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How To Tell If My AC Is Protected Against Surge

Do I have Surge Protection On My Air Conditioner? Here is a picture of what an installed secondary surge protection device looks like.  Secondary surge protection is typically installed at a device like a computer, TV, stereo, etc and looks like a power strip and helps protect your electrical equipment from power surges and in some cases lightning.  Surge protection for …

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Adding This To Your AC Could Save You $$$

How frustrating would it be to come home expecting to feel cool and comfortable but walk in only to feel hot stuffy air?  This happens too often.  The next thing that happens is you check the thermostat, then the breakers, and maybe the drain line.  Now the dreaded phone call to the AC Company who comes out and gives the …

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Easy Do It Yourself Home Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

Why is my air conditioner not cooling? Oh no, I don’t think the air conditioner is working properly. The house is getting hot, the kids are going to be home from school soon and it’s about time to start making dinner! What can I do? There are literally hundreds of possible reasons why your air conditioner isn’t cooling. Let’s look at …

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What is that strange smell?

Air conditioning systems often give off warning signs when there is a problem. If you know what those signs are, you can call a professional and get your system tuned up before major damage occurs and you are left without air. Most AC units break down during the hottest days of the year when the system is working its hardest but here in …

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The #1 reason air conditioners fail early

Not doing this will greatly shorten the life of your AC. We were called out to a home recently and what we found was disappointing.  This client had a 13 year old unit with a bad compressor.  Faced with the expense of changing a compressor on an old unit, the client chose to replace the unit.  We found that the client …

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Here’s one way to save your AC!

There are two major components to your central air conditioning unit. One is the outdoor or condenser unit that is usually situated outside the house on a square of concrete. The other is the indoor or air handling unit containing the evaporator coil. If you have a furnace then the evaporator coil will be attached to or near the furnace. The evaporator …

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How often does my AC unit need a tune up?

In most parts of the U.S. homes are cooled with air conditioners.  How they are heated changes by region.  The majority of the country uses combustion of some sort (gas, oil, kerosene, wood, pellets, etc) for heat.  In central Florida and south most homes are heated with heat pump systems or simple electric heat.  In the larger part of the …

How can I make sure I’m hiring the right AC contractor?

Steps To Picking The Right AC Contractor Taking care of a home is one of the hardest things we do in our day to day lives. From the support beams in the roof to the plumbing in the basement, we need to be able to always look for ways to repair our home. So, when it comes to the air …

How can I find the right AC contractor for me?

Steps to Picking the Right AC Contractor Before you hire someone to install, maintain or repair your home’s AC unit, it is important to know that you have picked the right AC contractor for the job. The right contractor will be dependable, affordable and of course, knowledgeable but there are other factors that you should keep in mind as well. …

Why is my AC unit making noise?

Signs Your AC Unit Needs Maintenance As with any device that requires power, there can be signs that the wear and tear is beginning to be a bit much. Over time, daily use of an AC unit can really start to cause problems in the machine. There are ways to notice these negative changes, before the issue worsens or becomes …