S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog: Archive for May, 2019

How a Faulty Thermostat Can Create AC Problems

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Do you usually think of your thermostat as a part of the HVAC system? Or do you consider it something separate, a basic control panel on the wall that you have to adjust occasionally when somebody in the house starts complaining about it being too hot or too cold?

The thermostat is a control panel, but it’s also an essential part of the HVAC system. The thermostat connects you to the air conditioner and blower fan, but it also monitors temperatures in the house to detect and regulate how the AC works. If a thermostat has faults, such as miscalibrations or lost connections, it can create a slew of cooling troubles in your home. Often, those troubles may not at first seem like they’re coming from the thermostat, although professional HVAC technicians can track down the source for accurate air conditioning repair in Bellevue, WA.

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Some Easy Ways for Better Summer AC Efficiency

Monday, May 6th, 2019

piles-of-billsDuring the summer, you want your air conditioning system to work. But simply working isn’t enough. Your air conditioner should also be efficient so it won’t drain more power than it needs in order to run. When AC efficiency dwindles, utility bills go up.

The good news is that keeping an air conditioner energy efficient isn’t difficult. There are a few simple steps you can take that will give you the best chance at a low-cost summer of cooling.

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