1. Why Replace My AC This Fall?

    Summer has ended, and our temperatures are gradually dropping. Soon, it won't be long before we're firing up our heaters. If that's the case, why would we be talking about replacing your air conditioner? Now that the worst is over, can't we put it off until next year? You could—in fact, that's what many homeowners do—but we don't think it would be wise. We'll explain why below. (more…)…Read More

  2. Are Your Ducts Hurting AC Performance?

    Central air conditioning systems, heat pumps, and furnaces are all common, reliable heating and/or air conditioning systems. Do you know what else they all share in common? They are all forced air HVAC systems, meaning that they use a fan in order to force heated and/or cooled air throughout your home through a system of air ducts. Now, this can be a very effective way in which to heat and cool on…Read More

  3. AC FAQ: What Are the Coils?

    Different homeowners have different levels of familiarity with their air conditioning systems. Some are content just knowing their ACs will cool the air when the heat of summer strikes, though they are not too concerned with the details. Others like to be a bit more hands-on with their air conditioners—too hands-on, in some cases. We believe the happy medium lies somewhere in between. We don't e…Read More

  4. Can I Cool My Home More Efficiently?

    The short answer to the question posed in the title of this post is yes, you can.  The longer answer, and the one that we're sure will excite a number of our clients and readers, is that you can actually do so without spending a whole lot of money. If you have an old AC or one that is seriously inefficient, then upgrading your system to a more efficient model makes a lot of sense. If you're just …Read More

  5. Why Does My AC Keep Shutting Down So Quickly?

    Dang, my AC has shut down again. That's annoying. Oh well, it will start back up in a minute, no big deal. If you find yourself experiencing this particular issue when cooling your home, do not downplay it and write it off as nothing more than a minor annoyance. The problem has a name—short cycling—and it is far more serious than many homeowners seem to realize. There are quite a few reasons w…Read More

  6. Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

    In our last post, we talked about refrigerant leaks and why they are such a problem. We've previously discussed the (unfortunately pervasive) issue of leaky ductwork on our blog. Today, we are going to talk about a different type of leak in your AC. The water leak! Confused? If so, then you have every right to be. After all, you may well know that your air conditioner does not actually use any wat…Read More

  7. Why Is a Refrigerant Leak So Serious?

    New Jersey may not be as closely associated with truly oppressive heat as, say, Arizona or Florida. But that definitely does not mean that you can try and eek by without a great air conditioning system in place. When summer does strike here in Cherry Hill, NJ, it can strike pretty hard. The last thing that you want to do is to realize that your air conditioner is just not up to the task of cooling…Read More

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

    We 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 w…Read More

  9. Why Refrigerant Leaks Are a Major Concern

    Your 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…Read More

  10. AC Tip: Change Your Filter!

    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 seriou…Read More