Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Is it Time to Service Your Home Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Though summer is still a few months away, we can feel it in the air more and more these days. The days and night are getting hotter, humidity levels are rising, and most residents of Washington D.C. are thinking about turning their AC on for the season. Before taking your air conditioner from 0 to 100, be sure to schedule a service with one of Magnolia’s AC contractors



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Don’t Forget These 3 Types of AC Maintenance

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Even if you’re a responsible homeowner who always remembers to change your AC filter and schedule maintenance visits, you may have a hard time remembering some of the other maintenance types your AC system needs. Or, if you’re a new homeowner, you may not even realize it has these other maintenance needs.

Learn about three types of maintenance you should keep in mind as you care for your AC unit.

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Easy Ways to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The heat index is a very real weather phenomenon, capable of making the air inside and outside of your home feel much warmer than it actually is. In fact, a temperature of 82°F with 85% humidity feels like 90°F, which is why it pays to do everything you can to lower your indoor relative humidity. Here are four easy ways to reduce the humidity levels inside your home so you can stay cool and comfortable.

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Does Frost Build Up on your Air Conditioner as It Runs?

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A frosted-over air conditioner is a strange sight for many homeowners to see, especially on extremely hot days. As it turns out, frost formation is a strange but normal occurrence for any air conditioning unit. The culprit lies with the refrigeration process itself — as your air conditioner extracts heat from indoor air, the surrounding moisture condenses and a small portion of it freezes on the coils.

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3 Ways to Protect Server and Computer Rooms From Heat

Monday, March 26th, 2018

How cost-effective is proper cooling in your server rooms and closets? Consider that an IT outage at your data center can cost upward of $7,900 per minute while your response team works to get you back online. If you fail to protect your server room or computer rooms from overheating, the costs to your business add up fast.

There are key ways to lower risks of overheating in your server and computer rooms. Here are three strategies to protect your company’s IT infrastructure.

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What Is a Smart Thermostat? An FAQ

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Once upon a time, a thermostat was an analog device that helped to control the temperature of the home. The homeowner would set the dial to the preferred temperature while the thermostat would measure the temperature of the room. When the room became too hot or too cold, the thermostat would turn on the proper heating or cooling device.

Times have changed. Analog thermostats were replaced by digital thermostats, and now those digital thermostats are being replaced as well. Smart thermostats are among the newest HVAC inventions to help homeowners optimize comfort indoors and save money on heating and cooling.  

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3 Kinds of Air Conditioner Noises You Should Take Seriously

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Young Man Repairing Air Conditioner Standing On StepladderNo one expects their air conditioner to be completely quiet, but there are normal air conditioner noises and then there are the other kinds of noises that make you sit up and say, “What on earth was that?”

An unexpected air conditioner noise is often a sign of a problem. The question is whether it’s a minor problem, a major problem or just a sign that your air conditioner is getting older. Even if you know what a noise might mean, different problems can often cause the same type of noise, so it may take an air conditioning expert to figure out exactly what the problem is.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner Before Summer?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Assuming you take perfect care of your air conditioning system (I.E. regular maintenance and prompt repairs) you can make it last 15-20 years on average. That’s a pretty respectable number, but sooner or later that system is going to need to be replaced. Before summer rolls around, you should have a look at your air conditioner and determine whether or not it’s a good idea to upgrade. If you’re still on the fence over whether or not you should upgrade your air conditioner, have a look at some of the benefits below.

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Now is the Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Though it may not seem like it, summer is only a couple of months away. Before you know it, you’ll be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable during the day. Before the hot months arrive, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is able to cope with the added stress. The best way to do that is to schedule preventive maintenance within the next several weeks.

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Why Installing a New Air Conditioner is Better Than Repairing an Old One

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Air conditioners are manufactured to last between 15 and 20 years. Once they get older than that, they become significantly less cost-effective to operate. Problems of all kinds start to crop up, and the entire process just becomes much more trouble than it’s worth. Oftentimes, you would be far better off in the long run if you just replaced your air conditioning system once it got older than two decades. Read on to find out why installing a new air conditioner would serve you better than keeping your old one running.

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