Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC’

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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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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What You Can Do to Boost HVAC Efficiency

Monday, August 19th, 2019

AC-with-moneyWe may still be in the midst of the cooling season right now, but in today’s post, we’re focusing on some tips that will not only benefit you when cooling your home with your AC, but also when warming your home up with your heater in the winter. More specifically, we’re talking about a cause that we can all get behind—heating and cooling homes with more efficiency! And don’t worry, we’re not just going to be telling you to replace your systems with more efficient models.

While replacing your HVAC equipment in O’Fallon, MO, with more efficient systems is a great way to cut down on home comfort costs, we understand that not everyone has the funds to do that at the drop of a hat. Moreover, most systems can operate more efficiently when you take a few simple steps or make a few minor upgrades. Be wary of any HVAC professional that tells you the only path toward improved efficiency is a full replacement. 

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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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Is a Heat Pump the Right Cooling System for Me?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

hot-and-coldIt’s certainly a possibility! We’re sorry that we cannot give you a definitive answer to this question, but we’d need a little more to work with in terms of information before we can really guide your decision-making process. What we can offer right now, however, is an overview of why the heat pump is the right option for so many different homeowners. While there is no definitive  AC system that best suits everyone, there are plenty of reasons why heat pumps are so popular.

We also want to stress that, despite how great heat pumps are, the only way you’re going to get a great performance from your heat pump is by scheduling your heat pump services in Chesterfield—including installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance—with skilled, experienced professionals. The good news is that you are reading this right now, and that means that you’re already well on your way to scheduling your services with pros that you can trust.

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