Fresh Air Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘St. Charles’

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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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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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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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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Why Furnaces Short Cycle

Monday, March 30th, 2020

furnaceIf you encounter an HVAC technician or an equipment salesperson that claims to hold the secret to eliminating the need for HVAC repairs entirely—find someone else to work with! There is nothing that can be done to guarantee 100% reliability with any mechanical system, HVAC systems included. That does not mean that you have to actively contribute to problems with your heater, though! Today we are going to talk about how you might be doing so.

Short cycling is one sign that you need furnace service in St. Charles, MO, but it may not be as clear of a sign as you think. There are actually a few items that you can check on your own here. Like most furnace issues, however, there are multiple causes of short cycling. If there is not an obvious fix, as detailed below, then you will have to schedule service with the trained professionals that you can trust—us!

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Keep Your Heater As Reliable As Possible

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

woman-coldIf you are looking for a heater that is always going to be there for you whenever you need it, we’ve got bad news for you. There is simply no such thing as a heater that is 100% reliable. If you encounter anyone telling you that they have a 100% reliable heater to sell you, we strongly recommend that you find someone else to work with! You won’t ever hear us say this, because we don’t make false claims.

What we can tell you is that it is possible to keep heating repairs in St. Charles, MO, to a bare minimum, provided you take some important precautionary steps. That’s what we want to talk about today. No, you can’t eliminate them entirely. However, you can prevent them as much as possible, and keep their effects as minimal as possible. So read on, and be sure to reach out to us if you have any suspicions that there is trouble brewing with your home heating system.

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Why Does My Furnace Cost So Much to Run?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

filterWhen it comes to your comfort, we really don’t think that you should have to make compromises. If you ask us, everyone deserves to be comfortable in his or her home. However, the cost of heating one’s home can sometimes come into conflict with their overall comfort and what they’re willing to pay for it. If your furnace is leading to sticker shock every time your utility bills arrive, then you have to take action.

And no, that does not mean that you need to replace your furnace with a more efficient model! Make no mistake, upgrading an old, inefficient furnace is definitely a great use of your money. It can lead to long term savings while also boosting your general comfort. But a full system replacement is not always in the cards. Sometimes, upgrading single facets of the system, or even scheduling furnace repair in St. Charles, MO can do the trick. Today, we’ll look at some reasons why your furnace may be costing so much to run.

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Boost Heating Efficiency This Winter

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Look, we get it. Things are still pretty steamy out there during the days. The last thing on your mind at noon right now is your heating system. What about at night, though? Or in the early morning.  When the sun is down, we’re sure that you’ve noticed things are cooling down out there. And that means it is really only a matter of time—a short amount of time, at that—before you start running your heating system once more.

When that time comes, are you sure that your heater will step up to the plate and knock it out of the part? Are you worried that it might strike out when it comes to energy efficiency? Just because we don’t use our heaters to the same extent that they do in, say, Vermont or Minnesota, is no reason to settle for subpar heating efficiency.  When it comes to heater efficiency, you can take control by following the advice of our HVAC professionals in St. Charles, MO.

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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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Potentially Dangerous Gas Furnace Issues

Monday, March 4th, 2019

gas-jetsWhile there are a lot of areas in the country where heaters are more heavily used than they are around here, you still need to know for sure that your heater will be there for you when you need it. Of course, that means more than just having a heater that functions effectively or reliably. It also means having a heater that functions safely. If yours isn’t, then you need immediate heating repair in St. Charles, MO.

We are going to be talking about gas furnaces specifically today, but we want to make clear that there is nothing inherently dangerous about natural gas furnaces. Modern systems, when installed, maintained, and repaired properly, can keep homeowners comfortable for years and years without issue. Still, there are some situations that can develop and which you should be aware of. So read on, and remember that our team is here for you when you need gas furnace services of any kind.

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