Posts Tagged ‘Maumee’

The #1 AC Myth We Want to Debunk

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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Although the internet gives us plenty of information right at our fingertips, there are still many misconceptions and myths that persist– especially about air conditioning units. One that seems to confuse people the most is the purpose of AC refrigerant. However, we at AW Heating & Cooling, your premier company for AC service in Maumee OH, are going to break it all down for you and bust the #1 AC myth. 

In this article, we’ll explain what refrigerant does for your AC. Then we will cover some of the signs to look out for when there’s a leak and why it’s a problem if there is one.

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Should I Have a Smart Thermostat Installed?

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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Although they are often considered an afterthought, thermostats are actually an essential part of any functional HVAC system. Nevertheless, since most people hardly pay attention to them, they may also not be aware of the fact that they come in many forms. For instance, smart thermostats are one of the latest breakthroughs in the HVAC sector. With that in mind, here is an overview of the benefits of installing a smart thermostat in your home. 

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Signs That It’s Time for an AC Upgrade

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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There will come a time in every homeowner’s life when they will need to replace a major appliance. Hopefully, you won’t need to replace more than one at once! But if it’s your air conditioner, it’s going to be an expensive replacement for sure.

This may lead you to trying to go with the lowest priced air conditioner you can, but we really encourage you to remember the adage, “you get what you pay for.” So long as your air conditioner is properly maintained throughout the years, a well-installed and properly matched air conditioner will work very efficiently, lowering your monthly energy costs.

But what if you don’t know how to tell when it’s time for an AC upgrade? Well fortunately, we’ve shared some signs below!

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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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The Top Reasons a Tankless Water Heater Might Be the Right Choice

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Choosing the best water heater for your needs can be a complex decision. Indeed, many are unaware of what their water heater choices are until they are put in the position where they need to purchase one.

However, in those cases, there may not be enough time to do your own research to determine which type of water heater is best for you. With that in mind, the following is an overview of the reasons a tankless water heater might be the right choice. 

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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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Tips for Boosting AC Efficiency

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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Although many people believe that all air conditioner-related maintenance is best left up to professionals, that is not always the case. In fact, some of those tasks are very DIY-friendly. For instance, there are several ways to boost your AC efficiency that virtually anyone can quickly execute.

These tasks are vital, as they allow you to optimize the efficiency of your air conditioner in between the routine visits you schedule with a professional company. With that in mind, here are some tips that will allow you to do just that. 

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