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

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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What Can Go Wrong with a Clogged HVAC Filter

Monday, September 4th, 2017

air-fliter-cuWe make an effort to remind our customers to change the air filter for their HVAC system on a regular basis throughout the year. It’s especially important during the summer, when the AC blower fan does a large amount of labor to circulate cool air around a house. The blower fan draws air through the return ducts, and the dust, lint, hair, and other debris in this air is trapped in the filter to prevent it from causing damage to the interior of the HVAC system. It only takes a few months, sometimes only one, to lead to a fully clogged filter that must be changed for a clean one.

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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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