Cooling Unlimited, Inc. Blog : Archive for July, 2016

How to Spot a Breach in Your Ducts

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Summers in Boston, MA is no picnic, and this year is no different. If your air conditioner isn’t ready to do its job every day without fail, you have a problem that needs solving fast. And repair calls don’t always need to involve the air conditioning system itself. Sometimes a breach can appear in the ducts, either because two sections of duct have broken apart or some external force (such as raccoons or repairs on other parts of the house) causes them damage. A good repair service can take care of the problem for you, but first you need to be able to spot the signs of a breach. They can include:

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How to Stop AC Breakdowns Before They Start

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Summers in Andover, MA are no time to deal with an air conditioning breakdown. Unfortunately, the strain of cooling your home day after day can take its toll and most breakdowns occur just when we need our systems to be there for us. Luckily, we can provide swift AC repair services to get your system up and running again. But better than reacting to a give problem is anticipating it and taking steps to prevent it. We have three basic steps we use to advise our customers on the best way to stop AC breakdowns before they start. We’ve presented them below for your edification.

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Water heaters tend to do their jobs without much fuss, and when they’re tucked away in the basement or garage of your Concord, MA home, you can easily forget about them. That can actually cause big problems, because many of the breakdowns suffered by water heaters could have been prevented with timely servicing and care. We recommend scheduling a maintenance session for your water heater at least once a year. In addition, you can help your own cause out by flushing your water heater every 2-3 months. This prevents sediment from building up on the bottom of the tank: a major cause of stress and trouble if it gets out of hand. Flushing your water heater is very easy and takes just a short amount of time. Simply follow these steps:

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3 Things to Consider When Buying a New Generator

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

A new generator can be a huge boon to homes in the Andover, MA area. Our civic grid can withstand a lot, but Mother Nature always has the final word. A generator can be perfect for keeping your home safe and comfortable in a crisis, and if you’re decided to add one to your home, we can install it and keep it serviced so that it’s ready to go whenever you need it. But once you’ve made the decision to install one, you need to consider a few things carefully before determining which system is right for your home. We’ve laid out the three most important below.

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What Causes Low Air Flow in Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Air conditioning systems are vitally important here in Boston, MA during the summer, and when trouble arises, you need to get it taken care of quickly. Among the signs of trouble that we advise our clients to look out for is low air flow in the ducts: air coming out at a slower speed than it should. That means that the air conditioner will take longer than it should to cool your home, increasing strain on the system and raising your monthly bills. If not addressed, it could cause a breakdown somewhere else in the system, turning an ordinary repair call into something very expensive. The minute you spot low air flow in your system, turn it off and call in a repair service. The possible causes are numerous, but usually lumped into one of two possible categories.

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