Archive for May, 2016

The Advantages of Geothermal Cooling

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summer is here, and you’re going to need a good air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable. There are a great many different types of air conditioning systems available on the market, one of which is geothermal cooling. Let’s take a look at geothermal cooling, and the many advantages it can offer you this summer. (more…)

How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

You don’t need to know how the vast majority of the systems you use every day work in order to benefit from them. However, sometimes it helps to know a little about the system so that you can keep it in better shape. With summer fast approaching, we thought it would help to go over the core of most home air conditioning systems: refrigerant. Read on to find out how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and the problems related to it. (more…)

Common AC Problems to Watch for

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summer is the time of year when air conditioners are placed under the most stress, due to their near-daily use. The more stress you put on an air conditioning system, the more worn out it’s going to become and the more likely it’s going to be to develop problems. That’s why you should be on the lookout for signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs, so that you can schedule them as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some common air conditioning problems that you can run into this summer. (more…)

What Causes Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If you ever hear your air conditioner turning on and off every couple of minutes, you have a pretty serious problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it dramatically increases the wear and tear on the system. A unit that is left to short cycle for a prolonged period of time will be far more likely to have parts break down in groups, and will have a shorter lifespan overall. You should call for repairs as soon as possible if you notice your air conditioner behaving this way. If you want to prevent the issue from happening in the first place, though, you should know what causes it. Let’s take a look at the causes of short cycling. (more…)

Listen for These Air Conditioner Noises

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

We’re moving out of spring and into summer, which means that you’re probably using your air conditioner more and more often to keep cool. Added usage means more stress on the system, which means greater likelihood for things to go wrong. One of the first signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the noises that you may hear coming from your air conditioner this summer, and the problems they indicate. (more…)