Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

3 Ways Your AC Is Begging for Help

Monday, July 6th, 2020

outdoor-unitOkay, so your air conditioner is not literally talking to you. That does not mean that it isn’t communicating with you, though. Your air conditioner is a mechanical system, and like any mechanical system, can run into operational problems. Often, these problems start out pretty small. However, they wind up overlooked and are given the opportunity to get worse.  That’s where homeowners start to run into very frustrating situations. Always act promptly if your AC shows signs of distress.

Recognizing those signs of distress really is not that difficult. You just need to know what to look for. And listen for. And feel for. Okay, maybe it’s a little complicated. But the good news is that our pros have the tips you need to do so successfully! Read on, and let us know what concerns you have. Our technicians will figure out precisely what’s wrong with your system. Once they have, they’ll fix the problem completely.

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Problems Caused by Dirty AC Filters

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

man-with-filterChances are that you rely on your central AC throughout a good portion of the year. It can be oppressively hot and humid in our area, a subpar performance from our home cooling systems amounts to much more than a “minor” inconvenience. It only makes sense that you should be doing everything possible to ensure that your system functions precisely as intended. That simply cannot be the case if you do not keep a fresh air filter in your system.

Any true HVAC professional in St. Charles, MO, will tell you that routine AC maintenance is the key to a system’s success. That is entirely true. However, there is one vital maintenance step that you yourself must take. That is changing your air filter as needed, typically around once a month. That’s much more frequently than you’re scheduling maintenance, of course, hence the need to do it on your own. Today we’ll take a look at some of the issues that dirty filters cause.

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How Does My Air Conditioner Work?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

AC-techniciansThe title of this blog poses a pretty complex question. There are a lot of different components in any given air conditioning system, electrical relays, capacitors, etc. When most homeowners ask this question, though, what they have in mind is how their air conditioners actually cool their homes. And to that question, there is a fairly simple air—through the use of the refrigerant cycle. By evaporating and condensing refrigerant, ACs are able to move heat from inside the home, out.

That’s a huge oversimplification of the process, of course, but it gets the major point across. Today we’ll be diving into the topic a bit further, discussing refrigerant, how your air conditioner uses it, and the very real risk of serious problems posed by a refrigerant leak.  Just keep in mind that any air conditioning repairs, absolutely including refrigerant leaks, require professional attention. Don’t ever attempt to handle your AC repairs in Chesterfield, MO, on your own. 

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3 Major Benefits of Central Air Conditioning

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Are you one of those homeowners that has been making do with window unit air conditioners for years now? Are you ready to see what you’ve been missing? Then this is the blog that is finally going to convince you to take the plunge and enjoy all that central AC has to offer. We get it, window units have their pros. However, they really cannot match what a central air conditioner can do for you.

Just remember that no central air conditioner is going to deliver its best possible performance if you don’t have it installed and serviced by a skilled, trained professional. That is why you need to schedule service with our team. When you combine a great central air conditioning system in Chesterfield, MO, with services of our quality, you and your comfort just can’t miss! So read on, and stop selling yourself short when it comes to the way in which you cool your home.

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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, May 11th, 2020

AC-unit-workWith the chill of winter behind us (mostly) for another year, all eyes are on the heat of summer. As alluring as that may sound, it’s important to keep in mind just how unpleasant our summer weather can be when you’re not able to get the respite you deserve. The heat, the humidity—you’re going to need a break. And when you go into your home, you should not be compromising on your comfort! That’s why now is the time for a new AC.

If you do need a new air conditioner installed, we suggest that you take a minute to really think about what type of AC you’ll use. Central air conditioners are a great option, of course, but they’re not the only systems out there. We strongly recommend that you take the heat pump into consideration, as well. Heat pumps offer some incredible benefits that even the best central ACs will struggle to match. We install and service heat pumps from the best manufacturers.

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How a Ductless AC Can Save You Money

Monday, April 27th, 2020

ductless-ACWe know, we know. You’ve got an air conditioning system already. Maybe it’s pretty old, sure. And maybe it costs a lot to run. And maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t actually cool your home all that well. But hey, it runs, right? We are going to level with you. The fact that an AC is still operational doesn’t necessarily mean that that AC is still worth running. And a ductless mini split is a great replacement option.

Today, we are going to dive into the ways in which a ductless mini split can save you money.  There are quite a few of them, and the monetary savings are just the first of many benefits that ductless systems offer. Just remember that you’ll need professional HVAC services if you hope to get the most from your AC system, ductless or otherwise. You’ll get top tier service quality when you let the pros on our team replace and service your home cooling system in Chesterfield.

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Set Your AC Up for Success

Monday, April 13th, 2020

AC-Tech-OutdoorsThere is a lot going on in the world today, and our daily lives have been disrupted in many ways. Certain things will remain constant regardless of what’s happening out there, though. The need to live in a comfortable, safe environment, for instance, is not a need that any homeowner is going to compromise on. That’s why now is the time to ensure that your home cooling system is ready for the season that lies ahead. Don’t overlook this necessity!

Air conditioning systems have only grown more efficient, effective, and reliable as time’s gone on. That does not mean that you can hedge your bets on an AC  functioning properly if you do not set it up for success, though. In today’s post, we are going to review a few different ways in which you can achieve this goal. As always, be sure to schedule your AC services in Chesterfield, MO, for a job done right the first time, every time.

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Common Signs That You Need AC Repairs

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

When you live in a place like Missouri, where the heat and humidity of summer are truly legendary, you need a reliable air conditioning system. That is why homeowners throughout our area invest in good ACs, and why they are so diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance. Even the best air conditioners, and even those installed and maintained by the best technicians, won’t function 100% reliably, though. The fact is that you will need air conditioning repairs eventually.

The key to minimizing the risk of extensive damage to your air conditioner is schedule repairs as soon as you realize that there is a problem with your air conditioning in St. Charles, MO. That, of course, begs the question of just how homeowners can recognize that there are problems to begin with. The answer is by being aware of the following warning signs! Keep this information in mind, take our advice to heart, and dial our number when trouble is brewing.

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Should My AC Be Starting and Stopping So Frequently?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

woman-with-fanIf your air conditioner is starting and stopping frequently enough that you’re asking yourself this question, then the answer is probably no. Now, you have to keep in mind the fact that your air conditioner should not be running constantly, either. ACs are designed to run in cycles, meaning that they should adjust temperatures, shut down, then start back up in relatively even and regular intervals. An AC that is running constantly is no better off than one that starts and stops very frequently.

When it comes to your air conditioning in O’Fallon, MO, you have to keep in mind that “good enough” is never really good enough when it comes to its performance! Truth be told, short cycling may not be indicative of a very serious air conditioning problem. At least, it may not start out that way. However, short cycling may also be caused by a very serious issue, and itself will damage the system if left alone long enough.

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Ice on the AC Coils—It Should Never Be There!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

frozen-air-conditioning-coilsMost homeowners aren’t experts on how modern air conditioning systems operate. There’s no reason they should be. After all, how many people who use microwave ovens have an in-depth understanding of microwave radiation? Professionals exist to handle services like fixing an microwave or repairing an air conditioning system.

However, there are a few basic misunderstandings of air conditioning that we want homeowners to know about, because it helps them know when to call for air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO from our technicians. One common misunderstanding is that ice along the evaporator coils of an AC is perfectly normal. It’s far from normal—it may even warn of an air conditioner in danger of complete breakdown.

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