Summer has really heated up and the “dog days” are in full swing. With your a/c system working overtime, it’s a good time to remind you about a few common air conditioning problems that we see.
If you detect the problem early enough and call us in, you may be able to avoid more costly air conditioning repair down the road. (It might also be helpful to try troubleshooting first before you call for service.)
Four Common Problems
A hot summer can lead to some not-so-cool electric bills. Here are tips that will help you keep your cool and save money too.
Want an even better way to save on your energy bills this summer? Install a new high-efficiency cooling system! We’ve got great specials on new systems that will save you money upfront—and help you cut your cooling bills dramatically in the summers that follow. Contact Wilson for a FREE estimate today!
When we think about summer fun, many images come to mind: hanging out with friends and family, enjoying the great outdoors, vacations, cold lemonade—and delicious backyard barbecues!
With plenty of summer fun still ahead of us, our propane team has put together 10 reminders to help you enjoy safe outdoor cooking with your propane grill. This is especially relevant right now because July is the peak month for grill fires. In fact, about half of the injuries involving grills are thermal burns that could be avoided if safety guidelines are followed.
If you have any questions about safety for your propane grill, or if you want to learn more about your options in new outdoor grills, please contact us and our propane experts will be glad to help. You can also read more propane safety tips here.
Have a safe and happy summer!
The onset of summer is always a good time to consider some cool facts about one of our most taken-for-granted but relied upon technologies – air conditioning. Here are just 10 tidbits about the development of the one of most appreciated, influential inventions ever.
One of the most common problems we see is an air conditioning system that runs but fails to generate any cool air. When we dispatch our technician on a call like this, he will begin his diagnosis by checking out these typical causes:
* obstructed airflow blockage, in the ductwork or filters
* dirty evaporator coil
* system controls: the thermostat and blower fans need to be set correctly and operating properly.
In some cases, our technician may find an ice build-up on the evaporator coil and stains on the refrigerant piping. This usually indicates a loss of refrigerant. A few tests will confirm this. If a system has lost too much refrigerant, it can no longer cool the home properly.
The technician’s solution: use a detector to find and fix a leak in the refrigerant line. Next, he will “recharge” the system with the proper amount of refrigerant so cool air can flow again.
If you have an old system that uses R22 refrigerant, which is becoming scarce, adding more refrigerant can be a costly expense. Please contact us to check out all your options and see how much you could save with an upgrade to a high-efficiency system that uses environmentally friendly, less costly refrigerant.
Summer is just a whisker away (June 21) and no other fuel can do as much as propane can to make lounging in your backyard a relaxing and memorable experience.
With that said, here are five different ways propane can turn an average summer into a great one at your home.