Nicholson's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Why HVAC Contractors Are Better Than a DIY Repair Job

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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Everyone wants to save money and provide a quick-fix with a DIY solution, but in many instances, that’s not something you can do with HVAC. There are a lot of different variables that come into play when you try to diagnose and repair an HVAC problem on your own.

Our HVAC contractors in Sheridan are ready to help you with your heating system as soon as possible. Before you call and schedule a repair visit, let’s talk about why contractors outperform DIY solutions when it comes to HVAC.

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3 Contaminants to Filter Out

Monday, October 17th, 2022
Removing air filter from air conditioner, showing dust and debris.

Air filters help to sanitize the air in your home. Every day, we breathe in an untold amount of particles even in controlled environments. Shouldn’t you have a say in what you breathe in?

Filters help pull a lot of unnecessary contaminants from the air in your home. We’re going to list some of the pesky contaminants that can infiltrate your home, but remember to call our team to address your indoor air quality in Stuttgart, AR.

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Repairs or Replacement: Which to Choose?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

We’re in the thick of summer and your air conditioner has decided to abruptly shut down. This can be one of the most frustrating things to happen, and we won’t knock anyone out for looking online for solutions. But there are only two good options for a homeowner with a severely malfunctioning air conditioner: AC repairs and AC replacement. The problem is figuring out which is right for you.

In most cases, air conditioning service in East End, AR like repairs are the better option. You’re just trying to stay cool and calm, and for the rest of the summer, you simply want your air conditioner to work properly. Our team can definitely help you with AC repairs that are prompt and effective.

However, if your air conditioner has reached a certain point, like 10 years in age or it requires multiple repairs each year, then we’d argue a replacement is better.

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What You SHOULD Hear Coming From Your AC

Monday, July 18th, 2022

We talk a lot about things you shouldn’t detect from your air conditioner. If you’re picking up on a foul odor, loud and uncomfortable noises, or even the fact that it’s not working at all, then you should call our team for help. These occurrences almost always signal a problem that can and should be fixed by a professional.

However, this blog post isn’t about those noises or smells. In fact, you can probably check back to this blog in a couple of weeks, or even check a previous blog post for some tips on how to detect problems. This week, we’d like to ease your mind and talk about some of the noises your air conditioner should be making.

Just remember, if any of these noises sound a bit louder or more uncomfortable than they should be, then you still should call for help with AC repair in Pine Bluff, AR.

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Skipping Maintenance: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

Monday, July 4th, 2022

We always talk about routine maintenance in the same way that we would say you always need to pay your taxes. It’s a vital part of your life if you’re an air conditioner owner, and it’s something that should never be forgotten. But in the real world, especially with the world the way it is today, people do forget things. That’s okay, we quickly want to say that we don’t shame anyone for missing their maintenance or their taxes, it absolutely happens!

Now, the most important thing to do in these kinds of situations is to be aware of the repercussions and to work to try and right the wrongs. We’re not tax experts so we can’t help you with that, but we can help you with your air conditioning. If you skipped AC maintenance in Pine Bluff, AR, you might be in an okay spot depending on how many years you’ve skipped it.

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How Long Should an AC Last Here?

Monday, June 20th, 2022

This is a really good question, and one that a lot of our customers seem to ask us. It’s true—you can expect an air conditioner to last a different amount of time down here in Arkansas than in New Hampshire or Maine. We simply use them a lot more, and our summers are pretty brutal with humidity, so they’re running for about a month or two longer than other systems up north.

So, how much should you be willing to compromise the longevity of your system because of the climate you live in? Well, that’s where things get complicated. As long as you invest in yearly maintenance and call for AC repair in Pine Bluff, AR when it’s needed, your AC might last as long as a system that’s used less.

However, if you run your system through every boiling hot summer we get, but it isn’t maintained or repaired properly, then it might last half as long as it should.

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Nicholson’s AC FAQ

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Do you have pressing questions that have to do with your air conditioner? Well, first of all, you can always call the friendly and licensed technicians at the Nicholson’s team. We can not only help you by answering your questions, but we can also provide valuable services like repairs, installations, maintenance, and more. The point is that homeowners will always come up with good questions about their home comfort systems, and we love being the team with the answers.

Today, we’re going to try and talk about some of the most common AC questions we get. So, if you’re wondering whether someone else has asked your question before, this is the perfect blog post for you. Down below we’ll be approaching a lot of different types of topics, but you can always reach out to us for AC repair in Pine Bluff, AR.

So, let’s get started with our handy FAQ!

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DIY AC Repairs Aren’t as Good as They Sound

Monday, May 9th, 2022

It feels great to do a project on your own. When you do something DIY, you get to do it at your own pace, with your own rules, and nobody can tell you what to do! It’s truly a freeing feeling, so we don’t want any of our readers to think that we’re not all for home projects. Go out and build that garden this spring, or try building that new computer yourself! There are some amazing guides online that you can follow to set yourself up for success.

However, air conditioning repair is not one of those projects. AC repair is more tedious, more expensive, and it’s often less rewarding when you try to do it yourself. Seriously, we’ve seen DIY air conditioning repair in Redfield, AR turn out to be a disaster, and we’re here to help other customers avoid this same fate.

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Air Conditioning Repair? Call in the Professionals and Save Money

Monday, April 25th, 2022

When it comes to a misbehaving or broken HVAC system, homeowners may have been led to believe that taking the DIY route will save them time and money. In reality, the opposite is true. 

Unfortunately, there are many DIY tutorials on the internet that make it seem as if fixing a broken heating or air conditioning unit is a safe, easy job. But not calling in a professional can end up being expensive or unsafe. 

If you need AC repair, we are here to help. But in the meantime, we have compiled the following guide to alert you to the pitfalls of home repair, from the downright dangerous to the simply impractical.

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Is Your AC Too Large or Too Small?

Monday, April 11th, 2022

The size of an air conditioner is an important thing to consider. Too often we find homeowners asking for the “largest AC they can afford,” thinking that this will actually make them feel more comfortable or lead to better energy efficiency. But that’s far from the truth.

Your air conditioner needs to be specifically sized for your home. It’s one of the main problems with amateur AC installation because oftentimes amateurs don’t have the proper training or technology to accurately measure the air volume of your home. Then, when your air conditioner that’s too small or too large starts faltering, it can feel like a big slap in the face.

If you’re in a situation where your anxiety is driving you to furiously search online for a solution, then don’t worry. Our team specializes in this kind of work, and we provide air conditioning replacement in Pine Bluff, AR at an affordable rate!

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