Potential Condensate System Issues That Can Thwart Your AC Unit

The condensate system in a central air conditioner is located inside your home within the furnace's air handler. The condensate system starts at the evaporator coils that perform a phase change on liquid refrigerant and ends at a drain pipe that carries the produced condensate safely out of your home. Problems in the condensate system can leave you with lower cooling efficiency and potential water damage. What are some of the potential problems in a condensate system – and how can a HVAC sales and repair service, such as Triad Heating & Cooling Inc, help? [Read More]

Get Your Air Conditioning Ready for Cold Weather: Preparing for Hibernation

If you live in a climate where you don't need your air conditioning throughout the winter months, it's time to prepare your air-conditioning system for hibernation. You should clean out your system, make sure the outdoor unit is covered properly, and make sure the air filters are changed. Getting your system ready for months of sitting idle will improve your chances of a having a great-working system when the weather gets hot again. [Read More]

Change Your AC Filters Regularly To Protect Your Compressor From Damage

Air conditioner filters wear out after a given period. The tears that result from this deterioration usually reduce the ability of the filters to keep dirt, dust and mold particles away from the air conditioning system. This in turn affects the functioning of the air conditioning system and leads to complications such as liquid slugging. Here is what you should know about the relationship between your worn-out filters, reduced air conditioning performance and slugging-caused compressor damage. [Read More]

Two Ways to Get the Most Out of Your New AC Unit

Installing an AC unit is a great way to keep a home cool, but the truth is that air-conditioning installationis just one component of keeping your home cool. If you simply flip the switch on your thermostat and leave all of the work up to your AC unit, you will end up paying more than you should have to pay to fight off the heat. The key to optimizing AC unit function is to realize that an air conditioner is designed to cool your house down once heat gain has started to elevate the temperature. [Read More]