Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning maintenance’

Is a Packaged HVAC Unit Good for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

question-markThe type of air conditioning system that you’re probably the most familiar with is what’s known as a split system. There’s an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The outdoor condenser holds the compressor and exhaust fan, and it connects through power and refrigerant lines to an indoor unit that holds the evaporator coils and the air handler which sends the cooled air into the ventilation system.

This isn’t the only type of configuration for an air conditioner, however. The packaged unit is the kind used for most businesses. Essentially, all the components are housed in one cabinet that is placed outside. But since most homes use split systems, does that mean a packaged unit isn’t effective for a home AC?

Not at all! For some homes, packaged HVAC units may be a great alternative to split systems with excellent benefits.

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How Can I Cut Down on My Air Conditioning Costs This Season?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

money-in-piggy-bankElectric bills go up during the summer, just as sure as water is wet and east is east and west is west. But do they need to go up so much? Probably not. Air conditioning systems cost extra money to run on top of other home electrical needs, but you may be surprised at the many ways you can reduce how often you need your AC running. You don’t have to sweat it out for a few hours each day to lower those summer electrical bills—there are some basic tips as well as professional air conditioning services that will get those costs under control. Here’s our advice as a Ridgewood, NJ, HVAC contractor with many years of experience.

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It’s Still Not Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, June 11th, 2018

filling-in-calendarJune is here, and even though it isn’t officially summer yet, June means “summer” to most people. The June gloom at least gives you an opportunity to have maintenance done on your air conditioning system if you haven’t done it yet. We recommend all homeowners schedule this inspection and tune-up for their AC during the early spring. But it’s still not too late to have it done. Believe us, it’s much better to have it done a bit later in the spring than to miss having it altogether.

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Ice on the AC Coil: Why This Shouldn’t Happen

Monday, June 26th, 2017

In our last blog postice-on-glass, we explored some issues that can affect an air conditioning system over the summer. Knowing the ways an air conditioner might break is an excellent way to both catch problems early and possibly help prevent them from happening in the first place. Nothing is better at problem prevention than regular maintenance service, and it’s still not too late to have it done. Sign up for maintenance in Paramus, NJ or elsewhere in the Tri-State area today.

In this post, we’re going to look at a specific symptom of air conditioning troubles. It’s one of the most frequent warning signs something has gone wrong with an air conditioner, but it’s also one that leads to some confusion: ice along the indoor evaporator coil.

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5 Ways Your AC Might Malfunction This Summer

Monday, June 12th, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitThe modern air conditioning system is built for durability and a lifespan of 10–15 years. But there’s no way any mechanical system, especially one as complex as an air conditioner, can be designed to run perfectly and never encounter into trouble.

You can take steps to prevent air conditioning malfunctions during the summer. The most important is to schedule air conditioning maintenance during the spring. (If you haven’t arranged for your spring air conditioning maintenance yet, sign up for our maintenance plan and we’ll get you started.) But you should always be ready to call our technicians for air conditioning repairs in Edgewater, NJ if your AC starts to lose power or show other signs it’s wearing down.

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How Often Does My HVAC Filter Need to Be Changed?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

pleated-air-filterThe hot weather is on its way to New Jersey, and you can expect that soon you’ll have the air conditioner in your HVAC cabinet humming once more. It also means that dust and dirt are going to start getting trapped in the HVAC filter as the blower fan of the air conditioner draws air through the return vents from your house.

To make sure your AC stays at peak energy efficiency and doesn’t start collecting dust and dirt inside the cabinet, we recommend you regularly change out the filter for a fresh one. We’ve already written a post about how to do this, and you can always ask for our assistance during your spring maintenance visit. (You have scheduled it, right? If not, simply reach out to us today! It’s never too late for this vital service.)

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: A Spring Essential

Monday, May 1st, 2017

service-reminder-badgeWhat do you think of in connection to the word spring? We can tell you easily what we think of: air conditioning maintenance! As HVAC professionals, one of the most important jobs we handle for our customers during the year, one that we know is essential, is performing maintenance inspections, tune-ups, and cleanings for air conditioning units. There is no better way to prepare a home’s air conditioning system for the rigors of another summer than to schedule maintenance during the pre-season.

In fact, if you’re reading this now and are thinking, “Hmm, I haven’t gotten around to AC maintenance yet this spring,” then it’s now time to contact our HVAC experts and get on our work schedule!

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It’s Time to Prepare Your AC for Hotter Weather

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Air-conditioner-repairmanThe temperatures in New Jersey are revving up for the eventual summer—although we can still expect a few surprises here and there during April and May. Nevertheless, this is the right time to see that the household cooling system is ready for yet another hot and humid middle of the year. There are steps you can take on your own to help with air conditioning preparation. Others will require the assistance of our HVAC professionals. Let us help you handle your air conditioning service in Paramus, NJ and the surrounding areas.

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