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Head Back to School With Air Conditioning 101

Brushing Up on the Basics About Air Conditioning

Sooner than they want to, kids will be headed back to school to continue their education. As a homeowner, education never ends. Owning a home is a big job, and it takes constant education to make sure a home stays up to date and safe. The air conditioning in a home is one place where it pays for homeowners to know their stuff. 

This summer, take advice from local AC specialists and brush up on air conditioning knowledge. Regardless of whether an AC repair is around the corner or a homeowner is considering a new air conditioner installation, knowing available options can be a huge help. 

Options for Air Conditioning

With advances in technology and higher efficiency demands being placed on air conditioners, there’s never been a better time to install a new air conditioner or replace the one currently in service. The best options available on the market today are:

  • Central Cooling Systems: Central air conditioning has been the standard for years. It will probably still be the best choice for homes that are currently outfitted with central air conditioning. However, with new refrigerants and smart technology, a new central air conditioner can save tons of money through better efficiency. 
  • Ductless Mini Split AC Systems: Ductless mini-split systems are gaining a lot of attention. They are perfect for retrofits to older homes or updates. Ductless systems allow for more accurate control of the temperature and humidity in more often occupied rooms. They can quickly save lots of money while also increasing comfort. 

Signs That Central AC Repairs are Neededhvac

At some point, and often near the end of a long, hot summer, an air conditioner will show signs that it may need repairs. Paying attention to the signs can prevent further damage down the road and ensure that it won’t be broken down for long, unplanned periods. Some of the signs that an AC needs repair are: 

  • Grinding or thumping noises
  • Long cooling cycles
  • Inadequate cooling
  • Hot and cold spots around the home
  • High humidity
  • Leaks and wet spots around the unit

It is always best to seek professional help quickly when these problems are noticed. Often technicians can offer service on the same day.  

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?air quality

“Indoor air quality” refers to the healthfulness of the air that is constantly circulating the home. Most often, indoor air quality refers to the amount and type of particulate matter floating in the air. This matter can include:

  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Bacteria
  • Mold
  • VOCs
  • Pollutants like smoke or odors

Low indoor air quality is often caused by an air conditioner failing to keep up with filtering the air. In some cases, repairs will be necessary. In other instances, additional filtration or more targeted filtration can help reduce a certain type of pollutant. HVAC professionals can help assess indoor air quality in homes and propose permanent solutions. With good indoor air quality, homeowners can have peace of mind that they are always breathing healthy air. 

About Anderson Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

Anderson Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has 40 years of experience in serving customers in Mentor, OH. Emergency service gives their customers peace of mind that they are always available to help. Extended warranties help them offer the most competitive and professional service in the area. Call now for AC service!

A Friendly Face You Can Trust

When you’re dealing with an HVAC or plumbing crisis, it’s nice to see a friendly face. Anderson Heating, Cooling & Plumbing technicians are always friendly, polite, and respectful, so you can have the best possible experience working with us.

Experience You Can Count On

With more than three decades of experience serving the Mentor area, our team is in a unique position to give you the best plumbing, heating, and cooling services possible. We’ve seen it all, so we know just how to handle all your indoor comfort needs.

Work We Can Stand Behind

At Anderson Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we are so confident in the work we do that every service is backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with our service, we will keep working until you are.

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