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What to Look For in a Commercial HVAC Technician

October 14th, 2019

Commercial work is much different than residential HVAC work. Commercial HVAC services can include different systems and processes which means that you’re going to want to be particular when looking for your next contractor. You need a professional technician who is experienced working in commercial spaces and who knows what they’re doing with the larger, more intensive rooftop units.

Whether it’s a specific set of awards or accolades, a comprehensive service plan, or just experience working with commercial systems, it’s incredibly important that you choose your service professional wisely. Working with the cheapest handyman out there could give you an immediate discount, but your building will have sub-par service that might end up costing you much more in the long run.

Don’t take any chances. We’ll guide you through some major points to ensure that you choose the best technician you possibly can for your commercial HVAC work.

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What to Look for in an HVAC Technician

September 30th, 2019

We know how difficult it is to find a technician who is qualified for your particular HVAC work. Improper installations, amateur work, no credentials, broken promises, we’ve heard about these nightmares before. That’s we are writing for you today, with a list of some important things to keep in mind when hiring a new HVAC technician for your home heating and air conditioning needs. These don’t have to be complicated, but they provide some information to learn about your technician so you don’t waste money on something you don’t need, or repairs in the future.

The difference between an HVAC technician who you trust with expertise and a technician who is just the cheapest on the block can be absolutely everything. After all, the first step to proper AC and heater maintenance is a proper installation by an honest person. You need a great professional to take care of your commercial HVAC services so that you can focus on your business.

So? What should you keep in mind when meeting with a new technician?

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The Benefits of Humidified Air

September 16th, 2019

Humidity can be annoying, but as we end the cooling season it’s important to talk about the indoor air quality of your home during the winter. It’s easy to tell when your home is too humid in the summer, but it’s harder to tell when your home isn’t humid enough in the winter.

You’re probably saying “how can my home not be humid enough? Humidity is bad right?”

Well, not necessarily. Too much humidity is uncomfortable and awful, but low humidity is pretty detrimental to your health as well. There are many effects from having air that’s too dry during the winter, and if you’ll keep reading, you’ll see how they can range from minorly annoying to downright nasty if you’re not careful. Any Cherry Hill HVAC Company will tell you that air that’s not humid enough will make you uncomfortable as the winter progresses. Let’s talk about how!

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5 Most Common Problems with Ductless AC

September 2nd, 2019

While we do recommend ductless air conditioners fairly often, no AC is without its fair share of problems. That being said, the problems with ductless AC units can basically happen to any type of air conditioner, and they’re not really that bad when it comes to the extent of the problems. We’re not talking about explosions or issues that could set half of your house on fire. Nope, just a leak here and there or a clog in the condensate drain.

Why is that so? Well, for starters, ductless air conditioners are well made and hyper-efficient units. There’s a reason we recommend these heat pump systems so frequently. Even when they break down and everything that can go wrong with them does, there are still multiple air handlers to one system that allows them to keep cooling your home. For everything else that goes wrong with your ductless AC, you can contact your friendly neighborhood technician for AC repair in Cherry Hill.

So, let’s take a look at the common problems with ductless air conditioning.

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Can’t I Just Repair My AC on My Own?

August 19th, 2019

We live in a “do-it-yourself” culture. You likely know what we mean—you can find a video online to fix just about any appliance or piece of equipment in your home when it’s malfunctioning or even when it’s broken down completely. This includes your air conditioner, but we don’t believe it should!

There are components within your air conditioner that are very important, and damaging them while trying to do repairs can do more harm than good—like your compressor or evaporator coil. There are other components that are hazardous in the wrong hands and legally require the assistance of a professional—like refrigerant.

Keep reading to learn more about why you always want to hire a pro when you need an HVAC technician in Camden County, NJ. 

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No, Your AC Shouldn’t Be Making These Sounds

August 5th, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWe all know someone who says that your AC should be louder on a muggy day because it’s “working harder,” or that the grinding noise is just how the unit “warms up.” Take our word for it, these claims are not sound. Who would you rather listen to, your neighbor or a technician who has at least five years of experience in the field of HVAC repair?

Air conditioners are built to be quiet. The only sound you should be hearing from a fully functioning air conditioner is the slight sound of a cool breeze and the hum of the fans. When your car makes a strange noise, do you assume it’s normal? Just because your HVAC unit doesn’t have a check engine light, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be vigilant! So, let’s take this opportunity to discuss what exactly to do if you do hear your air conditioner making noises.

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Simple Steps You Can Take Toward Better Cooling Efficiency

July 22nd, 2019

vent-near-floor-on-wallSummer is progressing right along, and we’re sure your air conditioner is chugging right along with it. With how much we use our home cooling systems, it’s only natural that you may wonder how to cool your home most efficiently, to save energy and subsequent money.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can boost efficiency, which we’ll get to below. First, we do want to mention the importance of air conditioning maintenance. Maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your system to ensure it’s performing as it should, for as long as it should! Tune-ups are typically best scheduled in the spring before you need your system the most, but it’s more important that you have maintenance done routinely than it is the time of year you schedule it.

If you haven’t scheduled your tune-up yet, give us a call! In the meantime, check out these other efficiency-boosting tips.

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Save Money with Routine AC Maintenance

July 8th, 2019

outside-ac-unit-sitting-atop-money-with-white-backgroundSummer is officially here! We understand, you don’t want to think about that quite yet. After all, it means your energy bills are going to spike again like they did during the winter. But what if we told you that you might be spending more than necessary to keep your house cool each summer?

Even if your air conditioner is running “just fine,” you can reduce your monthly bills. How? By scheduling a professional air conditioning tune-up, that’s how! Keep reading as we go through the hows and whys of air conditioning maintenance. If you’re still not convinced that air conditioning maintenance can save you money after that, contact our team and ask about our CCA Comfort Club Maintenance Plan. We’ll share more details below!

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Can Too Much Humidity Hurt Your AC?

June 24th, 2019

air-conditioner-next-to-brick-houseWe may have a bit of a reputation for chilly and often quite snowy winters, but that doesn’t mean that our summers don’t pack quite the punch. With soaring temperatures and excess moisture in the air, it’s easy to feel uncomfortable in your home—at least, without the right indoor air quality products and air conditioning system in place, that is.

That said, one indoor air quality problem in particular—high humidity—not only impacts comfort but can damage your air conditioner, too, leaving your home muggy and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there’s a great way to prevent all this. The installation of a whole-house dehumidifier!

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How Has Modern Technology Improved AC Efficiency?

June 10th, 2019

smart-thermostat-in-forefront-with-house-in-backgroundWe could talk about all the advancements made to HVAC systems and the benefits of installing a new system, your HVAC system options such as ductless mini-splits, and how to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner by using ceiling fans. These are, after all, methods of improving your air conditioner efficiency.

There’s another piece of technology though that has helped air conditioners make huge strides in efficiency with minimal work—the thermostat!

As you likely understand to a point, the thermostat of your HVAC systems is essentially the brain of those systems. Today’s smart thermostats—also called Wi-Fi thermostats—can do so much more than simply set temperatures. You can keep things that basic if you choose, but the biggest benefit of a smart thermostat is the precision and customization it affords you. Keep reading to learn what type of benefits you can take advantage of with a smart thermostat!

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