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Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

October 9th, 2017

winter-sceneWe may have a couple of warm days left, but a cursory glance at the upcoming weather forecast will show you that cooler — and even colder — temperatures are very, very near. As we discussed in our last post, it is paramount that you get your home heating system ready for the challenging season ahead. Even professional heating maintenance is not enough to guarantee that your heater will not falter this season, though. Nothing can guarantee that, in fact. That is why it is so important that you are able to recognize the need for heating repairs in Dayton, OH.

Now, some homeowners may wait for perhaps the most obvious sign of heating trouble that there is before calling for repairs — a complete and total breakdown! This is definitely not something that we advise you to do, though. After all, if you wait for your system to break down entirely before calling us in, chances are that you’ll be dealing with some cold discomfort while you wait for your system to get back online. Instead, keep these tips in mind, and let us know if you have any concerns about your heater at any point this year.

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Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

September 25th, 2017

woman-relaxing-on-couchNot if you have not yet had it tuned up for the year, it’s not! It is very important that you schedule routine heating maintenance in Dayton, OH each and every year. While there are a couple of very basic maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own — more on these below — the vast majority of heating maintenance is something that only trained professionals can handle. We are happy to ensure that your heater is up to the task this season.

In the following post, we’ll talk a bit about how routine maintenance benefits you, as well as what actually happens during the tune-up. There is more to routine heating maintenance than many homeowners realize. Once we’ve refreshed your memory of all that maintenance has to offer, and talked a bit about the involved process of routine maintenance, we think you’ll understand why you should dial our number to have your system tuned up this year. Be sure to check out maintenance programs, as well!

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Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

September 11th, 2017

AC-technicianIn recent blog posts, we have discussed a few different problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system. Some of these problems, we’ve noted, can be related to a refrigerant leak in the system. Because refrigerant leaks are such serious business, we are going to focus our whole entry today on potential signs of a refrigerant leak with your air conditioner in Vandalia, OH. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to act quickly in the event of a refrigerant leak, and this is definitely a problem that you’ll want to get out ahead of.

Remember, the longer that you wait to have any problem with your air conditioning system resolved, the more likely it becomes that this system will suffer serious operational damages. In the event of a refrigerant leak, ignoring the problem could even result in a total and irrevocable breakdown. Nobody wants that in the middle of the hottest time of the year, right? Of course not! So keep this information in mind, and contact us at the first sign of trouble.

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AC Tip: Keep Those Coils Clean!

August 28th, 2017

evaporator-coilWouldn’t it be great if you could know with certainty that you’d never encounter any types of problems with your air conditioning system? For those of us accepting our place here in the real world, of course, that just isn’t the way things work. All mechanical systems are going to run into operational problems here and there. The most important fact to remember is that there are typically ways to keep such instances to a minimum. Keeping your AC coils clean is one of them.

Your air conditioner in Dayton, OH has 2 coils with which to concern yourself. The system’s indoor unit houses the evaporator coil. The outdoor unit holds the condenser coil. Together, these coils allow your air conditioner to complete its one and only job — cooling your home! Routine air conditioning maintenance will help to see that your coils are kept clean. There are a few steps that you can take on your own to help, as well.

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Why Isn’t My Home Cooling Evenly?

August 14th, 2017

service-timeWhen you use a whole-house cooling system, like a central air conditioner or a heat pump, you should be able to cool your entire home evenly and effectively. While warm or hot spots in your home may be preferable to an entire house that is uncomfortable, they still restrict you from living in the comprehensive comfort that you deserve and should demand of your system. There are a lot of different reasons as to why your air conditioner may be failing to cool your entire house evenly.

The tricky part of the situation is the fact that the problem actually may not even lie with your air conditioner itself. If this is the case, you need qualified professionals to figure out precisely what is wrong. Our technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and our experience combined with the wide array of services that we offer makes us the company to call when you can’t cool your home successfully.

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Take Note if Your AC Starts Making These Noises

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-repairOhio may not be the sun-blasted wasteland that other states are during the summer, but it’s not exactly hospitable if you don’t have a way to keep cool. If you’re using an air conditioner to keep cool this summer, you should know that it’s much more likely to develop problems during the hottest months of the year.

You may not be able to completely stop issues from developing with your air conditioner, but you can at least make sure that any issues that crop up are detected and dealt with as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to detect problems early is to listen for any weird noises coming from the system. Let’s go over some common sounds that indicate a problem with the air conditioner.

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What Ice on an Air Conditioner Means

July 17th, 2017

woman-with-fanYou could be forgiven for thinking that ice on your air conditioner is not really cause for concern. Maybe you just set your temperature too low or something, right? After all, an air conditioner is there to keep things cool. Unfortunately, this really is not the case. Quite the opposite, in fact. If your air conditioner has ice on it, then there is something wrong with your system. The good news is that it may not be an incredibly serious problem.

Of course, there is a flip side to this good news. The problem could be quite serious indeed. Here are a few tips for what to check if your air conditioner is icing over, and when you need to bring in trained professionals to resolve the problem. With the heat of summer at its peak, you really do not want to be taking any unnecessary risks with your air conditioner or its overall performance quality. We can handle your AC repairs in Vandalia, OH.

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AC FAQ: Has It Sprung a Leak?

July 3rd, 2017

question-markWhat would your first thought be if you walked by the indoor unit of your air conditioning system, only to wind up with a pair of wet socks due to a big puddle surrounding the unit? For most, it would probably be something along the lines of “wait, what?”. It is a very odd scenario at first take, we’ll grant you that — especially if you happen to be aware of the fact that your air conditioner does not use water in its operation.

That does not mean that those wet socks and that puddle of water are just figments of your imagination, though. It simply means that they may not be the result of a leak in the sense that you’re thinking of. There are a few different reasons why you may encounter this issue, and some may require that you schedule professional air conditioning repairs in Vandalia, OH.

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Is Your Air Filter Dirty?

June 19th, 2017

filterIf so, what are you waiting for? Change it out, right away! Keeping a dirty air filter in your air conditioner is one of the best ways in which to impede its performance, compromise your budget, and potentially damage your system, all while enjoying a weaker performance and paying more for less comfort. Does a single word in that sentence sound at all enticing to you? Then, again — what are you waiting for?

We know that we have frequently warned against servicing your air conditioner on your own, and we will continue to do so. For the most part, your air conditioning maintenance in Dayton, OH is something that only trained professionals can handle. That being said, changing your air filter is one maintenance task that you can — and should — handle for yourself. Read on to learn more about the benefits of keeping your air filter fresh.

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How UV Germicidal Lights Help You

June 5th, 2017

UV-air-purifierDuring the summer season, it is easy to focus most of your attention on the temperature within your home when it comes to your overall comfort. There is no overstating just how important it is that you have a great air conditioner working for you in your home during the hottest time of the year. That being said, there is also an unfortunate oversight that a lot of homeowners make. This is failing to ensure that they are maintaining great indoor air quality in their homes, as well as comfortable temperatures. Fortunately for you, we can help you to bridge the gap and boost the air quality throughout your home.

In many cases, removing airborne pollutants such as dust and dirt from the air in your home may be enough to satisfactorily improve upon your indoor air quality. However, there are certain situations in which removing pollutants from the air alone may not be enough to really improve upon the condition of the air in your household. When dealing with biological pollutants, such as viruses, mold, and bacteria, for instance, you’ll need to destroy them. That is why you may require UV air purifiers in Vandalia, OH.

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