Earthwise Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

3 Reasons to Keep (or Ditch) Your Duct System

Monday, April 29th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpHistorically and statistically speaking, most people have central air conditioners. But lately, you hear a lot of talk about people opting for ductless air conditioning. Japan and several countries in Europe have been using ductless systems for years already, and many Americans are starting to see the benefits.

So the question on everyone’s mind is whether they should stick with their central ACs, which use duct systems to transport air through the home, or switch to a ductless system and ditch those ducts entirely?

While we could give you a straightforward answer, we don’t actually believe that one system is best for everyone. Instead, we’ll give you three reasons to keep or ditch your ducted system to ensure that you’re giving this decision plenty of consideration.

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How to Detect Air Conditioning Repair Issues

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

air-conditioner-servicingSpring is here, and that means that homes in the area are going to be running their air conditioners with increasing frequency as the weeks and months go on. If your air conditioner is experiencing problems and needs a repair service, now is the ideal time to detect such problems. It gives you an early jump on repairs, which usually means they cost less (since the damage hasn’t had as much time to spread) and you can deal with them at a time of your choosing (since temperatures aren’t as high is they will be in just a few weeks).

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Short Cycling Demands Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, April 30th, 2018

short-cycling-acSummers in Texas are as hot as they come, and homes in the area need reliable air conditioners to function day in and day out. In that sense, your AC system is as important to your home as the electricity or the plumbing, and if your air conditioner is having problems, now is the time to spot them. Checking your system as it runs for any unusual signs lets you get an early jump on possible repair issues before you need your system to perform without fail.

Among the symptoms to watch for this spring is a process known as short cycling: turning on and running for a short amount of time, then turning off again, only to start the process anew a few minutes later as the heat of the day warms up the air in your home. It may not sound like anything too terrible—but short cycling can cause a huge amount of damage. Here’s a breakdown of how and why that happens.

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How Does Refrigerant Work in an Air Conditioner?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Spring is here, and among the other duties and tasks you need to perform for your home (such as spring cleaning and changing the batteries in the smoke alarms) comes the need to give your air conditioner a close look. You may not be using it often now, but in just a few weeks, it will likely see daily use and more. Now is a good time to schedule a maintenance session for your air conditioner: allowing a trained technician to take a close look and fix any problems before they get out of hand

Among the issues the technician checks for is the refrigerant levels in your system, and whether any refrigerant has leaked out of the system. There are a lot of misconceptions about refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and how it works to keep your home cool. Understanding that is key to understanding just how your system keeps your home cool.

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Check Your AC for Signs of Trouble

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceWith spring on the way, the time has come to dust off your air conditioner and get it ready for summer. And the last thing you want to happen is to have a breakdown in the middle of one of those 105°F days when the sidewalks themselves seem to be melting. You never want to let problems with air conditioners take you by surprise. The time to check is now, before the weather gets hot.

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How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

heat-pump-systemWe live in a part of the country with cool but relatively mild winters. That presents homeowners with an opportunity to change up their heating and air conditioning options if they so wish. Most homes around here use centralized heating and air conditioning systems, which are typically two separate units (an AC and a furnace or similar type of heater). Heat pumps offer a different approach to that equation: combining the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one single unit. That can provide a number of benefits to your home, and if you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, now is the ideal time to consider them.

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Time to Get Your Air Conditioner Serviced

Monday, February 19th, 2018

air-conditioner-servicingWinters in the Irving, TX area are usually fairly mild, and warm air seems to return a little sooner every year. That makes now an ideal time to have your system serviced, and get it ready for the spring. You rarely have use for the system now, and the time gives you flexibility to schedule regular maintenance at your convenience. That way, it will be ready to go the first time you need your AC. But what is an air conditioner servicing session, and how does it benefit you specifically? Read on for the answers.

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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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