Join the Comfort Club for Your Spring AC Maintenance (And More!)

Monday, March 18th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldWe want you to have the best possible cooling in your house during the upcoming summer. The best way for us to help you to prep your central air conditioning system is with a visit from one of our technicians. All you have to do is join our Comfort Club and you’ll receive the regular air conditioning maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT you need each year. Plus, you’ll get a lot more, as we’ll get into below.

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This Is a Risky Time for Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 17th, 2018

sunshine-iconThis post title sounds a bit melodramatic, as if your air conditioner is moving through a period of intense high stress when it could break down at any minute. But… that’s exactly what the end of the summer is! Late summer rarely means cooler temperatures—sometimes the hottest days of the year are in September—and the AC has done a huge amount of work already. The combination of Big Heat and Too Much Work can mean An Air Conditioner That Doesn’t Cool.

None of us here at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning want this to happen to you! We have the 24-hour residential AC repair in Salt Lake City, UT to rescue your AC as it goes through the tough late summer gauntlet. If you watch for the signs your AC is running into end-of-season problems, you can call us in time to avert a complete air conditioning system shutdown.

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Time to Ask Some Tough Questions About Your AC

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

old-air-conditioner-unitThe hot weather still has plans for us in Salt Lake City—even when the season officially clicks over to fall, we can expect our home cooling systems to continue to chug away providing relief from the blistering heat.

But this is still a good time of the year to stop and think about your home’s air conditioning system and its future. Maybe you don’t need to think about it as hard as your children’s future or your own career. The air conditioner, however, is a vital part of your home comfort and you spend hundreds of dollars a year operating it. It’s a significant investment, and you should know when the time has come to replace it with a new system.

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The Perils of August: How To Make Sure Your AC Holds Up

Monday, August 20th, 2018

flushed-man-and-fanIt’s incredibly common for homeowners to forget all the tips and tricks they read in a manual back when their AC was installed and to start running their system carelessly as the years go by. The seemingly benign daily errors can cause your AC harm. Here’s some easy tips to make sure your home stays cool:

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When Will My AC Run Out of Refrigerant?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe hope your AC never runs out of refrigerant—because it would be bad news for your air conditioner. You see, air conditioners are not supposed to run out of refrigerant unless there are leaks in the refrigerant lines. If your air conditioner doesn’t develop malfunctions, it should retain the same amount of refrigerant for as long as you own it—around 10 to 15 years.

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Some Cool Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, July 9th, 2018

ductless-wall-unit-cool-airDuctless air conditioning systems aren’t a new technology: they’ve been popular in Europe and Japan for many years, where they fit well with smaller and older buildings. Until recently, ductless systems in the U.S. were mostly found in commercial buildings that had difficulty effectively spreading cooling to different spaces using standard ventilation networks. Now ductless is making a big impact in homes, and there are plenty of great reasons to consider installing one.

You can arrange for ductless AC services in Salt Lake City, UT with our experts. We’ll help you find out if ductless heating is a good choice for your next HVAC system installation.

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What’s That Noise From My Air Conditioner Mean?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedStrange noises coming from any type of machine usually indicate that something has gone wrong with it. It’s the most basic way that appliances can send signals that it’s time for repairs, or perhaps a complete replacement. The AC in your house is no different, although you may feel tempted to ignore any odd air conditioning sounds as long as the system is still sending out the cool air you need from it.

But since you’ve arrived at this blog post, it means you know those sounds from the AC aren’t normal and you want to have something done about it. You’ve taken the right step already, since no matter how well the air conditioner appears to be working otherwise, any malfunction will eventually spell trouble and even a complete system breakdown.

We’ll go through what some of these sounds might mean—and we’re here to help with your AC repair in Salt Lake City, UT when you’re done.

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Considering Your Options for a New AC

Monday, June 11th, 2018

air-conditioning-systemBefore the major heat waves of another summer in Salt Lake City arrive, consider if you need a new air conditioning system installed in your house. We recommend replacing any AC that’s older than 15 years, even if it still seems to work fine. (A system that old is at high risk of an abrupt breakdown, and it’s probably costing you much more to run than it should.) If you have other reasons to suspect your AC isn’t going to make it through the coming season, get in touch with our team and they’ll help you make the choice to replace it—as well as the choice of what to replace it with.

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What’s the Best Brand of AC?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

residential-ac-cabinet-from-the-topIf you’re asking this question, it’s probably because you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, either as the first AC for a new home or a replacement for an old system. It also means you’re a careful consumer and want to make sure you receive the best possible new system—an air conditioner that will last for many years, operate at high energy efficiency, and experience few malfunctions.

The answer to the question is … well, there’s no simple answer. Homes have different cooling requirements, and finding the right AC to deliver a customer’s needs is more complex than recommending Brand X over Brand Z.

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Why Is There Ice on My AC?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

ice-on-ACAlthough air conditioning systems are ubiquitous in Salt Lake City, most people know very little about how these cooling units actually run. For example, a homeowner may notice ice or a layer of frost developing along the indoor evaporator coils of a central air conditioner and not think that’s a big deal. It may even seem natural. An air conditioner creates cold air, so why not a little ice?

But ice shouldn’t be appearing on an AC! Air conditioners don’t cool down the air they send into a home using ice, and ice isn’t a byproduct of the cooling process. If you came to this post because you have suspicions that the ice on your home’s air conditioner means something is wrong, you’re correct. But what is wrong?

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