Problems That Can Develop With Your AC Compressor

July 20, 2022

AC compressor problems aren’t uncommon, especially when you overlook preventative maintenance. These issues often require professional attention, so it’s best to avoid repairing an AC compressor without the pros. Preventive AC maintenance is vital to keeping the compressor in great shape and preventing most of these problems. Also, prompt repairs are necessary as soon as you notice a faulty compressor to avoid costly replacements. Faulty Cooling Faulty cooling happens when the AC compressor is sluggish or air fails to come out even when you turn on the compressor. Cooling problems often arise when the compressor is

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Does It Matter Where I Place My Thermostat?

April 18, 2022

Does It Matter Where I Place My Thermostat? For your thermostat to get an accurate reading of the temperature in your home, where it is placed is important. If you place it in the wrong spot, your home may get too warm or cold. Follow these rules to get accurate readings. Height Matters Warm air rises, so how high you place the thermostat on the wall matters. It should be between 52 and 60 inches above the floor. Don’t Place You Thermostat in Sunlight If sunlight hits your thermostat, it

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When Is the Time Right for a New Air Conditioner?

February 15, 2022

Whether you are replacing an older unit or are considering your first air conditioning system, it can be quite beneficial to know the best time of year for shopping for and installing a new AC unit. All things considered, spring is an excellent time to think ahead to those hot summer months and make sure you are prepared. With the right timing, you can save yourself plenty of time, money, and stress. Better Deals Just like shopping for any product, you can save money by making purchases in the offseason. This is when many manufacturers offer

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Is a Humidifier or Dehumidifier Right for Your Home?

October 20, 2021

If you are concerned about the air quality in your home for the winter months, you may need a humidifier or a dehumidifier. Humidity in your home is critical to correct if the levels are not comfortable. Consider the reasons below for getting a humidifier or a dehumidifier. Top Reasons to Get a Humidifier A humidifier can help you stay comfortable all year. Some homes have a dryer environment during the winter months than in the summer when the humidity is typically higher. If you notice that your skin and lips are starting to get dryer,

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5 Factors to Consider in a Professional AC installation

August 10, 2021

A professional AC installation is necessary for the long-term performance of your system. In this article, we will examine some of the factors a technician has to take into account before installation. The Size of Your Home and Location During the installation process, every component of your home’s cooling system should be reviewed. Upgrading some parts without considering their implications can diminish your system’s overall performance. Consequently, the initial evaluation has to consider your cooling needs from a whole-house perspective. A technician will determine the capacity by taking measurements of the interior. AC

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How to Get the Best Performance From Your AC

July 28, 2021

When summer comes to Midlothian, VA, the warm temperatures make air conditioning a necessity for home comfort. The team at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. is always ready to help you with cooling system problems. Our professional experience combined with a few simple steps on your part will keep your system running at its best. Schedule an AC Maintenance Appointment Regular attention is critical for maintaining the performance and lengthening the life of your air conditioning equipment. Your system works hard during the cooling season. It is also exposed to the elements in the winter months. An AC tune-up will

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 28, 2021

As the summertime heat returns, it feels pleasant for the first few days. Then, as soon as the humidity and sweat become obvious, our home comfort system gets switched to the cooling function. Every summer, homeowners wrestle with the question of where to set the air conditioner’s thermostat. There seems to be a constant tug of war between achieving a cool indoor temperature and saving money on the increased energy bill. Actually, it doesn’t have to be that way. The Two Essential Goals You should be setting your thermostat with two goals in mind. The first

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 24, 2021

Dealing with a foul-smelling air conditioner is never a pleasant experience. Inspecting your air conditioner as soon as possible is important to identify the cause of the odor. You may need to reach out to a local HVAC company to further investigate the issue and help solve this problem. Here are a few of the most common reasons why an AC smells bad. 1. Mechanical Problems A burning or electrical odor coming from your air conditioner is never a good sign. Electrical smells often indicate that you are dealing with a mechanical problem. Contacting an HVAC

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Some HVAC Troubleshooting Tips to Be Aware of

October 20, 2020

Your air conditioning unit at home may stop working altogether or at least fail to deliver the results you are looking for. When this happens, it is important to diagnose and resolve any problems as quickly as possible. Doing so on time helps detect and prevent further damage to your air conditioning unit. It also prevents the cost of repairs from escalating. Here is a deeper look at the common HVAC troubleshooting tips to follow. Inconsistent Airflow Inconsistent airflow is often associated with a clogged air filter or blocked vents that constrain airflow. Any obstruction on

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Are Ductless Air Conditioners Efficient?

August 16, 2020

When it comes to cooling your home, a central air conditioner isn’t your only option. Also commonly referred to as a mini-split system, a ductless air conditioner offers amazing performance with a smaller footprint. Ductless air conditioning systems provide an efficient way to ensure your home’s comfort without the requirement of ductwork installation. Read on to learn about additional benefits of ductless air conditioning systems. They Are Cost-Effective One of the biggest advantages of investing in a ductless air conditioning system is the overall cost savings it offers. Ductless AC systems require less power to operate

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