After all, something called scaling, which is the buildup of hard water minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sometimes even iron, can have a big impact on the water heater. Scaling can clang around noisily in a tank water heater, creating a nuisance but also creating potential corrosion and other related problems. As a result, a tank water heater needs to be professionally “flushed” on occasion to offset the issue.

So, what kind of maintenance does a tankless system need? After all, it does not have a tank for scaling to accumulate inside, right? Well… unfortunately scaling can have an impact on a tankless system, and for this reason, these systems do require professional maintenance on a routine basis. Read on to learn why!

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Should You Replace Your Central AC with a Ductless System?

May 16th, 2022
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When you live somewhere as warm as we do, you want comfort, first and foremost. This might be the only thing you consider when purchasing an air conditioner. But you also know that cooling your home can get quite expensive, especially in our hot summer months. There’s only so much you can control as to how efficient your air conditioner is, including having professional maintenance done on the system, and changing the air filter on a regular basis.

So what if we told you that getting a new type of air conditioner altogether could lower your monthly utility bills? The good news is, it can! And you can get a system that also functions as a heater, which will help you reduce energy during our short but chilly winters too. That system is the ductless system, which we’ll talk about more below. Read on to learn the benefits of these systems.

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“How Do I Choose the Right Water Heater Tank Size?”

May 2nd, 2022
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If you were to ask us about the most important appliance in your home, we’d have to say that your water heater tops the list, easily. After all, this is the one system in your home you need absolutely every day, for bathing, cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc.

Of course, since you do use it every day, it means that it uses a lot of your home’s electrical energy. Water heater tanks can suffer from something called “standby heat loss.” Essentially, this means that your water heater’s heat exchangers turn on to heat the water in the tank, but then when that water doesn’t get used, it cools down and the heat exchangers have to come back on to heat up the same exact batch.

One way to resolve this issue? Make sure that you have the right sized tank, so no hot water is going to waste. If you’re looking at a water heater replacement, then this blog post is for you. Read on to learn just how to choose the right water heater tank size.

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