While many love the dog days of summer, most of us look
forward to the cool comfort of our air conditioning when we return home after a
long day. Unfortunately, air conditioner problems usually happen on the hottest
days of the year, right when you need your air conditioner most.
Fortunately, some issues can be solved without a call to
your local HVAC service
Here are seven of the most common air conditioner problems,
along with some helpful advice to solve many simple issues on your own.
Continue reading “7 Most Common Reasons Your Air Conditioning System Isn’t Working”
When we talk about HVAC systems, it may sound like we’re
always referring to a fully integrated heating, ventilation, and air
conditioning solution common in many newer homes and businesses—also often
called a “packaged system.” But, here in our home service area
of northern Lancaster County and Lebanon County, PA, the term “system” is a
little less specific.
Especially if your home is older, your home comfort
equipment may consist of only integrated heating, such as an oil-fired boiler
with baseboard radiators. You may have air conditioning, but it was installed
later as a retrofit—or maybe you still rely on portable or window units for
cooling in the summer.
Because homes in our area feature such a wide variety of HVAC equipment, we
wanted to focus today’s post on some of the most common systems and components
that we encounter—and service—here at Garden Spot Mechanical.
Continue reading “Understanding the Different HVAC Systems Your Home May Have”
Have you heard of ductless air conditioning systems, or “mini-split” units? While newer to the American market, as they were first
popularized in other countries where smaller scale and urban living is more
common, these systems have been steadily gaining in popularity throughout the
last decade or so here. This is mainly because
these systems can easily solve tricky HVAC issues in older homes with no
ductwork and in new additions or outbuilding spaces that require climate
In short, these systems are amazingly flexible, extremely
efficient, and certainly worth serious consideration by homeowners here in our
service area in northwestern Lancaster County and beyond. Especially
if you dread looking at ugly old window
units all summer long, this post is for you!
Read on for answers to questions that we often hear from
customers, and learn why a new ductless air conditioning system might be great
for your home.
Continue reading “Answered: FAQs About Ductless Air Conditioning”
Did you know that home heating and air conditioning (HVAC)
systems that aren’t maintained have to work harder to keep you comfortable?
They may even simply shut off and refuse
to restart based on system safety settings, which means you could be left
freezing on a cold winter night or sweating it out in the middle of summer
while you wait for repair service.
If you don’t like paying emergency repair rates (and who
does?), there are several things you can do to help your heating and/or air
conditioning equipment perform better and even last longer, too.
Continue reading “Decrease Your Repair Costs with These HVAC Maintenance Tips”