ServiceMax Blog: Archive for May, 2016

4 Common AC Installation Mistakes Amateurs Make

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The summer’s almost here, and that means some blistering hot days ahead. Do you trust that your home’s current air conditioning system will make it through the heat and get to the fall without suffering a major malfunction? If you’re not sure, or if your AC is older than 15 years, now is an ideal time to arrange for a new installation to replace it.

It’s vital that you only call on experienced HVAC professionals to handle the installation job. Don’t let the promises of low costs from amateurs lure you! There are too many risks involved in having non-professionals try to install something as complicated as a central air conditioning system. Below are 4 mistakes that amateurs often make:

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Reasons to Upgrade Your Current Thermostats

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

The thermostat is often under-appreciated for its importance in a home’s comfort system. After all, it’s easy to assume that any thermostat can handle the job of adjusting the temperature in a house and controlling the heating and air conditioning system.

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UV Air Purifiers Can Help with Your Air Conditioning This Summer

Monday, May 16th, 2016

An indoor air quality solution that we often install in homes is the UV air purifier. This device safely eliminates bacteria and microbes, including harmful viruses and germs, from the air within a home. The ultraviolet radiation of the UV lamps in the purifier disrupt the cellular functions of organic pollutants without needing to resort to any chemicals that can have negative impact on air quality.

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Filter Changes and Other AC Maintenance Jobs for the Summer

Monday, May 9th, 2016

We can’t overemphasize the importance of scheduling regular spring maintenance to inspect and tune-up your air conditioning system. This is the best tactic to “armor” your AC for the heat of the summer, making it less likely to run into repair issues or to start to waste energy as it operates. If you keep up with maintenance year after year, you’ll be rewarded with an extended life for your cooling system—and that’s one of the best ways to save money.

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There’s Ice on My AC—Is That Normal?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

This is one of the most common confusions that people have about their residential air conditioning system: that ice is a normal, expected part of the cooling process. It’s understandable the people would have this misunderstanding. After all, if the AC is sending out cold air, doesn’t it make sense for ice to be involved?

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