Why Does My AC Smell Like Gas?

November 3, 2019

Air conditioners can occasionally produce strange odors, especially when they are first turned on for the season. Usually they are harmless, and just the result of dust and other debris in the ductwork. If you notice a sulfur, rotten egg, or skunk-like odor, however, that could be an indication that you have a natural gas leak. What to Do When You Smell Gas A natural gas leak can cause a fire or even an explosion if it is serious enough. It is important to leave the house immediately. If you can, open a window

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Is a New Air Conditioner Really Worth It?

November 3, 2019

If you have an AC unit that is older than 10 years old you may have thought about purchasing a new unit. A question homeowners often ask themselves is if it is really worth purchasing a new unit if the older unit is still running? Is it Worth Purchasing a New AC Unit? Weighing up the pros and cons of buying a new AC unit may help you to make a decision when it comes to purchasing a new system. Let’s look at some of the negatives and positives of buying a new air

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Can I Change the Freon in My Air Conditioner?

November 3, 2019

Your home’s air conditioner has many different parts. These parts are important in helping the unit cool off the air, pumping it into your home, and keeping your home comfortable. The Freon in your air conditioner is a big part of cooling down the air and when Freon levels are low or the unit has a leak, your air conditioner won’t be able to produce cool air. Can I Change the Freon in my System Myself? The answer is yes. You can change the Freon in your system yourself and you will need a

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How Do I Add Freon To My AC?

November 3, 2019

For many in the Baltimore area, air conditioning as an essential creature comfort. As the summer heat becomes more intense and the humidity is on the rise, central AC in your home provides welcome relief. But, if your AC isn’t cooling as well as it should and you find your home no longer feels like an escape from the sticky Maryland weather, your central AC may be lacking in Freon. Freon, the common name for a refrigerant component of your AC, R-22, is necessary to keep cool air circulating throughout your home. Freon absorbs the heat

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How to Know if My AC Is Low on Freon?

November 3, 2019

Summertime in Baltimore can be hot, muggy, and uncomfortable! As any Charm City resident knows, finding a place to cool off and escape the summer heat and humidity is key. For those with a central cooling system, home provides a welcome retreat on a warm and muggy day. So, what do you do when your central AC isn’t quite doing the job? How do you know if your cooling system needs repaired, replaced, or simply serviced? Maybe your system is simply in need of a little tune-up, or perhaps you’ve lost some refrigerant, commonly referred to as

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Click?

November 3, 2019

Home heating and cooling systems make noise. Even the top of the line “quiet comfort” units will hum, or buzz when they’re doing their job. Your ductwork may accentuate these sounds, adding rattles and vibrations as your system engages and blows air through your vents. These sounds are a normal part of your system’s operation and shouldn’t be cause for alarm. On the other hand, if your system is making unusual noises, or sounds that are unfamiliar and you the homeowner don’t associate with normal operation of your cooling system, it may be time for a service

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How Big Does My AC Unit Need to Be?

November 3, 2019

Air conditioning systems have never been more energy-efficient, budget friendly, and technologically advanced than they are right now. The newest models of home cooling systems, in conjunction with the proper home insulation, can cut your previous energy consumption by as much as 50%. That’s an amazing savings in your summer power bills. And you can be relieved that your personal carbon footprint will be sizably smaller when you install a new, energy-efficient, and reliable home cooling system. In order to operate optimally, however, your central ac unit must be properly sized. Many homeowners purchase and install home

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Why Won’t My AC Get Cool?

November 3, 2019

If your AC is not cooling your house adequately it may be due to several reasons ranging from an easy fix to a problem that will need to be addressed by an AC technician. Read below to learn more about some of the common causes for your air conditioner not cooling effectively. My AC Won’t Turn On At All If your AC is not turning on at all it could be a simple problem. The first thing you want to check is your thermostat. Check that it is on cool and set below

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Like Mildew?

November 3, 2019

If you turn your AC on only to smell mildew you are probably wondering where this smell is coming from. If the air smells musty or like laundry that has been left wet in the washing machine for too long then, you may in fact have a mildew problem. Some mildew issues can be solved with a little investigation and cleaning, while other mold problems may be more complicated and you will need a professionals advice. Mildew or mold can cause many health problems so it is best to get on top of the source of the

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Trip The Breaker?

November 3, 2019

If you feel that your AC is tripping the circuit breaker in your home too often, then you will need to look into why this is happening. Circuit breakers are there to help your electrical system from overloading and that is why they may switch off. It is normal for this to happen once in a while, however if it is a continual occurrence in relation to your AC system, then it is time to look at what is triggering it. Here are some reasons your circuit breaker may be tripping and how you can go about

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