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Don’t Ignore These Late Season AC Problems

September 18th, 2017

An air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. The air conditioner is in a back yard in the hot summer season. Service industry, working class.In our previous blog post, we covered some tips for homeowners to follow in regards to helping their air conditioner last through the rest of our warm weather this season. Summer may officially be over in just a few days, however, that doesn’t mean that your cooling system isn’t still at risk of problems.

You may very well find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Post Falls, ID within the coming weeks. And you’ll perhaps be tempted to put off such service until next year. After all, you won’t need your AC system for much longer this year, right? Unfortunately, this can be a costly mistake.

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End of Summer Air Conditioning Tips

September 4th, 2017

vent near carpeted floor inside homeWe’re officially nearing the end of summer, which means soon enough we’ll shut off our AC units in favor or our heaters. But this doesn’t mean that now is the time to neglect your cooling system. After all, it’s been through a lot of stress and has built up a good amount of wear and tear from months of steady work.

It could very well be the case that you are in need of air conditioning repair in Spokane, WA. If this is the case, it’s important that you not wait, and tackle these repair needs right away. Avoiding them can leave you without a cooling system when you need it the most—even if that’s the beginning of summer next year! The longer you wait to arrange for AC repairs, the more expensive the eventual repair will likely be.

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Repair or Replace? Assessing Ductless AC Troubles

August 21st, 2017

closeup view about using some appliance such as air conditionerOne heating and cooling option that has become increasingly popular in modern homes is the ductless mini split system. Rather than operating through a network of ductwork connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distribute air around the house through mini air handlers mounted on walls in their given rooms.

If you do not currently utilize a ductless system, the first thing you should know is that there are excellent benefits to doing so, including improved efficiency and space saving benefits. However, just like any other air conditioning system, the ductless system can run into problems requiring Post Falls, ID air conditioning repair—some of which are unique to these particular heating and cooling appliances. We’ve covered these troubles below.

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Help! My AC is Blowing Hot Air

August 7th, 2017

red and black thermostat iconWe may have it easier than other parts of the country when summer hits—after all it’s pretty mild and cool here the majority of the year. However, when summer is at its hottest—now—you need your air conditioner to really step up to the plate and do its job effectively and efficiently. You can reduce the risk of anything going wrong with routine maintenance, but beyond that you can’t always guarantee that nothing will malfunction.

All appliances—with air conditioners being no exception—are subject to occasional operational issues. These problems are most likely to present themselves just when you need your cooling system the most. Therefore, learning to recognize potential indications of trouble and knowing when to call for professional air conditioning repair in Spokane, WA is very important.

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How Can You Find the Best Professional Electricians?

July 24th, 2017

find-best-professional-electriciansHave you found that you need to upgrade your electrical panel? Or perhaps you are in need of rewiring, or need to have your smoke detectors hardwired into your home. Whatever your electrical service needs may be, one thing is for sure—this is not a job that should be left to an amateur or an untrained homeowner.

It requires a professional Spokane, WA electrician with the right training, experience, and licensing to get the job done. But do you know how to spot a quality electrician? We’ve provided some insight below as to what you should look for in a professional electrician.

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Sounds That Indicate AC Repairs are Imminent

July 10th, 2017

sounds-indicate-ac-repairs-imminent With temperatures already in the 90’s, it goes without saying that you’re using your air conditioner to keep cool on a daily basis. With that use, are you keeping a close eye out in case any operational problems crop up? AC issues are most likely to occur for air conditioners during the summer season, when system demand is at its highest.

This means that now should be when you’re most watchful for any indications of that air conditioning repairs in Hayden, ID are imminent. Keep reading to learn about a few specific sounds to listen for, which indicate that you should be concerned—and call in a professional HVAC technician to take a look.

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How Does Changing the Filter Get Your AC Ready for Summer?

June 26th, 2017

changing-air-filter-ac-ready-summerThe “official” allergy season may be over, but as anyone with allergies knows, symptoms can linger for some time. And with indoor air quality actually worse than that of outdoors the majority of the time, it can be hard to find relief. Though, it can be a big easier if you perform one important HVAC tasks—chancing your air filter. Many people don’t realize how much of a purpose this serves when it comes to the state of their cooling system.

Changing your air filter is one of those Liberty Lake, ID air conditioning services that we encourage you to do on your own—for everything else we advise scheduling routine professional maintenance. Doing so can actually help air flow through your AC with ease, and reduce the risk of sudden air conditioner breakdown. But that’s not the only step to take in order to prep your cooling system for summer. Keep reading to learn the importance of this task, and what else you can do to make sure you’re well equipped for the hottest season of the year.

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Who Should Invest in a Ductless System?

June 12th, 2017

ductless-system-investWhen it comes to heating your home during the winter, forced-air systems—furnaces—are still a very popular way to do so. But often, forced air systems can be inefficient, or can take up too much space in your home on top of your already existing air conditioner, too.

But what if we told you there was another option for forced air cooling and heating, that not only would save you money due to its efficiency, but will take up far less space in your home? We’re talking about investing in a Coeur d’Alene, ID ductless system installation. But, just like any other HVAC system, a ductless system—ductless mini-split—isn’t right for every home.

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Watch for These Signs of Air Conditioner Problems

May 28th, 2017

air-conditioner-problems-signsIf recent weather is any indication, we’ve begun entering into the warmed part of the year. Granted, it never gets too hot in our area, when you compare it other parts of the country. Still though, are warm weather certainly warrants the effectiveness and efficiency of a quality air conditioning system. This is why we strongly recommend keeping an eye out for any warning signs that your cooling system may be in trouble.

While the most obvious sign of an air conditioning problem is a broken down system, ideally you won’t ever need to let things get to that point before calling for professional Spokane, WA air conditioning repairs. Generally speaking, the problems that may impact an air conditioner do damage over a span of time, not in just one fell swoop. In other words, if you pay close attention, you’ll have plenty of time to schedule repairs without worrying about a system shutdown.

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How Old Is Too Old for an Air Conditioner?

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-too-oldSummer doesn’t quite impact us like it does other parts of the country—which is almost disappointing considering how chilly our winters can get. However there’s a benefit to easing into summer—it gives homeowners like you plenty of time to prepare, which includes ensuring that your cooling system is prepared for the warmer weather.

But what if your air conditioner isn’t in such great shape? Could it be that you need a Spokane Valley, ID air conditioner replacement? We get that purchasing a new AC system may not be the most ideal way to spend your money, but when your cooling system reaches a certain age, this purchase becomes inevitably. And waiting for it to just break down isn’t the best plan either—what if it completely shuts down in the middle of one of the hottest days of summer?

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