House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Maintenance’

Installing a Fresh Filter: What Not to Do

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Installing a fresh filter in your air conditioner is a vital component to its longevity and functionality. Replacing or cleaning your air filter is one of the few AC maintenance jobs we recommend doing yourself, since it is fairly straightforward and needs to be done once every couple of months at the latest. However, there are some tips we’d like to give homeowners who plan on replacing their filters, because there are some common filter mishaps we see regularly that can be avoided.

Mainly, there are some store-bought air filters that are too thick and kill the efficiency of your air conditioner—leading eventually to air conditioning repair in Smithfield, VA. We’ll get more into specifics about what’s so wrong about a thicker air conditioner and how it can ruin the efficiency of your air conditioner.

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AC Maintenance: The Time Has Come!

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Let’s get the short version of this post out of the way, right off the bat. You need to schedule air conditioning maintenance. There is no getting around this. If you do not have your air conditioner tuned up each and every year, by trained professionals, then you are doing yourself and your system a major disservice. We mean it when we say that it will set you back, in a variety of ways.

Now, we have got some good news for you, too. You are reading this right now, and that means that you have already found the professionals that you can trust to do the job right when it comes to your AC maintenance in Chesapeake, VA. Remember, air conditioning maintenance is definitely not a DIY appropriate service. There are a few steps that you can take to protect your system and its performance, but the fact remains that most of the job requires professional skill and expertise.

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Is AC Maintenance Worth My Money?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

relaxing-on-couchAbsolutely, 100% yes. There are a lot of questions that homeowners may ask us, such as “When should I replace my AC?” or “Which air conditioner is right for me?” that would require a lot more information for us to answer confidently. “Is AC maintenance worth my money?” however is one of the simplest questions a customer might ask us. Simply put, this simple question has only one answer—and that is regardless of what type of AC you use.

But why is this the case? Is this just an aggressive sales tactic on our end? No, of course not. There are too many benefits you can enjoy as a direct result of routine AC maintenance to ignore the need for this vital service. We are going to get into them below, and we’ll offer you some tips about what you can do on your own to help keep your air conditioner in the best working condition possible. (No, it’s not your entire tune-up!).

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Why Does My AC Keep Cycling On and Off?

Monday, June 4th, 2018

AC-toolsIt’s annoying, isn’t it? Your air conditioner starts up—you can hear it. It begins to cool your home—you can feel it. Then it abruptly cycles back down—you can’t stand it! So don’t put up with it! This is called short cycling, and it is actually a much bigger problem than many homeowners realize. As is so often the case, there are a few different reasons why your system may short cycle.

While these causes vary in terms of severity, the fact remains that a short cycling AC is not a happy AC, and you are not likely to be satisfied with its performance. When the heat of summer hits its zenith, you really need to know that your system is going to live up to your deservedly high expectations. That is why you may need to contact to schedule service with our Norfolk, VA air conditioning repair technicians. 

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Remember to Change Your Air Filter This Summer

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

air-filterOkay, so the heat of the summer season may still be a ways away. We certainly cannot fault anyone for thinking ahead and anticipating its arrival, though. Most of us have had quite enough cold weather to last us for a while, and hot and sunny days would definitely be a nice change of pace. That is why we’re going to shift gears today and discuss one of the best ways in which you can help your air conditioning in Chesapeake, VA to excel in its operation.

Don’t worry, it is nothing too complex. We certainly are not going to suggest that you should be trying to tune-up your air conditioner on your own, for instance. What we are going to suggest, however, is that you take it upon yourself to complete one of the most vital single maintenance tasks that your air conditioner needs to succeed. It is really quite simple—just remember to change your air filter throughout the summer season!

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You Need a Clean Air Filter in Your AC!

Monday, June 19th, 2017

filterBy and large, air conditioning maintenance is something you really need to leave to trained professionals. Routine AC maintenance is a very involved process, requiring a number of different checks, tests, and cleanings. However, there is one vital task that you should complete on your own as recommended and required. That is changing the air filter that comes standard in your air conditioning system.

Now, we know that it may not sound like the biggest priority, and yes, your AC technician is going to change your air filter when he or she completes your system tune-up each year. However, you need to change your air filter much more than once a year. Typically, these filters should be changed every 1 to 3 months. This means that, assuming you want the best that your air conditioner in Portsmouth, VA has to offer, you need to be doing the filter changes yourself.

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Do You Treat Your AC as Well As Your Car?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

AC service technicianWhen you are driving your car, you probably see a little sticker somewhere on your windshield reminding you to schedule your next oil change when you hit a certain number of miles. Typically, the average number of running hours on a car engine between oil changes is about 100 to 150 hours. Typically in the ballpark of 2,000 hours!

You don’t let your oil changes slip by, and you’d best give your AC maintenance in Norfolk, VA the same type of attention. The air conditioner is doing a whole lot of work each and every summer season, and it is only getting tuned up once a year. Make it count by scheduling your air conditioning tune-up with the pros on our team. We’ll make sure that your system is ready for the challenges of summer, every summer.

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Don’t Forget to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 27th, 2017

thermostat-is-risingYou certainly are not going to be running your air conditioner to cool your home down in the next few days. Why, then, are we reminding you about how important it is to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance already? The simple answer is so that your air conditioner is there for you and ready for action as soon as you need it. You don’t want to wait until the last minute, only to find that summer’s heat arrived a bit earlier than you expected.

When you are ready to schedule your annual air conditioning maintenance for the year, remember that only trained, experienced professionals can do the job. It requires much more than simply changing out your air filters and clearing your outdoor unit of debris. When you work with us, you can count on a thorough AC tune-up in Portsmouth, VA.

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Never Underestimate the Importance of a Clean Air Filter

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Just because you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Suffolk, VA on a regular, annual basis does not mean that your air conditioner is going to be in prime working condition at all times. Why not? Because a dirty air filter can seriously impede the operation of your system, and your filter will need to be changed more than once a year. Even if your AC does share an air handler with your heater, meaning that a maintenance technician changes out the filter twice a year during AC/heating maintenance, this is just not enough. Make sure that you are changing your air filter as needed, so that you can rest assured in knowing that you are getting the very best performance that your home cooling system has to offer.

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Planning Ahead: Schedule AC Maintenance Sooner Than Later

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Temperatures have been fluctuating a lot recently, and some days have actually proven to be fairly hot. It’s obvious that heat of summer is trying to break on through, and that means that you’ll be turning to your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable before long. Of course, in order for your system to do so effectively and efficiently, it will have to be in great working condition. That is why it is so vital that you have your system tuned up by a trained professional on an annual basis. If your year is up, then now is a great time for AC maintenance in Hampton, VA.

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