Posts Tagged ‘Toledo’

Can You Run an Air Conditioner with a Bad Capacitor?

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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When people start turning on their air conditioners for the first time, we get plenty of calls from customers telling us that their air conditioner is not working. Most of the calls we get are for a common repair: a failed capacitor, though customers aren’t often aware that this is the problem. So then the question becomes, can you use your air conditioner despite a bad capacitor?

The simple answer is “No.”

There are two types of capacitors–the start capacitor that signals the AC motors to start up, and the run capacitor that keeps those motors running through each cooling cycle.

If your HVAC system is giving you trouble, it is definitely time for you to call in our professionals for air conditioning repair in Toledo, OH. We’ll determine if a capacitor is to blame, and make the necessary repairs. In the meantime, read on to learn more about this component and its importance to the functionality of your air conditioner!

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Do Commercial HVAC Systems Need Maintenance?

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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The short answer to this is, “yes!” or rather, “yes of course!” But don’t worry, we’re going to elaborate.

Prepping for the warmer months that summer brings is not exclusive to homeowners. Business owners have to think of this too. Caring for your commercial air conditioner (and heater, in the winter) is essential to caring for the occupants of your commercial space, whether it’s employees, tenants, guests, or clients. The last thing you need this summer or any summer is a severe business interruption because your commercial HVAC system suddenly broke down when it could have been prevented.

Maintenance is essential to comfort, but it’s also important for protecting your HVAC equipment and sensitive equipment from overheating. As a homeowner, you only need to worry about a handful of people in your home, if that. A breakdown may only be a minor inconvenience and it’s easy to get our residential HVAC repair professionals out for a quick fix.

But when you own or run a commercial setting, it’s a different story. Read on to learn more about the importance of commercial HVAC maintenance.

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What Are the Steps of AC Maintenance?

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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In our previous blog post, we talked about the importance of AC maintenance, and how it’s never too early for such a service. But even if you’ve heard why it’s important, you might not really believe it until you know exactly what happens during this service.

The fact of the matter is, with a climate like ours, maintenance isn’t just an optional service. It’s absolutely necessary to the efficiency and efficacy of your air conditioner. Without maintenance, you can find yourself paying for unexpected repair needs, plus your system may even have a shower lifespan.

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Beware These Signs of Boiler Troubles

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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You can only rely on your boiler to be as efficient as possible if you properly care for it, right? This starts with professional installation, continues on with calling for repairs when needed, and then also includes making sure you stay on top of your annual boiler maintenance services from our professionals.

Of course, it’s also important that you remember no matter how well you care for your boiler, you’ll eventually need repairs of some kind. Also, you have to know that eventually, the boiler will reach the end of its lifespan and you’ll need a replacement system.

But how do you know when it’s time for the latter? Are there signs to watch out for? Yes, there are! Read on to learn about them.

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“My Furnace Went Out, How Do I Stay Warm?”

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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This is of course a scenario that no homeowner ever wants to face, but the fact of the matter is that it happens! You’re a lot less likely to face a sudden and unexpected need for furnace repair in Toledo, OH or one of the surrounding communities if you keep up on your maintenance sessions. Heating maintenance tune-ups allow our technicians to thoroughly inspect your system for problem areas, make adjustments as needed, and comprehensively clean the whole system.

This all helps the system work more effectively and efficiently. Plus, it prevents small repair needs from turning into major breakdown emergencies that lead to the subject of this post. We’re going to assume, though, that if you’ve come across this blog post you’re in need of some tips, now! First, be sure to give our team a call. We do have 24/7 emergency service available for situations like this. While you wait for our techs to show up, here’s what you can do to keep your household warm.

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“Does My Tankless Water Heater Need a Tune-Up?”

Monday, October 12th, 2020
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We probably don’t need to tell you that standard tank water heaters are noticeable. After all, they’re big, and often even pretty noisy depending on where they are in your home. This is the conventional water heater found in most homes, and most homeowners understand that it requires care in order to operate as it should throughout the years.

What many people don’t realize, however, is that upgrading to a tankless water heater–while there are a great deal of benefits to doing so–doesn’t mean you get to skip out on caring for it. That’s right, your tankless water needs a maintenance tune-up. Read on to learn why!

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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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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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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, 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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