Are you happy with your cooling system? Or are you wondering if something else might be better? Perhaps you have an aging central AC system and would like to know what other options are available these days. Or maybe you limp along with window units because your home isn’t set up for a central AC unit. We’d love to introduce you to a fantastic option for home cooling that just might be perfect for you. It’s called the ductless mini split.
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With regular maintenance, an air conditioner should be able to keep your home cool and comfortable for at least ten years, and often more like fifteen. However, there are certain things that can lead to an early air conditioner death. Replacing your AC system is expensive and time-consuming. It’s far better to avoid that if you can! So what causes early AC failure? And how can you prevent it?
The key component here is the compressor. When that fails, chances are, your air conditioner is done for. Here’s why.
There’s a good chance you already have an idea of what a ductless air conditioner is, even if you saw it and weren’t quite sure what you were looking at. Have you ever been in a hotel room or a doctors office and seen a unit that looked sort of like a window unit mounted up on a wall? This is a ductless air handler. Ductless systems go by many names–ductless heat pumps or ductless mini-splits, for instance.
But no matter the name, the fact is they’re very beneficial for homes around our area, particularly because their heat pump technology is great for climates like ours–hot in the summer and typically mild temperatures in the winter. There are of course rare exceptions to that rule! But overall, a ductless system could really benefit you. Read on to learn how!
It’s no secret that our hot weather can be brutal and unforgiving. Sure, there are those very rare instances where our weather takes a different turn, but for the most part, we need to be able to rely on our air conditioners almost year-round. This means that if it has repair needs, we should take care of them right away, right?
We get it–it’s almost the official end of summer and you want to start thinking about turning your air conditioner off for a couple of months, not spending money on repairs. But the truth is, this is the most likely time for you to have problems with your air conditioner, and addressing them now will set your air conditioner up for success, throughout the rest of this season and next spring when you need it again.
Fortunately, in some cases, you don’t actually have to call an AC professional. No, we are not advocating for DIY repairs. We would never recommend this. But there are some troubleshooting tips you can take before you give us a call! Read on to learn more.
We haven’t met many homeowners who would ever turn down a chance to save money. Especially when referring to their energy or utility bills. In addition to these bills each month, when it comes to your air conditioner you also have the cost of upkeep to consider—maintenance, repair, eventual replacement—which can be overwhelming.
The thing is though, there are simple steps you can take in order to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, and lower your monthly bills, even if you have an aging system—that is, a system that’s 10-15 years old. If you feel that your air conditioner struggled efficiency-wise last year, don’t let that get you down this year—follow the tips we’ve shared below to get your air conditioner to behave as efficiently as possible.
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