Archive for June 2018

How To Know If Your Capacitor Is The Problem

Bad Capacitor? Key components of your air conditioning system are the capacitors. A capacitor is used to store energy in an electrostatic field. Attached to motors, capacitors perform the job of stabilizing voltage and providing the necessary jolt to start the motor in the first place. In an air conditioner, capacitors are connected to the…

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Refrigerant Makes The World Go Round

Refrigerant: a compound typically found in either a fluid or gaseous state. It willingly absorbs heat from the environment and can provide refrigeration or air conditioning when combined with other components such as compressors and evaporators. How It Works: Without refrigerant, there would be no air conditioning, refrigeration or freezing technology. Which, if it was…

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Will Rain Affect My Air Conditioning?

Worried about how rain will affect your air conditioning unit? You may be concerned about the wrong things. Even with the occasionally heavy downpours we experience here in Virginia, your air conditioner is designed and constructed to resist rain damage and continue operating as usual. Most of the parts incorporated in the outdoor compressor/condenser unit are aluminum, copper…

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Annual Maintenance Cleanings

HAS YOUR A/C BEEN CLEANED?   If you are not having your AC system regularly maintained, you are not reaping the benefits of preventative AC maintenance. Just like your vehicle, your HVAC system needs to be inspected and tuned each year.   Benefits of AC Maintenance     Improved Energy Efficiency Annual preventative maintenance enables…

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Is Your HVAC Unit Making Noises?

HVAC UNIT MAKING NOISES? Can’t hear the music or TV because your vents are so loud? While some noises are normal, such as a quiet hum or the sounds of air whooshing through the vents, sometimes HVAC systems make strange noises and can become loud, disruptive annoyances in the home. This doesn’t have to be…

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H.V.A.C.

  Most homes are heated and cooled through a central, whole-home, Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning system (HVAC). The HVAC may well be one of the most expensive and energy hungry systems in the home, so the more you know about your HVAC, the better. A well-informed homeowner will save money and have a healthier, more…

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Why Is My A/C Broken???

A/C Broken? It can be frustrating to be left with a broken A/C system. Especially because there are so many possibilities on what it can be. With so many power sources and different systems working together to provide heating and air conditioning service, it really does take an HVAC specialist to determine exactly what has contributed…

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