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Your Maintenance Visit: Checking the Air Conditioning

This is the second in a series of four posts where we will talk about what our good natured technicians look for when testing your home systems. Our focus today is on your air conditioner.

First, our technicians will test the operation of the thermostat, and if necessary will replace the batteries for optimal performance. Read more »

Set up a Service Contract and Start with Your AC Service

When demand for service is high, such as it was this past winter when so many people needed service on their heating systems, those customers with service contracts go right to the top of the list. If you don’t have a service contract with us, call us now at 610-593-5129. Read more »

It’s Time to Schedule Your AC Service

The recent summer-like weather is a great reminder that now is the time to get the annual service done on your air conditioning system. Without a service to keep it in top condition, your AC could lose 5% or more of its cooling efficiency when you turn it on. Read more »

Help Your AC (and your budget) by Giving it a Break at Night

With summer temperatures sizzling in the 90s, and summer humidity just as high, your AC system is running hard to keep your house cool and comfortable all day. At night you can give it a break. Read more »

Dirty Filters Can Cause Your AC to Freeze

When the weather is hot and humid, your Air Conditioning runs constantly. That’s when filters can get dirty fast. A clogged filter can freeze your AC system, shutting it down when you need it most. Here’s how it happens. Read more »

Why you should make a Plumbing/AC Vacation Check List

As you get ready to leave on vacation, be sure your home is ready for your vacation too. You don’t want to return to find that an in-home disaster happened while you were away. Read more »

A Simple Way to Stay Cool while at Night without Your AC

When hot, humid weather gets here this summer, here is one thing you can do to stay cool while you sleep without running your AC. Read more »

Be Sure Your Landscaping Doesn’t Interfere With Your AC

As your shrubs and trees get full, lush, and dense during the spring, and new growth starts to shoot out, be sure that plants aren’t too near your AC compressor. This is especially important if you’re doing new landscaping. Read more »

Could Your AC Compressor have a Faulty Seal or Hose?

One of the leading causes of air conditioning leaks is a faulty seal or hose. The back and forth expansion and contraction during operation puts wear on these parts. Eventually they decay and your unit doesn’t work efficiently, or stops working altogether. Read more »

Check the Refrigerant Level in Your AC Unit

During winter and cooler spring months refrigerant can slowly leak from your HVAC unit. You want to have your refrigerant level checked and topped off before hot weather arrives. Failure to do this can make your unit work harder or cause it to freeze up from overworking on hot, humid days. Read more »

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