Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Archive for July, 2013

How To Keep Your Air Conditioning Running Efficiently in Burlington, VT

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

You rely on your air conditioning system in order to stay comfortable throughout the hot summer months. If you’re like most homeowners, then you want to make sure that your AC works as efficiently and consistently as possible. Here at Red Rock Mechanical, we offer complete air conditioning services in Burlington, VT. We wanted to put together a quick list of some of the things that you can do to keep your AC working well.

As your air conditioning system operates it will develop small problems. Without the intervention of a professional air conditioning company, those problems will just continue to get worse and eventually cause you actual repairs. Here are a few things that you can do to make sure that doesn’t happen:

  • Regular Maintenance – One of the best things that you can do for the effectiveness and efficiency of your AC system is to get it regularly inspected, maintained and tuned up. During regular visits, your AC technicians will thoroughly inspect every component of your air conditioner. This will allow them to find any of the small problems that could be developing and fix them before they turn into full-blown repair. Not only can this increase efficiency, but it will also reduce the need for repairs, extend the life of your AC and also increase the comfort of your home.
  • Change the air filter – Your air conditioning system has an air filter in it that protects the moving parts from dust and debris. A clogged air filter is one of the most common causes of air conditioning repairs. If the air filter gets clogged it will restrict the flow of air through the system and cause wear and tear on components and decreased efficiency.

If you need any kind of Burlington, VT air conditioning services like repair, installation or maintenance, make sure that you call the friendly experts at Red Rock Mechanical.

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Burlington, VT Air Conditioning Guide: How to Tell if Your AC is Overloaded

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

When the summer months start, it’s nice to come home to a cool, comfortable house as a respite from all the heat. A good air conditioning unit can provide years of service while keeping the worst excesses of the heat at bay. But while you’re enjoying those low temperatures, your air conditioning may be working far harder than it should to bring them to you. An overworked air conditioner is far more likely to break down than an AC with a manageable workload: costing you a great deal in repair bills or even forcing you to buy a new air conditioner if the problem gets bad enough. So how can you tell if your AC is overloaded? Here’s a few signs to point the way:

  • Higher bills: We all expect a little increase in summer energy bills, but if you see a sharp spike with no apparent change in your energy use, your air conditioning may be laboring to keep your house cool.
  • Constant running: When the temperature in your home hits the number on your thermostat, the AC shuts off, then turns back on again when it starts to rise. An AC under stress may never shut off, however, or only shut off for brief periods during the day. (Which in turn may lead to higher bills as discussed above).
  • The circuit breakers trip: In some cases, an overworked air conditioner can trip the circuit breakers in your home, cutting off electricity. If the circuit breaker trips every time you turn on the AC, it might be time to consider other options.

The most common cause of an overloaded AC is simply installing a system that is too small for your home. Air conditioners measure their cooling ability in BTUs (British thermal units) per hour, with a certain amount needed to cool a certain space. If your air conditioning doesn’t have the capacity to cool your entire household, it’s going to work too hard and run the risk of a breakdown. An overloaded AC can also be caused by neglecting maintenance, or when certain components start to fail and put extra strain on the rest of the system.

The hard working Burlington, VT air conditioning professionals at Red Rock Mechanical can help take the pressure off of an overworked AC, either by cleaning and tuning it to improve its efficiency or installing a new one to better suit your needs. We offer a one-year warranty on all our labor, and stand by our commitment to professional, high quality workmanship. If your AC is overloaded, give us a call and set up an appointment. After all, the summer is no time to overwork your system… especially when the comfort of your home depends on it.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Be sure to bookmark the Red Rock Mechanical blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC and Plumbing technology.

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Call Red Rock Mechanical for all your Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Monday, July 1st, 2013

iMarket Solutions has launched Red Rock Mechanical new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit:

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