Many homeowners just assume that turning off their air conditioning unit for the fall and winter is as simple as waiting for the weather to cool down and nothing more. However, late last fall a Milford, NH family was stunned to hear their air conditioning kick in on a cool, crisp day. The culprit was none other than the kitchen stove and family room fireplace warming the area to a temperature that their air conditioner thought was uncomfortable.
A homeowner in Goffstown, NH recently called us concerned about the temperature variance throughout his home during the summer months. The change was significant from room to room, causing a tremendous source of frustration for the homeowner.
Short cycling, when your home’s air conditioning unit turns on and off in short bursts, is one of the top energy wasters as a family in Amherst recently discovered. In comparing electric bills with a neighbor, this homeowner discovered that he was paying more than double and the culprit seemed to be the home’s air conditioning unit.
Pepperell Homeowner is Mystified
A homeowner in Pepperell, MA contacted us. He was baffled by a build-up of ice on his air conditioner’s outdoor unit. It may seem crazy for ice to be building up when the weather outside is 90+ degrees, however ice on your air conditioner’s unit is indicative of a common problem.
A Milford homeowner recently called looking for service on his air conditioning unit. The unit was working hard, but barely managing to keep the home at a steady, comfortable temperature. Upon paying a visit to the home, our technician immediately found the source of the problem – a neglected condenser unit.
Merrimack, NH Family Asks
It isn’t unusual this time of year for a hot, humid day to be followed by a passing summer thunderstorm. During one of these thunderstorms, a family in Merrimack called us with concerns about whether it was safe to running their home’s central air conditioning unit during a storm.
Pelham, NH Family Seeks Suggestions
The hazy days of summer are upon us. Many homeowners look to their home to escape the stifling heat and humidity outdoors, but for homes with a poor indoor air quality this can be anything but. A family in Pelham recently contacted us looking for some simple, inexpensive solutions for improving their home’s indoor air quality.
It is certainly the time of year when those homeowners that have a central air conditioning unit in their home have it working overtime. Unfortunately, this comfort does come at a cost, in the form of increased electric bills. A Brookline homeowner who was sticker shocked by her electric bill recently contacted us looking for ways to make her central air conditioning unit more energy efficient.
One common factor that will affect your air conditioning unit’s ability to cool the home is a refrigerant, or Freon, leak. When a family in Amherst suddenly noticed that their air conditioning unit wasn’t cooling the home, but was instead blowing warm air, our immediate suspicion was that the cause could be a refrigerant link.
A homeowner in Tyngsboro recently called our office concerned about a musty smell coming from his home’s vents when running the central air conditioner. It isn’t uncommon for a smell to come from the ductwork the first time the air conditioner is turned on for the year. However, what this homeowner was describing was well beyond this.