Cooling Unlimited, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How AC Maintenance Helps You Avoid AC Repair

Monday, May 6th, 2024

Annual maintenance for your air conditioner makes a huge difference in a lot of ways. It improves how well the system works, keeping you more comfortable. It restores the system’s efficiency, which drops over the course of a year’s hard work. It can keep your air conditioner under warranty for longer, and even keep it running for more summers than it would otherwise survive.

One of the most impressive things maintenance can accomplish is reducing the need for AC repair. It can cut the likelihood—by 85%!—that you’ll need to have your air conditioner repaired over the course of the summer. How exactly does AC maintenance help you avoid the problems that would require AC repair? We’ll tell you all about it.

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What to Expect During AC Installation

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

How wise of you to get your air conditioner installation scheduled for this spring. Once the heat does hit, you’ll be all set, enjoying the plentiful, efficient coolness of your new system all summer long. But do you know what to expect during your installation appointment?

If it’s been quite a while since you’ve gone through this process, or if you’ve never had an air conditioner installed, you might be curious or worried about this upcoming appointment. We’ll tell you everything you need to know: how long AC installation takes, what the process entails, and how to make sure it goes perfectly smoothly. If you have any questions about what to expect during air conditioning installation in Boston, MA, we’re always happy to supply answers.

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6 AC Sounds That Mean It’s Time for Repair

Monday, July 17th, 2023

You’re probably pretty good at spotting the signs when a person isn’t feeling well. Coughing, sniffling, fever, stomach symptoms, aches, and pains can be pretty obvious. And of course, most people are able to describe how they’re feeling.

But your air conditioner can’t tell you what’s wrong, can it? You have to be able to spot the symptoms of AC problems. One of the best ways to do this is with your ears. Listen for these telltale sounds. 

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Why Choose a High Velocity Air Conditioning System?

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

It’s been about fifty years since most newly-constructed homes in the US started to be built with ductwork to accommodate the central air conditioners which were becoming so popular. But these systems were a little slower to catch on in northern regions which were less dependent upon air conditioning, and in New England in particular, many of our houses have been standing for much longer than fifty years. If you want to install a central air conditioner in your home, you might encounter some challenges. High velocity AC systems might provide the solution. 

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AC Problems that Can’t Wait

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Air conditioner issues, especially when they happen during a heat wave, are extremely unpleasant. When an AC unit starts acting up, the first thing you’ll worry is that it’s going to break down completely and leave you sweltering. In some cases, getting an immediate repair can mean the difference between continuing to have air conditioning and having to replace the unit entirely. But how do you know whether your problem is one of those cases? We’ll give you some pointers to help gauge when an AC issue calls for emergency repair, and when you can safely wait for a scheduled appointment.

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Know When to Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 5th, 2023

As the summer heat is starting to hit, and you’re turning on your air conditioning for the first time in several months, you might realize that it’s not working as well as it should. Does your AC unit need repair? Or is it past that point, and you should replace it? Here’s what to consider, and a handy metric for making that determination. 

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Meet the Mini HVAC Wonder: The Mini Split

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

If you’re not satisfied with your heating or cooling system, or they’re aging and you know you’ll need to consider replacement soon, it’s time to learn about your options. The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to make a choice for your home that you’ll be happy with for years and years to come. One excellent HVAC option is a mini split. We’ll give you all the info about it so you can decide if it’s the right choice for your home.

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Why Heat Pumps Need Twice a Year Maintenance

Monday, April 24th, 2023

What a relief that spring is finally here! With all the beautiful weather and outdoor opportunities, it can be easy to forget the important tasks that should be done this time of year. If you have a heat pump, scheduling maintenance for it should be at the top of your to-do list. And yes, that’s true even if you had maintenance in the fall.

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What Happens When You Don’t Get AC Maintenance

Monday, March 27th, 2023

Springtime is technically here (even if it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet this far north) and as always, we’re encouraging our customers to schedule AC maintenance early rather than waiting until it’s hot enough that you need your air conditioner.

What’s that you say? You’re thinking about skipping AC maintenance this year? Let us tell you about all the things you should expect to happen if you don’t have your annual air conditioner maintenance done.

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The Refrigerant Misconception that Could Hurt Your AC

Monday, August 15th, 2022

tech-repairing-air-conditionerYou probably know that an air conditioner contains refrigerant. But do you know what happens to it inside the AC unit? It is a common misconception that the refrigerant in an air conditioner can be depleted or used up. However, this is not the case at all! Refrigerant is not a fuel source. The AC unit does not consume it in the process of running, and it was manufactured with enough refrigerant to last for the lifetime of the appliance.

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