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

Listen for These Air Conditioner Noises

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Time is of the essence when it comes to air conditioner repairs, especially during the summer. The faster you can identify the symptoms of an air conditioner problem, the faster you’ll be able to get it repaired and the better off it will be. One of the easiest ways to tell that your air conditioner is having problems is to listen for strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the noises that indicate a problem with your air conditioner.

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3 Ways Every Homeowner Can Save Money this Summer

Monday, June 27th, 2016

No homeowner in Alexandria, VA wants to spend more money than they have to, except perhaps on luxury and entertainment. But when it comes to basics around the house, saving money is important. As a leading service provider in the area, we want to be your go-to source for everything related to HVAC and plumbing. With that in mind, here are some steps that you can take toward greater energy savings this summer.

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Do I Need to Fill My Ductless System with Refrigerant This Summer?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Refrigerant is a vital component of practically every air conditioning system in use today. Despite that, it isn’t well-understood by the majority of homeowners across the country. As a result, we often get questions like the one above about how refrigerant should be handled in an air conditioning system. Let’s examine the role of refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and when you need to add more to it.

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Improve Your AC with Zone Control

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Cooling season is almost here, and many people are having their air conditioners professionally checked to make sure they’re in good shape. That’s a good thing to do, but it’s not the only thing you can do to improve your air conditioning situation this summer. Read on to find out more about zone control, and how it can dramatically improve your air conditioning efficiency.

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What Causes Air Conditioner Ice, and Why It’s a Problem

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The more you rely on your air conditioner as the summer gets closer, the more likely it is that problems will develop with the system. As long as you were sure to schedule preventive maintenance earlier in the year, you shouldn’t have any serious issues crop up. Still, it’s a good idea to know when to call for professional help with your air conditioner. One of those times is when you notice ice forming on the system. Read on to find out more about air conditioner ice, and why it’s a problem.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner Before Summer?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Summer is just around the corner, and most of us are busy preparing our homes for the coming heat. For most people, some professional maintenance and repairs will be enough to get their air conditioning system ready for summer. For some of us, though, that simply won’t be enough. Sooner or later, there will come a time when your air conditioner simply can’t last through another hot season. When that happens, you should replace it as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at whether you should replace your air conditioner before summer.

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Now is the Perfect Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Spring is upon us, and summer is not far off. That means that it’s time to start making preparations for the swelteringly hot months to come. One of the most important ways you can get ready for summer is by scheduling air conditioning maintenance. Read on for more information about the benefits of spring air conditioning maintenance.

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How Zone Control Can Improve Your Forced Air Systems

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Central forced air systems have many advantages, which is why they’re the most popular heating system format in the country. However, they are not perfect. There are a number of disadvantages inherent in all centralized forced air systems. For one thing, they are incapable of modulating their output for different rooms of the house. This creates hot and cold spots in areas of the home that need more or less output than other areas. It also wastes energy on areas of the home that may not currently be in use. Reliance on just one thermostat is also a problem, as one thermostat can only measure the temperature in one area of the house. Fortunately, there is a way to solve these problems. Let’s take a look at how zone control can help your forced air systems.

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3 Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs Replacing

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Ductless air conditioners are tough systems, but they aren’t invincible. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your air conditioner no matter how well you took care of it. You don’t want your system to die on you in the middle of a hot summer day, so the best way to avoid gaps in your climate control is to recognize the signs that your air conditioner is dying before it actually reaches the end of its lifespan. Let’s examine 3 of the most common signs that you need to replace your air conditioner.

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Why Your Ductless Air Conditioner Isn’t Cooling Properly

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Having your ductless air conditioner break down on you is never a pleasant or convenient thing. Fortunately, it’s also almost never a thing that happens suddenly and without warning. If you keep an eye out, you can recognize the signs of a problem before your air conditioner breaks down completely. One of the biggest signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is that it will stop cooling properly. Read on for more information about why your air conditioner isn’t cooling properly, and what to do about it.

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