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AC Repair Warning Signs

August 14th, 2017

Considering how hot it gets and remains around here, along with the fact that we are currently in the grasp of the August heat, it is pretty safe to assume that your air conditioner is up and running pretty much all the time. However, it is important that you remember that the fact that your air conditioner is running does not mean that it is running properly. Not all operational problems are going to cause your system to break down immediately — but they certainly can if given the time necessary for doing so. service-time

It is for this reason that learning to recognize the need for professional air conditioning repairs is so important. There are a lot of problems that may develop with your air conditioning system in Columbia, SC, especially considering how hard we run ours in this area. Most problems are going to give you some warning signs that trouble is brewing, which allows you to act quickly to resolve them — provided that you know what it is that you are looking for.

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Saving Money with Your AC in Late Summer

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverTemperatures will remain high in the 80s and sometimes reaching up into the 90s through the rest of the summer. That means there’s not much relief in sight for your home’s air conditioning system, which you’ve probably already worked hard for past two months.

We imagine you’re accustomed to seeing high electric bills at this time of year. But if you’ve noticed they seem higher than normal, there are steps you can take to help cut down on costs—some of them simple, some a bit more complicated. We’ll guide you through a few. For those steps that require the assistance of professionals for air conditioning repair in Columbia, SC, you can always turn to us. We have 24/7 emergency service available for those desperate air conditioning moments!

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Ice on Your AC Means Trouble!

July 17th, 2017

woman-with-fanWhat would you do if you noticed that there was ice on your air conditioning system? Give it a pat and let it know that you appreciate hot it is going above and beyond to keep your home cool? Well, ice on a cooling system may seem like a case of an overzealous work ethic. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that it means there is something wrong with your system. It may not be a major issue, and it could even be one that you can fix yourself.

Regardless of just how severe the issue is, though, you need to act fast in resolving it. The last thing that you want to do is give any problem with your air conditioner in Chapin, SC the chance it needs to do serious damage to your system. Keep the following information in mind, and remember to contact us immediately if you can find no obvious cause of the problem. When in doubt, a professional diagnosis and resolution is always the way to go.

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Are There Hot Spots in Your House?

July 3rd, 2017

working-on-ACTo say that our summer weather can make things rather uncomfortable is to make a huge understatement. Around here, the heat and the humidity of the summer season come together to all but decimate our comfort. Fortunately for us modern homeowners, there are plenty of air conditioning systems on the market up to the task of cooling our homes down and allowing us to live in the comfort that we deserve. Unfortunately for us, there is still no guarantee that you will never run into trouble when cooling your home.

There are a lot of different factors that may converge to disrupt your comfort, even if you do have a great air conditioning system in place. One of the most frustrating issues is to have your air conditioner up and running, only to find that there are hot spots at different points throughout your home. If your air conditioner in Irmo, SC used to cool your home evenly and effectively, but hot spots are now creeping up, contact us to have the problem resolved. 

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Don’t Forget About Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter!

June 19th, 2017

filterIf you’ve checked out our blog previously, or if you have at least perused our website, then you know that we are big advocates for routine air conditioning maintenance. There is no getting around the fact that nothing else comes close when it comes to benefitting your AC in many major ways. While we also advocate against DIY service attempts that could leave your AC worse off than ever, there is one maintenance step that you can take on your own in order to help keep your AC in the best working condition possible.

That is simply changing the air filter in your system. While it may sound trivial, keeping a fresh air filter in your system is actually a vital task that can greatly benefit your AC in and of itself. Not convinced that changing your air filter regularly is worth it? Then be sure to review the following information and to keep it in mind. Once you do, we think you’ll be pretty vigilant in providing your air conditioner in Newberry, SC with fresh filters moving forward.

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Common AC Problems: Leaking Air Ducts

June 5th, 2017

duct-sealingIf you are using window unit air conditioners in order to cool your entire home, then you really are doing yourself a disservice. Sure, these systems have their uses. However, they are not an ideal option for cooling a whole house. They run pretty much constantly, burning through energy and leaving warm spots in the house. Plus, they leave the house unsecured, as they sit in open window frames. A much better option for whole-house cooling is a system designed to do just that: cool a whole house.

That is where the central air conditioner comes into play. A central AC is specifically manufactured in order to keep an entire house cool throughout its living space. These systems must be appropriately sized for the spaces in which they are installed, and they must be professionally serviced. If you use a central air conditioner in Prosperity, NC, you need to know that every component of that system, including its ductwork, is working properly.

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Choosing the Right Air Purifier

May 22nd, 2017

uv-lampWith the summer season comes not only heat, but also humidity. So too comes and increase in airborne pollutants and allergens, both from the blooming plants and trees as well as increased activity in and out of your home. If you are convinced that your air conditioner is in outstanding working condition, it is important to remember still that your comfort is not guaranteed. You need to keep the air quality in your home high, as well as temperatures comfortable, if you want to live in the level of comfort that we know you deserve.

Our technicians can help you to achieve this goal. There are a lot of indoor air quality systems available for installation in your home. So many, in fact, that you may be a bit overwhelmed in determining which is the right option for your needs. That is why you should work with the Columbia, SC indoor air quality experts on our staff. In doing so, you ensure that you’ll have what you need to breathe clean, pure air in your home.

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AC Problems: Blowing Warm Air

May 8th, 2017

AC-repair-technicianWe’re rapidly approaching the hottest, most humid stretch of the air here in South Carolina, and that means one thing for certain. You need your air conditioning system to function at its very best. Obviously, an AC that is blowing warm air is not going to fall into this category. There are many different reasons why an air conditioner may start to blow warm air, and not all of them are very serious. Many can be resolved with some very basic troubleshooting on your part.

That being said, there are also some rather serious problems that could result in warm air blowing from your air conditioner in Chapin, SC. That is why you should dial our number if there is no obvious cause of the issue. The last thing that you want to do is risk the condition of your air conditioner, as well as your own comfort, by ignoring this sign of potentially serious operational problems. So why might an AC blow warm air?

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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

April 24th, 2017

question-markAir conditioning is a major point of consideration here in South Carolina, where the heat and humidity of the summer season is practically the stuff of legend. If you are serious about cooling your home effectively and efficiently, it is important that you have a great air conditioner in place and that you have that system routinely serviced by skilled, trained professionals. However, it is also important that you choose your air conditioner with care if and when the time comes to invest in a new system.

Many homeowners that take the time to really review their home cooling options wind up going with a heat pump in Irmo, SC. Upon review, you may find yourself following suit. We’d like to share some information with you regarding the benefits of using a heat pump, and the way in which they operate. If you do decide that a heat pump is right for your home, be sure to schedule your heat pump services with the professionals on our team.

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Why Is There Water Surrounding My AC Unit?

April 10th, 2017

thermostat-with-sunPlumbing leaks are a major hassle. There are few scenarios more stressful to a homeowner than coming home to find a big puddle of water on the floor, with a pipe spraying water overhead. What do you do if you notice a puddle on your floor, and you come to realize that it’s not coming from a pipe, though? What if it is coming from your air conditioning unit? It’s a strange sight to behold, but it is one that is not all that uncommon. There are a few explanations for this phenomenon.

While the underlying cause of the water surrounding your indoor air conditioning unit may not be terribly serious in nature, it is still important that you have it resolved as soon as possible. After all, it could be a serious issue, and even if it’s not it could result in serious water damage in your home. Read on, and contact us if you have concerns about your air conditioner in Newberry, SC.

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