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How to Help Your AC Last Longer

Monday, May 29th, 2017

help-ac-last-longerYour air conditioning system is likely one of the most expensive investments within your home, and as such it’s only natural that you want it to be taken care of. With professional service and careful attention, your cooling system can last a long time, and save you money with better efficiency and lower energy bills in the meantime.

Every air conditioner comes with a manufacturer warranty—usually lasting anywhere from 8–12 years. Ideally, your system will last for many years beyond that—but it can only do that with proper care. There are some small things you can do each summer to keep your air conditioner from working too hard, such as setting your thermostat higher when you aren’t home, wearing lightweight clothes so you don’t need to blast the AC as much, and opening your home in the evening rather than running the air conditioner. You can also ensure that you change your air filter every 1–3 months to protect the interior components.

To truly help your air conditioner last longer, though, there are other Herndon, VA air conditioning services that require the aid of an HVAC professional, which we’ll get to below.

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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: Is Your System Short-Cycling?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

We haven’t quite started enjoying the cooler temperatures that other parts of the country have, and as such you are most likely still running your air conditioner on a regular basis. Although the official start of fall is just over a week away and we’ll see a temperature decline soon enough, it’s important to be aware of our AC systems and make sure they have no problems as we near the end of the cooling season.

There are a few problems that can negatively affect your air conditioning system. Short-cycling is one of these issues: this is when the AC compressor runs in short bursts, turning on and off rapidly. If this starts to happen, contact our team as soon as you can so that we can see what services might be necessary. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about this phenomenon and why it happens.

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Air Conditioning Emergencies: Loud Noises Coming from Your System

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Your air conditioner makes noise. This is no secret. Surely that should never qualify as an emergency right? Well, if the noise is loud and unfamiliar, it just might. Be sure to stay aware and note when your AC system has started to operate at a much louder volume than normal.

Also, it’s important to understand what certain noises can mean and what’s causing them. A loud grinding noise or clanging noise can mean that you have a loose component while a mechanical screeching noise can be the sign of lubricant wearing down on a component. We’ve listed some common problems that can create loud noises below.

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What if Your AC Isn’t Cooling Your Home?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Being stuck with a malfunctioning air conditioner in the heat of summer is something that no homeowner ever wants to deal with. Luckily, if you do have an AC problem, temperatures haven’t quite reached the stifling point that require its use. That makes now the perfect time to check for any problems.

Even the most well-maintained air conditioning system can run into problems every now and then. One of the most common service calls we receive is that our customers’ AC systems simply aren’t providing any cooling. We’ve addressed this problem below, listing a few reasons why this can happen.

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