House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Tips for a Problem-Free AC Replacement

Monday, May 21st, 2018

AC-manifoldF0r most of us, replacing an air conditioning system represents a major expense. It is not something that you want to rush into, and you certainly do not want to replace your air conditioning in Virginia Beach, VA prematurely. So what are you supposed to do? Run your current system into the ground, then try to place a rush order on a replacement when it finally taps out for good? Absolutely not.

We understand financial strains are a fact of life for many homeowners. In an ideal world, we’d all be able to invest in the newest, most efficient equipment possible. Heck, we’d also be able to invest in a system that lasts forever! Here in the real world, however, neither scenario is likely. So today, we want to share some tips with you about how you can make your AC replacement as problem-free as possible.

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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

service-timeMuch as we would love to tell you that you are not going to have any problems with your air conditioner this year, let alone for countless years to come, that is simply not the case. No air conditioner lasts forever, and no air conditioner operates properly throughout its entire lifespan. You are going to need air conditioning repair in Virginia Beach, VA eventually. When you do, you want to act fast so that your system does not wind up suffering unnecessary damages.

Obviously, there are certain problems that may be more pressing than others. A refrigerant leak just so happens to be one of the most serious problems that your air conditioner may encounter, though. Remember, a lot of air conditioning issues share similar symptoms. What you may think is a relatively minor issue may actually be a symptom of a refrigerant leak, so don’t wind up doing major damage to your system just because you falsely believed that repairs could wait.

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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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Simple Tips for Better HVAC Efficiency

Monday, January 29th, 2018

money-out-of-chimneyWe all want to live comfortably in our homes, right? Of course. That is why we have heating and air conditioning systems to begin with. What we don’t want, however,  is to have to spend more than we should in order to live in that level of comfort. Yes, heating and cooling your home is going to come at a cost. It should not be a cost so high, however, that you are doing a double take each and every time you open up the utility bills.

That is why we’re taking an opportunity to share with you some simple tips about how you can enjoy better HVAC efficiency all year long. Don’t worry, we’re not just going to tell you to replace your HVAC systems with more efficient models. That will, of course, result in better efficiency, but it is not necessarily an expense that every homeowner is going to be able to handle at any given time. No, these tips from our Chesapeake, VA HVAC pros are simpler and won’t drain your bank account.

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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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AC Blowing Warm Air?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

thermometer-risingImagine that it is a hot summer night, and that you wake up in considerable discomfort. You hear the indoor AC unit running, but upon further investigation, you find that your system is blowing warm air out of your ducts! What do you do? Well, the answer to that question definitely is not “panic.” In fact, it may not even be “schedule AC repairs.” There are several reasons why your air conditioner may be blowing warm air throughout your home. The good news is that not all of them are serious problems.

In most instances, you should not be servicing your air conditioner on your own. Your air conditioning services in Chesapeake, VA should always be completed by skilled, trained professionals. As you’ll see in the following post, however, some issues causing warm air to blow from your system don’t really require “service” at all. Keep an eye out for these quick fixes, and let us handle any necessary repairs if there is no obvious solution to your problem. 

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AC FAQ: Is It Time to Replace?

Monday, April 24th, 2017

AC-outdoor-unitThere are a lot of exciting ways in which you may spend your hard-earned money. While investing in a new air conditioning system may not be at the top of your list of ways to do so, it is something that can be incredibly beneficial. Of course, you don’t want to replace your air conditioner prematurely, as you want to get the best possible return on the investment that you’ve already made.

The fact is, though, that you really don’t want to wait for your existing system to break down entirely, either. Sometimes, getting the best return on that investment means letting the system end on a high note. An air conditioning replacement in Virginia Beach is a sizable expense, so it is important that you weigh your options and evaluate the situation carefully.

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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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Don’t Make These Efficiency Mistakes This Summer!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

son-and-fatherIt seems like it’s been a long time coming, but spring is going to be here very soon. Once spring really settles into place, it is only a matter of time before the heat of summer returns. Before we re-enter the cooling season or welcome summer’s arrival, we want to remind you of a few ways in which you can protect your energy efficiency during the summer months. Any number of oversights and user errors can result in an inefficient air conditioning performance.

Keep this information in mind over the coming weeks and months, and be sure to contact our building science professionals if you have any questions about ways in which to boost your home’s performance. With our help, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing comfort for efficiency, or vice versa. We can help you to get the most out of your home and your air conditioner in Norfolk, VA this summer.

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