Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

3 Reasons to Change Your AC Filter

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Clean-Air-FilterWe’ve said it countless times. Any air conditioning service needs to be handled by a trained professional. From routine maintenance to any necessary repairs, professional service is the way to go. Does this mean that there is absolutely nothing you can do to protect your AC and its performance quality? No, it does not. Your AC tune-up needs to be handled by a professional HVAC company in Arden, NC. But there is one maintenance task to take on yourself.

Changing the air filter.

It’s not difficult. Filters are not expensive. But don’t write off how important this step is. Yes, we’ll change your filter during routine maintenance. No, that single changeout is not enough. Keep the following information in mind, and you’ll remember just how much is riding on that cheap filter. Swapping it out or cleaning it, depending on the model, is a breeze. And it’s going to net you some fantastic benefits.  (more…)

Don’t Miss Out on These Ductless AC Benefits

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

ductless-blowerAre you in the market for a new air conditioner? Do your research before committing to a system. Your air conditioner is a major expense. We also run our ACs a lot in our area. Choosing a new air conditioner is not something to rush. If you don’t take the time to review your options carefully, you might miss out on the system that’s ideal for you!

Take the ductless mini split, for instance. A lot of people are not really familiar with this type of HVAC system. And that’s too bad. Why? Because using a ductless mini split in Hendersonville, NC, can benefit homeowners in a lot of ways. So learn more about what ductless mini splits have to offer, and contact us with any questions.

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3 Reasons the Size of Your AC Matters

Monday, July 20th, 2020

AC-unitWhen you are in the market for a new air conditioner, what are you looking for? If your answer is “the cheapest system I can find,” then you’re setting yourself up for failure. If your answer is “the biggest, most powerful system I can find,” then you’re still setting yourself up for failure.

If you are serious about getting the very best performance possible from your air conditioning system, then the only right answer is “the system that fits my home properly.” Whether it is way too small to do the job or it is overpowered, an improperly sized AC will give you trouble.

So if you’re ready for a new AC installation in Asheville, NC, you’re going to want to work with a member of our team. Our technicians will make sure that your new equipment fits your home properly. That way, you’ll get the cooling experience that you need, with none of the hassles that you don’t!

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What Causes AC Water Leaks?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

heat-pump-replacementThe title of this post is a bit of a trick question. There certainly may be water pooling around your air conditioning unit, and we definitely want to talk about the problems that could cause that issue and their solutions. Right off the bat, though, we do want to remind you that your air conditioner does not actually use water in the cooling process. There is no reservoir in the system that could spring a leak.

Again, this doesn’t mean that you’re not actually seeing water around your AC unit. It just means that it’s not really the result of a water leak as you’re thinking of it. If you notice water surrounding your air conditioner in Asheville, NC, you have every reason to be concerned. However, you may be surprised at how simple a fix your system is in for. Unfortunately, you may also be surprised with a pretty serious problem! We’ll let you know for sure.

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Little Refrigerant Leak? BIG Problem!

Monday, June 8th, 2020

ac-techniciansLeaks, in general, should be taken seriously. If the attitude that you adopt toward leaks is that there is no such thing as a “minor” leak, then you don’t wind up wasting money due to, say, a dripping faucet. It’s not a big leak, but those drips add up! In some cases, though, even “small” leaks can have much more immediate consequences. This is definitely the case with refrigerant leaks. If you have a refrigerant leak of any size, act fast!

Your air conditioner in Asheville, NC, uses refrigerant in order to cool your home. That refrigerant does not get used up like gas in a car. It exists in a closed system, cycling back and forth from the indoor to outdoor units, over and over. If that closed loop leaks, you’ll run into a lot of different problems. Let’s explore why refrigerant leaks are such a major concern, and how to spot the signs of such leaks in your system.  (more…)

How Routine AC Maintenance Saves You Money

Monday, May 25th, 2020

AC-techWait a second, some homeowners seem to think, they want me to spend money servicing my air conditioner when there is nothing wrong with it! What a scam! Let us make this totally clear—an AC service claiming that they have a 100% reliable, maintenance-free air conditioner to sell you is a scam. An honest, trusted company like us telling you that regular air conditioning maintenance in Asheville, NC, is a necessity definitely is not. AC maintenance is a must-do service.

