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

Zone Control Systems Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

As we enter spring and move into summer, you’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often. Sadly, there’s not a great deal that can be done about paying more in high monthly AC bills in the summer. But just because you need to pay more doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary. And while you can take small steps to curb your AC bills this summer, such as dressing in lightweight clothes and setting the thermostat a few degrees higher than you otherwise might, you might want to consider the kind of savings that a zone control system will bring.

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The Advantages of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningMost homes in the area rely on traditional centralized air conditioners, which cool the air in a single location, then blow it through your home via the ducts. It’s comparatively simple and quite effective. Unfortunately, it’s not always the right choice for every home. If a centralized air conditioner won’t work in yours, you might want to look into other options.

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Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSpring is here and summer won’t be too far behind. That means your air conditioner will be seeing increased use in the very near future. No one likes to have to deal with a breakdown unexpectedly, especially when it happens on the hottest day of the summer. We can provide timely repair sessions when your air conditioner needs them, but we also believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. In other words, we prefer to stop big problems before they start. That means a routine maintenance session for your air conditioner conducted every spring before cooling season begins.

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Power Levels and Efficiency: The Most Important Things About a New AC

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioner-replacementSpring is usually the time of year when homeowners trade in their old and outdated air conditioning system with new systems. Once your warranty has expired, your system needs to be carefully monitored, and if you don’t think your existing air conditioner can handle the strain of another summer, now is the time to schedule a replacement session. Doing so means that you’ll have a new air conditioner in place by the time the first hot day hits: letting you take advantage of improved efficiency and other advantages that a new air conditioner can bring.

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Replace Your Older Thermostat

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Thermostats are a staple of most homes: the control center for your heating and air conditioning systems. They have few moving parts and tend to do their jobs very reliably, which means they’ll often last for decades or more. That provides good value for the money, but it has one important drawback: it misses out of some of the remarkable advancements that have been made with thermostats in the past few years. If yours is more than a decade old, you might want to think about replacing it: not because it’s in danger of wearing out, but because a new thermostat can provide a number of benefits to your home.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

ac-replacement-servicesOur air conditioners have sat unused for the last few months. Winter weather has turned attention to our heating systems, and you likely haven’t had cause to run your system since last summer. But spring is here, and summer won’t be too far behind. Soon enough, you’re going to need your air conditioner on a daily basis, and the last thing you need is a breakdown just when the temperature reaches its peak. The sooner you can spot any problems with the system, the better off you’ll be.

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Watch for AC Problems Early in the Season

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

air-conditioning-serviceSpring is almost here, and that means summer will be on its way soon. We may not have much need of our air conditioners now, but soon enough we’ll be running them every day. And nothing is worse than an air conditioner that breaks down on the hottest day of the year.

The good news is that our trained technicians can provide swift repairs in the event they are needed. But we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and that stopping problems before they start is better than dealing with them after they’ve shut your system down. Now is the time to do that, before the weather gets warmer.

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AC Repair Vs. AC Replacement

Monday, March 5th, 2018

air-conditioner-repairWe’re coming to the end of heating season, which means you’ll soon be dusting your air conditioning system off and putting it to use again. If your air conditioner is older — especially if the warranty has expired — then you need to consider the ramifications of any problems you may encounter this summer. This is one of the reasons why we recommend air conditioning maintenance sessions every spring, especially if you have an older system. Not only will it help that system perform more efficiently during the warmer summer months to come, but it will help you answer the question of AC repair vs. AC replacement. When is it better to invest in a new air conditioner rather than propping up an old one?

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Winterize Your Air Conditioner Today

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

winterize-air-conditioningWe’re well past the point where your air conditioner will be needed for the winter, and most homes in the area have already switched to heating instead of air conditioning to keep their homes comfortable. But that’s just one step. If you haven’t already, you should strongly consider winterizing your air conditioner before the weather gets any colder. It will help your system better endure the wear and tear of the cold months, and ensure that it’s ready to go ass soon as you need it next spring. The following steps will help you do so.

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How to Change an Air Filter in Your HVAC System

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The arrival of fall means your air conditioner will be seeing less and less use as your heating system steps up to handle the job of keeping your home comfortable. That makes this time of year an ideal opportunity to perform a little TLC on your HVAC system, to help ensure that it performs as efficiently as possible. Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session from a qualified HVAC service to help correct any little problems that may crop up (as well as checking for lager issues that may be brewing). But if you’ve already done so in the past 12 months (at the beginning of summer, for example), you can still take a few steps to keep the system running at its peak.

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