S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning System Maintenance’

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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AC Maintenance: Why It’s Great

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldSpring is the time to prepare your air conditioning in Kirkland, WA to handle the upcoming summer weather and make sure you’ve always got a cool house to retreat to when the days get too hot. There are some basic steps you can take to help ensure your AC is in top shape, such as changing the air filter and giving the system a short test run on a cool day so you can look for any indications something is wrong.

But there’s one critical step for AC springtime preparations that all HVAC contractors and the US Department of Energy recommend—scheduling air conditioning maintenance with licensed professionals.

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Air Conditioning Repairs Are Still Crucial at the End of Summer!

Monday, August 27th, 2018

technician-checking-on-ac-pressureWe can’t say for certain how many remained days of summer warmth to expect. Summer has a calendar end date, but the summer weather doesn’t. For this reason, air conditioner repairs don’t have a calendar end date either. As we move toward the last full month of official summer, the ACs in our homes will continue to perform an essential service—and keeping up with repairs is an essential part of ensuring they can do this service!

No matter the type of late-season air conditioning repair in Bellevue, WA you might need, rely on our team of HVAC technicians. We have emergency services available 24 hours a day, and we have certification from leading industry organizations such as NATE (North American Technician Excellence). We’ll treat you as if you’re our only customer—that’s how important your satisfaction is to us.

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Did You Have Your AC Maintained in Spring? Here’s How You Benefited!

Monday, August 13th, 2018

money-into-piggy-bankTaking care of your air conditioning in Bellevue, WA is a big part of our job. One of our strongest recommendations for our customers is to sign up for our regular maintenance program to take care of their cooling and heating systems. During spring AC maintenance, our technicians inspect and tune-up a home’s air conditioning system to help it perform its best over the coming summer.

“Hey, that’s great—but I already signed up and had my AC tuned-up.” That’s great—and we’d like to share with you how you benefited this summer because you took this important step. After all, we want you to keep current with your regular maintenance appointments: it’s good business for us and great comfort and savings for you.

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4 Best AC Practices for Increasing Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Monday, June 18th, 2018

air-conditioner-money-saverSavvy homeowners know that the best way to cut costs is by reducing their bills. Naturally, running your air conditioning system as efficiently as possible is one way to save a little extra every month.

Many efficiency issues can be resolved from the very outset—your HVAC contractor in Bellevue, WA should install a unit that works best for your needs.

But after that, the rest is up to you and how you choose to run your unit. Here are four things you can do to increase energy efficiency in your home.

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Watch Out for Offers of Low Cost AC Repairs This Spring!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

hand-holding-wrenchWhen the spring warmth comes along, air conditioners all around the Seattle area turn on for the first time of the year. The sound of the whirr of the AC compressors brings out a certain strange figure from the shadows: the sneaky “repair” guy who drives a van with stenciled lettering and who offers to repair air conditioning troubles for a super cheap rate.

We know it’s tempting to take a low, low cost offer to repair an air conditioner that isn’t working right, or even to have it maintained. If you’re stuck with an overheated house and you’re stressed about scheduling the work, going with the fellow who says he can do the work now and not make a big dent in your coming vacation budget may be an appealing route.

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Heat Pumps Need Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, April 9th, 2018

service-markerSpring is the time when we encourage homeowners to schedule their annual maintenance for their cooling systems. This is a season when HVAC technicians have less crowded schedules because they’re responding to fewer emergency calls for busted furnaces and air conditioners. It’s therefore easier to schedule a convenient appointment for technicians to come to your house and take care of all the necessary inspections, cleaning, and adjustments to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the summer heat.

But if you have a heat pump for your home comfort, and it was professionally maintained back in the fall, is it necessary to have the service again?

The answer is “absolutely!”

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How Often Should I Change the Filter This Summer?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

air-fliter-cuWe recently wrote a post reminding customers that spring is when to schedule air conditioning maintenance. It’s the best way to get an AC ready to face the stresses of summer without mishap, and it also helps save money with energy-efficient performance and a longer system lifespan.

One of the important steps our technicians do during spring maintenance is to change out the air filter. This is one of the few maintenance tasks homeowners can do themselves—and which they will have to do themselves, since the filter must be changed multiple times over the summer. If you’re unsure about how to change the filter, it’s not hard at all: ask us about it during maintenance, and we’ll be glad to show you the steps.

The big question most people have about filter changes isn’t “How do I do it?” but “How often should I do it?”

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Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance: It’s Important

Monday, March 12th, 2018

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The official first day of spring is only a little more than a week away, and that means it’s the time of year to arrange for a professional air conditioning inspection and tune-up. This routine spring maintenance is one of the biggest favors you can do for your AC—and for yourself and your family! We offer great air conditioning maintenance in Bellevue, WA and the surrounding areas. If you call today, you’ll be able to arrange for a convenient time for the inspection and tune-up and be able to beat out the first hot day.

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