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Why Do My Air Filters Get Dirty So Fast?

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If you are a regular reader of AC blogs, you’ll know by now that we air conditioner repairmen seem to be a bit obsessed with telling you to keep your filters clean. This is because a dirty ac filter can lead to all sorts of problems, including frozen coils. Being the responsible homeowner that you are, you are following our …

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5 Signs Your AC May Need a Refrigerant (Freon) Charge

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If you know anything about air conditioning, you know that a/c refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the lifeblood of your system. It circulates round and round, extracting heat and, just like your blood, it doesn’t get used up unless there is something wrong. There is absolutely no need to regularly “top up” on refrigerant, although this is a common …

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What’s the Difference Between Ductless and Central Air Conditioners

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for around half of all energy used in the average home. This means that choosing the right kind of air conditioner for your space is a big decision. As well as the initial installation costs, it’s important to look at energy consumption. AC units are designed to last for …

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Portable Air Conditioners vs Window Air Conditioners

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With summer temperatures getting higher and higher, we all rely on air conditioning to help us survive. And even though most homes and offices have air conditioning installed, there is always that one room that seems to be hotter than anywhere else. Maybe it gets more sun than the rest of your space? Or perhaps the occupant likes a lower …

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Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

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Imagine the scene; you get in from work after a long hard day and a hot, sweaty commute, turn on the air conditioning, settle back in your favorite chair and feel the temperature RISING, not falling. You immediately check the thermostat setting, it’s normal. You check the system setting, it’s on cool, not heat. Then you check the air coming …

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What is an RTU HVAC System?

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If you are thinking of having your HVAC system replaced, maybe you should consider switching to an RTU HVAC system, especially if it is a commercial property in question. What is an RTU HVAC System? In the world of HVAC, RTU stands for Roof-top unit. In traditional HVAC systems some components, such as the condenser coils and compressor, are housed …

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What is VRF Air Conditioning System?

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Just as you have got to grips with the difference between split ac and central AC along comes a new one; the Variable Refrigerant Flow System — VRF. Actually, it’s not that new. It has been in use in Europe an Asia for decades, but it is only in the last five to ten years that it has started to …

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped off By AC Repair Man

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Although we all rely heavily on our air-conditioning to keep us comfortable, when it comes to how they actually work, most homeowners don’t know their compressors from their condensers, leaving them vunerable to being taken advantage of by unscrupulous repairmen. The best way to avoid this is to try to gain at least a rudimentary knowledge of how your system …

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How Long Does A Central Air Conditioner Last?

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With the winter finally behind us and warm weather approaching, homeowners across the country are looking nervously at their aging air conditioner units and wondering if it will make it through another season or will they be left suffocating in the heat and humidity at the height of summer as they wait for the repairman to give them the bad …

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Can You Be Allergic to Air Conditioning?

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Do you find yourself sneezing every time you turn on the air conditioner? If you do, you’ve probably asked yourself are you allergic to air conditioning? It would seem a reasonable conclusion to make if you are suffering from what appear to be air conditioner allergy symptoms, but does such an allergy exist? Can you be allergic to air conditioning? …