Climate Mechanics LLC Blog

Heat Pumps, Central ACs—What’s the Difference?

June 11th, 2018

question-markWe are already more than a week into June. The hottest weather of the year has not really hit yet, but it’s coming. This does not mean that it is too late for an AC replacement. If you have any concerns about whether or not your air conditioner is going to make it through the rest of the cooling season successfully, please let us know right away. Our air conditioning installation professionals will have a new unit in place for you ASAP.

Of course, this all begs the question of, should you decide to replace your AC, which type of system do you choose. Some homeowners are quite happy with the traditional split central air conditioning system, and with good cause. However, whether you are replacing an old system or investing in your first system for a newly constructed home, we think it’s in your best interest to explore your options. You don’t want to overlook a system that you’re not aware of which is actually the perfect fit, right? 

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Why Refrigerant Leaks Are a Major Concern

May 28th, 2018

AC-tools-on-topYour air conditioner does not somehow generate coolness, the way that your furnace or boiler generates heat via electric resistance or the combustion of fuel. Instead, that coolness that you are feeling is really the absence of heat. Your air conditioner removes heat from the air in order to cool it down before recirculating that air throughout your home. The refrigerant in your air conditioning system plays a vital role in this process and, without a proper refrigerant charge, your air conditioner will be in serious trouble.

Today we are going to discuss how refrigerant works in your air conditioning system, as well as some ways in which you can spot signs of trouble with your air conditioner that could be related to refrigerant leaks. The moment that you do, give us a call. Refrigerant leaks can, unfortunately, do very real damage to your AC in very short order. Prompt AC repairs in Cherry Hill, NJ are definitely in your best interest.

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AC Tip: Change Your Filter!

May 14th, 2018

With summer descending upon us once more, it should go without saying that you are going to need to keep your air conditioning system working at peak performance levels. This mostly means that you both need to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Cherry Hill, NJ, and that you need to report any potential problems to a member of our team right away. That being said, there is one seriously important task that you can and should be handling on your own: changing the air filter.

Yes, it is a simple thing to do, but that doesn’t mean that it is not worth doing! In fact, just changing your air filter regularly, typically every 1 to 3 months, is one of the best ways you can keep your system working properly. If you fail to change the air filter as needed, there are a number of unfortunate issues you are likely to encounter. Learn more about them below.

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Can You Spot the Signs of Air Conditioning Trouble?

May 14th, 2018

AC-techncian-outdoorsIf not, then this is the post for you! Catching air conditioning problems early on and having them resolved in a prompt manner is always in your best interest—not to mention that of your air conditioner. The longer problems are allowed to fester, even if you think that they are too “minor” to worry about right away, the greater the chance that you are going to wind up with more serious, more damaging, and more costly problems shortly down the road.

So today, we are going to share with you some common signs that you are in need of air conditioning repairs in Cherry Hill, NJ. If and when you notice any of these warning signs in your home with your system, contact us right away. The last thing that you want is to invite serious problems into your home just because you had more pressing issues to deal with—or because you failed to recognize the warning signs at all!

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It Is Time to Get That AC Tuned Up

April 30th, 2018

service-timeWinter was pretty set on overstaying its welcome this year, but the warmer weather finally seems to be creeping toward us once more. That may be something of a relief right now, but how long is it going to be before the real heat of summer kicks in and some of us are once again looking forward to cooler days? Such is the cycle here in the Northeast. The good news is that we can at least help you to keep the temperatures in your home comfortable this summer.

While the cooling season may not really be getting underway for a little while longer, now is the ideal time to tune-up your air conditioning system. The heat of summer has a way of sneaking up on us sometimes, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared when that happens. Getting your air conditioning tune-up out of the way before you really need to put that system back into action is always for the best. Consider the following, and be sure to schedule your AC maintenance in Cherry Hill, NJ soon!

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Whole-House Comfort: Skip the Air Ducts!

April 17th, 2018

ductless-blowerOkay, so we are obviously not advising everyone to forgo the use of ductwork in their homes in order to maintain comfortable temperatures by distributing heated and cooled air throughout the living space. In some/many cases, however, homeowners are going to run into some trouble as far as the ductwork goes. This can happen for different reasons and at different stages. When it does, clients often turn to us for ductless mini split services in Cherry Hill, NJ.

The ductless mini split, as you’ll see below, is quite the unique HVAC system (notice that we didn’t say “heating” or “cooling” there?). It may not be right for every home or homeowner, but no system truly is—that is why there are so many different types available. Consider the following information regarding the design, operation, and benefits of ductless mini splits, and let us know if you have any questions or if you are ready to start reaping those benefits. 

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How You Can Fend Off Allergy Symptoms in Your Home

April 16th, 2018

There is nothing that we can really do about the allergens that you will encounter outside of your home. Did you know, however, that the air quality within your living space may well be worse than that outside? It’s true, surprising as it sounds. Today’s homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, which is great for your bottom line. However, it also cuts out a lot of the natural ventilation that older homes used to have. That can lead to IAQ issues.

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The good news is that the indoor air quality specialists on our team are here to help. The spring season, for all of its joys and relief after another cold, harsh winter, can really wreak havoc on your indoor air quality in Cherry Hill, NJ. With the right indoor air quality systems and services, installed and completed by the right IAQ technicians, you can boost your indoor air quality in order to manage your allergy symptoms.

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Will You Need a New Air Conditioner This Year?

April 2nd, 2018

AC-topviewIf so, then now is the time to sort out the details. Sometimes, homeowners convince themselves that an old AC still has a year of quality performance left in it. Other times, they simply forget about the issues that they were having with their AC last cooling season, only to remember when faced with even more problems during the current season. We strongly recommend you avoid both of these scenarios. It’s always best to plan ahead when it comes to an air conditioning replacement.

Of course, we understand that you do not want to replace your air conditioner prematurely. If you do that, you are just wasting the money you invested in that system at the time of purchase. It may seem like a tough line to walk, but we have some tips for you that should help you to do so successfully. So be sure to keep the following in mind, and leave your air conditioning replacement in Cherry Hill, NJ to us.

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Why Choose Radiant Heating?

March 20th, 2018

radiant-tubingIt’s getting toward the end of March, and you may well be ready to stop thinking about your heating system altogether at this point. We’d advise against that, however. In fact, if you are thinking about replacing your heating system at all, now is a perfect time to start scrutinizing your options.

There are a lot of different heaters out there, but they all share something in common—they’re best put in place before you really need them! Of course, choosing a new heater is not the type of decision that you can afford to rush through, either. You need to weigh your options carefully before deciding which system you’ll choose to heat your home. One that deserves your attention is radiant heating in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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Are My Air Ducts Leaking?

March 19th, 2018

ductsDo you use a forced heating and/or air conditioning system, such as a heat pump, central air conditioner, or furnace?  If so, are you certain you are getting the best performance possible from your equipment? Did you know that issues affecting the performance of such systems are wide-ranging, and may extend beyond the HVAC units themselves? Today, we are going to be talking about one of the most pervasive of all problems that may afflict forced air heating and air conditioning systems: leaky ductwork.

While you may notice pretty quickly if your furnace is blowing cold air or your heat pump is making a weird grinding sound, chances are that you may not notice problems with your ductwork as quickly. After all, these air ducts are largely hidden from view in your home. You cannot just give them a quick visual inspection. Even so, there are certain signs that you can be on the lookout for which can alert you to the need for professional duct sealing in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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