Why Your AC Is Struggling to Keep Up With the Heat

May 18th, 2020
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When you have a central air conditioning system for your house, you expect it to … well, cool the house. You set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature, and after about ten minutes, you should have the level of cooling necessary to keep your household happy.

So when an AC is running but not able to deliver the comfort it should, it’s a problem.

But … what kind of problem?

We have more than 40 years of experience working on repairing air conditioning systems in Malvern, CA, so we’re the people you can turn to for the help you need to get your cooling system back to work. Below we’ve listed some of the reasons you may have an under-performing central AC.

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Can I Do Some AC Repairs on My Own?

May 4th, 2020
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When people ask questions about whether they can do their own air conditioning repair in Malvern, PA whenever their AC starts to malfunction, they’re often asking more about how they can troubleshoot an AC that doesn’t seem to be working right. Troubleshooting is different from a do-it-yourself repair, and in general, we encourage customers to try a few troubleshooting steps when something goes wrong with their home cooling. This troubleshooting may reveal the problem is a minor one based on a simple error, and it’s unnecessary to call for repair technicians.

But if somebody is asking if they can break out the toolkit, open up either AC cabinet and tinker around inside to do full repairs, the answer is a solid no. True air conditioning system repairs need to be left to licensed HVAC professionals. You can trust only a certified and trained technician to correctly diagnose and fix an AC problem.

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Does My AC Help With Humidity in Summer?

April 20th, 2020
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High humidity on summer days makes it much harder for us to keep cool. The increased moisture in the air doesn’t make the temperature hotter—a 90°F day is still 90°F—but it does make it harder for our bodies to release heat and cool us down. This is why humid days feel hotter: we have all this extra heat stored up.

Of course, you have your home’s air conditioning system to help keep you cool. But does the AC do anything about the humidity aside from blast out enough cool air to overcome the heat? Well … a little. But it’s rarely enough.

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Early Warnings You May Need AC Repairs

April 6th, 2020
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As your air conditioner starts to get to work during the spring and into the summer, it’s a good idea to watch carefully for indications the AC is working right or is building up to a larger malfunction. The best way to ensure your air conditioner won’t run into problems during the early season or through the rest of the year is to schedule regular professional HVAC maintenance. You can sign up for our maintenance plan to schedule this service if you haven’t done so already.

No matter what, you should still look out for those early warning signs to call one of our service champions to have air conditioning repair in Malvern, PA. Below are the major signs:

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Need a New AC? Here’s Why to Come to the Professionals

March 23rd, 2020
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If you live in a house, you probably have a central heating and air conditioning system to handle your comfort. Since we’re now looking toward warmer weather, this is the right time of the year to begin considering a new air conditioning installation if your current one is more than 15 years old or has shown other signs it’s starting to wear down. High cooling costs, hot spots around the house, and noisy operation are all signs to make the leap to installing a new AC.

The first step is the most important one. Instead of shopping around for options for the type of air conditioner you might need, or checking with friends to see if they know some guy who can do the job for cheap, pick up the phone and call us instead. When it comes to air conditioning installation in Malvern, PA, you always want the best pros on the job from the start.

The Importance of HVAC Professionals

There are many reasons to only rely on experts for your AC installation. But from the start, you’ll need them to help you find the ideal unit and size it correctly.

Sizing is an essential part of AC installs and replacements. It has nothing to do with the physical size of the unit. It means how much cooling power the unit can put out. In HVAC terms, we refer to this as tonnage. The standard air conditioner in a house will have between 5 to 10 cooling tons, depending on the needs of the house.

This is where part of your mind will click on and think, “What’s so wrong about just going as large as affordable? Better to err on the larger size.” That’s not how it works, however. Air conditioners that are oversized are as much a problem as ones that are undersized. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • Undersized: An air conditioner that cannot remove enough heat from the house to cool all of it will run almost constantly. Not only will the house still be too warm, but the electrical bills will be astronomical and the AC will run down early.
  • Oversized: The air conditioner removes heat too fast so that the thermostat in the house registers that it’s reached its set point before it has spread through the rest of the building. The thermostat shuts off the AC, only to turn back on again a short time later, then shut it off again, and over and over. This is called ­short-cycling, and it wastes power and leads to an early system failure.

The secret to getting an air conditioner sized in the middle is something called a load calculation. This is a job your professional installers do before selecting an air conditioner unit and size. The calculation determines how much heat the house needs based on various factors: insulation, heat-giving fixtures, number of people, window facing, etc. Once the calculation is done, the professionals will know the exact size of central air conditioner to install so you’ll enjoy cooling without energy waste.

Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is Main Line’s Premier Service Provider since 1976. Schedule air conditioning service with us today.

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Sign Up for Our Maintenance Plan This Spring

March 9th, 2020
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Spring is about to start. For HVAC companies, this is an important time. We don’t receive as many emergency calls because it’s the period between the coldest time of the year and the warmest time. But we’re busy helping our customers prepare for the upcoming heat of summer. People who join our Preventative Maintenance Agreement receive top-quality air conditioning maintenance in spring, and there is nothing better for a cooling system.

If haven’t signed up for air conditioning maintenance in Malvern, PA, now is the best time to have it done. Reach out to us and we’ll explain all the details and help you get started.

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Welcome to Our New Website

January 28th, 2020

iMarket Solutions has launched Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

January 25th, 2020

Be sure to bookmark the Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

Need help now? Send us a message or get in touch today.

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