Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Archive for July, 2015

Nothing Beats a Burlington Summer Like a Brand New Air Conditioner

Monday, July 27th, 2015

For many of us here in the Burlington area, summer is the best time of the year. It’s a time of barbecues, fishing, hiking and swimming, but on those especially humid days, it can also be one of discomfort. If your AC is no longer up to the task of providing cool air to your home, then it may be time to look for something new. There are several signs to look for and several new system options available. How cool do you want to be?

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Reasons That Your Thermostat Screen Has Gone Blank

Monday, July 20th, 2015

The thermostat is an essential part of your home’s HVAC system. Without it, you have no way to change the temperature in the house or even turn your air conditioning and heating system on and off. If you use a digital thermostat (and you should; they are far more precise and effective than older manual models), a problem you might encounter at one point is discovering that thermostat screen has gone blank, and pushing the buttons does nothing to change it and it won’t turn the HVAC system on or off.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Can Develop Refrigerant Leaks

Monday, July 13th, 2015

We’ve talked before on this blog about refrigerant (a.k.a. “Freon”) leaks in your air conditioning. This is a serious problems for an AC, because the system should have the same amount of refrigerant for its entire service life. It’s an unfortunately prevalent myth that an air conditioner uses up refrigerant as it works and needs to be “topped off.”

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How to Change the Air Filter in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Annual professional maintenance for your air conditioning system is vital for its long-term performance and short-term energy savings. But there is an important maintenance step you must take on your own during the summer, or as long as your AC needs to run on a regular basis: cleaning out the air filter once a month. (In the case of an AC that uses permanent filters, the filter will need to be replaced.)

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