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Blog Category Archive: Air Conditioner

ServiceOne air conditioning how-to: checking and replacing your air filter

7/25/2018 8:00 AM

Once a month, our ServiceOne air conditioning department likes to send out a reminder to change your air filters in your HVAC system. Last week, we introduced a new how-to video we produced on cleaning out your air conditioner condenser coils. If you’re noticing a marked difference in how your home’s air conditioner is operating, it’s good to clean out the coils and also look at your home’s air filter.

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Cleaning your air conditioner condenser coils

7/18/2018 10:25 AM

It’s hot outside! If your electric bills are creeping up or your air conditioner isn’t cooling as effectively as it should, the culprit may lay in the outside unit. More accurately, in the unit’s condenser coils.

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How Are Outside Temperature Fluctuations Affecting Your Home’s HVAC?

4/11/2018 10:34 AM

Well, we have had an absolutely GORGEOUS transition into spring here in the Midwest, right? Mother Nature doesn’t seem moody at all (ha, ha). Where are the green plants starting to poke through, robins starting to sing, and days getting warmer? This week alone, we will see sunshine, snow, rain, cold, and high temps. We have been fielding a fair amount of calls and questions about what these temperature fluctuations could be doing to your home’s HVAC system.

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Your HVAC Glossary

4/4/2018 6:00 AM

If you have ever shopped for a new furnace or air conditioner, or even had a technician out to assess your home, chances are that you did not understand a word that came out of their mouths when explaining issues or maintenance requirements with your system.

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Why Should You Have Your AC Checked In The Spring?

3/14/2018 6:00 AM

Remember last summer? That first hot weekend of the spring? Just as metro area families were having their first cookouts and getting ready to celebrate graduations, the temperatures were hitting the mid-90s! It is not quite that warm yet, but we are already prompting homeowners to get their ACs checked. That’s right! And we are not crazy! Here are our top six reasons why you should have your AC checked in the spring… BEFORE the hot weather hits!

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Homeowners’ Spring Maintenance Checklist : Cleaning Up With The Joneses

3/7/2018 6:00 AM

Spring weather is coming, and with it the bright exposure of sunshine. What will that brightness reveal to everyone in your neighborhood? Are your gutters full of leaves? Are your sidewalks cracked? Do you have dead foliage around your home? Did your siding take a hit during the last snow/ice/windstorm?

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The Low-Down On Residential Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems - Part 1

2/21/2018 6:00 AM

Is it possible to have a residential heating and cooling system that effectively and efficiently heats or cools your home to comfortable temperatures, while also reducing your utility costs, and while preserving the environment? The answer is… YES!

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Residential Zoned Temperature Control

8/30/2017 6:00 AM

Imagine having all of the light switches in your home on one switch. This is the approach that many take with their home’s heating and cooling system. Even though different areas of your home have different temperature fluctuations and needs, just like the individual family members who live there.

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What Does The R-22 Refrigerant Phase-Out Mean For Your HVAC System?

8/1/2017 6:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated the complete phase out of Class II Ozone-Depleting Substances, including R-22 refrigerant commonly found in most residential HVAC systems. The EPA has been phasing R-22 (commonly known as Freon) out so it’s completely phased out by 2020. Since the initial phase-out, most HVAC companies have seen a significant price increase on their supplies of R-22 by as much as 500%. What does this mean for home and business owners?

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Hail Damage & Your AC - What You Need To Know

7/6/2017 6:00 AM

This spring and summer has been a little rough on the Midwest when it comes to thunderstorms, straight-line winds, tornadic activity, and HAIL! According to the Insurance Information Institute, Nebraska is the third-ranked state for major hail events. Last year, there were over 5,600 major hail storms nationwide.

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