Bell Home Solutions Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Could Your Home Benefit from Ductless Air Conditioning?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

ductless-air-conditioningMost of us are used to traditional centralized air conditioners to cool our homes in the summer. They cool the air in a single unit, then distribute it to the corners of your home via a system of ducts. The system is effective and easy to use, but it’s not right for every home. Some houses in the area were built before the advent of air conditioning and aren’t able to physically support a system of ducts. Others possess architectural quirks that make centralized air impractical, and even some homes that possess central air could use a means of making their air conditioning more cost effective and less wasteful.

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Change Your AC Air Filter if You Want it to Stay in Good Shape This Summer

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

air-conditionerWhen it comes to keeping your air conditioner as healthy as possible this summer, the best thing to do is schedule professional maintenance services. If you want something that you personally can do to help your air conditioner operate properly, though, you can always make sure that your air filter is kept in good shape.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

air-conditioning-serviceSummer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems. That means that your air conditioner is more likely to develop issues of various kinds during the summer, and might even break down permanently. If your air conditioner is having issues, and you’re not sure whether to repair or replace it, read on to find out.

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Why You Should Replace Your AC’s Air Filter This Summer

Monday, July 24th, 2017

clean-air-filterThere are a lot of different steps you can take to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to deal with the summer heat. Preventive maintenance, for example, can make your system up to 40% more effective and 90% less likely to develop problems. If you’re looking for something you can do personally to make sure that your system stays in good condition, though, there is one major thing that can help: changing the air filter. Let’s have a look at why the air filter is such an important part of the air conditioning system, and why you need to change it every few months.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-technicianIt’s in your best interest to make sure that your air conditioner is in good shape, especially during the summer, when demand on it is at its highest. Going into summer without taking proper steps is a great way to ensure that your air conditioner develops more problems. It may even have a shorter lifespan, if you let it happen too often. If you’re looking for ways to make sure that your air conditioner stays in top condition for as long as possible, follow the tips below.

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Keep an Eye Out for These Air Conditioning Issues

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-conditioning-serviceWith summer on the horizon, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner on a regular basis to keep cool over the next couple of months. As the demand on the system increases, you should be watchful for any problems that might develop. Air conditioners are far more likely to have problems crop up during the summer, when the stress on the system is higher than during other seasons. If you want to limit the possible damage various problems can cause, you need to catch them as early as possible so that they can be repaired. Have a look at these common air conditioning problems, and the symptoms they cause.

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If Your Air Conditioner is Making These Noises, Call for Repairs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

With the weather heating up, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner more and more often. More demand means more wear and tear on the system, which means it will be more likely to develop problems. You need to be able to identify possible issues with your air conditioner early if you want to keep the system from becoming damaged. One of the most common warning signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is strange noises coming from the system.

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The Advantages of Installing an Evaporative Cooler

Monday, April 17th, 2017

With all our advances in climate control technology over the last hundred years, there is still something to be said for the old way of doing things. Not that you should go without air conditioning and just open a window, of course. It’s more that the same concepts that informed ancient methods of climate control can still be quite useful today. Take evaporative cooling, for example. This method has been used in one form or another for centuries. Here in the 21st century, we have our own ways of taking advantage of this concept to cool a home.

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How Zone Control can Improve Your Summer AC Performance

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

We’re only a few weeks away from the hot months of summer, believe it or not. Before too long, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner to keep your home cool and comfortable. If you’re using a centralized air conditioner, though, you should know that there are a few things you can do to improve your system performance this summer. Centralized systems have a number of inherent disadvantages, ones that can be effectively treated by installing a zone control system.

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Should I Replace My Air Conditioner This Spring?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

It may seem a bit crazy to talk about air conditioning in this weather, but summer is closer than you would think. You don’t want to be caught off-guard when the weather starts to heat up, and you certainly don’t want to be without a reliable air conditioner by the time we get into the summer months. If your current air conditioner is unlikely to last for another summer, it’s a good idea to replace it now. Otherwise, you run the risk of finding yourself without a functioning air conditioner at all in the middle of a heat wave. Look for the following signs that your air conditioner should be replaced with a new one.

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