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Refrigerant 101: Understanding the Basics

Refrigerant 101: Understanding the Basics

Refrigerant plays an important role in your home air conditioner, but many homeowners don’t understand what it does or how it’s used. This basic guide will teach you how your HVAC system uses refrigerant, how your refrigerant line is maintained, and what happens when it springs a leak.


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 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.


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.


What’s the Main Difference Between Evaporator & Condenser Coils?

In the muggy Michigan summers, a problem with your air conditioner’s evaporator or condenser coils could leave you very uncomfortable. Knowing how each of your coils work, however, can help you troubleshoot the problem for DIY or professional service.


How to Run the A/C More Efficiently This Summer

Dreading the high air conditioning bills Northwest Michigan summers often bring? By taking steps to run the A/C more efficiently this season, you can cut your bills and enjoy better performance from your system.


An Ounce of Prevention: Common Air Conditioner Problems

One of the most important tasks you can do this spring is to schedule your annual preventive maintenance call for your air conditioner. The most common air conditioner problems are highly preventable with a little A/C TLC, and as an added bonus, your system will operate more efficiently to save you money on cooling costs.


Your Air-Source Heat Pump: Its Heating, Cooling and Defrost Cycles

If you heat with electricity, an air-source heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to stay warm through Northern Michigan’s long and cold winters. Unlike a furnace, a heat pump can keep you cool in summer, too. To do this, your heat pump employs three operating cycles.


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