Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Don’t Dilly Dally Your Ductless Repairs!

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Yes, it’s true: your ductless system needs repairs too! As neat as they are, ductless systems are not immune to repairs, and in fact, these nifty little systems come with their own set of unique repair needs. Of course, it is important that you know what those needs are.

So, for your convenience, we have listed some of these unique ductless repairs for you below. That way, you can contact your favorite HVAC contractor (hopefully us!) for your air conditioning repairs in Andover at the first sign of trouble. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Your AC Summer Checklist

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Getting your air conditioner ready for summer is as easy as 1..2..3!

Spring has officially sprung, making now the perfect time to give your air conditioner a little extra TLC! Ensuring that your AC is prepped for summer is the best way to make sure that it will work efficiently and effectively, saving you lots money in the long run!

There are plenty of ways that you can give your AC the boost it needs, and for your convenience, we’ve provided our air conditioning summer checklist below! By following these simple steps, you can be sure that your system is ready to keep you cool and comfortable all summer long! Keep reading to find out more! 

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Wonder How a Heat Pump Works, and How It Benefits You?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

heat pump indoor unit on floorYou may have heard of a heat pump before. Perhaps you assumed that it was a form of heating system, given its name. You wouldn’t be entirely wrong in this case. However, a heat pump is also an air conditioner.

If your air conditioner is struggling this season and you’re getting ready to replace it, you’d do well to consider the heat pump system. Then you can start enjoying the benefits of improved efficiency and performance throughout the remainder of summer.

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Are You Paying Too Much to Keep Your Pets Comfortable?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Portrait of happy family with their pet looking at cameraYou’re probably surprised to see the title of this post on an HVAC and plumbing blog, but bear with us, and read on.

Whether we’re talking about winter or summer, the fact is that we get a lot of use out of our home appliances—from our heating and cooling systems to our water heaters and lighting. Naturally, you want to save as much money as possible when using these appliances and fixtures. But if you’re a cat or dog owner, you might find yourself at war between your wallet and what’s best for your animal.

Well, we have good news! There are actually a couple misconceptions about how pet-owning homeowners use their Andover, MN air conditioning systems, heating systems, and even plumbing and electrical systems. By debunking them, we hope to get you well on your way to saving some money while still keeping your furry friends comfortable.

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Beware These Repair Needs When Starting Up Your AC

Monday, May 28th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundWhy should you beware repair needs before you’ve even turned on your air conditioner for the season? Well, if you haven’t had maintenance on it, that’s a big reason right there. Preventive maintenance is called such for a reason—it helps prevent the biggest and costliest of repair needs. During maintenance, our highly trained and experienced staff takes a thorough look at each and every component of your cooling system.

We make adjustments as needed, and notify you of any need for AC repair in Columbus, MN at this time so you can get it on your schedule right away. But again, if you skip maintenance, then you shouldn’t be surprised by any of the following repairs when starting up your AC for the summer.

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Prevent Repairs with This One AC Service

Monday, May 14th, 2018

technician working on outdoor ac unitIt’s that time of year again—temperatures are still on the cool and rainy side for now, but soon enough they’ll warm up and you’ll have to start thinking about your air conditioning system. Our summers require their use on a pretty regular basis. That means they go through a lot of stress and natural wear and tear, which can lead to Columbus, MN HVAC repair needs.

The good news is, there is a way to prevent the biggest and costliest of repair needs, with one AC service—preventive maintenance! This should be done on a yearly basis for your air conditioner, unless you’re using a heat pump. Since heat pumps are year-round systems, maintenance should be done twice a year for these units. Checking for repair needs is an important part of HVAC maintenance, and if you manage them ASAP you’ll reduce the chance of running into a much bigger problem later on.

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The Impact of a Dirty Air Filter on Your Furnace

Monday, March 19th, 2018

man holding air filterWhen we tell our customers to replace their air filters every 1-3 months, we aren’t just saying it as a random suggestion. We’re offering this tip as a way for you to get the most efficient and effective use out of your HVAC system as possible. And considering how much you’ve had to use your heater this weekend, chances are that you’d like to do anything you can to prevent furnace repair in Maple Grove, MN.

One way to do this is by performing one small maintenance task—changing your air filter. You may be surprised to find just how important this small HVAC component is. It’s about more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, your furnace’s air filter isn’t even there to protect your indoor air quality. Keep reading to learn more.

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What Traits Should You Look for in an HVAC Contractor?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

male technician going over paperwork with female homeownerMany HVAC companies boast their good qualities, but do they all deliver? When you’re on the lookout for a company to install a heating system, fix a broken down air conditioner, or even give you tips and tricks on how to improve your indoor air quality, you want a Bethel, MN HVAC company that you can trust. But how do you know when you’ve found that company?

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To Suffer or (Ductless) Split?

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

I live in an attic. Let me clarify, I live in an attic which is not properly ventilated. This means that at any given time, my bedroom feels like it’s either ten degrees warmer or cooler than the temperature in the rest of the house. And right now it’s summer, so while the temperature on my thermostat is set at 72 degrees, it feels more like a sweat lodge in my room. It makes little difference what I set the thermostat to, my bedroom seems to have a mind of its own. Indeed, in older houses or houses that have not been properly ventilated, the temperatures in some rooms can be vastly different from the temperature in the rest of the house.
This is where a Ductless Split comes in. When a room (most commonly a master bedroom or a low-level family room) needs individual temperature control, a ductless split is the most effective solution. A Ductless Split can be controlled remotely (from your cell phone in some cases) and blends perfectly with the air in the rest of your home.
Take it from someone who has spent far too many nights either shivering beneath six blankets or sweating and running a fan all night: getting a ductless split in your bedroom is not an extravagance, it’s a necessity.

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What’s the Best Way to Clean an Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

cleaning-ducts-vacuum-techYou do your best to clean the hard-to-reach places throughout your home. That may mean dusting the tops of a ceiling fan or bookshelf once a month, sweeping behind the refrigerator, and cleaning out the gutters. You care about your home, and want to keep every part of it in the best condition for as long as possible.

But a complex piece of equipment like an air conditioner presents a challenge. How can you ensure proper maintenance without damaging the equipment? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re on the right track! Let our experts tell you how it’s done.

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