Hometown Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Concord’

Is It Ever Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, August 16th, 2021

The short answer to this question is “no.” Look, unless your air conditioner has completely broken down and is beyond repair, it’s never too late to have it professionally maintained. Unfortunately, by the time we get to this time of the year, homeowners think that they may as well skip maintenance this year. This line of thinking can do more harm than good, though!

This is definitely a case of, “it’s better late than never.” In fact, the frequency of your air conditioning maintenance appointments matters a lot more than the timing. Sure, we recommend AC tune-ups in early spring, before you’ll need your system the most. But as long as you’re having it done at least once a year, you’ll keep your air conditioner in good shape. Read on to learn more about this important service.

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The Power of Professional Duct Cleaning

Monday, August 2nd, 2021
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If you’re like the average homeowner, you probably don’t give too much thought to the ductwork snaking its way through your home. This makes sense, after all, air ducts are mostly hidden from view. You really shouldn’t need to think too much about the condition of your ductwork all that much, but occasionally, they will need some TLC.

While there’s no need for you to learn about all the ins and outs of ductwork, there are a few things that would be good for you to know, such as the impact that dirty ducts can have on your home comfort and on your air conditioning and heating systems.

Professional duct cleaning, performed by our team, is very beneficial. Wondering why? Read on!

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Noises You Never Want to Hear from Your AC

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Do you remember the Jetsons cartoons? The futuristic family who had everything automated? They probably had an air conditioner that could talk to them and tell them when something was wrong, reporting back on what to do about it and how much longer their air conditioner would last with this problem.

While that’s not our current reality, and the Jetsons probably missed a lot of what would and will be possible this decade, your air conditioner does try to tell you when something is wrong. But it’s up to us to listen. Read on as we uncover some of the sounds your air conditioner might make when something is amiss, and then give us a call to fix it.

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4 Reasons to Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Have you ever wondered why service professionals tell you to change your air filter? Perhaps you think it’s a problem because a clogged air filter doesn’t protect your indoor air quality. You’re not wrong, however, not quite right either.

This particular air filter–the one that comes standard with your HVAC systems–isn’t in place to protect your indoor air quality anyway. It’s in place to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and damage parts.

This air filter, depending on the type and the level of contaminants in your home, should be changed every 1-3 months. Why? We’ve highlighted 4 reasons below.

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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

Monday, May 10th, 2021
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Though it would be nice if it did, your air conditioning system won’t last forever.

And think about it, a vehicle with 200,000 miles on it won’t drive like a brand new car.

So if you have an aging air conditioner, chances are that the system is going to need repairs at some point, even if you haven’t already invested in repairs.

The thing is, air conditioner issues that go unmanaged can quickly have a domino effect, with one broken component leading to another, and so on. For example, the smallest refrigerant leak can keep going until your compressor has too little in it to even be able to function, and so it burns out. Unfortunately, the compressor is the most expensive part in your air conditioner, and if it fails it likely means it’s time to replace the whole entire system.

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Getting Your AC System and Home Ready for Summer

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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With temperatures already warming up (with the exception of a few chilly days last week) you may have come to realize that it’s time to start thinking about whether your air conditioner is ready for summer. Or, maybe you think since your cooling system seems to be working okay, you can skip maintenance just this one year. We really want to discourage you from skipping, though!

It’s never too late to get your air conditioner maintained, and it’s never a bad idea to do so. In fact, there are a number of great benefits to having routine, professional maintenance done.

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Would You Like a Healthier Home?

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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If there’s anything that the experience our country has had with COVID-19 has taught us, it’s the importance of keeping a healthy home. While there are no products on the market that can 100% guarantee to reduce the risk of this kind of virus transmission (and we urge you to follow guidelines set forth by the CDC), there are certainly steps you can take to improve the overall health of your indoor environment.

One way to achieve a healthier home is with the installation of whole-home indoor air quality systems, and other indoor air quality solutions. Even pre-pandemic, Americans spent about 70% of their time inside their homes—don’t you want to make sure that the air you and your family are breathing is as healthy as possible? You can! With a whole-house air purifier, which is just one of the many types of IAQ products we install and service.

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Skip Furnace Maintenance? It’s Not Too Late

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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We might not experience the chilly temperatures that our neighbors in the Midwest or Northeast do, but if the last couple of weeks were any indication, it does get cold relative to what we’re used to in the summer, right? As such, you need a fully functional and efficiently operating heating system to keep you warm.

Unfortunately, too many homeowners in our area take this for granted and don’t think about the upkeep necessary for their heating systems. Either that, or they think their perfectly working heater doesn’t need any kind of service. Here’s the thing, though—scheduling annual or biannual maintenance for your HVAC system prevents the majority of repair needs the system will ever need in its lifespan—up to 85% in fact!

So, if you skipped maintenance this fall, what are you waiting for? Give us a call and schedule your next tune-up. Below, we decided to dive into the “why” of this advice.

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Where Does Your Heater Rank?

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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On a scale of 1-5, how would you rank the performance of your heater—1 being “I have absolutely no complaints!” and 5 being, “Uh… my heater isn’t working…”?

Hopefully, you’re closer to 1—your heater has been behaving just fine and giving you efficient, powerful heat. But what if that’s not the case? What needs to occur to get better results?

Read on as we go over what different rankings for your heater might mean and what can be done about it.

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How to Use Your Heater Most Efficiently

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Winter is officially here, and the temperatures are only going to get colder. Are you prepared?

Sure, we are in a climate known for its summer warmth, and it doesn’t get as bone-chillingly cold here as it does in other parts of the country, but our winter seasons are still nothing to scoff at, and you need a well-functioning heater to stay comfortable.

Having a great heating system in place is about many things—reliability, effectiveness, and efficiency. You want a heating system that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to operate.

The good news is, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your heater is working as efficiently as possible and saving you money. Read on to learn what they are!

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