Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Archive for July, 2019

It’s Never Too Late for AC Maintenance!

Monday, July 29th, 2019

technician-working-on-ac-unitActually, there is one scenario where it is too late for maintenance—your air conditioner has completely broken down and the compressor is shot. In this case, you’ll likely need to replace the compressor—which at this point we’d recommend an entire system replacement.

This is a lot less likely to happen in a newer system, or a system that has had maintenance done on it once a year. That’s the key, that your AC maintenance be done on a regular basis, no matter what time of the year it is. Sure, it’s ideal to have it done in the spring before temperatures get too high, but this is definitely a case where frequency matters more than timing.

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“Does AC Refrigerant Need to be Refilled Regularly?”

Monday, July 15th, 2019

white-question-mark-in-blue-circle-on-white-backgroundOne of the most common questions that HVAC contractors get about refrigerant is, “how often does it need to be refilled?”

The answer might surprise you, though—it’s “hopefully, never!”

No, AC refrigerant shouldn’t need to be refilled on a regular basis. This is actually a common myth among homeowners, that refrigerant is something that depletes over time, sort of like gasoline does from a car or an oil-powered appliance in your home. This just isn’t the case with refrigerant, however, which continuously cycles through your cooling system or heat pump, transferring heat rather than generating it like other types of heating systems do.

Read on to learn more about this heat transfer fluid!

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Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

woman-sitting-on-couch-blowing-noseWe’re not talking about flu symptoms here, but rather—exacerbated allergy and asthma symptoms. These can be just as irritating and more long-lasting than the standard cold or flu!

And the worst part is, yes, it’s likely your air conditioner that’s causing the problem. Well, that’s not quite right either—it’s how you care for your air conditioner and your indoor air that prevents or causes allergy symptoms in many cases.

The fact of the matter is, your AC use may be making your air quality worse. Keep reading to learn more.

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