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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

August 7th, 2017

AC-outdoor-unitHopefully not. There are a lot of different problems that can develop with any air conditioning system, but the refrigerant leak is one that tends to be quite serious. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the effects of running an air conditioner that is low on refrigerant can be devastating to the system. Additionally, there is the fact that many homeowners don’t realize that there is a problem until it has been present for some time.

When that happens, the issue is given the opportunity necessary to really leave its mark. That is why it is so important that you understand some of the warning signs that you have a refrigerant leak on your hands. Acting fast can prove incredibly beneficial for your air conditioning system in Bolingbrook, IL. Read on, and be sure to let us know if you suspect that there is a problem of any kind with your home cooling system, refrigerant leak or otherwise. 

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My AC Has Sprung a Leak!

July 24th, 2017

HVAC-repair-technician-on-the-jobAir conditioners can develop leaks. Refrigerant leaks are, in fact, among the most serious of all problems that you may encounter with your home cooling system. However, air conditioners do not really leak water — at least not in the way that you may be thinking. After all, evaporative coolers aside, air conditioning systems don’t actually use water in their operation. They don’t have a water line supplying water to the cabinet. So why is there water surrounding your air conditioning system?

The good news is that you are not imagining the problem. There very well could be water surrounding your air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL, and the AC cabinet could well be the source of that water. So where does this water come from, if you’re not really dealing with a water leak in the AC? That is exactly what we’re here to explore today. Read on, and remember that we are here to resolve any air conditioning problems that you may encounter.

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Is the Humidity in Your Home Balanced?

July 10th, 2017

happy-family-outdoorsWe need to have some moisture in the air that surrounds us, right? Otherwise, we’d all be dealing with the ill effects that very dry air can have on our bodies, our health, and our properties. You can always have too much of a good thing, though, and having too much humidity in the air surrounding you in your home can lead to all sorts of problems. So how does one ensure that the humidity in his or her home is optimized? The answer is by using a whole-house humidifier and/or dehumidifier in Bolingbrook, IL.

In the following post, we’ll be looking a little more closely at the warning signs that humidity levels in your home may be less than ideal. Remember, with whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers, professionals services are required. When you are ready to schedule service, it is our IAQ technicians that you’ll want to work with for a job well done.

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AC Tip: Dirty Filters Are a Big Problem

June 26th, 2017

air-filterHere’s an important question for you, considering the time of the year. Have you scheduled your routine air conditioning maintenance for the season? If you haven’t yet, we encourage you still to do so. A little late is definitely better than a full year late when it comes to your air conditioning tune-up in Bolingbrook, IL. While the vast majority of your air conditioning maintenance must be completed professionally, there is one step that you can take on your own to help keep your system functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels. That is replacing your air filter regularly.

The air filter in your air conditioner serves a vital function — though it may not really be the function that you expect. More on that later. For  now, suffice to say that overlooking the replacement of your air conditioner’s air filter, which should generally be changed every 1-3 months, can have seriously negative consequences for your comfort and your system itself. Read on, contact our team with any questions that you may have, and live in the level of comfort that we know you deserve.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?

June 12th, 2017

ac-technician at workWe are well into June at this point, and chances are that you’ve already been running your AC a fair amount. With temperatures creeping up into the nineties, it is safe to say that the heat of summer is back, and that it won’t be going anywhere for a while. When you have run your AC this year, have you been happy with the results? While you may be tempted to just tolerate an uninspired performance from your air conditioner until the fall arrives, replacing it now really is the better option.

By planning your air conditioning replacement in Bolingbrook, IL, rather than waiting for the system to break down on potentially one of the hottest days of the year, you can limit any discomfort and inconvenience that you may face. Give us a call today if you are concerned about the overall performance or reliability of your air conditioner. Here are a few factors to keep in mind.

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When to Use a UV Air Purifier

May 29th, 2017

UV-lightIf you think that just keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the cold winter season is enough to live in the comfort that you deserve, think again. It is also very important that you are able to maintain great indoor air quality in your home, in addition to comfortable temperatures. This can have major benefits not only for your overall comfort levels, but for your health as well.

In many homes, the use of pollutant removal based systems, such as air filters and electronic air cleaners, may be enough to maintain sufficiently high indoor air quality. In others, though, dust and dirt are not the only pollutants of concern. There are also biological pollutants, including viruses, mold, and bacteria to deal with. For such pollutants, simply removing them from the air is not enough. They must be destroyed, and UV germicidal lights are the right tool for the job.

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Is Your AC Blowing Warm Air?

May 15th, 2017

thermometer-going-redIf so, then you have every right to be concerned. The only thing more alarming to homeowners during the height of the summer season than an AC that is blowing warm air may be an AC that has broken down entirely. While you are right to recognize that there is a problem with your air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL, however, we want to remind you that this particular issue may not be quite as serious as it first seems. There are, in fact, several potential causes of an AC blowing warm air that you can easily rectify on your own.

That’s the good news. As always, there is another side to the coin. There is a possibility that there is no quick fix to your problem, and that you are in fact going to need professional services in order to resolve the situation. That is why it is so helpful to know what to look for in the event that your air conditioner starts to blow warm air.

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How Can Ductless Air Conditioning Benefit Me?

May 1st, 2017

question-markIn a number of ways, actually! Ductless air conditioning is becoming more and more popular, as more and more homeowners are beginning to understand the benefits that they have to offer. Like anything else in life, a ductless air conditioner in Bolingbrook, IL is not necessarily right for every individual. For those homeowners that deem it a good fit, though, these systems can prove immensely beneficial.

Before we get to the ways in which a ductless AC can benefit you, first let us remind you that no air conditioner, no matter how well made or designed, is going to function at peak performance levels if not professionally installed in your home. That is why we recommend that you leave the job to us. We’ll ensure that you get the most from your new air conditioning system.

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When Should I Call for AC Repairs?

April 17th, 2017

thermostat-is-risingAfter another fairly hard hitting winter, we’re sure that you are just about ready to get the warm, pleasant summer weather underway. It is certainly not here yet, but as we mentioned previously in our AC tune-up blog post, it won’t be too long before it arrives. We hope that you’ll read that blog post over and that you’ll take our advice in terms of keeping your air conditioner in the best working condition possible. You should also keep in mind, though, that even the best air conditioners are not 100% reliable.

While keeping your air conditioner in great working condition with routine air conditioning maintenance will help you to get the best performance that it has to offer, you are going to run into problems eventually. The best thing to do when that happens is to schedule prompt air conditioning repairs in Bolingbrook, IL. Contact us if you notice any signs of trouble with your system, including the following. 

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Happy Easter

April 16th, 2017

easterCelebrate this Easter with a heart filled with love and peace. Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!

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