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What you need to know about home air conditioning systems ratings

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jun 9, 2019 9:42:04 PM

When you’re shopping for a new home air conditioner, we understand how easy it is to feel confused.

With so many different brands, installers, and online reviews – it can be hard to work out which system is best for you.

But what if we told you that the brand alone is not the most important factor?

A great air conditioner will provide year-round comfort and excellent long-term value. And to achieve this, there are aspects you should consider beyond the brand itself.


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Getting the most value when you buy an air conditioning system

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Apr 30, 2019 9:30:00 AM

In today’s article, we’re going to educate you about air conditioning.

In particular, we’re talking about home heating and air conditioning systems prices. And we’re talking about value.

 And those can be two very different things.

“Good work ain’t cheap. Cheap work ain’t good.”
- Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins

Have truer words ever been spoken?

An air conditioning system is one of the biggest, most important investments in your home.

It will keep you warm through winter and cool in summer. It will make your home comfortable all year round.

When looking for a new home air conditioning system, it’s easy to fall into the trap of shopping on price. You’ll pay back the money you saved (and more) in maintenance, repairs, and even replacement.

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4 Tips to help you make a smart AC System buy

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Apr 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM

When you invest in an AC system for your home, you want it to work well and last a long time. With careful consideration during the research and buying process, you can make sure that you make a smart AC system buy instead of being upset with your purchase. Today we'll share with you some helpful tips so that you find the air conditioning replacement system that you need:

  • Buy from an air conditioning installation professional 
  • Don't focus on price only
  • Buy an AC system at the right time
  • Look for additional savings
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How to Estimate the Cost of a New Home A/C System

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Mar 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

During the cold winter months, thoughts of air conditioning are probably far from your mind. But right now, is the best time to do your research, review your options and plan for a new AC system installation. Don’t wait until the sweltering months when you’re hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. Take advantage of “off-season” pricing and the availability of experienced installation professionals.

Home AC Pricing Considerations

Numerous factors impact the cost of a new home AC system and its installation.

  1. Location and timing
  2. Performance and efficiency
  3. Size of home
  4. Quality and brand
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5 Questions You Need To Ask When Buying A New Air Conditioner

Posted by Matthew D on Feb 20, 2019 7:05:00 AM

No home is truly comfortable without an effective air conditioner.

With such a wide range of models, brands and companies to choose from - how do you make the most informed decision?

The answer? Ask the right questions.

In this article, we'll cover 5 key questions you should ask when shopping for a new air conditioner. This will help you to install a quality system which is sized correctly, with low running and maintenance costs.

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When Should I Replace My Old Air Conditioner?

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jan 2, 2019 5:26:39 PM

Because a new air conditioner is an investment, many people wait to replace their A/C until the entire system breaks down and is no longer repairable. However, this is rarely the best choice economically.

While air conditioners are built to last a substantial length of time, they aren't meant to last forever. Just like any other appliance, they need to be replaced. So, when should you replace yours? Here are some things to consider.

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About R-22 Refrigerant

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jul 28, 2017 12:32:25 PM

What are the most recent updates about R-22 Refrigerant? What do you need to know about the l

atest changes around R-22 refrigerant and why you won't be able to get any soon. 

Whether you know what R-22 is or not, the phasing out of freon may affect how you stay cool this spring and summer. Things are heating up, here are some facts that will give you answers fast around frequent questions about R-22 refrigerant.

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Why is the 2nd floor of my townhouse so hot?

Posted by Craig Elliott on Jul 11, 2017 8:10:00 AM

Here’s a story about a good customer. Actually, things started out on the wrong foot with this customer, because we left the gate open after a service call and his dog got out. He was not happy with us when that happened, but luckily we were able to find the dog and bring it back, so there was no harm, no foul.

He gave us a second chance, and we went out of our way to win him back. He lived in a townhouse that was about 1,800 square feet, on three levels, with a gas furnace in the basement and a master bedroom upstairs. The problem was, the temperature upstairs in his bedroom was too hot. 

We told him there were a few basic things that he should try before he purchased a window unit, or a whole new HVAC system, or even to spend the money on cleaning out his system. We were trying to save him money, so we gave him more economical options. 


  • Turning the fan to the "on" position
  • Shutting blinds and curtains
  • Keep all internal doors open
  • Free thermal imaging tests
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Your AC Is leaking, What can you do about it?

Posted by Craig Elliott on Jun 22, 2017 1:04:20 PM

Here’s the Number One question I get from my customers in the summer: “Why the hell is my air conditioning leaking water all over the place?”

It’s not always in those exact words, but you get the idea. Now, I could be very blunt and tell them, “It’s your fault, because you didn’t take care of your system,” but usually I just say, “Let me fix the problem and teach you how to prevent it from happening again.”

If you’ve read this far, I’m guessing you’re already dealing with the same problem. Let’s talk about how to avoid it. 

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The Only Air Conditioner Tune Up Resource You Will Ever Need

Posted by Craig Elliott on May 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Here it is folks.....

The much requested, highly anticipated, sought after step-by-step guide to how and why an air conditioning tune-up should be performed once a year. Let me start by introducing myself. I am Craig Elliott, a licensed master HVAC technician and gas fitter.  I am also a class A licensed contractor. I have 20 years of experience in the field, and I’m an expert. 


But enough about me.....

let’s talk about the classic spring tune-up.   What is it? Why is it necessary? Is it really so important?  Let me break it down for you, if you really want to know.

The purpose of a spring tune-up of your heating and cooling equipment is to ensure proper operation. Basically, this means that you want the system to turn on when it’s supposed to.

Also, you don’t want to have to think about the temperature, and you don’t want your bills to be too high. You know you’re going to get bills for your heating and cooling, but you just don’t want them to be too high. That's the real reason most people get a tune-up.


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