Sloan Service Company, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How the R-22 Phaseout Affects You

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Our world is becoming increasingly more aware of its impact on the environment. That awareness has started to affect almost every industry there is, and the home comfort system industry is no different. This is why our air conditioners are built to be more and more energy efficient every year for more than just the savings aspect.

Speaking of air conditioners, there is another change coming to the home comfort industry that is likely to affect your AC unit unless you have a relatively new one. We are referring, of course, to the phaseout of the refrigerant R-22.

You may be wondering how the phaseout of R-22 will impact you and what it means for your aging air conditioner. As your resource for Raleigh, NC air conditioning services, we are happy to answer your questions and to provide you with reliable services for your cooling system.

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Do You Need to Change Your Air Filter?

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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We know, you’ve heard plenty of people talk about changing the air filter to your air conditioner. We’re not like your dentist, we won’t just tell you over and over again to clean your filter—instead, we’d like to go into just how often you should be cleaning it, and what factors are at play when you’re dealing with this part of your AC. You’d be surprised by what you can learn about AC repair in Raleigh, NC and the process of home cooling by thinking about how much it differs from family to family!

You’ve probably heard the idea that you should change your air filter every one to three months, but that’s a wide window of change. That’s why we’re writing this blog, so we can help you decide if you should change your filter every month, every two months, or perhaps every three months, depending on your living situation.

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End of the Summer AC Checklist

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Before you go ahead and put your AC away for the winter, there are a few helpful things you can do to make sure it’s in great condition for next summer. An improperly stored air conditioner through the winter could damage certain components of it or make the set up of it next year more difficult than it should be. Homeowners like to think that their AC is fine being left alone as is, but the truth of the matter is that some winter weather phenomena can make the storage process a little more complicated than that.

So, if you’re one of the few homeowners who are concerned with the storage of their AC and improving the lifespan of such an expensive system, then we advise you to keep reading for our end of the year AC checklist! If you perform these steps, and you’re still having AC problems as next summer rolls around, then it might be time for an AC upgrade in Raleigh, NC.

Either way, keep reading for some professional tips!

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Ways to Tell Your AC Is About to Go

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Contrary to some popular beliefs, air conditioners don’t last forever. In fact, air conditioners usually have a life expectancy somewhere in between 10 to 15 years. That doesn’t mean that your 20-year-old AC system won’t still work pretty well, all it means is that the average system will start getting less efficient, more expensive, and become a burden on you and your family. However, the story doesn’t end there. AC upgrades can be easy and affordable when you’re collaborating with the right contractor.

With the right combination of great contractor customer service, federal tax credits, manufacturer rebates, and some planning- you can get an affordable AC upgrade. We could talk all day about the benefits of an AC upgrade, but what we’re really here to talk about is when your old or faulty AC is trying to tell you to upgrade. Nobody wants to be stuck on one of the hottest days of the year with a broken down AC that requires an entire AC upgrade in Raleigh, NC.

So let’s get ahead of the curve and talk about when it’s time to upgrade your AC.

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