Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for June, 2016

The Function of Your Air Conditioner’s Capacitor

Monday, June 27th, 2016

As summer is officially here, you’re probably using your air conditioner more and more already. As temperatures climb, it will likely be on constantly. As familiar as you are with using your AC however, you probably don’t know much about the individual components that allow your system to cool your home.

Of course, we don’t expect our customers to understand every detail of an air conditioning system; that’s our job! However, it can be advantageous to at least have a basic understanding of some of the important components of your home cooling system, so that when something does go wrong you understand the necessity for quick repairs. One component that people should be aware of is the capacitor.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Icing Over?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Summer is finally upon us, and as such you’ll be depending on your air conditioning system more and more in order to keep your home and your family cool throughout the season. When you do begin using your air conditioner more, you may notice ice forming on the evaporator coil of your system. Perhaps you’d brush this off as normal, or a good sign. However, you’d be wrong.

Unfortunately, if ice has developed on your air conditioner, your system is in trouble. You should call for repairs as soon as this happens. Keep reading for some information on why air conditioners ice over sometimes, why it’s a bad thing, and what you can do about it.

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What AC Maintenance Tasks Can You Do on Your Own?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

We definitely live in more of a “do-it-yourself” atmosphere than we ever have before. There’s nothing wrong with tackling minor home projects on your own, when possible. It’s important to remember, however, that most air conditioning maintenance tasks should be left to the professionals for your safety and for the well-being of your HVAC system.

However, aside from the thorough annual inspection and cleaning that your HVAC professional will conduct during your maintenance appointment, there are other tasks that should be done throughout the year between your maintenance visits—even if you have two maintenance visits each year. These tasks—which you can and should do on your own—have been shared below.

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The Importance of Improving Your Commercial Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 6th, 2016

When it comes to indoor air quality in the workplace, most tenants and/or employees will likely think about the temperature of their workspace. Is it too hot? Too cold? There is so much more to adequate indoor air quality however.

For example, the air might be too drafty or too still. Or there could be too little or too much humidity in the office. Lastly, there may be occupants who are suffering from allergies which is exacerbated by pollutants coming into the building through the HVAC system: dust, dirt, pollen, etc.

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