Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for July, 2018

Why Your Air Conditioner Needs a Fresh Filter

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

man-with-filterYou have had it drilled into your head over and over again. Your air conditioner needs annual, professional maintenance. If you are a responsible homeowner, then you are diligent in scheduling annual maintenance with trained professionals that you can trust. In fact, you’ve probably already joined our outstanding maintenance program. You may still be falling short in one particular area, though, and that is in changing your air filter as needed. Yes, we’ll do it during your tune-up, but that’s not enough.

Your air filter is going to need to be changed somewhere in the every 1-3 month range, though there are a lot of different factors that can influence just how frequently yours will require changing. And before you ask, yes, it really is that important. Leaving a dirty air filter in your HVAC system can have a number of detrimental effects on that system, as you’ll see in the post that follows. So read on, and remember to schedule your AC services in Chesterfield with us.

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There Is No Such Thing as a “Minor” Refrigerant Leak!

Monday, July 9th, 2018

question-markThere are plenty of times in life when one may be hesitant to recognize a problem, or when one may be quick to downplay just how important any given problem really is. If you own a home and use an air conditioning system to keep yourself and your family comfortable throughout our brutally hot and humid summer season, then you cannot afford to develop this type of mindset in regards to refrigerant leaks. Refrigerant leaks of any size are serious problems demanding prompt attention.

That being said, it begs a rather obvious question: how do you know if there even is a refrigerant leak in your system? It is not as if you are a professional HVAC technician—after all, if you were, you wouldn’t need us to tell you all this. Well, the “silver lining” here, though that may be testing the limits of the phrase, is that a refrigerant leak will typically give you some clear signs that something is wrong and that professional AC repairs in Chesterfield, MO are necessary.

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