Smart Choice Heating and Air Blog: Archive for June, 2019

Have You Scheduled Your Pre-Season AC Tune-Up Yet?

Monday, June 17th, 2019
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True, summer is just about officially here—just a few more days. But does that mean it’s too late to schedule your maintenance tune-up if you haven’t done so already? Of course not! Unless your air conditioner is completely broken down and cannot be repaired, it’s never too late for professional maintenance.

Of course, it does matter how often you have your tune-ups done. If it’s been over a year since your cooling system has been maintained, you certainly shouldn’t wait any longer. And if you have a heat pump system, that means it gets year-round use, and therefore needs year-round care—in this case, two maintenance visits a year. Regardless of the type of air conditioner you use, regular maintenance is vital for your system for the following reasons:

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Do Not Believe This Refrigerant Myth

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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There is one question in particular that HVAC professionals get asked pretty often. In fact, you might have asked a professional this at one time—“How often does my refrigerant need to be refilled?”

If you did ask this, what was the answer you got? Did they tell you once a year during maintenance, or twice a year? Well unfortunately, this is incorrect.

The correct answer to your question is, “hopefully never!”

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