First Choice Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning maintenance’

How Wear and Tear Can Affect Your AC

Monday, August 6th, 2018

thermometer-going-redIt’s August, and some of the harshest hot days are going to strike during this month and the next. Air conditioning systems have already put in a great deal of work, and with more on the way, homeowners may start to ask the question: “Is my air conditioner going to wear down so much that it breaks?” Nobody wants the answer to be “yes.”

Fortunately, in most cases a broken AC can be repaired. It just takes the right licensed professionals to do it. There are situations, such as an air conditioning system that’s more than 15 years old, where it’s more cost-effective to replace the system because the massive amounts of use have finally caught up with it.

But how does wear and tear affect an air conditioner? If you’re wondering what exactly in your home’s AC is running down through a hot summer, this is the post for you.

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Watch Out for an Overheating Air Conditioner This Summer!

Monday, June 25th, 2018

flushed-man-before-fanYour home’s air conditioning system is designed to run during warm days, hot days, hotter days, the hottest days. There’s not much point to an AC otherwise! You don’t run it during cool weather, after all. But even though your AC was built with the heat in mind, it can still overheat during the summer. Just as when a car engine overheats, this will leave you with a busted system that won’t work.

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Tips to Lower Your Cooling Costs

Monday, June 11th, 2018

checkmark-greenThere’s no way to avoid a rise in electrical costs during the summer if you have a central air conditioning system. The air conditioner consumes electrical power to run the fans and the compressor, and this comes at a cost. But the cost doesn’t have to be as high as it currently is! There are ways to reduce the price of a comfortably cool home over this summer, and the many summers to come.

Here are our top tips for conquering the high cost of cooling:

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How to Shut Down an Air Conditioner for the Season

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

air-conditioning-unitsYou may still need to have your air conditioning system running for a stretch longer, since the fall can sometimes pull out surprise heat waves. But eventually, you’ll look at the upcoming weather forecast, see the low temperatures, and know that the cold weather is here to stay… at least until spring.

It’s important to have your heating system tuned-up and inspected before the cold weather, and you can arrange for this with our experts in HVAC in Brighton, MI. We offer maintenance for a range of heating systems, including furnaces and boilers.

But there’s something else you need to do once the air conditioner turns off for the season. No, the AC doesn’t need maintenance, not yet. (That will come in the spring.) But if you simply turn off the AC and leave it, it can suffer damage over the winter that may jeopardize its operation when you need it again. Here are steps to take to “winterize” your air conditioner. And remember, if you know your AC has a repair need, don’t let the repair go just because it’s the end of the cooling season.

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It’s Not Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, June 12th, 2017

air-conditioner-plastic-grillSummer is almost here! Although this is one of the most popular seasons of the year, the perfect time to go on vacation, have cook-outs, or watch big-budget movies, it’s also a time when you must make sure you have a home air conditioning system ready to handle temperatures that can rise into the 90s.

Making sure to call professionals to handle any air conditioning repairs the moment you sense something is wrong is only part of caring for an AC during the summer. Perhaps the most important part is arranging for regular maintenance for the air conditioner: a full inspection and tune-up from a trained HVAC technician. It’s usually best to have this service done in spring—and there’s still time to schedule it. Call our team to arrange for your air conditioning maintenance in Fenton, MI before any more hot weather comes your way.

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