HendrixAir, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Should You Replace Your Central AC with a Ductless System?

Monday, 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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AC Installation: The Difference a Professional Makes

Monday, April 18th, 2022
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When it comes to an investment such as an air conditioning installation, we understand the urge to install it all on your own. After all, won’t it save you money?

Well, unfortunately, unless we’re talking about a portable window air conditioner, we really do need to advise against this being a “DIY” project.

The reason we say this is because there are a number of steps to take in successfully installing an HVAC system, and if any of those steps are missed or done too hastily, it could potentially lead to issues such as refrigerant leaks, inefficient operation, or even a premature system breakdown. Overall, air conditioning systems are really complex, and as such require an experienced and highly trained professional to manage.

Of course, when you live somewhere like the Kingsland area, having an air conditioner is vital, and this isn’t something you want to wait on. But we really do need to stress that rushing into a large purchase such as this could potentially leave you sacrificing comfort and efficiency, and calling in a professional anyway, for unexpected repairs or even replacement.

Read on to learn the steps we go through for your AC installation.

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The Top 3 Ways to Prevent AC Repair Needs

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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In our previous blog post, we talked about the importance and benefits of springtime AC maintenance, with one of these benefits being that it helps to prevent big repair needs.

Routine, professional maintenance is indeed important for both your air conditioner and your heating system, but it’s not the only thing that will help reduce repair needs. Being diligently aware of how your system operates and when something seems “off” is important as well… plus there are actually a couple of at-home maintenance tasks you can do on your own.

Read on to learn more about avoiding the need for AC repairs and therefore saving money and extending the lifespan of your system.

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Have You Signed Up for AC Maintenance Yet?

Monday, March 7th, 2022
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Springtime is just around the corner, and you know as well as we do that means warmer weather very soon. Is your air conditioner ready? If you haven’t scheduled professional air conditioner maintenance yet, then the answer is no.

Now is the best time to have this job done… sure, it’s not springtime quite yet, but for Brunswick area residents it may as well be! Having maintenance done this early, before you need your system the most, will prep it for warmer temperatures and longer run times. Read on to learn more about why this service is so important!

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Ductless Cooling Is Right for You If…

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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In our previous blog post, we mentioned how ductless cooling could help improve comfort and efficiency in a larger home–specifically, a two-story home. The truth is though, there are many cooling and heating options for all different types of homes throughout Kingsland and the surrounding communities!

But if you’ve never had central air conditioning in your home, or if you’re looking to make an upgrade because your current system seems to be on its last leg, then this is the blog post for you. You’d do well to consider ductless cooling if you’re looking for improved efficiency, efficacy, and comfort. Read on to learn more!

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How to Efficiently Cool Your 2-Story Home

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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An example of a beautiful southern Victorian home in Georgia.

If you own or live in a 2-story home anywhere in Georgia, then it’s no secret that you’d like to do everything possible to keep it cool, efficiently, right? After all, not only are we dealing with high heat here, but also sweltering humidity. This can make for a very uncomfortable environment–particularly without the right HVAC and indoor air quality systems in place.

Even if you do have the right systems in place, you want to make sure you’re using them properly. We mean that you should be using them so that it doesn’t waste electricity and subsequently waste money. Keep reading as we uncover some tips to cool your 2-story home as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

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How Much Should a New Air Conditioner Cost?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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If you’re wondering how much a new air conditioner should cost at the beginning of August, we’re going to guess that you didn’t plan on needing a new one right now, and you’re probably feeling a bit rushed to get comfortable again. We really want to encourage you, however, to take your time on deciding on an AC purchase. As for the answer to this question–the short version is “it depends.” Read on as we explain why.

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Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Your AC System Make

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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It goes without saying that our air conditioners are already getting a lot of use this summer, and there’s more to come. When you’re using your air conditioner so much, it’s natural to be a little concerned about problems that might crop up. After all, they accumulate wear and tear every time they operate.

Fortunately, if you have maintenance done at the beginning of the summer season or before summer began, then you’re likely in good shape! Maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it to help your air conditioner work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

It’s also during maintenance that we’ll become aware of any small repair needs that you should manage before they become much bigger repair needs.

Didn’t schedule maintenance yet? No worries, it’s not too late! Call us today to get that on your calendar. In the meantime, it’s good news to be aware of signs that your air conditioner might need some repair work too. One of these signs is that your air conditioner is making strange noises. What constitutes a strange noise, though, and what should you do about it? Read on!

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It’s Time to Call for AC Repair When…

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Air conditioning repair is one of those services you don’t want to have a need for, but when the need arises you want a qualified team to handle. You may be tempted to put off any repair needs for a more convenient time, or when your budget allows for it more. But this can end up doing more harm than good. You risk small repair needs turning into a full-on breakdown or at least a larger, more expensive repair need. And this could happen right when you need your system the most, right in the middle of summer.

We encourage our customers to take care of their cooling systems as soon as they realize they need service. But, how can you tell when this is the case for you? You’re not an AC expert after all, that’s our job! You can, however, learn the basics, and know the signs of when it’s time to call a professional. We’ve shared those signs below! It’s time to call us for AC repair when…

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“How Can I Make My Air Conditioner Operate Better?”

Monday, June 14th, 2021
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One of the most common questions that our customers are likely to ask is in regards to how to make their air conditioner operate better. Of course, by that, they usually mean to ask us, “How can I be more comfortable, and pay less for that comfort?” In other words, you want to know how to cool your home more affordably. This is completely reasonable!

With the official start of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start exploring this question and the many answers we have for you. Of course, we can’t continue this blog post without first mentioning the #1 way to ensure your air conditioner works efficiently, and therefore costs you less to operate and performs better, is through professional maintenance. This service allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the various components in your system, and should be done once a year.

Read on as we uncover what you can do in addition to maintenance, to improve comfort and lower your monthly utility bills.

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