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

When to Replace an Air Conditioner

Monday, August 20th, 2018

AC-tools-on-top-of-unitWait a second, we’re nearly at the end of the summer season. Why the heck would I bother replacing my AC when things are hopefully going to be cooling down relatively soon? Well, doesn’t it make more sense to replace your air conditioner in Chesterfield, MO at the end of the season, rather than waiting until you really need a new air conditioner and trying to have it done then? We think so. Of course, that still leaves you with the question of when an air conditioning replacement is actually necessary.

Look, there is no set date that any air conditioner is going to just give up and quit on you. While AC systems will have an expected lifespan, this doesn’t mean that the system will stop working on the day it hits that point. It also doesn’t mean that the system will necessarily even last that long, unfortunately. So what’s a homeowner to do? Wait for the system to break down before replacing it? No way! Here are some tips to help you decide if an AC replacement is necessary.

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How Can Heat Pumps Both Heat and Cool?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

condenser-green-leavesIf you have expressed to family and/or friends that you are thinking about investing in a new air conditioner, then you may have heard some of them recommend a heat pump.

“It’s great,” they’ve said.

“You’ll save money,” they’ve claimed.

“You’ll be able to heat and cool your home,” they’ve boasted.

“Yeah, right,” you’ve murmured. If it sounds too good to be true, after all.

Well, we’re here to tell you that you should have more faith in your friends and family! They are absolutely right in their assessment of the heat pump system. This is one case where a deal that sounds too good to be true is, in fact, true! But how is this possible? Read on to learn more about how it is that a heat pump in Chesterfield, MO is capable of both heating and cooling your home.

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