Why Do Air Conditioning Units Freeze Up?

One of the most common issues with air conditioners that we run into is a unit that has completely frozen up on the homeowner. While air conditioners are supposed to keep you cool, the units themselves are never supposed to freeze up — literally. If you walk into your utility room and see that your AC is covered in a coat of frost, there is a problem going on. When your air conditioning unit freezes up, it is indicative of some problems going on in your system. Unfortunately, there isn’t just one trigger for a frozen air conditioning unit, there
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Tips to Extend the Life and Performance of Your Air Conditioner

Too often we don’t think about it until we are forced to – and then it is usually too late. These are those things around us that we use all the time and just take for granted, our vehicles, our refrigerators and when it gets hot… our beloved air conditioners. Fortunately, we can prevent those unexpected failures and also extend the life of these often overlooked but appreciated machines and appliances. The really good news is that taking care of our air conditioning unit means our AC will take care of us too and possibly for a very long time.
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What to Look for in an Air Conditioning Company?

Air conditioning is a key component of your home’s comfort. As such, it is advisable to hire a professional and experienced AC company to handle your installation and repair needs. While most people are guided by the cost of service while hiring an air conditioning company, the company’s reputation and quality of service should count first. Here are other qualities to look for while hiring an air conditioning company: Guarantee of Quality At Smith & Willis Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC, we are committed to offering quality air conditioning solutions in the Denver area. When you choose to work with
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The Importance of Product Registration

When you get a new furnace, air conditioner, or other HVAC-related systems, there is one thing left to do: product registration with the manufacturer. Unlike with small appliances, there are serious benefits to taking this step. Here are the most important: Registering Activates or Extends Your Warranty Each manufacturer has somewhat different warranty requirements. With some, you must register your new equipment in order to get any warranty at all. Other manufacturers will give you an extended warranty when you register. The details also depend on which specific product you buy, but in all cases, you’re far better off with
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How Does Upgrading Your AC Unit Actually Save You Money?

Upgrading your HVAC system actually saves you money. It’s true, so if an HVAC profession recommends that you have a new system installed, don’t dismiss him/her as a salesperson. It’s in your best interest to listen to the professional especially if your AC unit breaks down regularly. Don’t put off upgrading the system year after year due to the fear of upfront cost, it’s counterproductive. Think about it, you will keep spending a lot of money on AC unit repair every now and then. Wouldn’t it just be easier to have the whole system replaced with a new one? There
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When is it Time to Replace Your AC Unit?

The decision to repair or replace an air conditioning unit is sometimes a painful choice to make. While few people like to spend money replacing something they already own, there are times when doing so might actually save you money in the long run. These are a few signs it might be time to replace your AC unit: Your Air Conditioning Unit is More than 15 Years Old The average lifespan of an AC unit is 10 to 15 years. If your unit has been in use more than 15 years it is time for an upgrade. Not only is
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What does SEER rating mean?

The term seer is an abbreviation for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The efficiency ratio is responsible for monitoring and measuring the cooling efficiency of the heat pump and the air conditioning. This energy efficiency ratio is calculated by output cooling of a monitored cooling season which is then divided by the total amount of electric energy recorded in the same time frame. When you record a high SEER rating, it means that there was higher energy efficiency. The minimum and standard seer rating for cooling systems are 13. The new air conditioners have the seer standard ranging from 13 to
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Buying a New Furnace Saves Money in the Long Run

Your furnace breaks down, or begins to rattle and rumble, so you ask yourself, “Do I need to buy a new one?”  One of the first things you’ll consider is if buying a new furnace will save you money in the long run, or if you’re better off keeping the old battle trap running for a few more years.  The answer is yes! Buying a new furnace will ultimately save you money— and quite possibly sooner rather than later. The first thing to consider is how much you spend on furnace repairs in a year.  Do you have to call
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Should I Buy a Heat Pump or a Furnace?

Most people in get in the confusion of choosing between installing a furnace and a heating pump in their homes. Below are differences between a furnace and heat pump and why you should choose one over the other in Denver. 1. Mode of energy transfer A heat pump uses a refrigerant to transfer energy that is used to provide suitable temperatures in homes. While as for a furnace, fuel such as coal, fuel oil, natural gas and wood is used to produce energy in homes 2. Energy consumption Heat pumps are economical when it comes to energy use. The kind of heat produced is
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Benefits of Hiring NATE Certified Technicians

As a homeowner or business owner, it’s critical to have superior installation, maintenance, and repair of your heating and cooling systems for safety and comfort. Only NATE certified technicians can deliver high-quality services owing to their extensive training, expertise, and experience in modern heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems. The technicians are taken through a nationally certified examination that is developed and supported by the HVAC industry. Here are the benefits of hiring a NATE certified technician: Certification An HVAC technician who has passed the NATE certification program is genuinely and highly qualified to undertake HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair
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