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Air Conditioning

A/C Troubleshooting: Unit Won’t Turn On

If you’ve tried to turn on your air conditioner with no success, you may be wondering if you’re going to need to invest in a costly repair or a complete replacement. It’s rare that a cooling system experiences a catastrophic breakdown with no warning, so the problem with your A/C is more likely among the following minor issues.

Tips for When You’re Buying an Air Conditioner

Tips for When You're Buying an Air Conditioner

If you plan to buy a new air conditioner for your home this spring, don’t go unprepared. A variety of pitfalls can leave you with a central A/C that wastes energy, doesn’t properly cool your home, and requires frequent repairs.

How to Deal With Common A/C Condensate Drain Issues

How to Deal With Common A/C Condensate Drain Issues

The condensate drain system is a vital component of your central air conditioner, but you may not give it a second thought until it malfunctions and you see tangible signs that a problem is brewing, such as noxious odors, air quality issues or costly water damage. Here’s how you can deal with some of the most common causes of a malfunctioning A/C drain so you can avoid all these headaches and any unnecessary expense. Drain Trap Gone Dry Condensate drains that run into the main sewer line have a trap just like your kitchen sink. With regular use of the… Read More »

What Do Air Conditioner Ratings Mean?

What Do Air Conditioner Ratings Mean?

Knowing something about air conditioner ratings helps remove the element of surprise from a new A/C purchase. Obviously, there are two costs involved in any new air conditioner: the upfront sticker price and the long-term cost of operating the unit. A buying decision should be based on more than just the immediate purchase price and should also take into account non-financial factors that affect the unit’s performance including noise levels. Here’s how air conditioner ratings can help you make an informed buying decision and avoid the unexpected. SEER Basics SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it’s the primary… Read More »

Here’s How You Can Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioner

Here's How You Can Troubleshoot Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner sure works up a sweat to keep your Traverse City home cool. Scheduled preventive maintenance helps ensure it does its job efficiently without any problems. Though, there are so many parts and functions your A/C system performs that, sooner or later, issues are bound to occur. Use these troubleshooting tips if your A/C system is acting up.

Keep That A/C From Freezing This Summer

Keep That A/C From Freezing This Summer

A frozen air conditioner is near the top of the list for A/C problems that are largely avoidable, especially during hot weather when it runs frequently. The indoor air handler for a central cooling system houses an evaporator coil that carries cold refrigerant. The warm air blowing over it absorbs the heat from your home and carries it outdoors, where the refrigerant cools off.

You Need Clean A/C Coils. Here’s Why

You Need Clean A/C Coils. Here's Why | Team Bob's

Your summer comfort depends on having a reliable cooling system, but you may not realize that clean A/C coils have a major impact on your system’s performance. An air conditioner has two sets of coils that work in tandem to capture heat indoors and send it outside:

Leaking Air Conditioner? Don’t Sweat it

Leaking Air Conditioner? Don't Sweat it | Team Bob's

Your air conditioner condenses gallons of moisture from the indoor air every day and expels it outdoors through the built-in drainage system. If you see evidence of leaking water, it’s a telltale sign that there’s a problem somewhere in the system. Here’s how to troubleshoot a leaking air conditioner to learn whether you can fix it yourself or need to call an HVAC pro for help.

Your Guide to Air Conditioner Shopping

Your Guide to Air Conditioner Shopping

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, there are several factors you should consider before making your final purchase. Here is a brief guide to air conditioner shopping that can help you select the best equipment that will provide the best performance for your home.

Considering a Maintenance Agreement? Here’s Why You Should Buy One

Considering a Maintenance Agreement? Here's Why You Should Buy One

The fall season tends to be a hectic time of year for many people. The kids are back in school after summer break and holidays stretch into the new year. Fall is also the ideal season to prepare your home systems for the heating months. Is your furnace or boiler ready to heat your home when the first chill sets in? A preventive maintenance agreement can ease your mind and energy bills, and keep your home comfortable season after season. Here’s how:

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