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

Why Is My Furnace So Inefficient?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

chilly-manNobody is thrilled about paying utility bills  in the winter, right? But it’s not  like  you’re just going to stop heating your home to save some money. That’d be ridiculous. Does that mean that you should just accept your high heating costs for what they are, though?

No, absolutely not. Because there’s a good chance that you can boost energy efficiency in a pretty simple way.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the more common reasons why good furnaces have bad efficiency levels. We’ll also talk about what you can do to resolve the problem! So keep the following information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns about your furnace in St. Charles, MO.

Continue Reading

Common Signs That You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, December 21st, 2020

freezing-womanNobody wants to deal with heating issues. It doesn’t matter if you live somewhere with mild winters or extreme cold. When you need your heater, you need your heater. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable home heating system. There are a lot of great systems out there, and having them installed and serviced by trained professionals will keep problems to a minimum.

But you’ll need heating repair in St. Charles, MO, at some point.

When you do, ours is the number that you want to call. We do the job right the first time, every time. And speaking of time—it’s always best to intervene as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse off your heating system is likely to be. With that in mind, we wanted to share some common signs that heating repairs may be needed.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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!

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading