Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Tell If Your AC Needs Help

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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How often do you think about your AC unit? Probably only when it isn’t working correctly, right? 

Your poor AC unit is working hard to keep you cool all summer long. The least you can do is offer it a little help when it needs repairs. 

How do you know if your AC unit needs help? Here are a few common signs to watch for. 

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How Often Do Air Conditioners Need to Be Replaced?

Monday, June 6th, 2022
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If you live in a tropical climate or one that is known for warm springs and sticky summers, owning an air conditioner is essential. Nevertheless, it will need to be replaced with regular use sooner or later. However, learning how often air conditioners need to be replaced will give you an advantage in this matter. With that in mind, the following is an overview of some signs that your air conditioner needs to be replaced.

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Central AC Systems Versus Ductless Systems

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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When it comes to air conditioning systems, you have two main options: central or ductless systems. However, since many people are unaware of their choices, they fail to consider which option works best for their unique needs fully. Nevertheless, each of these systems has differences that make them useful in different environments. 

Either way, central AC systems are traditional systems that many choose because of familiarity. With that in mind, the following is a closer look at ductless systems and how they measure up to central AC systems. 

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AC Installation: The Professional Difference

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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Although some people choose to go the DIY route, air conditioner installation is most often better left to the professionals. This is primarily because the installation is more complex than it seems, and improper installation could cause damage to the unit.

Nevertheless, since it is relatively common for people to attempt to install AC units on their own, it is wise to take the time to understand the benefits of professional AC installation. With that in mind, here is an overview of three of the top benefits of having your AC installed professionally. 

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How Do I Know If I Need Air Conditioner Repairs?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

If you own an air conditioner, you are likely well aware that regular maintenance is essential. Moreover, this is the case no matter what type of air conditioner you have or how much you paid for it. This is because air conditioners are complex pieces of machinery with a wide variety of moving parts, and even the slightest issue can cause your system to malfunction. 

Nevertheless, if you learn the signs that an air conditioner may need repairs, you can have it serviced before a significant issue occurs. That said, here is a list of the ways to know your air conditioner needs repairs. 

Your Energy Bill is on the Rise

One highly common sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired is that your energy bill is unexpectedly higher than usual. When your air conditioner is not working properly, it requires more energy function. So, if you’ve noticed an unexpected leap in your energy costs, a dysfunctional air conditioner may be the culprit. 

It’s Noisy

Another sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired is that it’s noisy. No matter if you hear screeching, banging, clinking, or any other strange noise, this is a bad sign. It could be a sign that a piece is loose or otherwise needs attention. It is best to have your unit serviced immediately to avoid causing serious damage to your air conditioner. 

High Humidity 

If your home is especially humid, this may be a sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired. This is because leaky ductwork and other issues can cause high humidity in your home. So, if your home seems to be more humid than usual with the air conditioner running, this is a sign that your air conditioner needs to be repaired. 

You’re Still Hot

The purpose of an air conditioner is to cool off your home. As long as you have set the temperature low enough to allow the system to blow cool air, you should be comfortable in your home. So, if you notice that your home is still hot even with your air conditioner running, this is a major sign that you may need to have your system serviced. 

Only Some Areas are Cool

Similarly, if only some areas in your home are cool, this is also a sign that your air conditioning system needs to be repaired. A well-functioning air conditioner will cool all areas of your home evenly. However, when your unit is not functioning properly, it may leave some areas feeling cool while other areas are much warmer.

Does Your Air Conditioner Need to be Repaired?

If you can relate to one or more of the items on this list, it is highly likely that your air conditioner needs to be repaired. If so, this is definitely a job for professionals. Although it may be tempting to go the DIY route, attempting to repair an air conditioner with no experience can cause much more harm than good. 

Contact AW Heating & Cooling today for professional air conditioning repair.

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The Importance of Professional Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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Air conditioners can last for many years with the proper maintenance and care–about 10-15 years in fact! But without maintenance, you can expect that lifespan to be cut in half. More on this below!

If you take the time to understand why and how the maintenance needs to be performed, you can avoid the untimely demise of your air conditioning system. With that in mind, the following is an overview of the importance of professional air conditioning maintenance. 

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Why Your Ductless System Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, September 27th, 2021
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Did you know that professional, routine HVAC maintenance is the best way to prevent the need for heating or air conditioning repair in Toledo, OH? In fact, professional maintenance can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your system might ever need.

This is because, during maintenance, our technicians do a thorough inspection of your system. This allows us to catch small wear and tear issues and either make adjustments or alert you to the problem so you can schedule a follow-up service right away–which means that those small issues won’t have the opportunity to snowball into bigger, more expensive repair needs.

If you have a ductless heat pump system, you might think that since you had maintenance done last spring, you don’t need to have it done again this fall. But actually, because your ductless system serves as both an air conditioner and a heater, and both of these systems require annual maintenance, you should go ahead and schedule a tune-up now. Read on to learn why this is so important!

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Most Common AC Repair Needs You May See Now

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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The official end of summer is upon us, right around the corner. We might not quite be ready for chillier temperatures though. Most of us have still been using our home air conditioners quite a bit, after all.

Did you have yours maintained this past spring? If so, and as long as you followed up on any repair needs that were recommended, your air conditioner is probably in great shape!

But what if you skipped maintenance, delayed repairs, and/or have an aging air conditioner? Well then you might be in for a rude awakening. After all, this is the most likely time for your air conditioner to experience repair needs–when it’s gone through a long, hot summer. Read on as we uncover some of the most common AC repair needs you may see now.

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Is a Refrigerant Leak Really a Big Deal?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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Air conditioners are filled with refrigerant that is critical for cooling. Generally, the refrigerant is packed inside a completely sealed unit that should last many years without problems.

However, the refrigerant may leak over time, which necessitates refilling. Refrigerant may also leak if the container is not sealed tight or if there is even the tiniest of holes in the unit. 

A refrigerant leak can make your AC less efficient and damage components over time. Leakage can also be hazardous to your health and the environment.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the problems caused by AC refrigerant leaks for homeowners looking to enjoy good air conditioning in Perrysburg, OH.

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3 Signs It’s Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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The air conditioner is arguably the most important investment for your home. If you live in Ohio, you know that is an understatement, especially during the peak of summer. Having a properly working air conditioner is a necessity as the temperatures reach boiling hot temperatures.

Unfortunately, like all appliances, air conditioners have a limited lifespan. Even though the air conditioning in Maumee, OH, is designed to last a long time, it cannot keep your home cool forever. There will come a point when you have to replace your current unit with another one. Considering how much a unit can cost, you might not feel too inclined to be quick to spend money on one. It is a decision you have to make only when it is necessary.

If you have been on the fence about whether you should invest in a replacement for your current AC, you are not alone. We will tell you about the most important signs that indicate that it is time to replace your air conditioner with a newer model.

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