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Fight Warm Weather!

Warm WeatherThe heat is on, literally. It’s sticky, uncomfortable and downright dangerous. Heatwaves are nothing new in New Jersey but they are becoming longer and hotter.

Protect you and your loved ones from dangerously warm weather. Most homes during summer have a working air conditioning system. For some, air conditioning may be a luxury but for many it is a necessity.

Ways to Fight Warm Weather

Given the expense of the equipment and the power to run it, here are some pointers that will help homeowners become more aware of the use of their air conditioning system. We will also help them understand how to better take maintain the unit. Should it become necessary to replace that system, seek out a qualified HVAC professional in North New Jersey.

1. How an air conditioner works?

The job of your home air conditioner is to move the heat from inside your home to the outside, thereby cooling you and your home. Air conditioners blow cool air into your home by pulling the heat out of that air. The air is cooled by blowing it over a set of cold pipes. This works just like the cooling that happens when water evaporates from your skin.

2. What goes wrong?

Unlike most furnaces, air conditioners are complex mechanical systems that depend on a wide variety of conditions to work correctly. They are sized to meet a certain “load” on the house. If you produce more heat indoors either from having more people or appliances or because of changes in the house, the air conditioning may not be able to keep up. When any of these things changes, the system will have problems. You could be a major cause of your own warm weather troubles.

3. Maintain the system.

Routine maintenance such as changing filters can be handled by most consumers, but others require professional service. It’s a good idea to brush dirt and obstructions from the coils and the drains at the start of each cooling season. Depending on the system and the consumer, this may require a service call from a professional. If the system is not producing as much cold air as is normal, it could also be an indication of a refrigerant charge or airflow problems. These problems may require servicing.
These pointers will help homeowners more aware of their air-conditioning systems and better able to care for them and use them well. Should it become necessary to replace that system seek out a qualified HVAC professional.