What Size Air Conditioner Does My Home Need?

May 6, 2021

When it’s time for your home in the Philadelphia, PA, area to get a new air conditioning system, you might wonder what size you need to buy. This is an important question, especially if you’re cooling a newly finished space, such as a basement office or an attic, in addition to the space already served by your current air conditioner. If you’ve put on a home addition or made any other changes to your home, you may also need a different size of air conditioning system. Keep reading for tips on how to choose the right size air conditioner. Calculate...

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noises?

April 13, 2021

Noises coming from your air conditioner should raise your awareness that something is not working properly. Ignore the noise, and you almost certainly drive up your repair costs or will need a premature AC replacement. However, if you act when you hear the noise and call for a repair technician as quickly as possible, you could avoid the high cost of a repair. Buzzes and Hums When you hear a buzzing or humming noise coming from your AC system, you know you likely have an electrical problem. This can be a problem with one of your fan motors, but it...

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Traditional Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater

December 17, 2020

When it’s time to replace your water heater, you can decide between traditional and tankless models. Both have their pros and cons. Traditional Water Heater Pros As traditional water heaters have been around for decades, they’re very reliable. Replacement parts are widely available, and nearly every plumber knows how to handle them. They have a high flow rate, so you won’t run out of hot water when someone is taking a shower and the clothes washer is on at the same time. Traditional Water Heaters Cons Lasting an average of just 10 to 13 years, traditional water heaters have a...

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Should I Get an End-of-Season AC Tune-Up?

September 19, 2020

Air conditioners are a staple of modern homes. Even in colder climates, air conditioners improve the comfort in residences and workplaces during the summer months. Once warm weather comes to a close, however, many air conditioners are left behind until the following spring or summer season. Although it’s often disregarded as a waste, an end-of-season AC tune-up is a worthwhile idea you should consider before it gets too late. Improve All-Around Central HVAC System Functioning Central HVAC systems are the norm in most modern homes and workplaces. Although their heating and air conditioning functions use some different components, the two...

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Is It Bad To Leave My Windows Open When I Have My AC On?

May 13, 2020

You may think that leaving the window open with the air conditioning on is a harmless practice that will allow you to get some fresh air during the summer. However, it is not a very good idea and can counteract all of the hard work that your HVAC system is doing. Here is why you should keep your windows closed while the air conditioner in running. Keep the Cool Air in Air Conditioners produce that vital cool air that keeps you comfortable when it’s hot out. However, that air needs to remain inside the home in order for your HVAC...

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Home Energy Saving Tips for the Spring

April 15, 2020

The hot summers can drive up your cooling bill, which is why it’s important to prepare while spring is still here. There are a number of ways you can save on home energy costs, and below are a few of the more obvious ones. Pre-Season AC Maintenance Air conditioners, whether ducted or ductless, should get a professional tune-up every year. During a tune-up, the technician will spot and, if possible at that time, eradicate any issues that are compromising cooling without your knowing it. For instance, dirt in the evaporator coils or fan motors that are not lubricated can put...

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What is HVAC? What is the Future of an HVAC Specialist?

March 17, 2020

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Nearly every home or business has some type of HVAC system such as a furnace, boiler, air conditioner, heat pump or mini-split system. These systems keep the indoor air temperature at a comfortable level. They also exchange air between the outdoors and indoors so people have fresh air to breathe. HVAC technicians install, repair and tune up these systems. The number of HVAC specialists is expected to rise through at least 2026. This occupation is in high demand. Here are some of the biggest reasons HVAC specialists can look forward to a...

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