Air Conditioning Articles

Common AC Problems and Solutions

September 10, 2019
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Our team at All City Heat and Air wants you to be aware, prepared, and ready to solve these air conditioning issues so you and your family can stay cool this summer.

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The Phaseout of Your AC’s R-22 Refrigerant

August 22, 2019
Close Up of Propane Gas Cylinder Bottle or LPG Liquid Tank. Phase out of R-22 refrigerant.

No doubt you’ve heard of Freon®, the refrigerant gas used in your air conditioner. But maybe you haven’t heard of or made the connection with its generic name––R-22 (refrigerant 22), or HCFC-22 (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22). And maybe you also haven’t heard that by the year 2020, it’s being phased out of usage here in the United…

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How to Properly Size an AC System

August 5, 2019
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Our professionals at All City Heat and Air would be happy to help you select the best-sized air conditioner for your particular North Carolina home. In the meantime, here is a peak into how our trained experts calculate air conditioning needs.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

July 29, 2019
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At All City Heat and Air, we take energy efficiency seriously. We understand sometimes high energy bills are unavoidable when air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months. That’s why our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a New AC

July 3, 2019
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Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC). Repairs are easier on the pocketbook in the short run, but too many of them can add up.

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

June 24, 2019
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It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season in Huntersville, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as well.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

May 13, 2019
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If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like?

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Video—Do I Need to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment?

April 25, 2019
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Just like a regular physical, a regularly scheduled maintenance appointment can help find and diagnose problems that would be otherwise invisible to you because the signs are not easily seen or heard. So often we notice problems only because we miss the benefit we lost when something stops working.

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

April 5, 2019
Red and orange living room with a ductless air conditioner on the wall.

The modern air conditioner was invented in 1902 by Willis Havilard Carrier. It was invented to solve the humidity problem at a printing plant in Brooklyn.

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