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5 Ways to Keep Your A/C from Overheating

29Aug

Written by Brie Knaperek

Temperatures are rising and so is the amount of time you have your air conditioner on. During the summer months, your air conditioner runs the risk of overheating. But don’t worry! Below are several great tips on how you can help to make sure your A/C does not overheat. 1.) Change filter – The filter […]

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

19Aug

Written by Brie Knaperek

If you’ve read our previous posts, you are fully aware of some of the problems that can develop in A/C units. What we didn’t cover was whether you should repair or replace the unit if you encounter these issues. You may have heard of the $5,000 rule. If you multiply the age of the equipment […]

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Humidity and your HVAC System

02Jul

Written by Brie Knaperek

During the summer months, a humidity level below 60% is recommended by experts. High humidity can cause mold growth or moisture related issues and can even lead to health and comfort problems. Moisture-filled air causes A/C to run longer. Luckily, modern A/C units dehumidify as they cool. To lessen need for dehumidification: do not set […]

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5 Common Myths about Air Conditioning

13Apr

Written by Brie Knaperek

We all hear tips and stories told between family members and friends about HVAC systems. Often times, the should’s and should not’s that we hear and tell aren’t actually true. Detailed below are 5 common myths told about air conditioning. 1. Air conditioners are just machines that cool the air. Nope! While your A/C does […]

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Should you run your air conditioner during a thunderstorm?

21Sep

Written by Brie Knaperek

It’s a hot, humid summer evening, and thankfully, you are inside. The temperature is a cool 72 degrees thanks to the air conditioner. You are just about to turn on the T.V. when a rumble of thunder crashes outside. Immediately through the window, you see rain begin to pour and lightning flashing. Now what? Should […]

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Weather Conditions & Your HVAC System

07Sep

Written by Brie Knaperek

United States weather patterns vary greatly causing all sorts of stress on HVAC equipment.  Some areas of the country are known for causing even more wear and tear than anywhere else. Cottonwood Trees are notorious for plugging up condensers and air inlets with their fluffy seeds that they drop during the summer.  This can cause […]

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Can animals get into my HVAC system??

24Aug

Written by Brie Knaperek

Whether it’s extreme heat and cold or searching for food, animals can accidentally end up becoming trapped inside your home. The result can be a very scary experience for you and especially for the animal. Listed below are some ways you can attempt to prevent this and also what to do if the animal is […]

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The Saharan Air Layer & Your HVAC System

07Jul

Written by Brie Knaperek

The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) is a mass of air with strong winds, a high concentration of dry air, and dust particles connected with the Sahara Desert in Africa. It is a feature of tropical weather during the summer and fall. This air layer is diluted as it travels east to west. As it brings […]

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What does a quality air conditioning installation look like?

28Jun

Written by Brie Knaperek

According to Energy Star, if an air conditioning unit is not installed properly, you can decrease its efficiency by up to 30%. Additionally, a poor installation can result in higher energy costs, a shorter lifespan of A/C components, poor home comfort, and higher initial equipment costs. Below you can find a great list of what […]

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Your checklist for a happy, healthy A/C!

16Jun

Written by Brie Knaperek

With summer looming ahead of us and the heat bearing down, our air conditioners are in full force. That being said, it is very important to maintain a happy, healthy life for your A/C unit! The happier and healthier, the longer life it’ll have! We have organized a brief check-list below of things to keep […]

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