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Humidity Controls your comfort level

Posted on: December 1, 2011

Even though the air conditioner in your house is keeping the temperature at 75 degrees, at times it can feel “muggy”. Such is the case with the high humidity of our summers. Fortunately, part of the air conditioning process removes humidity. Some systems remove more humidity than others, and provide a better comfort level. Air […]

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Dirty Condenser Coils

Posted on: December 1, 2011

The purpose of the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system is to dissipate heat that is removed from inside the house. If the outdoor condenser coil becomes dirty it causes the compressor to draw higher amperage, run longer than it should, and possibly overheat the compressor. Not only is your electric bill going to […]

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Temperature Swings

Posted on: December 1, 2011

If your home gets a little warmer than you want before the air conditioner cycles on, it could be that the temperature swing between the on and off cycle is too great. This is a common issue in the older mercury type thermostats. New digital thermostats are more accurate and have a smaller temperature swing, […]

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Proper Unit Size

Posted on: December 1, 2011

Determining the proper size unit for a house is accomplished by doing a load calculation. A load calculation takes into consideration the type of floor (wood or slab), the type of windows (singe, double, or tinted), the ceiling height, type of walls, square footage of the house, type of insulation and many other variables. The […]

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What should I look for in and air conditioning contractor?

Posted on: December 1, 2011

Here is a ten point check list for making a selection.1. Check for credentials. 2. Ask for references. 3. Check for state and local contractor’s license, liability and worker’s comp insurance. 4. The dealer should be affiliated with a nationally known manufacturer. 5. Expect a professional to make an onsite evaluation visit. 6. Don’t be […]

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Cheap Price

Posted on: December 1, 2011

You look for three things when you spend money. You look for the finest quality, the best service, and of course the lowest price. No one company can offer you all three. They can’t offer the finest quality and the best service for the lowest price. Ask yourself which of the three you would be […]

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What makes an A/C compressor go bad?

Posted on: December 1, 2011

1. Components wear out due to age (average life span is 12-15 years). 2. Overheating due to brownouts, power surges and short cycling can cause motor winding deterioration. 3. The system may have become contaminated due to refrigerant leaks with air/moisture entry. 4. The system may have been operated at some time with dirty coils […]

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Filters and Dirty Coils

Posted on: December 1, 2011

Filter maintenance is critical to the A/C system’s efficiency and cooling capacity. Most fiberglass disposable filters don’t actually stop anything but the very largest pieces of dirt. All other particles are stopped by your coil, costing you higher utility bills. The coil does not have the air flow needed so it works harder and longer […]

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