Appliances to take extra care of during the summer: A/C Units

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Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.

It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer.

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Carrier Expands Recall on PTAC & PTHP Units

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As of February 23, 2017 Carrier has expanded the recall on Carrier, Bryant, and Fast brand PTAC and PTHP units due to a faulty power cord posing a fire hazard risk. The recall includes approximately 94,000 units in addition to the original 185,000 recalled in November of 2007 and 285,000 added in December of 2015. Continue reading

How the Summer Heat Is Affecting Your Home Appliances

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Warm summer days are the best for swimming and soaking up the sun, but the heat can also be getting the best of your home appliances. Extreme heat, summer storms, and power outages can damage your appliances and make them work much harder than they are used to. If you don’t keep an eye on your major appliances, they may unexpectedly break down or start functioning less efficiently.

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Product Pick of the Week: Air Conditioner Compressors

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Summer is in full swing, which means that you’ve probably been using your air conditioner for the past few weeks.  But have you ever wondered how your air conditioner works?  Well, you’re in luck because in this week’s Product Pick we’re going to talk about just that.  Our pick this week goes to Air Conditioner Compressors, the in-between step in the cooling process. Continue reading

Central A/C Maintenance Tips

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It’s that time of season again, and summer is already here. While you probably have been busy with friends, family, and work, you probably haven’t thought much about your central A/C unit. We have a few routine maintenance tips to help you save money and energy so you can spend more time doing the things you love! Continue reading

Springtime Tips | Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready

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Spring is officially here and with that comes longer days and rising temperatures.  It may seem early, but now is the perfect time to start readying your Air Conditioning Unit for those fast approaching summer days.

Although your air conditioner may be the last thing on your mind, it’s better to check it out earlier rather than waiting until it’s too late and you’re stuck waiting a week in the heat for a repair appointment.  Not only will you thank yourself, but your wallet just might too.

A poorly maintained system can increase your bills because it has to work harder than it normally would and can give small problems time to develop into bigger (and more expensive) ones.  Regular maintenance can help you save money and potentially extend the life of the unit.

So work your way through this short checklist to ensure your AC unit will be ready when you need it.  You’ll be glad you did!

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Legionnaires Disease | Keeping You and Your Air Conditioner Safe

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Today’s blog post is a little different from some of our previous posts in that it is not entirely appliance related.  Legionnaires Disease, caused by a bacteria that survives in water and water systems, has been in the news lately in relation to air conditioner units, most recently Evaporative Condensers and Cooling Towers in HVAC systems in large buildings such as office complexes.

In light of recent events, today we’re going to share some information with you on what you can do to keep you and your unit safe with a few recommendations from OSHA and highlight some basic maintenance tips.

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