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

Are You Suffering From an Electrical AC Issue?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Air conditioners are heavy pieces of equipment that utilize a lot of energy. That’s why electrical issues are so common in air conditioners, because they use more energy than most homeowners know. When something goes wrong while the system tries to consume energy and use it to cool your home, you’re experiencing an electrical air conditioning issue and could use the help of a professional.

Are you unsure of when a problem is electrical in nature and when it’s not? No problem, that’s what we’re here for. We’re going to talk about AC repairs in Mount Laurel, NJ, and what constitutes an electrical problem. We’ll discuss how you can spot an electrical issue over a different one, and what electrical problems mean for the future of your home cooling system.

Our hope is that you gain enough knowledge from this post to be confident in calling a professional when you’re fairly certain you’ve got an electrical problem occurring.

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Increase Your AC Efficiency with These Three Steps

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Homeowners are looking for every tip and trick in the book to save money on energy bills while increasing cooling power in their homes. Figuring out why isn’t a mystery, energy prices are on the rise and everyone is trying their best to reduce their carbon footprint while trying not to compromise their comfort. Luckily, there are some tried and true methods for doing just that!

Today, we’d like to discuss a few tips for increasing your air conditioner’s cooling effectiveness while also lowering your bills. In the world of HVAC, every little thing helps, from scheduling AC maintenance in Egg Harbor Township, NJ to replacing your air filter every 1-3 months, to even circulating your ceiling fan in the opposite direction. Each small task you complete contributes just a little bit to lowering bills and making your home cooler.

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It’s Not Too Late to Get AC Maintenance

Monday, May 11th, 2020

If you’ve forgotten to get AC maintenance and you’ve already started worrying about repairs for the summer, we’d like to let you in on a little industry secret. Sure, maintenance during the springtime might be better in general, but it really doesn’t matter when you get your AC tuned-up as much as it matters that you get it done at all. AC maintenance is a vital tool for combatting a system’s old age, problems that will arise in the future, and increasing efficiency levels.

The problem we encounter more often with homeowners is not that they had maintenance performed on their air conditioner at the wrong time, it’s that they forgot to have it performed at all. This means that when your AC repair in Cherry Hill, NJ is much more expensive than you thought it would be, it’s because your system hasn’t been maintained properly.

So, let’s avoid that with maintenance today.

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Get Your AC Ready for Summer

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The team here at Ambient Comfort is concerned primarily with keeping you cool and comfortable for as long as possible, at the most affordable price possible. That requires more than just calling us when you need repairs or you notice something strange about your system. It means being proactive and when you’re taking your AC out of hibernation for the year, there is a wide variety of things you can do to make the transition easier and more effective.

So, we’re going to list several things that you as a homeowner can do in preparation for a hot summer, and one of those things is scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Egg Harbor Township. By signing up for maintenance with a team that really cares, you’re setting your air conditioner up for success. Let’s make sure your air conditioner is ready for the summer!

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5 Most Common Problems with Ductless AC

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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