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Leaking Air Conditioner? Don’t Sweat it

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

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Should You Change Your Air Filter More Often During Summer?

Should You Change Your Air Filter More Often During Summer? | Team Bob'sNo doubt you’re aware of the guidelines for changing air filters: once a month for cheaper, fiberglass filters, and every three months for higher quality filters. It’s a good rule of thumb, but like everything else, there are exceptions to the rule.

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Simple Tips for Remembering to Change Your Air Filter

Simple Tips for Remembering to Change Your Air FilterIt might be an unassuming and easily-overlooked part of your home HVAC system, but your furnace or air conditioner’s air filter actually plays a big role. It keeps the inner workings of your system free from dust and debris – and when it clogs up, the strain it puts on the fan motors can be one of the leading causes of system failure. Savvy homeowners know to replace the filter once a month, and here are some of the tips they may use to remind themselves to do it.

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How Air Filter Quality and Type of Filter Impact HVAC Performance

How Air Filter Quality and Type of Filter Impact HVAC PerformanceMost homeowners are aware that the most basic HVAC care begins with frequent air filter changes. However, when faced with which type to buy, they find very little guidance. Many presume that the most expensive filter is the best choice, while others think the cheapest version will do just as well. With more information about how the air filter affects the unit, you will find the selection much easier to make.

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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 SystemA 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.

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

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

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

Your HVAC Tech Should Check the Following During A/C MaintenanceYour 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.

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Learn What It Takes to Maintain Your Geothermal System

Learn What It Takes to Maintain Your Geothermal SystemYour geothermal heat pump will take care of you year-round, offering cost-effective heating and cooling without huge maintenance demands. But a little bit of maintenance is a must for any mechanical system. Here’s what maintaining a geothermal system in Grand Traverse County looks like.

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

Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot AirIf 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.

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7 Parts That Make Your Air Conditioner Function Properly

7 Parts That Make Your Air Conditioner Function ProperlyYou 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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