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Learn more about ways to save on your energy bills. Our home improvement articles contain topics on plumbing, heating, air conditioning and home performance.

What Is an Air Conditioning Wet Switch/Float Switch?

Air conditioning is a convenience we rely on during the hottest days of summer and — for those of us who live in the Southern United States — for many months of the year. While these useful appliances don’t usually give us any trouble, they are also known to leak, which can cause extensive water damage […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Air Conditioning Can Reduce Cooling Costs by 20%

New air conditioning systems are getting greener. One of the reasons is that newer systems use the R-410A refrigerant that has more ozone-friendly characteristics.

Stink Bugs Could be in Your Furnace/AC Vents

Stink bugs are a menace. And they could be an even bigger menace to you this spring if they’re in your heating system. In cold weather stink bugs look for warm places to stay, and they love heating systems. Sometimes there are so many stink bugs they can block the ductwork. They also get trapped […]

Winterize Your Central Air Conditioning Unit

Protecting your AC unit now can save you money next summer. Clear away any leaves or debris that are in, on or around the unit, so they don’t get inside where they could clog the moveable parts when you go to use it next year. Then purchase a waterproof AC unit cover to protect it […]

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