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Use These Creative Ideas for Hiding Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

Use These Creative Ideas for Hiding Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

Do you wish there was something that could be done to hide that big metal box next to your home? That big metal box is the outdoor half of your central air system or heat pump. While it plays an essential role in keeping your home comfortable, it’s not very pleasant to look at. Use these creative ideas to hide the outdoor HVAC unit and turn that eyesore into valuable space.


5 A/C Features to Look For When Shopping for a New Cooling System

5 A/C Features to Look For When Shopping for a New Cooling System

A new air conditioning system is a large investment, and to get the most value for your money, you must choose carefully. There are five common cooling system features that should factor into your ultimate decision.


Don’t Lose Your Cool: Troubleshoot Frozen Evaporator Coils With These Tips

Don't Lose Your Cool: Troubleshoot Frozen Evaporator Coils With These Tips

While any problem with your cooling system needs prompt attention, frozen evaporator coils deserve top priority since all cooling stops when the coils freeze. Serious and costly mechanical problems may result, the worst of which is a burned out compressor. The evaporator coils sit in the indoor blower compartment and carry the chilled refrigerant that cools your home by absorbing heat from the air.


Your HVAC Tech Should Check the Following During A/C Maintenance

Your HVAC Tech Should Check the Following During A/C Maintenance

Your air conditioner should receive annual maintenance visits performed by a certified HVAC technician. This helps keep the system running smoothly and efficiently while also preventing serious malfunctions. Following are some items that should be checked during an A/C maintenance visit.


Air Conditioning Options for an Attic Remodel

Air Conditioning Options for an Attic Remodel

When you’re turning your attic into a livable space, it’s best to decide early in the project what you need to do regarding climate control since attics have unique needs. Cooling the attic is a big concern since the space can gain heat from the roof, as well as heat rising from rooms below. Following are available options for air conditioning for an attic remodel.


3 A/C Condensate Drain Issues You Should Be Prepared to Deal With

3 A/C Condensate Drain Issues You Should Be Prepared to Deal With

An air conditioner’s evaporator coil condenses gallons of water from the air during the cooling process on a daily basis. Normally this condensation flows straight outdoors through the drain system. On occasion, A/C condensate drain issues can crop up that cause foul odors, mold growth and water damage. Knowing how to deal with three of the most common drain problems can help you avoid health concerns, inconvenience and unnecessary expense.


A/C Upgrade? Learn Why You Should Choose a Variable-Speed Air Handler

A/C Upgrade? Learn Why You Should Choose a Variable-Speed Air Handler

When you’re ready for an air conditioning upgrade, make sure you look for features that improve comfort and save energy. Advances in design and efficiency mean that you have more choices than ever before. One of the top A/C features to consider is a variable-speed air handler. Keep reading to learn what an air handler does, along with its benefits. 


Air Conditioner Noises Your System Should Never Make

Air Conditioner Noises Your System Should Never Make

Air conditioners contain mechanical and electronic components that make many different noises while cooling your home. You’re probably accustomed to your system’s sounds and ticks, but some air conditioner noises are signs of potential problems. Read through the following list of common problem noises to see if you can troubleshoot the issue before making a service call.


Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot Air

Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot Air

If your home feels unusually warm and you discover the A/C is blowing hot air, you’ll want to identify the cause and get it fixed fast to restore comfort. Here are five of the most common fixes for this problem, with advice on which ones you can easily remedy yourself and when to call for expert help.


7 Parts That Make Your Air Conditioner Function Properly

7 Parts That Make Your Air Conditioner Function Properly

You know your cooling system is vital to maintain summer comfort, but have you ever taken a closer look at the different parts of the whole? To broaden your knowledge, let’s look at seven air conditioner parts that make your cooling system function properly.


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