Air Creations, Inc. Blog : Archive for July, 2016

No, You Shouldn’t See Ice on Your Air Conditioner!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

This is a confusion people often have regarding their air conditioning systems. They think that because the AC sends out air that feels like it was blown over ice, ice must be a normal product of how the system operates. This does make some sense—until you understand that an air conditioner works through a process of heat exchange, meaning that it uses refrigerant (a special blend of chemicals) to remove heat from indoors and release it outdoors. Not only does this process not use ice, but it also shouldn’t create any ice.

In other words, if you see ice on your air conditioner, something is wrong.

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Repair or Replace? The Great Air Conditioning Debate

Monday, July 18th, 2016

When an air conditioning system starts to run into problems delivering cool conditions in a home—or it stops working entirely—calling for repairs is the normal step to take. But sometimes repairs are not the most effective route; there will come a time when it’s better to replace the AC entirely rather than to keep doing fix after fix.

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Your AC Isn’t a Dehumidifier! Here’s How to Deal with High Humidity

Monday, July 11th, 2016

When the relative humidity level rises above 60%, even the average hot summer day can start to feel unbearable. It isn’t that the humidity is making the air hotter; what’s actually happening is the moisture in the air is making it more difficult for your body to release extra heat through perspiration. This means you have more heat trapped in your body, and this in turn makes temperatures feel warmer, sometimes 10° hotter than they really are.

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Signs You Need Air Conditioning Repairs, Now!

Monday, July 4th, 2016

You’ll rely on your air conditioning system a great deal now that summer has arrived. But is your AC working at the best of its abilities? When problems start up in your home’s cooling system, you have to know how to recognize the signs so you can schedule repairs as soon as possible. The longer you allow a malfunction to continue, the worse the problem will become, as a chain reaction of other malfunctions will follow until you have a broken AC.

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