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

The Importance of Late Season AC Repairs

Monday, September 18th, 2017

ac-unit-with-wrenches-on-itYes, fall is officially here (or at least it will be a few days after we post this) and the temperatures have started to cool down to being merely warm. With children back in school and college football already on television, your thoughts may have shifted into the autumn mode. We hope this means you’ve also put “heating maintenance” on your to-do list and will arrange for it soon. It’s never too early in the fall to have this important job done!

However, it’s never too late for air conditioning repairs. This might not have occurred to you, even though the AC in your home will still be running during many days in September. If you have noticed anything wrong with your air conditioner, even something that seems minor like an odd noise, you should have our professionals take a look at it. Prompt air conditioning repair in Clark, NJ and the surrounding areas is important no matter how close the cooling of fall is.

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Saving Money on Air Conditioning: Closing Vents Won’t Do It!

Monday, August 21st, 2017

room-ventIf you live in a standard multi-room house, you receive conditioned air (whether coming from a furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump) through a network of ducts that lead to room vents. The covers over room vents often have slats in them you can manipulate using a lever. These adjustable slats help to control the direction that air flows into a room.

However, people often look at these slats and think, “Why don’t I just close them all the way? That will prevent cool air from reaching a room that’s empty and help save money.”

This is not the way the slats in a room vent are supposed to work. Trying to close the vents or block them in any fashion doesn’t save money. In fact, it usually creates the opposite problem of raising electrical costs and leading to numerous air conditioning repairs in Westfield, NJ.

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AC Repairs You May Need in the Second Half of Summer

Monday, August 7th, 2017

tools-on-ac-unitNow that we’re in the late summer (August already!), air conditioners are entering into a higher risk zone. At this point, a home’s air conditioner has been working steadily for at least two months, and that means it will have picked up a good deal of wear and tear. If the air conditioner had its regular maintenance inspection and tune-up during the spring, it should still be able to make it through the rest of the summer in good condition.

But nothing is certain, and if the AC didn’t have regular maintenance, the likelihood of something going wrong is much higher. (Make sure you sign up for our Comfort Plan so you’ll always have your HVAC system maintained for both hot and cold weather.)

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How Duct Leaks Give Your AC a Hard Time (And You As Well)

Monday, July 24th, 2017

money-going-up-chimneySo here’s a quick quiz: imagine something has gone wrong with the cooling system in your house. What comes to mind right away? Is it…

  1. One of the fans broke down
  2. An electric circuit broke
  3. The thermostat is on the fritz
  4. The system is just getting too old to handle the heat
  5. The ducts of the ventilation system are leaking

We would guess that your answer was probably… well, probably not “5.” Unless you read the title of this post carefully. But if you didn’t already know the subject of this post, be honest: would you have picked “5”?

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Commercial HVAC Question: What Is an Economizer?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

rooftop-unitsIf you operate a business in Westfield, NJ or the surrounding areas, the HVAC equipment that keeps your commercial spaces properly conditioned around the year is an essential part of daily operations. But few people really understand the workings of commercial air conditioning and the ways it is often different from residential air conditioning and heating. This is why you must always work with commercial HVAC experts in Westfield, NJ for all jobs, large and small.

One of the least understood parts of commercial HVAC—a part that many customers have no idea is even there—is the economizer. An economizer is an important part of helping keep costs low when providing environmental control for a building.

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“AC Spring Tune-Up Specials” vs. Regular Maintenance: Know the Difference

Monday, June 12th, 2017

service-reminderIn the final days before the serious heat of summer arrives, you’ll start to see advertisements from HVAC companies offering “Spring Tune-Up” SPECIALS!!!! These are common from larger companies, and … there’s good reason to be feel cautious about them. In general, always feel cautious about multiple exclamation points.

We want to remind readers that spring maintenance is vital for any air conditioning system. Our New Jersey summers are hot and humid, and this puts immense pressure on ACs. Unless a cooling system receives full treatment from an HVAC professional to inspect, clean, and tune it up, it will be in danger of a malfunction and energy-inefficient performance. In the long term, neglect of maintenance will lead to a system that needs to be replaced years before it should. An air conditioner’s warranty can also be voided because it misses annual maintenance.

But there’s a difference between these “spring tune-up specials!!!!” one-time charges for AC maintenance, and signing up for routine maintenance through a program with a respected local HVAC company.

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Ways to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

Monday, May 29th, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverNobody likes paying high bills for running their air conditioning system during the hot summer months. But homeowners assume that there’s no way to avoid it: if they want comfort during a New Jersey summer, they’ll have to pay for it.

While this is technically true—electricity doesn’t come for free!—the chances are high that you have been paying more to run your AC than you should. There are a number of steps you can take to lower those costs for air conditioning in Mountainside, NJ, and we want to share some of the best with you. When you require professional service for air conditioning repair or to arrange for regular maintenance, simply get in contact with us and we’ll be glad to help.

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Looking into Air Conditioning Efficiency: SEER and EER

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

money-savings-houseSpring is a good season of the year to take stock of an air conditioning system in a house and ask a few tough questions, such as “Is this AC over the hill and ready to be replaced?” You don’t want to head into the summer heat of New Jersey with an air conditioner liable to stop working at the worst time. (They always pick the worst time, as anyone with a history working in AC repair can tell you.) When you think you have an air conditioner at a high risk of dying during the coming summer, have our technicians assist you with a new AC installation.

One of the many reasons you want professionals for this job is because they can help you navigate the many stats for an AC to find the right one for your needs. Among the most vital of air conditioner stats are the two efficiency ratings, EER and SEER. Let’s take a close look at these.

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A Closer Look at Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 20th, 2017

air-conditioning-plastic-grillEarlier this month, we looked at spring maintenance tasks to take care of as March gets underway. One of those jobs was maintaining the air conditioning system so that it’s ready to handle the hot weather when it arrives. This is the most important of all spring maintenance jobs, and we want to examine it in more detail: why it needs to be done and what it involves.

But before we get those topics, we must stress that—aside from changing the air filter in the HVAC system—air conditioning maintenance is a job for trained professionals. To find the right HVAC technicians for your air conditioning maintenance in Mountainside, NJ, contact our offices. We have a long history, stretching back to 1987, providing quality AC and heating services to the area. Our Comfort Plan makes it easy to have regular maintenance for both your AC and heater.

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Answers to Common Questions about Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Last week, we encouraged readers to sign up for our Air Creations Comfort Plan to take care of their heating maintenance for the fall (and their air conditioning maintenance in spring). There are many reasons to invest in a plan like this: it keeps your heater energy efficient, extends its service life, and prevents numerous repair issues.

You may still have some questions about heating maintenance, and we’d like to address a few of the more common. If you have additional questions, call our offices and we’ll be glad to help you out.

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