Which Size Generator Is Needed to Run an Air Conditioner?

September 20, 2022

When your power goes out, a generator can keep your home’s air conditioning unit running. However, not just any generator will do. You need to make sure that the generator you select can provide enough power to run your AC unit. If you’re considering purchasing a generator, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to make sure you get the right size. Determine Power Usage Various types of air conditioners use different amounts of power. Central air conditioners tend to use the most power at an average of

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Identifying an AC Capacitor and When It Should Be Replaced

August 17, 2022

Air conditioners are essential, especially during summer. When the capacitor fails, it can be a nuisance or, even worse, a threat to your family’s health. AC capacitors are the part of the air conditioning system which stores power to balance the amount of current per unit time. Without it, we cannot achieve proper working of air conditioning system. That’s why it’s essential to understand what a capacitor is and if you can replace it. What Is an Air Conditioner Capacitor? Air conditioners use a capacitor to improve the function of the compressor. A capacitor is an

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10 Benefits of a Garage Mini Split

July 18, 2022

People often underestimate the importance of keeping their homes cool when the summer heat is unbearable. A great way to keep the garage space comfortable is with a garage mini split, which can provide the cool air needed. By installing a mini split in the garage, you will save on your power bill and keep the interior of your garage comfortable. This, in turn, reduces the amount of money you spend on cooling. 1. All Components Are Relatively Close The search for a good location for a traditional furnace reaches beyond your

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Which Is Better: Central AC or a Heat Pump?

June 7, 2022

There’s a lot of information floating around about heat pumps and how they compare to central air conditioners. Here are some of the differences between these two cooling systems and some tips on how to determine which is better for your Amherst home. Differences Between a Heat Pump and Central Air Conditioning Before we can explore the nuances between a heat pump and a central air conditioner, it’s important to start with the larger differences. Conceptually, an air conditioner and heat pump work in the same way. They both use refrigerant to transfer heat from

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Cleaning Your Window AC Unit

May 20, 2022

Have you noticed an odd odor coming from your air conditioner? Is it struggling to pump out cool air as efficiently as it did before? AC window units need to be regularly cleaned and maintained just like any other household appliance. Fortunately, you likely have all the necessary cleaning supplies available right at home. Here’s how you can easily start a cleaning routine for your AC window unit this summer. Simple Cleaning Routine Before starting the cleaning process, turn your air conditioner off and unplug it. The most secure way to clean it is outdoors to

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Should I Sleep with the Windows Open or Run My AC at Night?

April 14, 2022

Ensuring your home stays cool and comfortable during the summer can be costly. For this reason, many people attempt to reduce their cooling costs by only running their air conditioner as little as possible. One such option is to open your windows at night instead of using the AC. Still, the question is whether or not this will actually save you money? Estimated Energy Savings from Turning AC Off at Night It probably won’t surprise you to learn that a central AC system uses far more energy during the day than at night. In hotter, more

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for Spring

March 17, 2022

As the weather warms up, you may be looking for opportunities to work outside and to enjoy the fresh air. While you likely have gardening and yardwork on your to-do list, don’t forget to prepare the inside of your home for the coming spring. After months of battling the cold weather, your furnace is exhausted. It’s time to clean your heating system and call the professionals. Regular maintenance and tune-ups will keep your furnace running efficiently for years into the future. Follow this easy checklist as you prepare your HVAC unit for spring. Replace Air Filters

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When Is the Optimal Time for Installing a New Air Conditioning System?

February 15, 2022

When you’re ready to get a new air conditioning system, it’s a good idea to pay attention to timing. Buying and installing your system at certain times can be more convenient and provide you with more savings. If you ask most experts, they’ll tell you the ideal time to get a new AC system is usually in the spring or occasionally in the fall. Why are these the best times? Purchasing an air conditioning system during the off-season comes with many benefits. Avoid Unpleasant Surprises in Summer If you’re replacing an older system, it’s certainly a

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6 Ways to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

January 3, 2022

Many people are not aware that carbon monoxide can leak into their homes through their furnaces. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is deadly at high levels of exposure. Residents of Amherst and the surrounding areas should be careful during the winter months, as they tend to use their furnaces more often and run the risk of having leaks. Fortunately, there are some easy steps to prevent these leaks from happening in your household. 1. Inspect Your Furnace The first step is to inspect your furnace and ensure that it is in good condition.

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Why Is There a Burning Smell From My Heater?

December 20, 2021

When the temperatures in Amherst take a dive, most locals turn their heaters on for the first time in months. If your heater is emitting an unpleasant burning smell, you’re definitely not alone. However, it’s still important to find out why this odor exists and to mitigate it if you can. Following are three reasons why there’s a burning smell when your home heating system is in use. 1. Accumulated Dust Even when you aren’t actively using your heating system, it’s constantly collecting dust. This remains true whether you have a heat pump, an electric heater,

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