Apple Aire Blog: Posts Tagged ‘HVAC’

Beware a Cracked Heat Exchanger in Your Furnace

Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Are you one of the many homeowners in our area using a gas-powered furnace to keep your home warm this fall and winter? This is a great choice, and actually is still the most popular option among homeowners nationwide. This is especially true for climates like ours, with a need for a powerful heating system that will keep residents warm no matter what the weather has to throw our way.

Furnaces are cost-effective, and a great choice for many individuals. But when not properly maintained and serviced, furnaces can become dangerous. This is actually the case for any gas-powered appliance in your home. While they won’t be dangerous by nature, skipping important tune-ups or ignoring an aging furnace can certainly lead to operational and safety issues. One of these potential issues is a cracked heat exchanger.

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End-of-Season AC Care Tips

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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Summer is at its official end, more or less. While we do, of course, experience very cold and snowy winters here, we could always be surprised by a fall or wintertime heat wave. This is part of the reason we can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure your air conditioner is well cared for!

Hopefully, you had maintenance done in the spring to ensure your AC was able to work as effectively and efficiently as possible throughout not only the summer, but its lifespan. Regardless of whether you had maintenance done or not, however, there are some things you can do to ensure your air conditioner is performing at its best and is ready to go next spring when you need it again on a regular basis. Read on as we uncover a few end-of-season AC care tips.

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Tips to Spot an AC in Disrepair

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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We recently posted about the different sounds that indicate a need for AC repair. Strange or unfamiliar noises are certainly something to be aware of, but this is not the only sign of an air conditioner that needs repair.

Of course, just like a car or any other important piece of machinery, you can avoid the worst of repair needs with routine maintenance. This is a service we typically recommend in the spring before you need your air conditioner the most. But consistency is really what’s most important when it comes to your annual tune-ups. And still, even with maintenance, it’s good to know the signs that you need repair so you can give us a call right away. These signs include:

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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When you find yourself in need of a new air conditioner, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. After all, there are a lot of options out there! You may find it easier to just go with whatever system you’ve always had, but what if this isn’t the most efficient option available?

It may be time for you to consider a ductless system!

Ductless systems are comprised of a single outdoor unit connected to up to four air handlers that can be controlled independently of each other. They’re highly efficient and a great option for homeowners looking for a system that provides effective cooling and efficient heating.

However, if not installed correctly, you could run into a few unique repair needs, such as:

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