ThermAll Heating, Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Are You Completing These AC Maintenance Steps?

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Did you know that there are care steps you need to complete regularly for your air conditioner? You may be aware that changing the air filter out monthly is one of the steps. But there are several other things that you need to be doing for your AC outside of scheduling professional air conditioning service in Yakima, WA.

You can keep reading to learn more about some maintenance steps that you should be completing for your air conditioner and why each one is so important. There are major benefits to keeping up with regular maintenance and some serious risks that you take if you do not complete the steps. If you have any questions about how you should be performing maintenance, you can always give us a call and we are happy to help out.

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The ThermAll Guide to Changing Your Air Filter

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Air filters represent an important part of your air conditioning system. They might seem like just a small component that makes your air quality a little bit better, but they are so much more than that.

Before we get into the nitty gritty details of changing your air filter, we’d like to recommend customers change this component on their own. While other maintenance tasks we’d consider the territory of a licensed professional, your air filter is something that even a homeowner can take care of without any professional tools or training.

Just follow our guide and make sure you leave the complicated AC repair in Ellensburg, WA to us.

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The Best Upgrade You’ll Make This Summer: Central AC

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

For many years, people have consistently chosen central air conditioners over window AC units when given the choice. But that’s the problem: due to the sheer installation cost of a central air conditioner, many people just don’t get to make that choice. They end up pulling out their window cooling units every spring and dealing with the consequences.

However, central air conditioners in Yakima, WA, might be more expensive to install, but they can actually be pretty affordable to run consistently. And, depending on the layout of your home and your lifestyle, you might be a lot better off with a central AC than with a window unit.

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Finding the Right AC for Your Home

Monday, May 20th, 2024
Couple Reviewing Plans

Choosing the right air conditioning (AC) system for your home is crucial for staying cool and comfortable, especially during the hot Ellensburg summer months. With various options available, it’s essential to understand the differences and consider several factors to determine which air conditioning installation in Ellensburg, WA best fits your home and household.

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Schedule AC Maintenance This Spring: Here’s Why

Monday, April 8th, 2024
Air conditioners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are working hard this time of year!

As winter starts to fade away and the temperatures begin to rise, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of spring. However, before you fully embrace the warmer weather, there’s an essential task you should not overlook and that’s scheduling air conditioning maintenance in Yakima, WA. While it might seem premature to think about your AC system while you are still wearing sweaters, taking care of it now can save you from sweating later.

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Ways You Can Use Ductless Mini Splits in Your Home

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Ductless mini splits have made major inroads into home in the US over the past decade. Originally designed to meet the needs of small Japanese homes, the ductless mini split (a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pump) has spread globally to address many different comfort needs.

Not everyone knows how flexible ductless systems are. They don’t just have a single use; they offer a range of benefits that will help out in different situations for homeowners. You may not realize the ways that installing ductless mini splits can help your home. We’d like to change that in this post! Below are several of the ways you can use ductless heating and cooling to your advantage.

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The Best Way to Avoid AC Repair: AC Maintenance!

Monday, June 5th, 2023

It’s already June, the first month of summer (although technically summer doesn’t start until the third week of June), and it’s time to get ready for the coming heat. 

“I’m ready,” you might think. “I’ve got a trusty air conditioning system to handle the sweltering months.”

But what if your air conditioning system isn’t as trusty as you think it is? That AC did a lot of work last year through the summer, and now it needs to do all that work again. What happens if your air conditioning system breaks down on one of the hottest days of the year? You’ll have to call us for repairs, and although we’re happy to help, we know you’d much rather not have to go through the inconvenience or the discomfort of waiting in a boiling house for help.

The best approach to air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA is to avoid it altogether. There’s one simple step you can take that will make repairs a rarity and ensure your air conditioner functions at its best through the summer: professional preventive maintenance.

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Listen for These Warning Sounds From Your AC

Monday, September 12th, 2022

This has been an extremely hot summer, and the heat isn’t done with us yet. Your air conditioning system has probably done some serious overtime during the season, and that makes it more important than ever to watch for any signs that it’s malfunctioning. Catching trouble early with an AC lets you schedule fast air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA that can prevent an even bigger and more expensive problem, including having to replace a completely dead AC. 

One of the most common warnings a struggling air conditioner will send is loud or unusual noises. The standard operating noises of an air conditioner are soft whirring and humming from the motors, the blowing of air through the vents, the dripping of condensate moisture, and some clicking sounds when the AC cycles down. When other sounds start to pop up, it often means trouble.

Here are the major sounds from an AC that will tell you it’s time to call our technicians.

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The Big AC Question: Repair or Replace?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Late summer is the time when an air conditioning system is most likely to need repairs. An AC has already put in steady work since the beginning of the season, and even with regular maintenance in spring, the system may start to feel the strain as the intense August heat starts up. (And the heat this August has been the textbook definition of intense!) 

It’s possible that you may need to call our expert team for air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA before the cool fall weather sets in. If that does happen, you may find yourself facing one of the Big Questions of air conditioning: when is it better to replace an air conditioner rather than go ahead with a repair?

There’s no simple answer because there are too many individual factors to consider. However, our technicians can help find the right answer for you. We even offer free second opinions for people wondering about the best choice. 

Below we’ve provided some information to help you think about when to have your AC repaired and when to schedule a new installation. 

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Don’t Push an Old AC Over Its Limits!

Monday, July 18th, 2022

People want to get their money’s worth from home appliances and keep them running for as long as possible before they invest in a replacement. This makes sense for some appliances, and we certainly don’t advocate replacing an expensive piece of equipment too early when repairs will keep it working in excellent condition. 

When it comes to a central air conditioning system—a large and vital investment for a home—trying to push an aging one to keep working year after year is not the best approach. In fact, it will cost far more to do this than to replace the AC a few years earlier. We’ll explain more below why you shouldn’t push your home’s AC for the maximum number of years you can get out of it.

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