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

5 Ways to Boost Air Conditioning Efficiency

Monday, September 28th, 2020

money-in-grassOur cooling season can run pretty late into the year around here. If you’re feeling a bit fatigued after another brutally hot and humid summer season—just imagine how your air conditioner feels! Of course, it’s not always just the heat that can get us a little hot under the collar during the cooling season. Excessively high cooling costs can do that, as well!

That’s why we want to talk about some ways to keep your air conditioner efficient today. The St. Charles, MO HVAC pros on our team know what it’s like to be on the wrong end of a high bill. Their goal isn’t just to keep you comfortable. It’s to keep you comfortable without breaking the bank in the process! Keep these tips in mind, and reach out with any questions or concerns.

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3 Reasons to Get Smart About Your Thermostat!

Monday, August 31st, 2020

smart-thermostatThe thermostat on your wall may not be the biggest component of your HVAC system, but don’t let its small stature fool you. It is, without a doubt, one of the most important components. After all, it is this small thermostat that allows you to control your HVAC system to begin with? Let us ask you this, though. Are you controlling your HVAC system in the smartest way possible?

If you haven’t scheduled a smart thermostat installation in Chesterfield, MO, with our team, then the answer is no! We totally understand that a lot of folks like to keep things simple. There’s simple, and there’s outdated, though. Smart thermostats are more complex than basic models, but they’re intuitive, easy to use—and enormously beneficial.

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, August 17th, 2020

woman-with-fanThere is a type of leak that you may encounter with your AC, and this leak is a big deal. That is a refrigerant leak. If you have a water leak on your hands, however, well—the problem is not what it seems. What’s that mean? A central air conditioning system does not use water in its operation, so it is really not possible that it is actively leaking water.

But I’ve seen the water surrounding my system! I swear! Okay, we’re not calling you a liar. Don’t worry. We believe you. We didn’t say that there’s no way that water is coming from your system. Just that it is not really a water leak in the traditional sense. Confused yet? Well, we’re about to clear everything up. Here’s what might be going on with your air conditioning in St. Charles, MO.

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Why Replace Your Air Conditioner Now?

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Service-ReminderA lot of folks have the same idea. Replace an air conditioner when it breaks down entirely. If you ask us, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Obviously are not going to replace a newer air conditioner just because it needs an occasional repair. But would you plan on running your vehicle into the ground? Replacing it only when it leaves you stranded on the side of the road somewhere?

We’d hope not!

The same is true of your AC. You’re going to need an air conditioning replacement in Chesterfield, MO, eventually. When you do, you’re not going to want it to be an emergency. In today’s post, we’ll cover some of the benefits of replacing your AC ahead of time. We’ll also cover some of the reasons why you might consider a replacement to begin with.

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3 Reasons You Can’t Repair Your AC Yourself

Monday, July 20th, 2020

AC-technicianNeed air conditioning repair in St. Charles, MO? Then you need to call in trained professionals. Our technicians are some of the best in the industry. When you hire us to repair your air conditioning system, count on the job being done right.

The first bit of information that we want to share is this: AC repair is not a DIY job! We know that there are a lot of DIY enthusiasts out there. We know that there are a lot of online tutorials that you can watch. We also know that DIY repair attempts just don’t end well. Here are the top 3 reasons you need a pro for the job!

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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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