Does My AC Also Dehumidify My House?

July 26th, 2021

Humidity is one of the big obstacles against comfort during our summers. The extra moisture in the air is like putting on a coat on a hot day: it traps heat inside our bodies, making us feel hotter than the actual temperature. When humidity is above 70%—and this happens often in the Conway area—the temperature can feel 8° to 10° hotter. This makes a subtle difference when you consider that an 85°F day will feel like it’s 95°F!

But you have an air conditioning system, and that should take care of you indoors. But hold on a minute … does your AC really do anything to dehumidify your home? The short answer is that an AC does some dehumidification, but it’s not specifically a dehumidifier and won’t make an enormous difference in comfort.

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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

July 12th, 2021
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We’re glad you’re asking this question, because it means you know that ice shouldn’t form on your AC. People often make the mistake of thinking ice is a natural outcome of how an air conditioner works. But it’s not.

If ice starts to form along parts of an air conditioner, it signals a malfunction that has thrown off the way the system absorbs heat from the air inside the house. There are several potential causes for ice appearing on an AC, and we’re going to examine the most common of them. In most cases, it will take AC repair in Benton, AR to correct the problem.

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Refrigerant Leaks in the AC: Why They’re Bad, How to Spot Them

June 28th, 2021

A well-installed air conditioning system from a trusted manufacturer that receives annual maintenance should run into few repair needs during its service life. But nothing can prevent all AC malfunctions, and one particular problem homeowners may encounter is an AC leaking refrigerant. Even a small leak can spell big trouble for an air conditioner—if not repaired, loss of refrigerant in an AC will eventually cause the system to break down and need a replacement. 

Below we’ll look closer at the trouble with refrigerant leaks and how you can detect them early enough so you can call us for the air conditioning service in Conway, AR that will keep your comfort system working.

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Help, My House Is Too Hot and the AC Isn’t Doing Enough!

June 1st, 2021

No problem! It’s dilemmas like this that are the reason we’re in business. We can handle whatever AC repair in Little Rock, AR you need to have your household made cool once more. Our technicians will get to the root of the problem with your AC.

Before you call us for help, let’s take a closer look at why your home’s central air conditioning system is falling down on the job. If the AC is running and you feel cool air from the vents, but the house still feels stuffy and uncomfortable, there are several potential causes. Some you may even be able to correct yourself.

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Repair or Replace? The Great Air Conditioning Question!

May 17th, 2021

As an air conditioning system moves into the second half of its service life, one crucial question starts to pop up: “Should I have my malfunctioning AC repaired? Or is it more cost-effective to have it replaced with a new air conditioner?” 

No simple answer to this question exists because no two situations with air conditioners are identical. The best way to find the correct answer for your situation is to call our professionals for air conditioning service in Bryant, AR. We always believe in doing the right thing for customers, even when it’s difficult. Your comfort is our #1 priority, and you can trust us to provide you with honest answers to the “repair or replace?” question. 

We can offer you some basic guidelines about repair vs. replace, but please delay making a final decision until after you’ve consulted with our technicians.

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Watch for Early Warnings of AC Repair Needs

May 3rd, 2021

Have you arranged for air conditioning maintenance yet? If so, you’re already off to a good start as the weather warms up. Your AC will be in top shape and probably have few troubles through the summer and into the early fall providing your house with cool comfort in hot weather.

(If you haven’t had AC maintenance yet, it’s definitely not too late! Sign up for our Preventive Maintenance Plan and we’ll get you started.)

Maintenance does wonders at helping to stop numerous repair problems. But nothing can stop all of them. As you start using your air conditioner regularly, it’s a good idea to be aware of the warning signs that something is wrong. These can be subtle, but if you have any reason to doubt your AC’s performance, call for air conditioning repair in Conway, AR. We can get to the source of these symptoms and find out what needs to be done.

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Finding the Right Air Filter and Air Purifier Pairing

April 19th, 2021

In our last post, we wrote about how you can use an ERV or HRV to bring fresh air into your house without also bringing in the heat or cold. This can help remove stale and stuffy air from your home, but today we want to talk about what you can do about those pollutants that are still trapped indoors, circulating through the HVAC system. 

The most useful approach to cleaning the air in a house is to use air filters and air purifiers, often a combination of them. Air filters are a starting point, and from there a home may need a specific type of air purifier to help the filters provide the best air cleaning.

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Bring Fresh Air Into Your Home Without the Outside Temperatures

April 5th, 2021

If you’re reading the headline and thinking that it doesn’t sound possible, we can assure you that there is a way to get around the problem of allowing fresh air from the outside to enter your home, sweep out the stale air, and not end up bringing in either the heat or the cold. It’s not magic—in fact, the technology works on a simple premise where you use the air inside your home to heat or cool the fresh air you bring into it. 

And the way it works is through devices called energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy fresher indoor air without also breaking the bank on AC or heating costs, this might be the installation you’re looking for. 

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As Heating Season Leaves, It’s Time for AC Maintenance

March 22nd, 2021

Spring may not bring an immediate end to colder weather, but it is the signal that the hotter temperatures are on the way—and soon we’ll be enjoying summer!

And it’s much easier to enjoy summer when you have an air conditioning system that:

  1. Works when you need it to
  2. Can provide the amount of cooling you and your family need for comfort
  3. Won’t cost far too much to run
  4. Doesn’t need to have repairs on a regular basis

Here’s some good news: it’s not hard to have an air conditioner that hits all these points. You only need to have the AC given professional maintenance each year. 

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Can a Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

March 8th, 2021

This is a question people often ask when they’re considering installing a gas furnace or if they already have one but have noticed odd behavior from it. We understand why people might have worries: natural gas combustion creates carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, and highly toxic gas. Any use of natural gas in a home has some possibility of creating either CO or fire hazards. 

This is much different than saying a gas furnace is a “dangerous” appliance. We want to assure you that if you use a gas furnace in Conway, AR for your home comfort, you aren’t in serious danger from the furnace provided you take care of standard upkeep on it. This means annual heating maintenance from professionals and always calling promptly for repairs when something seems wrong with the furnace. 

The short version: Yes, a gas furnace can become dangerous, but it’s easy to keep it running safely.

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