Scaran Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How to Avoid AC Issues

Monday, May 13th, 2019

old-air-conditionerHonestly speaking, some air conditioning issues are hard to avoid. Most of the time though you can bypass air conditioning disasters just by following a few simple guidelines. The problem is that most homeowners are unaware of these guidelines. Sure, your air conditioning unit comes with a manual and your AC technician might have even given you a few guidelines upon installation, but they probably weren’t on the forefront of your mind for years to come.

If you’re currently having trouble with your air conditioner, don’t hesitate to contact our team for air conditioning repair in Piscataway, NJ. After you’ve scheduled an appointment, take some time to read over our blog below to help you avoid a repair issue in the future.

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Is Your AC Ready for Spring?

Monday, April 29th, 2019

You probably already have a spring checklist going. It’s likely that it includes planning your summer vacation and getting your kids squared away for spring break. But have you thought about your air conditioner?

Think back to last summer. Did you have any trouble with your air conditioner? “Trouble” can be classified as a lot of things but for the purposes of this blog, we want you to think about “trouble” as anything that prevented you from being as cool as possible as often as you’d like. If you think that you need air conditioning repair in Middlesex, NJ, then make sure that you contact our team.

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4 Signs You Need AC Repairs

Monday, September 17th, 2018

It’s been a long and hot summer here in New York. Now that temperatures have cooled off and you’re using your air conditioning less you might start to consider addressing issues that bothered you throughout the summer. If these problems aren’t simple fixes and you need repairs to your system, our team at Scaran has the right technicians for the job: reliable, experienced, and with all the right resources to perform a flawless Staten Island, NY air conditioning repair.

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Adjusting the Thermostat? Here’s Why Your Home Is So Hot!

Monday, August 20th, 2018

a-man-a-fan-a-plan-panamaWhen you find yourself fiddling with the thermostat settings for your house during the summer, there are two things you should know:

  1. Pushing the thermostat down lower is wasteful of energy and doesn’t give you better cooling, it only keeps the AC compressor running for longer.
  2. This situation is a warning sign something may be wrong with the AC.

We want you to end the summer in a relaxed home environment, so we have some suggestions for why you may have a hothouse this time of year. If you need air conditioning repair in Staten Island, NY to solve the temperature trouble, you can rely on our technicians to get the job done.

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When Repairs Can No Longer Save Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

old-air-conditionerHow long can a home air conditioning system last? Nobody can provide a definite number, but here’s one answer that’s certain: it won’t last forever. As much as we would all love to have an air conditioner that will never need to be replaced—“the last air conditioner you’ll ever need to buy!”—it doesn’t exist. Like any other mechanical system, an air conditioner will eventually wear down to the point where repairs won’t rescue it and it’s time to get a new one.

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3 Major Repairs Your AC May Need (And How to Avoid Them)

Monday, June 25th, 2018

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedUgh, repairs. Nobody wants to face repairs because they mean something has gone wrong. In the summer, even thinking of “AC repairs” immediately makes people start to break out in a sweat because they imagine their home turning into a combination of an oven and greenhouse—at least until they’ve gotten certified HVAC technicians to fix the problem.

It’s our job to help restore home air conditioners to working order, but we understand that most people would rather not have a reason to call us in the first place. Below are three of the major repairs your air conditioning system may need this summer—as well as how you can prevent them from happening.

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Help, I’m Not Getting Cold Air from the AC!

Monday, May 28th, 2018

sun-and-snowflake-badgeHave you turned on your home’s air conditioning system yet this year? If you have, we hope you soon felt cool, relaxing air coming from the room vents (or the wall units if you have a ductless mini split system). If you don’t feel the cool air you expect, something is wrong. It may be a minor problem you can correct quickly, or it might be a major malfunction that will require the help of our air conditioning professionals. We offer excellent AC repair in East Brunswick, NJ and we can diagnose whatever is ailing your AC and have it corrected fast.

First, let’s take a closer look at why your AC isn’t giving you the cooling you want.

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5 Ways to Cut Down on Cooling Costs This Year

Monday, April 30th, 2018

thermometer-going-redAnother hot summer in New York is on the way. Are you already worried about the first electrical bills of the season because you know how much it costs to run the AC? We understand, but we also know ways you can lower that summer utility bill sticker shock. Below are five ways you can make those cooling bills much more manageable this summer.

ONE: Install a new air conditioner

We’ll start with the most drastic step, but the one that can potentially save you the most—scrapping an old, inefficient AC for a new one. If your cooling system is more than 15 years old, or it was in your house when you moved in and you have no idea how long it’s been working away, you’re probably ready for an upgrade. Let an HVAC expert take a look at the system during maintenance (see below) and give you an informed opinion on whether it’s time to replace the cooling system. The pro can also give you advice for a new system.

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Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance and How It Helps Each Summer

Monday, April 16th, 2018

technician-examines-gas-furnaceWe recommend you make air conditioning maintenance a regular part of your spring cleaning routine. In fact, it may be the most important springtime job to get done for your house. It isn’t something you can do on your own, however. It’s a job for HVAC professionals with special tools who will inspect your AC and provide it the cleaning, adjustments, and tune-ups necessary for the best performance in the summer.

But we’d like to break down the benefits of how spring maintenance helps your air conditioner beyond JUST “it makes it run better.” There are many ways the investment in annual AC maintenance pays you back each summer.

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How to Shut Down an Air Conditioner for the Season

Monday, 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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