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

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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A Central Air Conditioner Is an Efficient Upgrade

Monday, April 4th, 2022

When it comes to whole-home air conditioners, there are plenty of models on the market that will work well for you. Energy efficiency ratings are only getting better, and we’ll walk any homeowner through the process of purchasing a new unit. Your options are extensive!

What’s hard to hear are the countless stories of homeowners with window AC units that suck up too much energy and barely provide any comfort. These systems are just not as effective or efficient as a centralized unit, and some people don’t know how much money they’re spending on such a small improvement.

If you’re one of those homeowners who has been using a window AC unit and you’re ready to upgrade, but you don’t really know where to start, then why not begin with this blog? We’ll walk you through one of the most basic systems, a central air conditioner in Pine Bluff, AR, and talk about why it’s more efficient than your small, window unit.

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Is Refrigerant Dangerous to Inhale?

Monday, March 21st, 2022

The short answer to this question is no, but that it can become dangerous when left in an enclosed space. While refrigerant isn’t as dangerous to a home as natural gas or smoke might be, it’s still not a good sign when you’ve got refrigerant leaking. There are some major scientific facts about refrigerant that you should know, since they heavily impact whether or not inhaling refrigerant will be dangerous.

This blog post is all about the chemical composition of refrigerant, what happens when it leaks or when you inhale it, and why professional AC repair in Pine Bluff, AR is so important. Leaks always need to be patched, and even if you think your system didn’t lose that much refrigerant, it needs to be recharged by a professional so it’s ready for the hot spring and summer temperatures to come.

So, let’s talk about refrigerant and why you should be wary of a leak.

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It’s Time to Get a Heat Pump

Monday, September 27th, 2021

At this point, if you’re an avid follower of our blog and the HVAC industry, then you probably don’t have to read any further. You know the huge advantages that come with a heat pump, and you can just head on over to our “contact us” page to get started with the installation process of your own heat pump.

However, if you’re one of the remaining homeowners who doesn’t know much about heat pump technology, or you’re just starting to get into the market for a new AC or heater, then welcome! This blog post is perfect for you, because we’ll talk about a few great reasons to start investing in heat pump technology.

Heat pumps provide an alternative type of AC installation in Pine Bluff, AR. They don’t just cool a home like a standard central air conditioner. They pump heat from one location to another, whether that means cooling your home in the summer or heating it in the winter.

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