G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Maintenance’

Boost Your AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, May 6th, 2019

With summer well on its way, you want to be sure that you have money to afford the things that you want to do, whether it be planning a beach vacation, going to an amusement park, or visiting the family for a barbeque. Of course, when temperatures skyrocket, you don’t want to end up sacrificing your savings for your comfort, and therefore, it is important to ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently and effectively.

There are plenty of things that you can do to boost your AC efficiency, and below, we have listed some of our favorite tips and tricks! All you have to do is keep reading, and before you know it, you’ll see lower energy bills and fewer repairs!

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Yes, a Dirty Air Filter Causes Big Trouble

Monday, June 4th, 2018

man-with-filterYou already know that we are huge advocates for routine HVAC maintenance around here. You also know that we strongly urge homeowners to hire skilled, trained professionals to tune up their systems on an annual basis. The process is more complex than many people may realize, and the fact is that this type of maintenance is a job that only experienced technicians can really do right. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you can do for your system on your own, though.

There are a few basic maintenance tasks that any homeowner can handle. One is simply keeping the outdoor unit of the air conditioner clean and free of debris, be it fallen branches that have landed on top of the unit or grass clippings that are stuck to the fins. The other, and most important, step to take on your own is changing your air filter. With a fresh air filter in place, you can avoid a lot of trouble—including issues that could result in the need for AC repairs in Stanwood, WA!

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Summer Is Just Around the Corner: Is Your AC Tune-Up?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

AC-topviewIf you are a regular reader of our blog, then you certainly know that we are huge proponents of routine maintenance around here. Our bottom line isn’t our financial bottom line, it is our desire to ensure that our clients are completely satisfied with each and every service that we have to offer. So yes, we like to remind everyone about how important routine maintenance is periodically. Why? Because our technicians are incredibly skilled at tuning ACs up, and we want to see you satisfied!

Why should you schedule air conditioning maintenance in Snohomish, WA each and every year? Well, that is the focus of today’s post. We’d hate to see you miss out on the many, many benefits that annual tune-ups have to offer. So why not kick back, relax, get a vision of summer working in your head, and review the reasons why you want to schedule annual AC maintenance. When you decide yes, we’re here to heed the call!

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Keep Your AC Coils Clean!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

evaporator-coilAh, cleaning the house. Not exactly the most exciting way to spend a day, is it? Even so, it is something that needs to get done on something at least resembling a regular basis. What about those areas or pieces of equipment that are not covered by your regular cleaning schedule, though? What about the coils in your air conditioning system? Now, this is not something that we’d expect you to clean when you’re vacuuming the house, but it does have to be done.

There are 2 coils that you need to be concerned with when it comes to your air conditioner in Lake Stevens, WA. These are the evaporator coil, which resides in the indoor unit of your AC, and your condenser coil, in the outdoor condenser unit. Both of these coils play a major role in the overall cooling operation of your air conditioning system. If they are very dirty or otherwise compromised, you will struggle to cool your home with the success that you deserve.

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AC Tip: Keep the Drain Line Clear

Monday, June 5th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianWait a second, you may be thinking, what are they talking about? My air conditioner doesn’t use water at all! Why would I have to keep a drain line clear? It is true that your central air conditioner or heat pump does not use water in its operation as it cools your home. However, it is also true that the condensate drain line is an integral part of any home cooling system. So where exactly is this water coming from? Well, the answer is right in the name of the drain: condensation.

Your air conditioner in Marysville, WA evaporates refrigerant in order to remove heat from the air surrounding and passing over it. During this process, though, the system also draws moisture out of the air. The moisture condensates on the evaporator coil, before dripping down into the condensate drain pan and draining out of your home via the drain line. A clogged up drain line can cause a number of different problems.

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Tips for Cooling Your Home Affordably

Monday, April 24th, 2017

dollar-in-grassWe do not have the hottest summer weather in the nation here in our geographic region. That doesn’t mean that the heat of summer cannot be oppressive, though, nor does it mean that the costs associated with cooling our homes cannot be an issue. The good news is that there are some ways in which to cool one’s home more affordably without the expense that comes with investing in new, high efficiency air conditioning equipment.

Keep the following tips in mind when cooling your home this summer, and you may start to see your energy costs drop. If you are interested in replacing your existing AC system with a more efficient model, just let us know. We’re happy to ensure that you are able to cool your home the way that you want to. Let us know if you require any AC services in North Seattle, WA.

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AC Maintenance Is Not a DIY Service

Monday, March 27th, 2017

technician-working-on-acWe know that many homeowners like to take things into their own hands when it comes to the services that they need around their homes. The fact of the matter is, though, that there is simply no replacement for professional training, experience, and expertise in some cases. If you are serious about getting the best performance that your air conditioner has to offer, then you need to schedule your AC maintenance  in Marysville, WA with trained professionals.

As you’ll see below, air conditioning maintenance is a much more involved process than you may realize. When completed properly, it can certainly benefit you in many different ways. Being done properly requires more than the toolbox in the garage and a few minutes of watching online tutorials, though. Leave it to us so that the job is done not only thoroughly, but properly.

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What Exactly Goes On During an AC Tune-Up?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

You’ve no doubt heard tell of just how important it is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance, and you’ve certainly seen it mentioned here if you’ve been keeping up with our blog. What you may not totally understand, though, is just what goes on during a routine maintenance tune-up. If you think that you can get the same great benefits that professional maintenance offers just by changing your air filter and spraying down the outdoor uint with the hose, think again. Read on to learn more about what actually happens when a professional technician tunes up your air conditioner in Everett, WA.

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3 Important Ways That Air Conditioning Maintenance Benefits You

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

We’re already nearly halfway through June. The weather outside may not be swelteringly hot, but you may still be thinking that it is too late to schedule that air conditioning maintenance service that you meant to schedule a couple of months back. Nothing could be further from the truth. If ever the adage “better late than never” actually rang true, it is when it comes to air conditioning maintenance services. Simply put, you cannot rely on your air conditioner if you do not schedule routine maintenance on an annual basis. It doesn’t matter if you schedule service before or after the cooling season, so long as you are consistent in your schedule. 

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Don’t Forget to Change Your AC Filter throughout the Summer Season

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

When you are ready to go home after a long day of work or fun in the summer sun, you want to be sure that you are returning home to a cool and comfortable environment. This will simply not be possible if your air conditioning system is not in fine working order. That is why you should be sure to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Everett, WA. Equally as important, though, is simply remembering to change your air filter regularly. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but the failure to do so can actually have some very negative consequences for your budget, comfort, and your air conditioning system itself.

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