Own a New Home? Here’s Why We Recommend You Schedule AC Service

September 13th, 2021
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Purchasing a home is an adventure. It has its joys as well as obstacles, and once you’re finally ready to move in, it can feel like you’ve run a marathon or been on a 24-hour bumper car ride. Now you and your family are moving in and adjusting to your new house—and likely finding plenty of things you’d like to change or improve. 

We know this is, well, a lot. You’ve already gone through one rollercoaster, and now you have a list of other tasks. We want to draw your attention to one task that may slip past you, but which is one of the most important: schedule service for the AC. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, having professionals inspect and maintain the central air conditioner can save you many hassles later.

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How Long Can I Expect My AC to Last?

August 16th, 2021
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When the summer comes to an end—and despite the current heat, that end arrives in a bit over a month—we recommend our customers take stock of their central air conditioners. An AC goes through plenty during a summer, and some warning signs can indicate that a cooling system is ready for replacement. 

This topic brings up a question people often have about their central air conditioners: how many years of service can they expect from theirs? 

It’s a good question, and it has several answers. Below we’ll go into the details of the life expectancy of a central air conditioner. 

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Is a Geothermal Installation Even Possible for My House?

August 2nd, 2021
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In our last blog post, we looked at the benefits of having a geothermal heat pump installed to provide year-round comfort to your house. Going with a geothermal system can help you save immensely on energy costs and deliver a level of reliable comfort and efficiency that standard air-source heat pumps can’t. 

But when people hear about geothermal systems, they often dismiss them as a possibility for their homes. You may feel this same way. Is a geothermal installation in Newtown Square, PA something you can actually have done? Or is it too big and too expensive to even contemplate? And don’t you need plenty of space for the ground loops?

Below we’ll talk about how going geothermal may be more accessible than you believe.

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The Benefits of a Geothermal Heat Pump for Your House

July 19th, 2021
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Geothermal energy is a renewable energy source that offers clean and efficient power taken from the heat generated by the Earth’s core. You might have considered geothermal energy as out of your personal reach—it’s something you get from geothermal power plants, but you can’t imagine using the geothermal energy from right around your house for anything useful.

Good news! Geothermal energy is more accessible for your home than you may think. One of the most useful geothermal installations is a geothermal heat pump to provide your house with heating and cooling around the year. Indoors, a geothermal heat pump works similarly to a standard air-source heat pump—it releases heat or absorbs heat through a refrigerant coil and then a blower sends the conditioned air into the ductwork. But instead of an outside unit, a geothermal heat pump has loops buried in the ground (at least 6 feet below the surface) to both access and deposit thermal energy.

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Why Does My AC Trip the Circuit Breaker?

July 5th, 2021
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Has your air conditioner been tripping your circuit breaker? Are you worried about why it might be happening? This is a far more common problem than you might think, especially if you live in Pennsylvania. 

There are several reasons why your air conditioner might keep tripping its circuit breaker. If you are experiencing this problem, the best way to deal with it is to contact professionals for air conditioning repair in Newtown Square, PA, because they will know how to address this technical problem.

In this post, we will tell you why this might be happening so you can understand the importance of calling air conditioning experts immediately.

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Why Can’t My Central Air Conditioner Keep Up With the Heat?

June 21st, 2021
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This isn’t what you signed up for when you got your air conditioning system for your home (or you inherited the air conditioner when you moved into your current home). You expect a central AC to provide enough cooling to keep your home comfortable, no matter the heatwave outside. And yet right now you’re struggling to stay cool even when the AC is working full-throttle. You can feel cool air coming from the vents, but it apparently isn’t enough. Why is your air conditioner experiencing problems keeping up with the hot weather?

There are many possibilities for this problem, and they range from simple ones you can correct on your own to more complicated issues requiring central AC repair in West Chester, PA, or even a full system replacement. Below, we’re going to get into some of the more common causes of an AC that can’t keep up.

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Is That AC Repair Worth the Cost? Let’s Take a Deeper Dive

June 7th, 2021

When you’ve had your air conditioning system for a decade or more, you’re going to begin to consider replacing it. Or at least you’ll think about it when the air conditioner starts to experience routine problems that require having professionals repair it. Repairs cost money, and at what point does the cost of repairs outweigh the cost of investing in a new air conditioner?

This is one of the Big Questions homeowners face with their HVAC systems. We’d like to shed some light on the question of whether an AC repair is worth the cost or if it’s time for a new AC.

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Warning Signs Your AC Is Leaking Refrigerant

May 24th, 2021
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Last year we wrote about the role refrigerant plays in your air conditioning system: it’s not an energy source for an AC but rather how an AC removes heat from the air to cool it down. In that post, we briefly talked about why both too much and too little refrigerant is major trouble for an air conditioner.

Today we’re going to get into details about having too little refrigerant, which is a common cause for air conditioning repair in West Chester, PA. The refrigerant lines in an air conditioner can develop leaks due to corrosion, and this problem can start affecting an AC system after only five years in service—it’s not just an “old air conditioner” problem!

Refrigerant leaks need repairs as soon as possible, since a low refrigerant charge puts the entire system in jeopardy. But refrigerant leaks aren’t often obvious at first, so we’ve put together a list of warning signs that will tell you it’s time to call us to check out the AC.

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Why It’s Important to Have Your AC Professionally Sized

May 10th, 2021
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“Sizing” an air conditioning system? You may not have heard the term before and find it a bit odd. You’re not going to wear the air conditioner. Is that about making sure an air conditioning system fits in the space it’s supposed to go?

What sizing means with air conditioning installation is finding out how powerful a unit is needed to provide the required level of comfort for a home without wasting energy. It’s a vital step in AC installation, and one you don’t want to get wrong. That’s why we recommend only having professionals take care of your next air conditioning installation in West Chester, PA.

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5 Signs You May Need an AC Replacement

April 26th, 2021
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In our last post, we wrote about the importance of scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance this spring (and every spring). One of the benefits of regular maintenance is that it helps an air conditioning system last for as long as possible. However, no amount of maintenance can make an AC system last forever. It’s best to get ahead of a failing air conditioning system and notice the early warnings that it needs a replacement in the near future. 

Below are five major ways to tell it’s close to the time when you should schedule an air conditioning replacement in West Chester, PA.

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