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Cooling Off Some Common Air Conditioning Myths

Monday, 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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Why Won’t My AC Keep Up With the Heat?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

thermometer-going-redThe warm weather is here, and it’s only going to get hotter over the next two months. Your air conditioning system is going to earn its keep—or at least you hope so.

But what if it isn’t? If you’re noticing the house feels warmer than it usually does in summer, or there are hot spots in rooms that are supposed to be cooled, your first instinct will probably be to turn down the thermostat farther than its standard setting. We don’t recommend this. If the AC is having to run longer to keep you cool, there’s something wrong with the air conditioner. Below, we’re going to examine a few of the potential reasons you’ve got an air conditioner that can’t keep up.

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Questions We Often Hear About Furnace Efficiency

Monday, March 19th, 2018

question-mark-badgeEnergy efficiency. It’s a big concern people have about appliances today. It isn’t enough for an appliance to work, it should also work without unnecessarily draining power. Modern manufacturers know how important this is to customers and make their products to match, and the U.S. Department of Energy has put in place the ENERGY STAR program to test and mark products that conserve power.

The efficiency question is a vital one for furnaces because they are essential appliances for home comfort and because they consume a large amount of energy each winter. An electric iron with the ENERGY STAR label may save a few cents. A high-efficiency furnace can potentially save hundreds of dollars.

Because we know that you are probably interested in furnace efficiency, we’re going to answer some of the questions we often get from customers about it.

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What Makes a Heat Pump Different from an Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

question-mark-badgeHere’s a confusing fact when it comes to the difference between air conditioners and heat pumps: an air conditioner is a type of heat pump. Technically, the job of an AC is to pump heat from one location to another. It removes heat from inside a building and releases it outside. But, in the world of residential and commercial HVAC, when somebody talks about a “heat pump,” what they mean is a refrigeration device, similar to an air conditioner, that can switch the direction it moves heat. So when you arrange to have a heat pump installed, or you need service for your heat pump in Cranford, NJ, the device you mean is a comfort system that offers both heating and cooling.

Okay… so what makes a heat pump different from an air conditioner? Yes, you know it can offer both heating and cooling, but what actual components allow a heat pump to do both those jobs even though it otherwise works like an air conditioner? (I.e. it has a compressor that circulates refrigerant between a set of indoor and outdoor coils.)

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What Does “25 Tons” Mean for Commercial Air Conditioning?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

rooftop-havac-unitAt Air Creations, we’re proud to offer superb air conditioning service not only for residential homes but also for commercial buildings. We specialize in installing commercial packaged units and split systems up to 25 tons.

We’re going to stop right there, because there’s often some confusion about what “tons” means when it comes to air conditioning, commercial and otherwise. It sounds like it means the weight of the air conditioning system—so perhaps an air conditioner with high tonnage might not be able to be installed on a roof without causing structural damage?

But that’s not what tons means when talking about an HVAC system; it has nothing to do with the system’s weight or mass. The tonnage of a commercial air conditioner is a measure of how powerful it is, how much cooling it can provide per hour. Systems 25 tons and under fall into the field of “light commercial” HVAC.

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How Proper Ventilation Is Crucial for Your Business

Monday, February 20th, 2017

commercial-ventilation-tubingAt Air Creations, Inc., we’re proud to offer assistance to businesses in the area as well as homes. We handle heating, air conditioning, and ventilation for small businesses (ones that need HVAC systems 25 tons and under). Today, we want to focus on the ventilation part of our service, because proper ventilation and air balancing in a business is something that’s easy to overlook. Here in New Jersey, with cold winters and warm summers, business owners tend to focus on their heating and air conditioning systems. That’s natural, and of course it’s vital that these comfort systems remain in top shape. But poor ventilation can lead to serious problems.

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What Is the Best Brand of Heating System?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

We live in a world that is heavily branded, where product brands advertise themselves heavily at every opportunity, and where people talk about brand loyalty: Are you a Starbucks fan or a Coffee Bean fan? Do you go with an Apple iPhone or are you dedicated to your Android?

So it makes sense to ask about the best brands when it comes to something like a furnace or heat pump. Trane, York, Amana, etc. What’s the best brand to have installed when you need great heating for your home?

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Save Money in Winter with an Equipment Upgrade

Monday, November 28th, 2016

As the cold of winter approaches, you’ll see plenty of websites offering tips for how to save money during the season. We’ll probably put up one of our own in a few weeks. However, in this post we are going to focus on a specific and long-term way to lower those rising heating costs: upgrading your heating equipment.

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