Not only is air conditioning maintenance absolutely necessary, but it saves you money, too. No, it’s not free. But the cost savings allowed by routine maintenance will far outweigh the relatively minor cost of having your air conditioner tuned up on an annual basis. Not convinced? Well, keep reading to learn more about the different ways in which professional air conditioning maintenance can save you money. We think you’ll agree that it is one worthwhile investment—and one we excel at!

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Has Your AC Lost Some of Its Efficiency?

Monday, May 11th, 2020

AC-manifoldThere are a lot of great air conditioning systems on the market today, and we employ some of the finest air conditioning technicians in the industry. Even purchasing the best equipment and having it installed and serviced by the best technicians cannot guarantee a problem-free home cooling experience, though. In fact, we can guarantee that you will encounter air conditioning problems at some point. When you do, it is important to resolve them promptly. Otherwise, you’re wasting money!

While there are a lot of reasons your air conditioner may falter in its performance quality, one thing is pretty much certain across the board. Your system won’t operate as efficiently as it otherwise would if it is not kept in the best working condition possible. Of all the symptoms that homeowners may encounter, it is a drop in energy efficiency that might stand out the most. After all, the only thing more aggravating than a subpar cooling performance on a hot summer day is paying too much for it, too!

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Are You Ready for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 13th, 2020

air-conditionerWhen you own a home, you and you alone are responsible for making sure that you have everything that you need to live in the comfort that you deserve. That means not only investing in a great air conditioning system but eventually replacing that great air conditioning system with a new model. Make no mistake about it—you are going to need to schedule an air conditioning replacement in Asheville, NC eventually. No AC is going to keep running indefinitely.

Of course, we totally understand that you do not want to invest in a replacement air conditioner before that replacement is really necessary or justified. It can be a very tricky area to navigate, and the fact remains that waiting too long to replace your air conditioner may mean you get the longest return possible on your investment—but probably not the best return. Sometimes, the right move is to cut your losses and get out ahead of that replacement need. (more…)

How Ductless Mini Splits Can Save You Money

Monday, March 30th, 2020

For those in the know, the term “heat pump” has pretty much become synonymous with “efficiency.” If you’re not using a heat pump to keep your home comfortable, then you’re probably not keeping your home comfortable in the most efficient way possible. We live in a great climate for heat pump use, after all. We’ll get into heat pump technology a bit more in the post below if you’re not 100% sure what we’re talking about. Don’t worry.

Now, if you’re wondering what’s out there that can outdo even the heat pump—there’s always something, right?—then you’re looking for a ductless mini-split. Ductless HVAC systems in Asheville, NC, are very common, and it’s not hard to understand why. By combining the benefits of a heat pump with a truly unique design, ductless mini splits are able to offer even more to homeowners than a standard air-source heat pump can promise. And that’s saying something!

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It Is Not too Early to Think About AC Maintenance

Monday, March 16th, 2020

comfortable-coupleIt may seem a bit cruel to be talking about air conditioning maintenance at this point. We’ve got some damp and dreary weather to deal with over the next few weeks, and summer still seems like it’s a ways away.  That does not mean that it is too early to start thinking about air conditioning maintenance in Asheville, NC, though. It only makes sense that you’d want to get your AC in the best working condition possible before the heat of summer is back in full swing, right?

The fact is that routine AC maintenance is by far the best step that you can take to get the best that your AC has to offer. And no, you cannot simply find a maintenance checklist online and then go about tuning your air conditioning system on your own. This is absolutely a job for skilled, trained professionals—like ours! Be sure to check out the benefits of our Maintenance Program for the best deal! (more…)