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Keeping Cool

Component Highlight : Refrigerant/R-410A

Do you know what the refrigerant in your HVAC system does?

Heating season is in full swing. Do you use a heat pump to heat your home? If so, chances are your system contains refrigerant.There are many components that make your HVAC equipment work. One of these components is your refrigeration system. Refrigerant facilitates the transfer of heat either to or from air that is...
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High-Efficiency Cooling Perks

Are you considering a high-efficiency air conditioning upgrade?

How old is your air conditioner? Did you know that the average lifespan of an air conditioner is approximately 16 years? However, after a certain amount of time, the efficiency and performance of your unit could diminish due to regular wear and tear. There will come a time when it is no longer cost effective to continue...
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Is Your Home Too Hot

Are you having a hard time staying comfortable in your house?

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean that there aren't hot days left. Is your air conditioner still cooling the way that it should be? If your home is not reaching the correct temperature, there are several things that may be an issue that don't involve a service call.Try making these adjustments before you...
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More Air Conditioning Facts

How much do you know about your air conditioning system?

This summer has been HOT! How has your air conditioner been tackling the heat? Did you know that air conditioners have only been a widespread household staple with the 1960's / 1970's? In the grand scheme of things, that is not a lot of time at all. There may be a lot the average homeowner doesn't know about the "box that sits...
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No Air Conditioning? Call a Contractor

What to do when there's no air conditioning

There's nothing more aggravating than turning on your air conditioner and discovering that it is not working. You make sure the thermostat is set to the right settings. You make sure the unit is receiving power. And, it's still not turning on.Do you want to know the worst thing you can do for your air conditioner? Attempt to fix it yourself....
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Keep Your Cool

How do you keep cool during the summer?

We're having a heat wave! It has been hot, hot, HOT here at Maytag HVAC. Highs this week are climbing into the 100s, and it's not even August yet - the hottest month of the year. The question of the day is, what are some of the things you like to do when it is just too hot outside?Let's face it, no one wants to stay indoors in the air conditioning...
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Ways to Save on Upfront AC Costs

Worried about the cost of a new air conditioner?

There are no two ways about it - investing in a new heating and cooling system does require a chunk of change. However, there are plenty of rebates and incentives that can ease the cost burden of investing in a new air conditioner.Manufacturer RebateDuring various times of the year, HVAC manufacturers offer rebates on...
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Summer Activities That Are Out of the Sun

What do you do indoors during the summer?

Are you already sick of the summer heat? Need an escape from the sun's rays? Luckily your air conditioner is here to save the day! There are a lot of fun summertime activities that you can take indoors. When the heat gets too intense, try to think of some things you can do inside. (more…)
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How Do You Keep Cool

How do you keep cool during the summer?

The beginning of summer is only a few short weeks away! Do you have any special tricks for keeping cool during the summer? The best way to keep cool is by enjoying your central air conditioner, but what are the other things you can do to keep cool? Water-based activities. There is nothing more refreshing than jumping in a cool pool on a hot day!...
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Buying an Air Conditioner: Efficiency

Did you know that cooling costs comprise over HALF of your monthly utilities during the summer?

Cooling your home can be expensive. And cooling your home with an old, inefficient air conditioner is even MORE expensive. With summer only a few weeks away, now is the time to invest in a new air conditioner. Things are already starting to heat up!The most important thing to keep in mind...
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Tips for Outdoor Spaces

Do you have an outdoor living space?

Grab a cool drink, pull up a lounge chair and put on the sunglasses...summer will be here in just a few short weeks! How do you plan on spending the season - huddled indoors or enjoying the sunshine?Having a designated outdoor living space makes it much more convenient to enjoy the warmer weather. If you don't have one, you could be missing out! If...
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Air Conditioner Buying Tips

Do you have to replace your air conditioner before summer starts?

Maybe something came up during preventative maintenance... Maybe your bills have skyrocketed... Maybe you turned on the system only to find it blowing HOT air... Whatever the reason, replacing an air conditioner is an important investment.The air conditioner you choose today is going to be with you for the next 10-15...
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