In the searing heat of summer, many of us rely heavily on air conditioners to keep cool and comfortable. Alas, our trusty, frosty-air appliances don’t always cooperate; rebelling in a variety of different ways and leaving us frustrated and sweating. What’s an overheated homeowner to do? One of an air conditioner’s common malfunctions is blown…

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Why is My Air Conditioner Making a Loud Buzzing Noise? We’re all familiar with the gentle sound produced by air conditioning units when they’re functioning properly. Sometimes, however, that soft purring becomes a distracting, irritating buzz, and it’s important to understand the possible reasons behind such an occurrence. Buzzing can result from a one-time issue, or it can be the…

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Prevent summer AC repairs with these tips Summer is here and scorching temps and stifling humidity are just around the corner. That means it’s time for your air conditioner to wake from winter slumber and surge into action. Is it in prime condition for a prolonged battle against the elements? Does it have the endurance…

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It can be rainy in Washington, even in the summer. Some people wonder if their air-conditioning system is affected by stormy weather if they’re running their AC units when it’s raining. The answer is no. Most air conditioners are not affected by stormy weather at all, but stormy conditions can lead to other issues that will affect…

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There is nothing more jarring than being woken up in the wee hours of the morning by the smell of something burning. It is an added blow to the gut (and to the wallet) when the realization strikes that said smell is coming from your air conditioner. Fortunately, not all smells are as worrisome as…

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Purchasing a major appliance like an air conditioning system can be a daunting experience. Unfortunately, manufacturers do not make it much easier for someone on the hunt for a new A/C system. As is the case with many appliances, consumers can become overwhelmed by the product’s printed vernacular. One of the more common head-scratchers is the…

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It’s summer and temperatures are more sweltering than ever. In that environment the last thing anyone wants to deal with is a struggling air conditioner. If it seems like your AC doesn’t seem to be working properly then odds are something is amiss. Rather than being stubborn and continuing to run it despite wasting even…

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It’s summer and temperatures are rising. The last thing anyone wants to deal with are excessive temperatures when they’re trying to relax indoors. Fortunately, many habitual AC system issues are easily prevented. Here to assist with that is a list of AC issues that commonly occur over the summer. Did You Check the Thermostat? If…

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Summer always results in high air conditioning bills. But if you notice that your bills are significantly higher than usual, you may be making some critical mistakes. To help you identify the problem, here is a list of AC usage mistakes that can result in massive energy bills. Poor Installation If your unit was not…

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Every AC system makes use of the same outdoor factors to yield the refrigerant required to cool a home. Here, ductless systems differ from their central-air counterparts in terms of where they cool the air and how they distribute it. But are they really worth the money? Read on to find out if a ductless…

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