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What happens if you don’t service your air conditioner?

Service for your air conditioner helps it operate more efficiently as well as extends its life. Without maintenance, your AC system loses efficiency which in the long run costs you more money. When semi-annual maintenance is performed by a qualified HVAC technician they can diagnose problems when they are still minor which saves you a major headache later.

Is it bad to leave AC fan on?

When you leave your AC Fan on it helps distribute the air in your home more evenly. This allows your heating and cooling system to circulate the air efficiently. It also allows you to have cleaner air when a UV light is used in your HVAC system since air passes through it creating a cleaner indoor environment.

How do you know when you need a new air conditioner?

Is your AC system not keeping you as comfortable as it once did? Are you see a rise in your annual utility bill? If so it may be time for an AC system replacement. As a system gets older it needs to run longer to keep your home cool and your family comfortable. This costs you more money in electric bills. We recommend getting a free system replacement estimate for any AC system over 10 years old.

What is the best month to buy an air conditioner?

If you are in the market for a new air conditioner or HVAC system the best time to shop around to get the best deal is in the spring or also the fall. Usually, during these times HVAC contractors have rebates available through the manufacturers saving you money in the long run. Rebates vary but usually run $600-$1500 depending on the system you have installed.

Why is my AC running but not cooling?

If your AC system is running but not cooling you could have a clogged condenser coil. When your condenser coil is clogged it cannot operate as it should in turn leaving you uncomfortable in your home. A qualified HVAC technician can diagnose your AC problem and get it fixed quickly so you can get back to a comfortable indoor environment.

How much does it cost to fix an AC?

The cost of AC repair varies depending on the area you live in, the distance of the HVAC company, as well as the issue causing your AC system to not operate effectively. This can include parts or the complexity of the project. Most HVAC companies charge a service charge to come to your home and diagnose your AC problem as well as a fee to repair it.

How do I know if my AC needs freon?

Your AC system is running but not keeping you as cool as it used to.

You hear noises such as hissing coming from your AC unit.

You are seeing an increase in utility bills over time.

Ice forming on your refrigerant line or outside your AC unit.

If you have any of the issues listed above, contact a licensed HVAC professional so they can help diagnose your air conditioning issue, and also repair it quickly. This will get you back to a comfortable and cool indoor environment.

How do I keep my house cool with a broken AC?

  • Turn on a fan
  • Keep external doors closed
  • Wear light clothing
  • Minimize oven use
  • Stay hydrated

If your AC system is broken give us call! Don’t go one more second without the comfort you and your family deserve.

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