Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Wayne’

October Is (Semi) Official Heating Maintenance Month!

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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Fall starts in September, but the arrival of October is when you can genuinely begin to feel the change in seasons. As people shift over to a Halloween type of mood, the temperatures will also start to cool off. It’s a refreshing change, but it also means that winter is not too far off. 

This is why we think of October as Official Heating Maintenance Month. Or semi-official, because you can also have maintenance done at other times of the fall. We just think October is the ideal time to have it taken care of: right before the holiday rush starts when the weather still isn’t cold enough you need the heater running most of the day.

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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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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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Don’t Lower Your Thermostat This Summer Season: Raise It!

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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Did you know that your air conditioning system uses 3,500 watts of electricity per hour? To put that into perspective, the HVAC system’s fan only uses 750 watts/hour when the AC isn’t running, and an electric oven uses 2,150 watts/hour. The AC is one of the biggest consumers of electrical power in your house—perhaps the biggest unless you own an electric water heater. 

In other words, you can expect an increase in your electric bills each summer to enjoy your air conditioning in Wayne, PA. But it doesn’t have to increase as much as it currently does. There are many ways you can cut down on AC use and lower your electricity bills during summer. One of the simplest methods is to raise the thermostat rather than lower it.

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Replacing Your Heater This Spring? A Few Things to Consider

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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When you no longer need to rely on home heating in Wayne, PA as the weather warms up, you may simply choose to forget about your heating system—at least until you need it again in the fall. There’s nothing wrong with focusing on your AC as temperatures start to rise, but paying a bit of attention to your heater over the spring season can pay off, especially if you think the heater is coming to the end of its service life. 

To help you with your future plans for your heater if you think you might want it replaced this spring, here are a few things to consider.

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Final Reminder: Don’t Shut Down Your AC If It Has Repair Needs!

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Cooler weather will soon settle in and you’ll stop using the air conditioning system for a few months. It’s a nice relief, especially since we don’t have stern winter weather in New Orleans. In fact, you may be tempted to simply forget about the AC and leave it be until you need it again next year. And this is fine … as long as the air conditioner doesn’t have anything wrong with it. For example, maybe there was some malfunction you noticed that you think you can tolerate until you need the AC back up in full form next year.

If this is the case, if there’s something amiss with your AC, such as odd noises, short-cycling, a drop in cooling power, or strange smells, please don’t let the system go into shutdown mode yet. You have one more job to do: calling us for AC repair in Wayne, PA.

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You Think You Need a New AC—What Kind Should You Get?

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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In our last post, we talked about whether the time has come for you to replace your air conditioning system. If you’ve made the choice (possibly with the assistance of our technicians) to install a new AC system, you now must face another question:

What type of AC will you get?

It’s okay to feel confused at the question. You’re probably accustomed to thinking that air all conditioning systems are basically the same, the only difference is how powerful they are. You’re partially correct. Except for evaporative coolers (a.k.a. swamp coolers), which are ineffective in our climate, all air conditioning systems operate by circulating refrigerant from a compressor to move heat from a building and release it outside. 

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Please Don’t Delay With AC Repairs, No Matter the Time of Year!

Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Fall doesn’t immediately arrive when it’s September, and even the official start of fall at the end of the month isn’t a guarantee that temperatures will continue to cool down—if they’ve even been cooling down to begin with. But people have a fall mindset that kicks in with September, and unfortunately, that often means neglecting necessary air conditioning repair in Wayne, PA. “Well, I soon won’t need the AC at all, so why should I rush out to have it repaired?” they think.

There are plenty of reasons to make AC repairs a priority as soon as you believe your air conditioner needs them.

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The AC vs. The Heat Pump: Is One Clearly Better?

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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When choosing between any two different HVAC systems for a home, no single type starts out as automatically the better choice. If this were true, there wouldn’t be a need for a choice in the first place: every home would have that device!

This is true for the distinction between whether you choose to install an air conditioning system or a heat pump in your house. If one were clearly better, you wouldn’t have to choose. But since there are both homes with central air conditioners and with heat pumps, the question of which is better comes down to the situation. If you are considering either an AC or heat pump installation in the next few months, the right choice for you depends on several factors. We’ll look at the pros and cons of these systems to help you get a better sense of what will work best for you.

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