Posts Tagged ‘air conditioner’
Top 5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Serviced
With the arrival of warm weather, and the rising temperatures that accompany it, chances are you’ll be cranking up your air conditioner for the first time since last year. But what if your air conditioner goes out? Your air conditioner is a complex piece of machinery that works best when receiving regular maintenance. To keep…Read More
Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?
Cooler air and frequent storms in Wichita have lulled us into a false sense of eternal spring. Before we know it, temperatures will be soaring and people will be running to turn on the AC. But a 90-degree day is a bad time to find out your air conditioner won’t turn on or blow cool…Read More
Landscape the Big, Unsightly A/C Away: Why and How
An air conditioner can help your Wichita home stay cool in the summer, but let’s face it: air conditioners are not the most attractive appliances. The outdoor unit (compressor/condenser) of your A/C can detract from window treatments and can generally make the exterior of your home less appealing. It’s bad enough that some Kansas homeowners’…Read More
These HVAC Terms Can Give You an Advantage When You’re Planning a Replacement
Do you feel knowledgeable about your HVAC system? If your air conditioner broke tomorrow, would you be comfortable with what you needed to ask your Wichita area HVAC contractor? If you’re like most Kansas homeowners, the answers to both questions might be “no.”Read More
When the A/C Can’t Handle the Humidity, Here’s What to Do
Here in Wichita, summer is hot and steamy, increasing the workload of your A/C unit significantly over climate conditions with lower humidity. Since your A/C unit is designed to both cool the air and remove excess moisture, humid conditions can set the stage for an A/C unit that is functioning normally yet is unable to…Read More
A Refrigerant Charge Means a Cool A/C System All Summer
Because it’s the substance that moves heat out of your house, proper refrigerant charge is vital to air conditioner performance and efficiency. In a closed-loop air conditioning system, refrigerant circulates continuously between the evaporator coil in the indoor air handler and the outdoor condenser coil. This highly heat-absorbent chemical changes state from a vapor to…Read More
Does A Whole-House Dehumidifier Really Make A Difference?
A whole-house dehumidifier can be an excellent way to lower the humidity in your entire home without having several portable dehumidifiers, but there are some people who wonder if it really makes a difference. The answer to that is a solid “yes”– it absolutely does make a difference, as just about anybody who lives in…Read More
5 Must-Try A/C Troubleshooting Tips
Central air conditioning (A/C) systems are generally reliable if the proper maintenance procedures are performed at the recommended intervals, but they are not perfect. If the system in your Wichita home is having problems, try these A/C troubleshooting tips to rule out simple things you can fix yourself, before spending the money for a service…Read More
Energy Star-certified Appliances Can Save You Money
Home heating and cooling has been revolutionized in the past 10-15 years. If you don’t have an Energy Star-approved appliance, the money you think you are saving by not making a purchase could be getting burned up in your inefficient unit.Read More
Prepping Your Air Conditioner for Winter: Cover the Condenser or Leave It Alone?
Wichita homeowners are anticipating that nip in the air and beginning to undertake their fall and winter home-maintenance projects. As you look around your yard, you may be wondering if protecting your air conditioner condenser from the elements is something you should be doing. Should you cover your condenser or leave it alone? Here’s some…Read More