ServiceMax Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Let’s Figure Out If You Need an AC Upgrade

Monday, September 19th, 2022
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If you have been asking yourself “How old is my AC unit?” or “Why is my AC always breaking down?” then it is a good idea to start seeing whether or not you need an AC repair or an upgrade. That said, you need to be certain because air conditioners are expensive.

Here are four things you can look at to help you decide.

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Is a Heat Pump the Right Fit for Your Home?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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When you need to find a system to choose for your next AC installation in Skokie, IL it is a great idea to consider a heat pump if you haven’t done so before. These systems are highly effective for keeping your home cool. However, they don’t stop there.

There are many reasons why heat pumps are rapidly increasing in their presence in homes across the country. They can more easily fit the needs of many different types of homes. Let’s see if your home may be the next to be outfitted with this wonderful new home comfort system.

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Does Refrigerant Get Used Up?

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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Each part of your air conditioner is highly important to the cooling process. But there is one part of the system that is more often misunderstood than the rest and that is the refrigerant. The refrigerant in your AC is vital to the process of cooling the air.

Here’s the thing that you need to know to start things off. Refrigerant doesn’t dissipate over time. It isn’t used up the way fuel is. That is why if you start to have trouble with low refrigerant levels, you need to reach out to a professional to address the problem.

Here is what you need to know about what causes refrigerant loss and why it requires air conditioning repair in Winnetka, IL.

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Why Bad AC Sizing Is a Problem

Monday, July 11th, 2022
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Improper sizing is already annoying in the most common situations, such as when you are trying to buy clothes. But it is an even bigger issue when it involves your air conditioner. AC sizing has to do with cooling your home, and having this aspect of your installation done wrong will cost you time and money.

When you work with a professional for your AC installation in Chicago, IL, it ensures that your AC is sized right from the start. But what happens if the sizing is done incorrectly?

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What a Hissing AC Means

Monday, June 27th, 2022
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The summer season is underway, and there’s nothing you want to hear less than a strange noise coming from your AC.

Hissing noises aren’t uncommon, and many homeowners are surprised to find their air conditioner emitting this strange sound when they turn their thermostats down.

What does hissing in your AC mean? It could stem from several sources, including leaks and an unchanged filter.

Any foreign sound coming from your air conditioner is a call to action. When in doubt, always schedule air conditioner repair in Chicago, IL. But first, it might help to do some research and figure out what’s going on behind the scenes before you make the call.

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How to Tell You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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Most people don’t give a second thought to their air conditioning systems until something goes wrong. Even in the hottest summers, your home’s climate control relies on a properly functioning air conditioning system so if something goes wrong with it, you’re going to notice!

But how can you tell whether it’s time to replace your air conditioning? Replacing an aging air conditioner involves a significant amount of work and money. On the other hand, maintaining an inefficient air conditioning system will lead to greater utility costs in the long run. If you are noticing worsening comfort and increasing costs, there is a chance that it’s time to get a new cooling system for a more energy-efficient home.

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Which AC Service Do You Need?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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After providing air conditioning service in Niles, IL for many years, we’ve seen many customers struggle to determine which type of AC service they really need. They call us when their home is unbearably warm on the hottest day of the summer or they can’t get the system to turn on at all. By then, a significant repair, if not a system replacement, may be necessary.

In other cases, there are some signs of trouble, but homeowners don’t want to hear that their AC system is at the end of its life. We’ve seen people put off calling for help until the system breaks down entirely.

If you know that your AC isn’t performing up to expectations, we can help you determine what type of AC service you need right now. There are three basic options, and it’s not too difficult to tell the difference. Wherever you think you are right now, a quick call will always work out in your favor.

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Do You Need Maintenance or Repairs for Your AC?

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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Let us be clear about something: if you haven’t gotten a maintenance appointment scheduled for your air conditioner yet, you definitely need to have the system maintained ASAP. This is a necessary service to keep your system running at its best for as long as possible.

The question remains whether or not you need some extra work for your system. If you are wondering whether to schedule maintenance or an AC repair in Evanston, IL, you can count on us to help you figure it out.

Let’s look at some of the indicators you can check for so that you know when to contact us for service, and what service you may want to ask about.

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Do You Need a New Thermostat? Here’s How to Tell

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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Your thermostat is the literal brains of your comfort operation. Without it, you cannot run your air conditioner in the summer or your heater in the winter. Having a reliable thermostat is important year-round.

When something starts to go wrong with your thermostat, it will directly affect your comfort. A faulty thermostat is likely to cause a lot more trouble than it is worth. This is why a thermostat upgrade in Chicago can be a great idea to deal with the comfort problems this system can cause. How do you know that you are due for an upgrade? Let’s look at some of the indicators that will let you know you should switch out this system.

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Declare Independence From Ductwork With This System

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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You deserve to be able to stay cool during summer. That can be tough to accomplish in some cases though. If you have a home that can’t accommodate ductwork, you may be looking at battling with a window unit or, worse, a bunch of fans, in a desperate attempt to stay cool. On the other hand, if you do have ductwork you may be pensive about using your AC still because those ducts aren’t as reliable as they used to be but they are too pricey to fix up.

Both of these issues have a common cause: they require cooling solutions that don’t use ductwork. Thankfully, when it comes to all things to do with air conditioning in Oak Park, IL we can provide. You can declare your independence from duct-based cooling systems this summer with the addition of a ductless mini split air conditioner.

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