Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Signs You Need Late-Season AC Repairs

Monday, September 28th, 2020

It may officially be fall, and it may almost be time to shut down our air conditioners for the season, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore cooling system problems if you have them. In fact, doing so could leave you with a completely broken down system next spring when you need it the most.

Basically, the longer you wait to service your cooling system, the more you increase your chances of experiencing HVAC problems. This is especially true if your air conditioner shares ductwork with your furnace, or if you have a heat pump that you’ll be using for heating in addition to cooling.

So what can you do? Watch for signs of AC trouble and ensure you call our team if you notice any of the following issues!

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3 Systems to Know About When Choosing Your Next AC

Monday, August 31st, 2020
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Living in Toledo means knowing how hot it can get in the summer. When you hear people from the coastal cities complain about heat and humidity, you know they’ve got nothing on you. This is exactly why it is a huge problem when your air conditioner gives out at the worst possible time. Thankfully, with our 24/7 services, we’ve got you covered.

If you have found that your air conditioner just won’t work anymore or seems to be ready to give up at any moment, you should reach out for an AC replacement. To do that though, you will need to know which system you want to install next.

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3 Reasons to Upgrade Your AC Before Summer Ends

Monday, August 17th, 2020
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How old is your air conditioner? How efficiently has it worked so far this summer? These are just a couple of the questions you should ask yourself before summer ends. Now is the time of year that older air conditioners are most likely to break down, since they’ve gone through so much work over the past several months.

Of course, if you keep up with your annual AC maintenance appointments, this is less likely to happen. But regardless of whether you had that tune-up or not, no air conditioner can last forever. And even if your aging AC system makes it to the end of summer, can you be confident it’ll be ready to work effectively and efficiently next summer? It’s best to consider replacement now, especially if the following 3 facts are true for your cooling system.

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Don’t Ignore These 4 AC Noises

Monday, 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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Choosing the Right Contractor for Your AC Repair

Monday, 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

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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How to Delay AC Repair Needs

Monday, 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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Have You Ever Had Your Ducts Cleaned?

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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If not, you aren’t alone. But, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Homeowners across the country are realizing more and more the benefits of having their ductwork professionally cleaned. Think about it—this is a component of your HVAC system that gets almost consistent year-round use, whether you’re using your air conditioner or your heater.

That’s a lot of air to pass through it, and therefore a lot of potential for other things to pass through too—allergens, pollutants, mold spores, and more. Sure, your ductwork is mostly hidden from sight, traveling through spaces between walls and through the attic. But just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t experience problems!

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