Ambient Comfort LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

AC Replacement Woes: Is It Time to Let Go of Your Old AC?

Monday, July 15th, 2024

Air conditioners don’t last forever. Depending on certain factors like how old the system is and how frequently you schedule air conditioner repairs in Gloucester County, NJ, you might want to consider getting it replaced.

Our team provides expert replacements in Franklinville, Newfield, Washington Township, and Glassboro. Just follow along with our guide to learn about replacing your old AC.

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Ambient’s Answers: What Does the “Central” in “Central AC” Mean?

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Central air conditioning is one of those phrases that has entered the common lexicon. This is for a good reason: central air conditioning is still one of the most affordable and efficient ways to keep your home cool during the summer. But it’s not the only way at this point, and it’s one of many different air conditioning methods.

For instance, we now have access to powerful ductless mini splits that can cool your whole home with just 1–4 air handlers mounted on the walls, ceilings, or floors. But these systems are inherently not central air conditioners.

Why is that? What makes a central air conditioner “central” and why is central cooling in Gloucester County, NJ it’s own thing? If you’re a homeowner in the area looking for cooling solutions, especially if you live in Franklinville, Newfield, Washington Township, or Glassboro, then you’ll want to learn more about this.

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The Many Advantages of a Ductless System: The Ambient Comfort Breakdown

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes, but recent technological advancements have given us a variety of options that can fit unique customer needs. You no longer have to get air ducts installed throughout your smaller-than-average home because a central AC unit is the only system that we can set up.

Now, we have access to heat pumps—and more specifically, ductless heat pumps. These advanced systems, as the name implies, can heat and cool your home without the need for air ducts at all. Perfect for smaller homes, uniquely shaped homes, and even condos, these units might be the perfect choice for your next big comfort upgrade.

For ductless air conditioning in Gloucester County, NJ, you can trust our team.

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Maintenance Tips: Can You Clean Your Coils Yourself?

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

This is a question we get frequently, and it’s one that customers will search online for. Sure, you’ll find plenty of videos with tutorials and “how-tos” that explain the details of cleaning a coil, but they never answer the burning question that everyone wants to figure out: should you clean your coils?

The answer is no, but it’s more complicated than that. Our air conditioning maintenance in Gloucester County, NJ is designed to address this for you, but we understand that customers might want to try this work for themselves. The truth is that the risks far outweigh the benefits of trying to clean the coils on your own. Without specialized training, you’ll be in trouble if you start taking apart your air conditioner, even with the best intentions!

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PSA: It’s Time for an Air Filter Change!

Monday, May 20th, 2024

Every home air conditioner has a filter built into it. Even small window units have a tiny filter that can be removed and cleaned on a regular basis. This is because air conditioning systems are considered forced-air HVAC equipment, which cycles through the air of your home as it cools it. Unfortunately, this job can involve a lot of dust and debris that normally wouldn’t be airborne, but starts to get swept up into your air conditioner as a result of cycling airflow.

These contaminants can do a number on the interior components of your air conditioner. Even just a few cycles without a filter to keep the system safe could cause a breakdown or lead to components requiring heavy air conditioning service in Franklinville, NJ.

Let’s talk about the importance of your air filter and why you should change it on a regular basis.

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Your AC Coils: Tips to Keep Them in Good Shape

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Air conditioners are complex systems with many interlocking parts that work together. You’ve got the electrical components like the capacitor, the monitoring equipment and sensors like the thermostat, and the refrigerant that is constantly pressurized and depressurized to move heat.

This might sound like an overengineered piece of equipment—but air conditioners are actually very good at doing specifically what they’re designed to do, which is cool your home. Nothing else is required aside from a steady stream of electricity coming through your home.

But there’s one component that people tend to forget about when they’re surprised with air conditioning repair in Franklinville, NJ, and that’s the system’s coils. From evaporator coils to condenser coils, we’ll talk about your AC’s coils and what you can do to keep them in good shape.

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Tax Season Tips: Ductless Repairs Are Worth the Investment

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

It’s tax season! Or at least it was by the time this blog was posted. Tax season flies by, especially in such a busy year and season. Folks are already planning their summertime vacations so it can seem like submitting taxes is a flash in the pan when compared to everything else. But when that tax refund or credit becomes available, everything can change.

Tax season can be a tough time for a lot of people, but it’s also a great time to save money and invest wisely in your home. Many tax credits are available for customers who have recently purchased new high-efficiency systems and electric vehicles, or for anyone who has made a large donation that was tax deductible last year.

Today, we’d like to talk about ductless air conditioner repair in Franklinville, NJ, and why it is an extremely good use of any tax refund money that might be heading your way.

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The Difference Between a Good and Bad AC

Monday, September 11th, 2023

At this point, you’ve likely had a lot of quality time with your air conditioner. The amount of heatwaves, high humidity warnings, and just generally high temperatures we’ve endured this year is record-breaking. Our air conditioners have been functioning non-stop for weeks at a time, so you might have gotten used to some of the sounds and little quirks that your system has.

There’s nothing wrong with an air conditioner that has a few quirks, right? As long as it pumps cool air into your home, it’s probably fine.

This sentiment can get you into some trouble though, if you’re not careful. Below, we’ll go over some ways that you can identify a good air conditioner or a bad one. If you think your AC is in the second category, be sure to schedule AC repair in Camden County. Our team can be out to Haddon Heights, Tavistock, Cherry Hill, and beyond!

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5 Reasons to Consider a Smart Thermostat

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Are you on the fence when it comes to replacing your thermostat? That old analog system from the ‘70s or the outdated digital one from the turn of the millennia might be starting to annoy you.

And you know what? That makes sense! Thermostats are supposed to be precise in the way that they control your HVAC system and monitor the temperature. Older and outdated thermostat systems just don’t work as well as new ones, and you might be noticing that in the ambient temperature of your home.

For customers in Northfield, Hammonton, and even Folsom, a thermostat upgrade can be a big deal for home comfort, and we’ll explain why. Just remember to schedule an appointment with our team for a smart thermostat in Camden County. We can perform this upgrade effectively, quickly, and ensure that you get the thermostat that works for you and your family.

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AC Installations in Older Homes: Our Guide

Monday, July 17th, 2023

You’ve found one of our more “intermediate” blogs where we cover a topic that not many homeowners are familiar with. Older homes are everywhere in our neck of the woods, and some of them are much older than others. This makes things tricky for HVAC professionals, because older homes aren’t necessarily spacious enough or designed to have an AC installation in Camden County.

This is true for practically every neighborhood, from Haddon Heights, to Tavistock, and even throughout Cherry Hill, old 18th and 19th century homes stand tall with new owners that would like to set them up with air conditioning units. However, AC can’t blast from a radiator attached to the wall, so sometimes things need to be changed or retrofitted in order to fit this kind of system.

Don’t worry, we’ll cover all the ins and outs of this kind of work. AC installation is complex depending on the kind of home you have, but it doesn’t have to be if you hire a professional like the ones on our team.

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