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

Odd Furnace Sounds? Here’s What They May Mean

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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You never want to have a noisy heating system in your home. Modern furnaces are designed to run at minimum noise levels: you can expect to hear some clicking as the furnace starts up, the sound of the burners igniting, and the hum of the blower fan as it pushes air through the furnace and into the ductwork. You may also hear an occasional rattle from the metal ducts as they expand from the heat. Otherwise, your furnace will vanish into the general soundscape of winter in your home, something you barely notice.

When you do notice noises from the furnace, it’s usually a sign it needs heating repair in West Chester, PA. We’ve listed some of the more common warning noises you may hear from your furnace this season and their possible meanings. When in doubt, always call for professionals service. Furnaces are not appliances amateurs should ever attempt to repair.

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Is a Heat Pump a Viable Option for Winter Comfort?

Monday, December 14th, 2020
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If you have some familiarity with the heat pump, then you know that the major advantage of this comfort system installation is that it can operate as both a cooling and heating system. A heat pump is similar to a refrigerant-based air conditioner: it circulates refrigerant between two sets of coils, evaporating refrigerant in one coil to absorb heat and condensing the refrigerant in the other coil to release that heat. 

What makes a heat pump different from an AC is that it can change the direction it circulates refrigerant, causing the two coils to swap functions. An air conditioner can only move heat from inside the house to outside. But a heat pump can reverse the way it runs so that it moves heat from the outside to the inside. All it takes is an adjustment on the thermostat for the cooling system to become a heating system.

But this leads to an obvious concern … does this actually work in cold weather to make a viable choice for a year-round West Chester, PA, HVAC system?

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Is It Time to Consider Replacing Your AC?

Monday, October 5th, 2020
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A central air conditioning system is a major investment for a home, one of the vital appliances for day-to-day living during the middle of the year. You want the air conditioning system that keeps your family comfortable every summer to last for as long as possible. Eventually, no matter how well you care for and maintain your air conditioning in West Chester, PA, it will wear down to a point where it is no longer effective and efficient enough to be worth keeping.

Now that it’s fall and you are looking forward to a period of cooler weather, ask yourself if your air conditioning system has reached the finish line and is ready to retire. The fall is a good season to schedule a new installation, so if you believe your AC just had its last summer, arrange for a replacement with our team.

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5 Reasons Your AC Is Unevenly Cooling the House

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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When you turn on your air conditioner, you expect it to send cooled air to all the rooms in the house attached to the ventilation system. After all, that’s why you have a central air conditioner: to provide cooling all around your house.

But what if you notice the AC isn’t giving your house the even cooling treatment it’s supposed to? You can expect some temperature fluctuations in the house based on room placement, insulation, and window exposure. However, if you find rooms are much hotter than they should be while others are fine (or even too cold), you have a problem with the HVAC system.

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No, You Shouldn’t See Ice on Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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This a common occurrence for homeowners who have air conditioning: seeing ice forming along the length of your indoor coil and thinking, “Well, that’s not a problem. Why wouldn’t there be ice on something that sends out cold air?”

Except … that’s not how air conditioners work. We understand why people might feel confused, but not only should ice not form on the indoor evaporator coil (or anywhere on the AC), but it’s a sign something is wrong with the AC and it will soon lose cooling power—if not fail completely.

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Rundown on Common Worrying AC Sounds

Monday, June 15th, 2020
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Air conditioning systems aren’t necessarily “quiet” systems (although advancing technology has reduced the amount of sound they make). You expect to hear several sounds as your home’s AC runs: the fans, the motor powering the compressor, the drip of water from the condensate pan, and the movement of air through the ductwork. It’s an easy set of sounds to become accustomed to until it turns into part of the soundtrack of summer—a soothing white noise for hot days.

Then … something strange interrupts the AC soundscape. Something odd, or loud, or unexpected. Could it be a malfunction in the AC?

It might, and we’re going to look over a few of the more common cautionary sounds you might hear from your air conditioning system. When in doubt, you’ll want to have trained HVAC technicians on the job to see what’s wrong, and what needs to be fixed.

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