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How to Shut Down an Air Conditioner for the Season

October 16th, 2017

air-conditioning-outdoor-unitOctober is usually the last month air conditioning systems here see any work for the remainder of the year. It’s heating season once more, and that means furnaces and boilers are turning on and air conditioners are going to go into hibernation until after the spring thaw.

But wait… air conditioners shouldn’t simply be left alone after they stop work for the year. Unless you use a heat pump for your home comfort, which is both a heating and air conditioning system, you need to take a few steps to shut down your air conditioner for winter. This way, you’ll protect it and see that it’s in top shape in the spring when it’s time to arrange for its regular maintenance. These steps will also help prolong the air conditioner’s lifespan so you won’t end up replacing it years before its time.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Old Furnace This Fall?

October 2nd, 2017

home-basement-furnaceNow that it’s October, it’s a good time to start making winter preparations with your heating system. It’s always best to have these jobs done when the weather is still warm and you don’t have to worry about going without your furnace for a few hours, or even a few days. We recommend you schedule heating maintenance in Staten Island, NY during October so you’ll have plenty of time to take care of any repairs the system might need.

Or have the furnace replaced entirely.

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If Your AC Can’t Keep Up, Don’t Turn the Thermostat Down

September 18th, 2017

adjusting-thermostat-to-66-degreesIn our previous post, we looked at a common issue that an air conditioner can run into at the end of the summer: having trouble keeping up with the heat. We listed some of the signs you can look for that will inform you that it’s time to contact our specialists in air conditioning in Staten Island, NY. You want your air conditioner repaired, even at the end of the warm season: it’s always wise to fix anything before it has a chance to create more damage and raise expenses.

However, when homes start to grow hotter than normal while the air conditioning system is running, people often resort to a simple “solution”: they turn down the thermostat further. The recommended temperature setting during the summer is 78°F (this comes from the Department of Energy). If you’re used to having the thermostat at this temperature, but your house begins to feel hotter, you’ll feel the temptation to lower the thermostat setting to make up for it.

This is a mistake! There’s something wrong with the HVAC system somewhere, and lowering the thermostat will not solve the problem. It will probably make it worse!

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Is Your AC Making You Sweat at the End of Summer?

September 4th, 2017

women-with-fanNew York summers can get pretty miserable right as they’re about to make their exit. August and September can bring in some muggy, sweaty days. Your home’s air conditioner won’t get much of a break until we’ve gotten clear into October.

How is your AC doing right now? If it’s handled the summer in decent shape so far, but it’s starting to act like it has run a marathon and is slowing down before it keels over… the smart move is to give our experts a call and have it checked out and fixed. We know it’s tempting to let it go because the hot season is almost over, but trust our decades of experience on this job: ignoring a repair need is almost guaranteed to cause it to become worse! Plus, you don’t want to risk your AC conking out on you during one of these last heat spells. If it’s already got a malfunction, the sudden pressure on it to deal with a sweltering day can cause it to shut down. We’ve got your back with air conditioning service in Staten Island, NY when that happens—but wouldn’t you rather it didn’t happen in the first place?

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in Drain and Sewer, Water Heater, Plumbing, and Remodeling Technology

July 17th, 2017

Be sure to bookmark the Scaran blog for updates on the latest advances in drain and sewer, water heater, plumbing, and remodeling technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call Scaran for all your drain and sewer, water heater, plumbing, and remodeling needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

July 17th, 2017

iMarket Solutions has launched Scaran’s new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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