Nicholson's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Pine Bluff’

Watch Out for Summer AC Equipment Shortages and Price Increases

Friday, June 18th, 2021

Exiting from a global pandemic isn’t a simple process. While it might feel great to finally get outdoors without our masks on and start seeing family members, the market is in a bit of a bind. More and more homeowners are starting to invest money in home upgrades, like a new air conditioner or heat pump system, which is causing a pretty wide equipment shortage and price increase throughout the United States.

Let’s get into some specifics about how this price increase and shortage of equipment is going to affect you. We’ll also touch on some ways that you can avoid the brunt of it!

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When Should You Switch? Our Ductless HVAC FAQ

Monday, June 7th, 2021

So, you’ve been searching online about ductless HVAC technology for a while and you’ve made up your mind. This type of system sounds awesome! You can’t wait to get your hands on a ductless mini split system so that you can brag about it to your neighbors and enjoy comfortable, versatile temperatures in your home.

The only problem is … when should you make the shift? After all, your central air conditioner still technically works, even though it leaves you uncomfortable on those really hot days and it drains way too much energy. Where’s the line between making an investment in a good replacement, and just indulging in your technological desires?

We’re here to answer those questions. There are some good signs that point to the right time to invest in an AC installation in Pine Bluff, and we’re going to touch on all of them.

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Do You Need to Upgrade Your AC?

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Air conditioners don’t last forever. In fact, many of them tend to peter out only after a few years for reasons like a botched installation or an improper load size calculation. That’s a big benefit you get from working with professionals on an AC installation: you’ll rarely run into such a catastrophic problem that requires such fast replacement.

However, today we’d like to talk about some things that might contribute to the early upgrade of your AC. For instance, the type of refrigerant in the system, the system’s energy efficiency, and its overall comfort levels might lead you towards replacement as the best answer.

Yes, AC replacement in Pine Bluff can often be the most cost-effective solution to your home’s comfort needs. If you keep reading, we’ll talk about why this is the case and specifically about how a replacement could help your home.

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Get Help for Your Short Cycling AC

Monday, May 17th, 2021

This is a topic we don’t talk nearly enough about on our blog. If you’ve never heard the term “short cycling” before, or if it’s vaguely familiar and you’re wondering if your system is suffering from a problem like that, then you’re in the right place. We’re concerned with helping homeowners in our area who are struggling with AC problems—and this is one of the worst problems to run into.

Not only will we talk down below about what short cycling is, but we’ll also talk about the various ways that a team of professionals can help. Don’t worry, some of these problems might seem terrible when they’re happening to you, but we always have a way to fix it.

Remember, if you’re looking to be satisfied with AC repair in Pine Bluff, AR, then you’re always better off calling our team. Remember: customer satisfaction is our highest priority!

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Dryer Air Is Easier to Cool

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

No, we’re not talking about air from your dryer. We’re talking about all of the air in your home. When your air is less humid than the air outside during the summer, it’s a lot easier to keep cool. There’s a lot of science to back this up and we’re going to dive right into it.

On a simpler note, that’s why we like talking about dehumidifiers in Pine Bluff, AR so much. When an air conditioner is beginning to struggle, especially during one of our notorious heatwaves, a dehumidifier can be the perfect extra boost to keep things comfortable. Our team even provides installation and additional services for whole-house dehumidifier systems that can keep your entire home dry and comfortable.

So, are you still not convinced that dry air has anything to do with cooler temperatures? Let us change your mind!

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Spotting a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Heat pumps are awesome heating and cooling systems for our area. You’re probably relishing how functional these units are right now, since you’ll be swapping between heating mode and cooling mode as temperatures slowly warm up. The ability to move heat instead of create it makes things a lot easier for homeowners in the area.

However, heat pumps in Pine Bluff, AR can suffer from one problem that stands out from the types of problems furnaces face. These systems can lose refrigerant, which is a necessary component to the cooling and heating process. Without refrigerant, you’ll see a dramatic increase in your energy bills, a rise in repair needs, and the eventual breakdown of your system.

So, how about we spot a refrigerant leak before it becomes a catastrophic problem? Does that sound good to you? Follow these tips and notify our team when you think you’re a victim of this problem.

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3 AC Repairs to Focus on in Spring

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Winter is finally over, and spring has come rolling in! We have at least a few months to enjoy this brief period of mild temperatures and beautiful sunshine before the summer heat sinks in and we’re stuck with major heatwaves and the muggy weather we’re used to.

But wait! Before you hop outside to go swimming or tan in your backyard, it’s important to think about your air conditioner. When was the last time you used it?

If that question prompts you to groan about that weird sound your AC made last year, or about how it was barely working toward the end of the summer, then this is the right blog post for you. You could very well need AC repair in Pine Bluff, AR now more than ever. Do yourself a favor and get this type of issue taken care of before summer is in full swing!

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, March 1st, 2021

One of the first questions we often get from a homeowner who has a struggling HVAC system is, “What’s wrong with my heater?” While this is an appropriate question to ask, and one we will seek to answer in a later blog post, it’s not the only question you can ask. Another question you could ask us is, “What’s wrong with my thermostat?”

Thermostats and heaters work hand in hand. Without a proper heater, your thermostat has nothing to direct. But without a proper thermostat, your heater is never going to reach the temperatures you need it to at an affordable cost. That’s why upgrading with the help of smart thermostat services in Pine Bluff, AR can be such a good idea.

By upgrading your thermostat to a smart or Wi-Fi capable system, you can get better heat without having to do any work on your heating system.

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Why Work With Us?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

There are a lot of HVAC technicians out there. Some are family friends, and some might even be neighborhood guys that have been fixing everyone’s heaters for a while. When you’re looking to cut costs as much as possible, this might feel like a good option. However, you’re going to end up disappointed, stressed out, and with a bill that will leave your budget in pieces.

So, what’s our angle? Why would you ever pay more for a service that comes from a local company like ours? If you’re considering heating in Pine Bluff, AR, then we can help.

We’ll cut right to the chase. Our team provides comprehensive HVAC service with a long list of reasons why we’re always the best choice. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to save money, if you’re worried about something breaking, or if you’ve been burned by technicians in this industry before. Let us explain why our team is the team to choose.

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It’s Time to Talk About Heat Pumps

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Look, it’s no surprise that we get hit with hot summers here in Pine Bluff, AR. But even with this knowledge, temperatures plummeted to the low 30s last week, and we’ve still got a few frigid days ahead of us where we need to be prepared. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to have both functioning heating and cooling systems that can keep them comfortable.

This is where a heat pump comes in. Not only are the heat pumps we service heating systems for the winter, but they’re also cooling systems for the summer. We’ll talk a bit today about why these systems are so wonderful and highlight a couple promotions that we’ve got going on to help you take advantage of some of our high-efficiency, high-SEER systems that will keep you happy all year round.

So, if you’re in need of a heating and cooling system, then you might be interested in a heat pump in Pine Bluff, AR!

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