Don’t Ignore These 4 AC Noises

August 3rd, 2020
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Wouldn’t it be great if when there was a problem with our air conditioners, we could just get a text message from them telling us what’s up, so we know exactly how to address our AC troubles?

With the way smart technology has evolved in even just the last decade, this is probably less further off than we think. In the meantime though, it’s up to professional HVAC technicians (such as the folks on the AW team!) to diagnose and repair troubles, and it’s up to you, the homeowners, to give us a call when you think something is amiss.

One of the clearest signs that your air conditioner is experiencing trouble is the presence of strange and unfamiliar noises? Curious as to what we mean? Read on!

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Are Rooftop AC Units Right for Your Business?

July 20th, 2020
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The most popular type of HVAC solution for businesses and commercial spaces today is the rooftop unit. You’re very likely already familiar with these, even if you aren’t utilizing them for your business yet–you’ll see them on top of most industrial spaces.

Rooftop units are common for a reason! Many reasons actually. If you’re in the decision-making process regarding whether it’s right for your business or not, take a look at the following benefits of such a setup.

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Choosing the Right Contractor for Your AC Repair

July 6th, 2020
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When it comes to making sure that your home is in good shape, you only want the best professionals serving it, right? They should be reputable, have integrity, and know how to get the job done right the first time. When it comes to an HVAC contractor, it’s no exception!

However, just because an HVAC contractor is popular, or even affordable, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the perfect fit for your needs. It’s vital that you do your homework, and choose a professional you can trust. But when it comes to selecting the right technicians for something like AC repair, what qualities should you look for? Read on to find out.

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Energy and Money Saving Tips for Summer

June 22nd, 2020
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Summer is here! This means that if you aren’t already, you’re going to be using your air conditioner on a very regular basis. And you may like to know how you can use it in a way that will cost you as little as possible. Of course, AC usage is going to make your energy bills rise, but they don’t need to skyrocket (and if they do it might be a sign something is wrong with your air conditioner)

The good news is, there are a number of things you can do to boost your air conditioning efficiency and therefore keep cooling costs down. Keep reading as we uncover some of the most cost-effective ways to improve your cooling performance and efficiency.

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How to Mitigate Loss from a Plumbing Emergency

June 8th, 2020
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The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is a plumbing problem—they’re often messy, they’re inconvenient, and they can lead to significant property damage. Of course, it’s not possible to prevent all emergencies, so if you have an emergency of the plumbing variety, it’s important to have a professional plumber you can call right away. You have that with our team!

Many homeowners don’t actually know what “qualifies” as a plumbing emergency, and think they’re left to solve the problem on their own. This is rarely the case, we’re always here for your plumbing emergency. But there are things you can do to mitigate significant damage or inconvenience until we can get to your home. Read on to learn more!

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Air Conditioning SOS: When Your Cooling System Won’t Cool

May 25th, 2020
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When it comes to assessing what’s wrong with a malfunctioning air conditioner, you’ll need the assistance of a trained and experienced professional. We understand how important it is that a broken down AC system be fixed ASAP in our area. Ideally, you had maintenance done, and you won’t have to deal with any problems this summer!

But chances are if you’re reading this particular blog post, you’re already in need of air conditioning repair. Our easy answer as to what to do when your cooling system won’t cool is, “give our professionals a call,” but this might not be good advice if it’s not actually an AC problem but something else going on. Read on as we uncover several reasons your cooling system might not be cooling, and whether or not you need a professional to take a look.

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Why Professional AC Installation Is So Important

May 11th, 2020
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First, let’s start by saying we totally understand the temptation to install your own air conditioner. It will save you money, after all, right?

Well, unless it’s a window AC unit or a portable air conditioner, we really do have to advise against this.

The thing is, there are intricate steps to successfully installing an air conditioning system, and if any of the steps are missed or done to quickly, it can lead to problems like a refrigerant leak, inefficient operation, and even a premature system breakdown. Overall, air conditioners are very complex and require a trained and experienced professional to handle.

Of course, if you’re shopping for an air conditioner now, when temperatures are already rising, we understand the sense of urgency. Rushing into a large purchase like this can leave you sacrificing comfort and efficiency. Keep reading as we outline a few of the main reasons you should only trust a trained professional for this job.

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Does Ductwork Cleanliness Matter?

April 22nd, 2020
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The short answer to this question is, “yes!” Of course, we’ll go into more detail. Read on!

You probably don’t think about your ductwork too terribly often, right? We don’t blame you—your air ducts are pretty much hidden from plain view, traveling through the areas between your walls and attic, so of course, it’s only natural that you’d forget about them.

Here’s the thing, though—it would do you well to think about your ductwork every once in a while. Why’s that? Because problems with your ducts, even dirty ducts, will directly affect your comfort, your health, and even the effectiveness of your air conditioner and furnace systems.

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How to Delay AC Repair Needs

April 13th, 2020
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy an air conditioner, and never need to repair it? We wish this were the case for your sake, but the fact of the matter is that AC systems suffer from natural wear and tear just like any other appliance.

Of course, if you care for your system properly, you can certainly help avoid emergency repairs, and potentially even delay other repair needs. How so? By scheduling professional maintenance and by treating your air conditioner right. More on that below.

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

March 30th, 2020
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With home health being a hot topic, particularly now, it’s important that we all do what we can to ensure our indoor air quality is as good as it can be. Without the right products and services in place, however, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of outdoors. This is particularly true if you have a home that was built within the last few decades. Modern homes are built very “tightly” to allow for maximum HVAC efficiency, by not allowing any conditioned air to escape.

But while no conditioned air escapes, neither does allergens, pollutants, or even dust and dirt. This is especially lousy news for allergy and asthma sufferers! Even the healthiest person can start feeling pretty bad if the air quality in the household is poor.

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