Hometown Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Save Big on a New AC

Monday, September 25th, 2023

When it’s time to install a new air conditioner in your home, you want to get the best deal possible. However, the best deal doesn’t always mean getting the cheapest air conditioner you can find. You get what you pay for, and that can be good or bad depending on how you look at it.

If you’ve been searching for ‘AC installation near me,’ you landed in the right place. Our team are the local experts at air conditioning installation and would love to help you with an upgrade. You can keep reading to learn more about how to be smart when shopping around for a new air conditioner and make the best investment. After all, the upfront cost is not the only thing to consider when buying an air conditioner.

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Fall Repairs Are Still a Good Idea

Monday, September 11th, 2023

As fall approaches, you will be turning off your air conditioner and switching over to your heater. You may be tempted to put off AC repairs until after the new year, but we caution you against this for a few reasons. If your air conditioner is having any problems as a result of this summer season, it’s better to address those problems now than to put them off.

You can call our team any time to schedule AC repair in Concord, CA. We can complete your annual AC tune-up so that you can spend the rest of the following winter season resting easy and knowing that your air conditioner is in great shape when summer does roll around again. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of fall AC repairs. 

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It’s Not Too Late for AC Maintenance!

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Each homeowner has a preference for when they like to schedule AC maintenance. Some people prefer to schedule the appointment in the spring ahead of summer. Other people like to schedule their appointment now as summer is ending.

If you would usually schedule an AC maintenance appointment earlier in the year and haven’t yet, it’s not too late. Scheduling an appointment with our Walnut Creek heating and air team is crucial, and it’s better to have maintenance done late than not at all. Keep reading to learn more about what might happen if you skip out on AC maintenance this year.

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Our Guide to Getting Through a Heatwave

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Summers are hot, but when the heatwave passes through, temperatures can become unbearable. On these days, you want to stay inside and stay cool and away from the extreme heat. However, even indoors, you still have to take certain precautions and understand just how your air conditioner works so you know what to expect out of it.

And when you need help with your Walnut Creek heating and air conditioning, our team is always here to help. We can answer your questions, talk to you about concerns, and even schedule an appointment to assess your air conditioner if you think that something is wrong. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about tips for getting through a heatwave.

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How to Take Care of Your AC To Prevent Repairs

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Unexpected breakdowns of any kind can really throw a wrench in your plans. The good news is, you can prevent surprise air conditioning breakdowns simply by taking care of your unit. While professional maintenance is important, the key to taking care of your unit lies in monthly homeowner maintenance. 

When you do need Lafayette AC repair, Our team will be here to help and get your air conditioner back working again as quickly as possible with little interruption. You can keep reading to learn more about ways that you can take care of your air conditioner to make sure that you stay ahead of air conditioning repairs and even potentially prevent them altogether.

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8 Ways To Maximize Your AC’s Efficiency

Monday, June 19th, 2023
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Have you ever thought about how much energy your HVAC system uses? It’s certainly worth your while to think about it! That’s because your home’s heating and cooling systems make up almost half of your home’s energy usage.

In order to save money on utility bills while also saving the planet with eco-friendly energy usage, it helps to know the ways that you can maximize your AC’s efficiency. Check out the 8 helpful tips below. By integrating as many of them as you can into your daily routine, you’ll save money by reducing your energy usage.

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Why Is My AC Short Cycling?

Monday, June 5th, 2023

When it comes to AC repair, there are some issues that should be addressed sooner than others. One of these issues is short cycling. Not only does short cycling result in your home never cooling down properly, but it also causes enormous wear and tear to your system.

You need to know what short cycling is in order to understand why it’s bad. Short cycling occurs when your AC turns on, runs for 5-10 minutes, then turns itself off without completing a cooling cycle. Because startup requires the most energy, this frequent startup is bad for the system.

Let’s go over 4 common reasons behind short cycling. That way, you’ll know what to expect when you call for air conditioning repair.

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The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Choices for AC Installation

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
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Did you know that your HVAC system is the biggest energy user in your home? Together, your air conditioning and heating make up about 46% of your home’s annual energy consumption. That’s almost half!

More and more homeowners want to reap the benefits of eco-friendly systems in their homes. And as the biggest consumer of energy, choosing a “green” air conditioner is a great way to not only reduce your carbon footprint but also decrease your energy usage. 

If you’re in the market for a new AC system, let’s go over your options with eco-friendliness being the most important factor under consideration.

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Why Is Ice Forming on My AC’s Evaporator Coil?

Monday, May 8th, 2023
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A common question that we get from homeowners during the summer is: Why is ice forming on my AC’s evaporator coil? Although you might think that the appearance of ice on an air conditioner is normal–after all, it’s a system designed to make things cold–it’s an indication that something is wrong with your AC. 

Ice should never appear on any part of your AC system. Not only does the ice itself create a problem, but the reason why the ice is forming may be an even worse issue. Let’s go over why your AC ices over in the first place and what it can possibly mean. That way, if you see this happening with your air conditioning in Walnut Creek, you’ll know what to expect. 

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What’s Causing That Annoying Noise From My AC?

Monday, April 24th, 2023
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We’re well into spring and by now, you’ve probably had a chance to determine how well your air conditioner is doing so far this season. How would you rate its performance? Is it quietly and efficiently cooling your home down to your desired temperature? Or does it seem like it’s taking longer than usual?

A surefire way to tell if your AC is struggling is to give it a listen. Just like any complex piece of machinery, your AC will make noises when it’s having a hard time doing its job. Booming, hissing, screeching, and bubbling are all annoying noises you don’t want to hear from your AC. Let’s go over each one and what the possible cause is.

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