What You Should Know About HVAC Dampers

June 13, 2022

Your HVAC unit requires many components to work efficiently. If you notice something off, it could be the damper. Learn how dampers work, the types, and common issues in this article. What Is an HVAC Damper? An air conditioning damper is an important part of the system, serving as a valve to control airflow. HVAC dampers are commonly installed near the unit base and are mostly found on older units. They are either motorized, operating on their own, or operate manually, which means you adjust them by hand with a lever. A

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Does It Save Money to Close Off Air Vents?

May 17, 2022

You may have heard that closing vents in rooms that are not being used saves energy and money by cooling only the areas needed. If you only cool the rooms that you are using right now, your system should use less energy because you are cooling a smaller space, right? This is a common misconception. Although it may lower your energy bill, it is harmful to your air conditioning system in the long run. Why is this bad? Blocks airflow Causes wear and tear Increases air pressure Can damage ductwork Reduces

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What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?

April 18, 2022

As the name implies, ductless air conditioning is a system that doesn’t use ducts to move cool air throughout your home. Also known as a mini-split, it has three main components. Three Main Components A ductless air conditioner system has an indoor unit. This is installed in the room you want to cool. There is an outdoor unit that is linked to the indoor unit through a conduit. The indoor unit is controlled by a remote. Can It Only Cool One Room? Some ductless air conditioning systems, single-zone mini-splits, can only

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How To Tell if Your AC Is Running Efficiently

August 10, 2021

Owning and operating an air conditioner in Freeport shouldn’t break the bank. Unfortunately, when home cooling equipment is improperly sized, too old or poorly maintained, the costs of using it can skyrocket. Worst of all, even as homeowners pay more to use their cooling systems, their overall comfort level declines. Here are some considerations in determining whether your AC is still efficient or if it’s time to have it replaced. What’s the Remaining Lifespan of Your Air Conditioner? Just because your AC still turns on and blows cold air doesn’t mean that it’s doing its job

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AC Problems You May Encounter in the Summer

July 28, 2021

The effects of climate change are only intensifying. To maintain a comfortable indoor environment in Freeport, ME, you must prepare for the summer. Get your air conditioner serviced in advance, and you can avoid common AC issues in the hotter months of the year. 1. Dirty Filters Leaving a dirty filter inside your air conditioner will surely lead to more cooling issues. You might have to pay high energy bills if the clogged filter causes the AC unit to become inefficient. If you like to cool your home around the clock, you should clean or replace

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