Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’

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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When to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 24th, 2019

AC-unit-workLiving in Missouri means running your air conditioner a lot. You don’t need us to tell you that this system is going to play a major role in your life when temperatures start to rise—and stay risen for much of the year! While we’d love to tell you the secret to an air conditioning system’s eternal youth, the fact is that no air conditioning system is going to last forever. You’ll need an air conditioning replacement at some point.

When that time comes, remember that our technicians are here for you. Also remember that you shouldn’t wait for your system to break down entirely before considering its replacement, though. After all, when is an air conditioner most likely to give out on you but when you absolutely need it the most? Here are some factors to consider that can help you determine if the time is right to start thinking about replacing your air conditioner in Chesterfield.

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Why Is a Refrigerant Leak a Big Deal?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

AC-manifoldAir conditioning systems are complex pieces of machinery, and modern engineering has really done wonders for their capabilities. The basic concepts and theory behind the air conditioning process, however, is actually quite simple. The air conditioner removes heat from your home, and it continues to do so until it reaches the desired temperature. It accomplishes this through the evaporation and condensing of refrigerant. That’s an incredibly simple explanation of how the process works, but it’s really the foundational aspects.

Considering that we just pointed to the evaporation and condensing of refrigerant as the process that allows your air conditioner to, well, condition air, it should be pretty obvious just how vital to the process refrigerant is. It should also come as no surprise to hear that a refrigerant leak is really cause for major concern. So read on, learn more about how that AC of yours works, and remember to contact a member of our team if you think that it’s time for professional air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO.

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How to Avoid Air Conditioning Repair Needs

Monday, April 29th, 2019

AC-techniciansThere are very few certainties in life. Many of the certainties that we do have are not all that positive in nature. Point in case—that you’ll eventually need air conditioning repairs. There is simply no such thing as an air conditioner that is never going to require professional repairs. That being said, there are plenty of ways in which you can help to keep the need for such repairs to a bare minimum. We can help you out with that.

Keep today’s post in mind as the cooling season progresses, and be sure to schedule any and all air conditioning services in Ballwin, MO, with our team. You can always count on us to get the job done right, whatever that job may be. The fact of the matter is that it is just too hot for too long to take any chances with your home cooling system. And now, let’s get on to those tips that we promised you.

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Are Your Cooling Costs too High?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

seesaw-house-moneyIf there’s one thing you can count on in our area, it’s hot and humid summer weather.  That means there’s another thing you really need to be able to count on—your air conditioning system. Sometimes, though, being able to cool your home effectively just isn’t enough. What’s that mean? Well, consider this scenario—you’re cooling your home effectively, but it’s costing you an arm and a leg! If that’s the case in your home, then you may need air conditioning repair in O’Fallon, MO.

Of course, as is the case with so many air conditioning issues, there are many potential causes of the problem. The key to getting your AC back on track is to diagnose the actual problem accurately the first time. Then, you can address the right problem in the right away. Now, most of these problems are going to require the type of service that only trained professionals can offer. But, not all! Read on to learn about why your AC may be costing too much to cool.

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Tips for Getting Your Air Conditioner Back in the Game

Monday, April 1st, 2019

ac-toolsWinters aren’t all that extreme in our part of the country, but we’re sure that you’re ready to see it gone regardless. April is here now, and that means that we’re ready to ease back into the cooling season. And you know what that means—it’s time to get your air conditioning system back in fighting shape! No, the fact that your system was working fine at the end of the previous cooling season does not mean that your system is going to jump right back into the swing of things.

If you are serious about getting the most from your home cooling system, and we assume that you are considering how hot and humid things can get around here, then you need to put in a bit of effort. Fortunately, we really do mean just a bit. It’s as simple as working with the trained professionals on our team, and you’re already reading this, after all. So here are some tips about how you can prep your air conditioner in Chesterfield for summer successfully.

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Boosting Your Cooling Efficiency

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitThe heat of summer sticks around longer in our area than it does in, say, New England. While there are homeowners in cooler climates that are undoubtedly starting to shut down their ACs for the season, ours are going to be up and running for a bit longer. Is yours up and running efficiently, though?

If not, why are you settling for a less efficient AC performance than you deserve?

When you schedule your air conditioning services with our team, your system will function as reliably as possible. Even so, you want to be sure that you are not overpaying for your comfort.

That is why, today, we’ll be giving you some tips for boosting your air conditioning efficiency.

Keep them in mind, and be sure to call us when you need any air conditioning services in Chesterfield. Our technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and we want to be sure that you are cooling your home as successfully and affordably as possible. 

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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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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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3 Major Benefits of Annual AC Tune-Ups

Monday, June 25th, 2018

service-timeWhen do you schedule air conditioning service? Are you proudly thinking to yourself “the moment that I notice that something has gone wrong.”? If so, then good on you—for scheduling AC repairs in the right manner. However, if you are only scheduling AC service when you realize that something has gone wrong, then there is a serious flaw with your course of action. You’re skipping over AC maintenance, and that can actually be increasing instances of repair needs.

Today, we really want to stress just how important it is that you schedule air conditioning maintenance in Chesterfield, MO on an annual basis. Doing so is going to yield some serious benefits for you. If you have any doubts about it, we think that you’ll feel differently once you reach the bottom of the page. We also want to suggest that you check out the details of our maintenance program, which makes taking advantage of annual tune-ups easier than ever.

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