Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 13, 2021

Air conditioners can make some strange odors from time to time. There are several reasons why this happens, and some require the attention of an HVAC technician to resolve. Motor Issue An exhaust odor is created when there’s a problem with the motor. If you smell exhaust, you should immediately flip the switch in your breaker box to shut down your air conditioner. An experienced HVAC technician is needed to fix this problem. Blocked Drainage Line Your AC system has a drainage line that removes water. This line removes condensation that gets produced on the evaporator coil. If the line...

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 5, 2021

Your air conditioner does more than cool your home. It also dehumidifies humid air. Air conditioners clean indoor air by eliminating debris particles and allergens. That’s why every homeowner in Martinsville should invest in air conditioners. The primary role of cooling systems is to remove heat from the indoors and cool it for a comfortable home throughout the year. Air conditioners comprise several major components that aid in their functioning. The Fans The air conditioning system consists of two fans to enable air circulation in and out of the house. The system has one indoor fan to pull in heated...

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Going Ductless? What You Should Know

September 24, 2020

You may be considering a ductless air conditioning system, or mini-split system, for your home. Perhaps you added a room and need cooling for it, or perhaps there’s an outbuilding, such as a garage or shed, that your central AC naturally cannot reach. Below are some of the advantages of mini-splits in addition to one of the concerns that potential buyers may have. Easy to Install Mini-splits are composed of two units: the indoor air handler and the outdoor condenser. Between them is a conduit with the condensate drain line, refrigerant line, and all the necessary electrical wires. This conduit...

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How To Care For Your Lawn Around an Outdoor AC Unit

August 11, 2020

You need to be aware of where your outdoor AC unit is when you’re mowing the lawn near it. Failure to do so can result in an expensive repair job. Here’s what you need to know about taking care of the lawn around your cooling system. Discharge Mulch Away From the AC Unit You need to be careful when mowing, as your lawn mower can easily throw dirt and mulch into your AC unit. This can especially happen when the air conditioner is being used, during which time it sucks in air. Point the lawn mower’s discharge away from your...

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Five Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

April 16, 2020

Whether you have a central air conditioning system or a ductless unit, you must prioritize AC maintenance. With the following tips, you can help to take care of your air conditioner even if you’re not an experienced technician. 1. Clean the Condenser Twigs and grime can cause damage that will hinder the cooling process, so remove debris and crud off of the unit. Give the outdoor condenser a good cleaning with a soft brush, a vacuum, and a regular garden hose. Also, take the time to realign any bent fins. 2. Change the Filter A clogged filter is less effective,...

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What Does HVAC Mean?

March 17, 2020

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Most homes and businesses have an HVAC system. There are a number of different HVAC components in use today, including furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and ductless units. Here’s an overview of these systems. How HVAC Works Your home might have separate components for heating and cooling, such as a furnace and an air conditioner. Some houses have heat pumps that can both heat and cool the home. It’s usually the case that even with separate components, there is a single blower that circulates air around your residence. Heated or cooled air...

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Is an HVAC Maintenance Contract Right for You?

September 15, 2019

If you’ve dealt with an HVAC company or contractor in recent years, you’ve probably been offered a contract for maintenance of the HVAC components in your home. While these agreements are designed to save the homeowner money, these agreements cost money and are essentially prepaid maintenance visits that offer discounts on other services such as repairs and priority service calls. At , we recognize you might wonder what benefits an HVAC contract has for you, so here are some things that you should take into consideration before signing a contract for your HVAC needs. Find out Exactly What’s Covered and...

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What to Look for in an HVAC Repair Company

May 22, 2019

Perhaps you are new to the area and don’t yet have a go-to HVAC technician. That can be a tricky situation if you’re ever in need of quick, reliable work. Here are some recommendations for what you should look for in an HVAC repair company. Experience and Community Roots You want an experienced company, and you should also seek a business that is well-integrated into the communities it serves. has been serving Fieldale and the surrounding areas since 1972. That means we’ve been providing heating and cooling services to the region for nearly 50 years. You never have to worry...

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