Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for June, 2016

Which Air Conditioning System Is the Right Choice for Your Home?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

In last week’s blog post, we discussed some of the signs that it may be time to replace your air conditioning system. If you’ve determined that yours is in fact ready to be replaced and haven’t scheduled an HVAC technician to come out yet, the time is now! Summer is officially here and the weather will only be getting warmer.

However, it’s important that you not just rush out and get the first system you can find a deal on. You want an air conditioner that is going to have the right level of efficiency for your home, and one that meets your individual needs and wants. Keep reading for some more considerations to make before buying a new air conditioning system.

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Common Signs That an Air Conditioner Replacement Is Needed

Monday, June 20th, 2016

As summer quickly approaches, you’ll be relying more and more on your air conditioner to keep your home cool. As such, the strain you put on your system will increase. In most air conditioning systems, this extra stress will eventually cause components to start breaking down, which in the most ideal cases can be fixed with a quick repair call.

If your air conditioning system is aging, however, then the stress of getting your home through summer can be enough to cause it to break down completely. You may be unsure if it’s really time to replace your air conditioner before the heat of summer hits. Therefore, we’ve shared a few signs below that indicate this is the case.

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Is Your AC Icing Up and Continuously Running?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When the weather gets hot and humid, it may seem silly to be concerned about an air conditioner that continuously cycles on. As long as you are cooling off, it doesn’t matter, right? Unfortunately, this can be very damaging to your system, forcing it to work harder than it should and all-in-all not performing very efficiently.

There are various reasons this might occur. However, when your compressor is running nonstop and you notice that the indoor coil of your system is icing up, then you likely have a very specific problem. That issue is in regard to your refrigerant.

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When Air Conditioning Noise Is More Than Just Noise

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Over the years, you probably get pretty accustomed to the noises that your air conditioning system makes. Air conditioners aren’t meant to be distracting or overly loud, so for the most part these noises are familiar and don’t signal that anything is wrong.

However, when you do start experiencing air conditioner problems, usually the first sign is an odd noise or strange sound you aren’t familiar with. If you do hear a noise such as this, it’s imperative that you turn your system off to prevent damage and call in a professional HVAC technician. Below, we’ve covered some AC system noises that can indicate a problem with your system.

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