How Does My Air Conditioning System Work? (part 2)

So now you know how an Air Conditioner system works, after reading Part 1 last time. But your most important question remains unanswered. What’s that? How does this help me? Understanding how your cooling system works will help you in two ways: 1) You will understand why regular maintenance is a necessity, not just a […]

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How Does My Air Conditioning System Work?

A cool breeze on a hot summer day… Can you feel it? Isn’t it refreshing? The best part is that you’re inside your home cool and comfortable because you have an air conditioning system. But do you really know what it is doing? Or how it is doing it? Does it matter? Yes it does! […]

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Help! I have No Heat in my Home!

It’s a freezing cold day and your heat system is not running. Not good. But don’t panic! There may be something simple that you can fix yourself. Don’t call a service company yet. First check the eight points below using the diagram shown here.  Heat Pump – If you have a heat pump, check to […]

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How long with my heating and cooling system last?

These systems are designed to last a long time with good maintenance. Many home owners do not realize their home heating and air conditioning system operates approximately 3,600 hours per year. To put this “run time” in perspective, a car driven for the same 3,600 hours at 65 miles per hour would travel 234,000 miles […]

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Why is my system low on refrigerant?

How can I tell if my heating and cooling system is low on refrigerant? If the system just isn’t putting out much cold air it could be caused by low refrigerant. Although it can still put out some cold air with half the required refrigerant, the output is reduced and the system is much less […]

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What is a heat pump and how does it work?

Heat Pumps Heat pumps are a part of the central HVAC system, using outside air to heat and cool your home. Your heat pump is a refrigeration system that works to compress and decompress refrigerant, and can be reversed to cool or heat a designated space. In Durham, a heat pump installation requires two main […]

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Why do my filters need to be changed and how often?

Air conditioning equipment is designed to operate with a specific quantity of air passing over its indoor coil surface. When air filters are not replaced, they clog and become coated with dirt. Similarly, the indoor coils get coated with dirt. This dirt reduces the amount of air flowing in the unit below the design limit, […]

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Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

It is a fact that more than half of the energy used at home goes to heating and cooling. How comfortable you are, as well as how much energy you use and the resulting cost is a result of the decisions you make about your HVAC system. Let us help you to make smart decisions […]

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