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Common Mistakes That Lead to Heating Repair

November 12th, 2018

cold-sweater-manThe heating system in your home should last you anywhere from 10 to 20 years so it’s understandable that you’ll need heating repair at some point, but there are ways for you to avoid the need for heating repair. If you could avoid the need for costly repairs—wouldn’t you? We understand homeowners here in Westfield and how easy it is to accidentally incur damage to your heating system.

That’s why we’ve comprised helpful tips down below to help you avoid repairs in the future. While preventative measures are helpful to your HVAC system, we understand that certain factors are outside of your control. When you need repairs, go with a responsible team with more than 60 years in the industry.

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The Benefits of Forced Air Heating

October 29th, 2018

cold-sweater-manThere are many ways you can heat your home, but when you’re choosing which HVAC system you’d like to install, you’ll eventually run into the question—radiant heating or forced air? Even if you know all the pros and cons of forced air and radiant heating, it’s still likely that you’ll be conflicted over the decision. In these instances, it’s best to seek the help of a service professional like ours here at Air Creations, Inc. We can help you fit your home with the best heating system possible. Your heater is especially important here in our cold Livingston, NJ climate so make sure that you’re making an educated decision. When you need great HVAC services in Livingston, NJ, contact our team.

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Signs Your Furnace May Need Repairs

October 15th, 2018

If you think there might be something wrong with your furnace, don’t ignore the warning signs. It’s easy to procrastinate or learn to live with inconveniences rather than calling a professional, but if you go this route you’re only doing a disservice to yourself. Having repairs done to your system sooner than later helps extend the lifetime of your system, save you money, and avoid emergency breakdowns. If you need great furnace repair in Summit, NJ call our team here at Air Creations, Inc.

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Make Sure Your Heater Is Cold Weather Ready

October 1st, 2018

woman-gazing-out-window-into-snowOur winters here in New Jersey get very cold, the last thing you want is to get stuck in the midst of one without a functioning heater. At Air Creations, Inc. we service a wide range of heating systems including furnaces, boilers, and ductless mini splits. If you had any heating inconsistencies last year, it’s important to service your system sooner than later. Now that it’s fall, temperatures are really starting to cool off, so make sure that you prepare your heating system by getting the necessary repairs. If you’re looking for great heating repair in Livingston, NJ, contact our team here at Air Creations, Inc.

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September Can Be the Cruelest Month for Your AC

September 17th, 2018

technician-checks-ac-unitAfter a long, humid summer here in Summit, you might notice that your air conditioning isn’t running at peak performance levels. While you might think it’s too late to have your air conditioning serviced and that it’s a better idea to wait until next spring, you’d be wrong. It is late in the season, but it’s never too late to have a system tune-up.

Having your system serviced now will help you face any summer temperatures that linger into fall with ease. A service at this time also allows you to rest assured knowing that your home is prepared for next summer. At Air Creations, Inc. we understand air conditioning in Summit, NJ and we’re committed to satisfying our customers.

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What Could Go (Horribly!) Wrong With Amateur AC Repairs

September 3rd, 2018

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If there are any problems with your air conditioning, we know it’s tempting to want to repair your air conditioning yourself. It seems like it would save you time or money and a quick Google search will lead you to countless, step-by-step articles telling you how to perform the repair.
Don’t lull yourself into a false sense of security concerning repairs. Your air conditioning unit is a complex piece of machinery that needs the eye of an expert. Our technicians at Air Creations, Inc. perform the best repairs on Springfield, NJ air conditioning and we can get your unit in top shape too.

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Some Reasons to Consider a Packaged HVAC Unit

August 20th, 2018

technician-checks-ac-unit“Wait,” you’re saying, “what’s a packaged HVAC unit? Is that like a window AC?”

Well, sort of. A packaged HVAC unit is a cooling system or heat pump where all the components are contained in a single cabinet. The compressor, the evaporator coil, the condensing coil, the fans and motors—the works. The opposite of a packaged unit is a split system or a mini split system, where there are separate indoor and outdoor units. For example, the most common type of central AC found in homes is a split system with an outdoor condenser and an indoor evaporator with an air handler that sends the cooled air into the ducts.

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How Does a Ductless AC System Work?

August 6th, 2018

ductless-ac-unit-on-wallWhen you are looking for a new air conditioning system to cool down your house, or as part of planning for a new house, you may notice that one of your choices is a “ductless mini split heat pump,” which offers ductless cooling. These systems have enjoyed years of popularity in Japan and Europe, and now they are starting to show up in more homes in the US because of the many advantages they offer. No longer needing to use ducts eliminates a major cause of energy waste in an HVAC system, removes a source of air pollutants, and allows a homeowner to control the temperature in different parts of the house without affecting the other parts.

But how does a ductless AC actually do all this—without ducts? We’ll explain.

The Basics of Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps

Before we go into more details, we want to point out that most ductless systems are heat pumps. That means they work as both cooling and heating systems. So when we mention below “ductless cooling,” we also mean ductless heating as well—you get both when you have a ductless mini split installed.

As to how these things work: they’re similar to the standard split system AC or heat pump in that they circulate refrigerant between two sets of coils—one indoors and one outdoors—to move heat from one place to another. In cooling mode, cold refrigerant is evaporated in an indoor unit to absorb heat, then is released to the outside through condensing in the outdoor unit.

What’s different about the two is that a standard split system only uses one indoor unit, which contains a large coil and blower fan, and connects to the duct network to distribute the conditioned air. With a ductless AC, there are multiple smaller indoor units. These small air handlers are installed high up on exterior walls (often over a door or window) and connect to the outdoor unit through the wall with refrigerant, condensate, and power lines. Each air handler contains a refrigerant coil and blower fan, so when they come on they direct the conditioned air straight into the living spaces. There’s no need to have ducts to transport the air.

The standard ductless system has four indoor air handlers for each outdoor unit, although there are some more powerful models that can use eight air handlers. For more cooling power, installers can add additional outdoor units.

Do Ductless Mini Splits Make Sense for You?

You may not be sure if installing ductless air conditioning in Westfield, NJ is appropriate for your situation. Even with all the great advantages they offer, ductless systems aren’t good matches for homes that already have extensive ducts. But they’re great for older homes that have never been able to enjoy air conditioning except with inefficient (and ugly) window ACs. They’re also good matches for new home construction, remodeling, and add-on rooms.

To find out what your best cooling options are, work with our team of air conditioning and heating specialists. We install top brand ductless mini split heat pumps.

Talk to the AC professionals at Air Creations, Inc. “We Do It Right” Since 1987.

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Cooling Off Some Common Air Conditioning Myths

July 23rd, 2018

woman-with-glassesThe internet has made it easy for people to access information on just about any topic with only a few keyboard clicks. But it also makes it easy for people to access misinformation as well, and many myths have now spread far and wide because of the web.

Air conditioning systems aren’t immune to this: there are many myths about how AC systems operate that we still run into. But we’d like to use the power of the internet to dispel some of these myths. Below are a few of the more common misunderstandings about air conditioning systems that you may have read or heard.

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When a Good AC Does Too Much: Short-Cycling

July 9th, 2018

tools-on-ac-unitHow can an AC do too much? You can always lower the thermostat, right?

Well, this is true if you don’t want your home to be too cold. And if your air conditioner was correctly sized for the house, adjusting the thermostat to a comfortable level is all you need to do.

The problem we’re talking about in this post is when your AC works too hard in another way. It’s called short-cycling, and it leads to high utility bills, uneven cooling, and eventually a busted air conditioner that needs to be retired before it’s time.

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