How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 15, 2021

Most homes have central air conditioning systems that help to keep the indoor environments cool during the summer months. While many people understand how to set their thermostats, not many know what happens after their AC units kick on. It’s highly advisable to have a general understanding of how your air conditioning system works so that you can remedy small issues and perform necessary preventative maintenance on your equipment. Your Thermostat Starts Your Air Conditioner The thermostat on your wall is what starts the entire air conditioning process. When the ambient temperature inside of your house goes above the set...

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Avoiding AC Repair Scams

September 20, 2020

The HVAC industry is home to many hardworking professionals who want to serve their customers well. And then there are those less-than-reputable “professionals” who cut corners or provide poor service. Some, sadly, even involve themselves in outright scams. A homeowner might spot some scam attempts right away, but then there are subtle ones. Don’t get taken by a shady HVAC company — be on the lookout for these warning signs that a possible scam is afoot. 1. Payments Up Front In fairness, some HVAC companies suffer losses when they do not receive payment for work rendered. So, a deposit for...

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How Central Air Helps Keep You Healthy

August 8, 2020

There are many benefits to having central air conditioning, the most obvious of which is a cool Puyallup home on the hottest summer days. What some people don’t realize, though, is that keeping your home cool with a central air conditioner has many health benefits that extend far beyond simply “not feeling hot.” This makes keeping your air conditioner properly maintained by even more worthwhile. Filters Your Air Your air conditioner from does an excellent job of circulating the air in your home. Since there are outlet vents in most of the rooms in your home, the cool air replaces...

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

June 7, 2020

If your house is going to be empty for several hours, it’s generally a good idea to turn your air conditioner off until you return. While the house may be slightly warmer when you return, your cooling system should be able to make the air cooler and drier in a relatively short period of time. You’ll Save Money by Turning the Air Conditioner Off Perhaps the best reason to not run your air conditioner when you aren’t home is that you’ll minimize your cooling costs. Over the course of a summer, it may be possible to save hundreds of dollars...

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Strategies to Keep Older Homes Cool

August 5, 2019

Buying an older home can be ideal for those who are looking for a property with charm. Purchasing an older home can also be worthwhile if it is in your price range. However, homes that were built decades or even centuries ago may be harder to keep cool. Install a Ductless HVAC System Ductless HVAC systems are often recommended for older homes. Single indoor units can be installed in almost any room of the house. These systems can be hidden or obscured with furniture or wall decorations. A mini-split system can be largely placed outside and connected to various rooms....

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Is Your Old Air Conditioner Costing You More Money Every Month?

June 25, 2019

Every summer you run through the same scenario. Do you replace your old air conditioner or spend one more season making repairs? If it’s getting hotter and more humid in your area, that old air conditioner is probably shortchanging you on comfort. Even an old air conditioner that’s been maintained properly can’t meet today’s energy standards. Residential cooling systems have changed dramatically over the last decade. New air conditioners are worth the initial investment for many reasons. New Models are More Efficient Major manufacturers have adopted new technologies that dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their products. Compressors more than...

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