Ambient Comfort LLC Blog: Archive for April, 2019

Can You Add an Air Conditioner to a Heat-Only System?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

top-view-of-an-outdoor-ac-unitThe short answer to this is, “yes.” Yes, you can add an air conditioner to a forced-air heating system. It is, however, a complex process and we never recommend it be attempted by a homeowner. Of course, we’ll say this about any air conditioning or heating installation. There are many factors that go into matching the right system to the right home—take sizing for instance.

Many homeowners believe “the bigger the better” when it comes to their HVAC installation. But actually, just as too small of a system won’t be powerful enough for your home, too large of a system will be too powerful and will go through a process called “short-cycling,” which is damaging to the system. But we digress.

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Ocean Air and Your AC: How to Prevent Saltwater Erosion

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ben-franklin-bridge-in-new-jerseyIf there is one thing we’re quite familiar with living near the Jersey Shore, it’s saltwater and salty air. As a result, we need to take special care of our HVAC equipment to ensure it’s not in danger of damage. Ocean air can actually lead to a good deal of corrosion, and impact the functionality of your air conditioner. Keep reading to learn more about how salty air impacts your AC so you can take steps to mitigate system problems.

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Heed These Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

Monday, April 1st, 2019

technician-working-on-gas-powered-boilerTemperatures are slowly, but surely, beginning to warm. Soon enough you won’t need to use your boiler system on a daily basis to keep warm. So, it can be easy to ignore any possible signs of repair. After all, you don’t have to worry about it again until next fall, so why bother, right? This can be a mistake. Premature system breakdowns can occur when you ignore repair needs or don’t have your system routinely maintained.

By having professional boiler maintenance done and by staying on top of repair needs, you can prevent costly problems. But of course, there is always a chance that something will go wrong eventually anyway. Eventually, your boiler will wear down to the point that it needs to be replaced. But do you know what to look for that indicates yours is in trouble?

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