Your AC’s Air Filter—Some Important Facts About It

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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Most of the components in your air conditioning system should only be handled by trained HVAC technicians. You don’t want to tamper with parts like the coils or motors on your own—DIY repair attempts often backfire, and they can also void the warranty.

However, there is one part of the HVAC cabinet and your air conditioner that you will need to deal with, and that’s the air filter. This is a vital part of keeping an air conditioner in good shape and ensuring it stays effective and energy efficient.

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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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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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How Air Conditioning Maintenance Pays for Itself

Monday, April 30th, 2018

service-marker-blueA few months ago, when the weather was still cold, we wrote a post about planning for warm weather with air conditioning maintenance. If you’ve delayed with arranging it, right now is the ideal time to pick up the phone and get on our schedule for your air conditioner’s annual tune-up and maintenance. The summer heat is much closer than you think, and you want a home cooling system that can handle whatever the weather throws at it.

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Start Planning for Spring with Our Maintenance Program

Monday, February 19th, 2018

HVAC-maintenance-sessionIs mid-February the right time to start thinking about dealing with the hot summer weather? From the point of view of your HVAC system and the people who care for it, it definitely is! The best time to have your HVAC system maintained is in the early spring, which is just around the corner. This is a slower time for heating and air conditioning technicians, who must deal with far fewer emergency calls. You’ll be able to schedule a convenient time to have your spring maintenance done—and you’ll have a jump on the first hot weather of the year, which can arrive long before summer.

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