Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Finding the Right Size AC for a House Is Easy With Professionals!

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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How big an air conditioner do you need for your home?

You may find this a strange question. Obviously, you want an air conditioner that will fit where it’s supposed to go. But the “size” of an air conditioner isn’t about the amount of space it takes up. It’s the amount of cooling it can put out. 

Finding the right system for your AC installation in West Chester, PA is more complicated than just picking a system you think is powerful enough to keep your house cool. A home needs a specific size air conditioner, one that’s neither too small or too large. Yes, too large is a problem, and far too many amateurs make the mistake of putting in an air conditioner that’s too powerful for the home it’s supposed to keep comfortable. 

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Watch Out for the “Overcharged AC”

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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The overcharge we’re talking about here has nothing to do with the initial price of an air conditioner. An AC system is overcharged if it has too much refrigerant in it. The amount of refrigerant in an air conditioner is known as the system’s charge, and each AC model is designed to use a precise charge. Either too little (undercharged) or too much (overcharged) is bad news for the AC. It leads to malfunctions, poor performance, and an eventual system breakdown.

As you get into your summer preparation in West Chester, PA, we want to address the danger of the overcharged AC. Unfortunately, unscrupulous people posing as HVAC experts often advise homeowners they need to “refill” or “top off”their AC’s refrigerant before summer. This is 100% false! We’ll go into the overcharged AC problem more below.

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4 Benefits That Come With a Ductless System

Monday, June 6th, 2022
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You want an effective and efficient air conditioner in your home. As temperatures have already begun to increase, that fact is becoming more apparent by the day. So if you don’t have ductwork in your home, however, it may seem like you don’t have a good option other than a window AC system.

We are happy to say that new technology has given you some other options. If you haven’t heard about the perks that can come with installing a ductless system in Malvern, PA, then we’d love to give you some information that you may want to know.

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Common Misunderstandings About ACs

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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How much do you know about your home’s air conditioning system? It’s okay if you answer, “Not much.” Most people know only the basics about how ACs operate. It’s why you have professionals like us to help whenever you need a new central AC installed, repaired, or any other air conditioning service in Phoenixville, PA.

But a bit of knowledge can go a long way in helping homeowners like you get the most from their air conditioning. To help, we’ll go over several misunderstandings you may have about your AC and give you the lowdown. Call us if you have more questions or if you need to schedule service.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Already Underperforming? Don’t Let That Slide!

Monday, April 25th, 2022
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We’re now experiencing true air conditioning weather here in the New Orleans area. We hope you already had your AC system’s annual tune-up with our team. If not, it’s not too late to get it done! This is the best way to fend off AC repairs and energy efficiency troubles during the summer, plus it extends the life of your cooling system.

But we know that nothing can prevent every malfunction in an AC system. If you’ve turned on your air conditioner and already noticed something amiss, please call us for AC repair in Berwyn, PA. With one exception we’ll talk about below, these problems will not simply go away or magically correct themselves. Proper action and professional repairs will stop the troubles from worsening and trapping you with a non-working AC.

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Grade Your AC at the End of Summer!

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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Each summer, your air conditioning system takes on a heavy burden: keeping your house and family comfortably cool through the heat. It’s easy to take an air conditioning system for granted—a utility that’s always there when you need it—but age and wear eventually overtake any AC. Even the best maintenance won’t keep an air conditioner running forever. 

Now that summer is ending, we recommend you take stock of your air conditioning system’s performance over the season. Think about how well it cooled the house, how dependable it was, if it needed repairs or other services, how much it cost to run, its age, etc. Take all this information, and then give your air conditioner a grade on the standard “A through F” scale you remember from school. Then check our reference guide below.

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Get to Know Your AC: The Major Parts That Keep You Cool

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Air conditioning systems are complex refrigeration devices, meaning all their parts contribute to helping cool down a house. It would take up too much space to list all the parts, so in this post, we’re going to look at only the key parts that actually create the cool air you feel coming from the vents. Knowing these parts will also give you a better overall grasp of how your AC works–which will help you recognize when it isn’t operating right.

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Do You Think You Paid Too Much to Cool Your Home This Summer?

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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If you do, then we can help you. When it comes to air conditioning in Wayne, PA, we’re the local pros with more than 40 years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining air conditioning systems. 

Central air conditioners make large demands on the electrical system of a home. That’s one of the reasons an overworked AC can cause a circuit breaker to trip. When an air conditioner goes into its cooling cycle, the compressor consumes about 3,500 watts per hour. To put this in perspective, running the AC in “fan-only” mode consumes about 500 watts per hour. This will give you an idea of how much energy goes into cooling your house.

If you noticed steeper electrical costs this summer, there are several possibilities for why it’s happening. We’ll look into these causes and some steps you can take to get those bills down.

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Why Did the AC Trip a Circuit Breaker?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Are you having an issue with your air conditioner lately where it keeps tripping the circuit breaker at the main panel? So you often have to flip it back, only to have it trip again after some time. If this sounds familiar, chances are that your AC is developing issues that require professional AC repair in West Chester, PA.

In this blog, we will go over the main reasons why air conditioners develop this problem and how to fix them.

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When an AC’s Compressor Dies, Does the AC Have to Be Replaced?

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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If you’re reading this because the compressor in your home’s air conditioning system has burnt out, we do have to be honest that this is not great news. The compressor is the heart of an air conditioning system, almost literally because it causes refrigerant to circulate through the rest of the air conditioner and carry out the heat exchange cycle that cools your house. The compressor consumes the most amount of electricity of any component in the AC (and often all the appliances in your house), and when it fails, it may mean the entire AC is finished.

But is this always true? You may have heard that “dead compressor = finished air conditioner.” There is some truth to this. There are also exceptions. We’ll take a look at four different steps you can take when AC repair in West Chester, PA won’t bring back a compressor.

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